DATE: Saturday, August 23rd, 2003
TIME: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
LOCATION: Ceremony Hall
ADDRESS: 4100 Red River (map)
ADMISSION: $12 general; $10 for members/students
AGES: All ages
- Keith Fullerton Whitman [Kranky Records] (Cambridge, MA)
- Holland Hopson, Maria Chavez, & Sandy Ewen (Houston / Austin)
- Brent Fariss & Bill Thompson (Austin, TX)
Keith Fullerton Whitman began his interest in music at an early age working with sound programs on his Commodore Vic20, and later through his exposure to a wide variety of music including free improv, prog rock, breakdance electro, 20th century avant garde, and early academic electronic music.
In 1991, he moved to Boston on a scholarship to study Computer Music with Richard Boulanger at the Berklee College of Music. He barely graduated when his final piece/thesis “Error” consisted of three hours of broken DAT machine connections, skipping CDs, corrupt signals of all walks, DC offset, barely audible clicking, etc. After that, he set out on his own to bridge the gap between the academic avant garde and the fan of sound at large through a series of subversive tracks mainly under the name Hrvatski. Eventually, he released a series of recordings under this alias on such labels as Apartment B, Diskono, Leaf, Lucky Kitchen, Planet-Mu, Tigerbeat6, and V/VM.
Keith has also played live with a range of acts including Mouse on Mars, Labradford, Pan Sonic, Suicide, Christian Marclay, Thurston Moore & Lee Ranaldo, µ-Ziq, V/VM, Oren Ambarchi, and Matmos. In 2002, Keith released his first ‘solo’ record, “Playthroughs”, composed of the sort of slow-moving computer-guitar pieces that he’s always held dear for the Chicago-based Kranky label. His most recent activities include playing live all over the world, and an extended residency at Harvard where he gave a series of workshops on the inner-workings of the Max-MSP environment in exchange for mountains of studio-time in Harvard’s notorious Studio 22 (featuring the original Serge Modular system & a few Buchla Music Boxes).
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