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Concert Thu Apr 05 2007

Tales on Tone

Yasunao Tone is a veteran of the Fluxus movement and a former composer for Merce Cunningham's dance troupe. His new 8-channel "Paramedia Mix" speaker setup sends his compositions riccocheting around a room fast enough to give you whiplash of the eardrum.

For the past 20 years, Tone has explored creative methods of altering CDs to make them play interestingly wrong - one way is to put pieces of tape with tiny pinholes over the playing surface, resulting in strange globules of digital freakout that differ significantly from the all-too-familiar gk-gk-gk sounds you get when you accidentally scratch your copy of "Loveless" on the coffee table. (his "Solo For Wounded CD" CD was a highlight of the late '90s Tzadik catalog)

This bouncy, glitchy, conceptually fluxus-like show will be dropped face-first on the cinderblocks of Lampo (2116 W. Chicago) this Saturday at 9 p.m. Tone will perform a recent composition, "Wounded Kanji Dictionary," which uses graphic and musical software to craft sounds from the shapes of various Kanji characters. $12 at the door, as usual. (Stay tuned for the return of the always mind-melting Joseph Hammer near the end of the month!)

 
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