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Concert Fri May 16 2008

Can it still be a power-trio if one of the dudes is playing a tape-deck?

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Above: Cardboard hat - a good look no matter what the season

No matter how far-flung your musical tastes become, it's still fun to assemble supergroups in your mind, just like you did in high school. What would it be like if bass player dude from this band had this gal singing and that other guy from that one record playing electric bouzouki? This Saturday, Lampo (216 W. Chicago Ave, 2nd Floor) offers you an opportunity to take that time-honored method of time-wasting it beyond the realm of list-making and into the real world, presenting a real, live improv/electro-acoustic super group (please, hold your applause until the end).

Dig it: performing as a trio will be one of the better-regard percussion/device practioners with two of the swellest improvisers to ever cash their day-job checks by splicing tape.

  • Jerome Noetinger, owner-operator of the seminal Metamkine label (their "Cinema for the Ear" series of 3" CDs introduced a lot of people who were just dipping their toes into the waters of musique concrete to a lot of brilliant composers, from Luc Ferrari to Eliane Radigue, early pioneers like Walter Ruttman to modern marvels like Zbigniew Karkowski) and fine tape-composer in his own right (check the Glorie a... 3" on his label), performs on Revox reel-to-reel tape deck and electronics.
  • Jean-Luc Gionnet, long-known for environmentally-based tape pieces (his Axene CD on Groundfault is a long-time favorite of mine) performs on saxophone.
  • Will Guthrie, currently wowing them on the East Coast and getting a lot of love on message boards for his Spear CD (on his own Antboy Music), plays percussion, small electronics, and all around clatter-sound, giving the trio its needed element of propulsion.

Admission is $12, and start-time is 9 p.m.

 
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