Two nights of turntablist guitar, electro-acoustic poetry and beat based abandon


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March 15th, 2005 @ 10PM, Galapagos Art Space,, NYC, 70 North 6th St., http://www.galapagorartspace.com and March 16th, 2005 @ 9PM, CB'S 313 Gallery, 313 Bowery, NYC, http://www.cbgb.com/gallery.html

CB's 313 Gallery and Galapagos Art Space present two evenings of dynamic musical surprises in three acts featuring Triphazard, Sarge and a rare east coast appearance of guitarist Andre LaFosse.

Using nothing but an electric guitar, an Echoplex digital looper, and a standard tube guitar amp, Andre LaFosse ( http://altruistmusic.com ) creates rhythmically-intense, texturally dense real-time performances that meld funk, hip-hop, glitch, and IDM.  “Andre LaFosse is truly one of my favorite musicians; his deeply signaturised music is simultaneously both 'statement' & 'commentary', and signals a beautifully clear & concise call to the bright future of an instrument previously known as 'guitar'. HA!" (david torn / splattercell, 2003) LaFosse's sound is both intensely organic and unmistakably digitized, and finds Andre utilizing percussive slaps, harmonics, and extended techniques to create a sound that has more in common with drum machines and crates of vinyl than with any conventional ideas about the electric guitar. Andre LaFosse is an undeniable live musician, filtering post-DJ culture through his own instrument: turning production-based studio concepts into a performance-oriented live discipline, and making technology subordinate to the whims of an instrumental improviser.

Triphazard ( http://www.triphazard.us ), a multinational cast lead by Slovene singer/ composer Manca Klanjscek, blends Balkan gypsy rhythms, jam band grooves, the sensibilities of the acoustic jazz aesthetic, and lyrical storytelling with the textural possibilities of improvised electronics. “The instrumentations Manca chooses and the way she utilizes their possibilities relates to her lyrics in a profound way," comments contemporary composer Ludmila Ulehla, “Her music conveys a sentiment of endless exploration and inquiry into human experience and guides the listener towards resolutions with intriguing and insightful perspectives on life."

A glitchophile, a delay layered connoisseur, Sarge ( http://www.theycontrol.us/sarge ), is an upstate lab experiment gone horribly wrong. Sarge spends his idle time not in recline, but rather honing his evil powers of noise manipulation. Primordial longing in his soul, this modern caveman's love of the disharmonious is tempered by an ever present undercurrent of heartache and slow rolling meditations on sadness and the detached state.

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