Perpetual Tension – Concert for Speaker Constructions features absolutely no improvisation. All interaction is intended to be strictly between the sounds purveyed by the loudspeakers (visual reference) and the adventurous listener, (sound receptor). Best likened to placing your ear to a disturbed and convulsive hole in the ground. A US premiere.
Roulette’s first Mixology Festival in 1994, Adventures in Structured Noise from the Generator, curated by Ken Montgomery. Each performance will be preceded by an installation from “The 88 Game” – a computer assisted piano concert by Berlin composer Conrad Schnitzler. On this day it was a piece entitled 0029a.
Chop Shop a.k.a. Scott Konzelmann, is a noise musician who has released recordings on Pure, RRRecords, Banned Production, V2_Archief and Generator Sound Art. Chop Shop creates sound using salvaged materials and speakers to create drones and other sounds specific to the speaker created. Often the speaker features prominently in the packaging as a photo or daguerreotype. Chop Shop is known also for innovative packaging using leather, tar paper, steel plates, etc. Konzelmann is also part of Generator Sound Art, Inc. in New York City.
Conrad Schnitzler (1937–2011), composer and concept artist, is one of the most important representatives of Germany’s electronic music avant-garde. A student of Joseph Beuys, he founded Berlin’s legendary Zodiak Free Arts Lab, a subculture club, in 1967/68, was a member of Tangerine Dream (together with Klaus Schulze and Edgar Froese) and Kluster (with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius) and also released countless solo albums. —Bio as of 2019