Sound Information #34 – Terminal Quartet: Graz Stadt Drift

Graz-Stadt Drift is a site specific structured improvisation for three operating systems, four computers and one turntable, the fourth member of the Quartet keeping all other performers in sync.

Performed by the infamous synth guitarist and sound artist, Josef ‘Seppo’ Gründler, budding Tone Master and composer, Peter Venus and Andrew Garton at Stockwerk Jazz, Graz, 29 Jan 2009.

  • 1st Movement: Josef ‘Seppo’ Gründler
  • 2nd Movement: Peter Venus
  • 3rd Movement: Andrew Garton
  • 4th Movement: Gründler, Venus, Garton

Sound Information #33 – Garton Live, Kommetjie, Cape Town

Live, warts ‘n’ all recording of an opening set for Camp Sunset Oasis, Southern Right Hotel, Kommetjie, Cape Town. It was the 1st of August. The recording contains the occasional banter of DJ’s and sound technicians as they complete the installation of the fold-back during my set. It makes for a rather amusing soundscape given most of my set was created with voice with two Headlock style pieces thrown in for good measure.

From the mailout:

Andrew Garton (aka Fierce Throat, Lost Time Accident) performs solo voice with oral microphone, hard curve saturation and open licensed visuals.

Garton is an Australian composer working within a diverse arts practice that has seen him perform and exhibit internationally for near on 30 years. He brings to his new performance works inspiration from the music and cultural practices of the indigenous communities of Borneo, the makams that form the basis of traditional Turkish music to the theatrics and shrill songs of the Awa Odori festivals of Japan. Garton comes to Cape Town from a global nomadic tour having recently performed in Japan, Austria and Sarawak both solo and with his Terminal Quartet.