Tuesday, February 17, 2009


seems like a good show...

Begin forwarded message:

From: Cloaca <yeaylo@gmail.com>
Date: February 16, 2009 12:58:31 PM EST
Subject: MPBE#14 - FOR REALS!

Montague Phantom Brain Exchange #14 

Wednesday, February 25th, 9pm Five Bucks! 
at the Rendezvous 
78 3rd St 
Turners Falls, MA 01376 

Keith Fullerton Whitman 
Idea Fire Company 
lecture by Scott Foust 
DJ Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase 

read on: 

A delayed Fourteenth is like, so much better than no Fourteenth, and thus, everything good that was supposed to happen in January will happen in February.  Don't you wish you could relive your Fourteenth Burthday?  Well let's try again - amass the nervous energy & maximize our hormonal confusion for this second try at our first date of the new year.  Clear roads & sweaty palms ahead!   

Keith Fullerton Whitman is trekking Rte 2 from the frosted Eastern 
Ring of Massachusetts to present his basketfuls of sonic finery. 
Those of you familiar with the various shards of electronic dance 
musics at the turn of this century, might recall Whitman routinely 
eviscerating samples under the Hrvatski moniker.  These days his time 
is divided between maintaining the impressive Mimaroglu Music Sales 
webstore & composing/performing deftly articulated masterpieces of 
electro-acoustic music incorprating "elements from nearly every era: a 
reel-to-reel tape machine, a selection of small "jerry-rigged" / 
"circuit-bent" battery-powered sound-producing boxes, an analog 
modular synthesizer, an early "consumer" home-computer, and at the 
core; a contemporary computer running a custom-built max-msp based 
modular system that both controls these elements and acts as a central 
conduit into which their sounds are captured/collected, processed, 
then diffused to up to eight separate channels/speakers/amplifiers." 
If neither that spiel nor info from these links below stirs a boner, 
i'd suggest peeping the Mimaroglu site, as it is rich with 
cross-referenced detail and elevates record browsing to an educational 

Time bandits of minimal drone propagation, Idea Fire Company 
consistently strike detailed tableaux from the larger Anti-Naturals 
epic.  The core duo of Scott Foust & Carla Borecky have previously 
harnessed the robust talents of Meara O'Reilly, Jessi Swenson, Matt 
Krefting, Frans de Waard, Graham Lambkin, and Dr. Timothy Shortell. 
For this evening's performance, they will be joined by Son-of-Earther 
& Burroughs scholar Matt Krefting. 

As if 2009 couldn't get any better, IFCO founder Scott Foust has 
agreed to provide us with some context & deliver his lecture entitled 
"How to Make Your Life into an Art Object."  The perfect Phantom Brain 
Exchange material indeed!  After this, you will be able to define what 
is hyperbole & what is fact. 

But wait, "Who is Scott Foust?" you ask - this answer can be found on 
the Swill Radio site: "Visionary theorist, musician, composer, 
filmmaker, performance artist- Scott Foust is a true outsider artist. 
Unlike most outsider artists, who tend to be mystical crackpots or 
mental defectives (usually both), Foust has a clear world view 
grounded in reality. For three decades Foust, now 50, has pounded away 
at The Spectacle, employing a wide array of aesthetic approaches with 
no public or financial support. Foust's hermeneutics lie at the 
strange crossroads between Guy Debord and Oscar Wilde. If Foust's 
ideas seem idealistic and impractical at first, it is only because 
being against power and for beauty is always idealistic and 
impractical. His Swill Radio record label, founded in 1983, has 
released not only his own work, but LPs by The Shadow Ring, Asmus 
Tietchens, and Ralf Wehowsky among others. His longest running musical 
project, Idea Fire Company (founded with long time associate Karla 
Borecky in 1988) - while not having the bloated catalog of many 
contemporary bands - produced three of the finest, if still unknown 
LPs of the last decade: Anti-Natural, Stranded, and The Island Of 
Taste. In 1997 Foust along with Borecky and Dr. Timothy Shortell 
founded the Anti-Naturals, an art and theory group which has few but 
dedicated members worldwide."  Can somebody on this list write his 
Wikipedia entry? 

Lastly and thoroughly, DJ Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase (aka Chris Cooper) 
will be slingin' vinyl from his vast stacks.  Another highly 
knowledgeable dude with a taste for the obtuse, obscure, & opulent, 
your ears will be rewarded  with his selections. 

Also for 2009, the MPBE is stepping up to provide an informative 
program with admission to each event, whereby a handy two-sided, 
single piece of 11x17 b/w photocopied paper will be utilized.   please 
consider submitting material:  collaged scraps, drawings, comics, 
cutups, weather reports, seed calendars, musical scores, maps, 
diagrams, photos, catalogs, advertisements, dj playlists, hotlinks, 
armor designs, information relevant to that evening's proceedings, 
book/record/film reviews, advice, venetian blinds, plastic hamburgers, 
stereo cassette decks, gardening tips, facebook profiles, bold new 
initiatives, power grid schemata, fashion advice, clockwork manuals, 
and shapeshifter accounts. submission are accepted via post, email, or 
at the event. 
<kayleen AT suchfun.net> or MPBE c/o Yeay! pobox7 turners falls, ma 01376 usa. 

Montague Phantom Brain Exchange is a place where bodied & disembodied 
brains & nonbrains can safely gather to deconstruct solutions & create 
problems while soaking in an envigorating bath of provocative 
entertainments. Last wednesday of every month, 9pm to midnight, at the 
Rendezvous (bar with food!) 78 3rd St Turners Falls, MA. A typical 
evening will include 2 - 3 performing acts, a 15 minute lecture and a 



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