April 26 2012: PAS + Philippe Petit + Samuel Hoar
This show features PAS (NY), creators of sound collages, composer/”musical travel agent” Philippe Petit (FR), and experimental electronica/sound artist Samuel Hoar (CMH). Date: Thursday, April 26, 2012. Location: Columbus Idea Foundry (1158 Corrugated Way, CMH 43201). Admission: $5. Doors open 7pm.
About the performers:
PAS started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Since then PAS has evolved into a collective with many different instrumentations and line ups. Permanent members include Amber Brien, Job “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek, and Will Seesar. Guests and occasional collaborators include, Z’EV, HATI, Steve Beresford, Thomthom Geigenschrey, Matt Chilton (Vultures), Anthony Donovan (Vultures), Damien Olsen, Philippe Petit, Robert Pascale, and many others. PAS have released 9 full length releases and have been on several compilations throughout the years. Some of these can be found on www.cdbaby.com or iTunes. PAS have performed in various countries including the United States, Germany (including Fausts Avant Garde Festival 2009, 2010), the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Macedonia, and Poland, just to name a few. Sound and video installations have also included Chile and the United States (including the 18th Olympia Experimental Festival in Washington and the 2010 Spark Festival in Minneapolis).
Philippe Petit is interested in soundtracks; even if he creates original music he’d rather be introduced as a “musical travel agent” than a composer. PETIT uses an Electric Psalterion + Hackbrett Cymbalum + Guitars as well as computer and synths a computer and synths to build up electronic layers, process acoustic and field recordings. To second the machine he likes to move various glasses, or percussive objects, and take advantage of vinyl material to fondle released sounds. A journalist for various magazines and radio as well as a musical activist, PETIT has celebrated his 28th year of sharing his musical passions as the man behind the cult labels Pandemonium Rdz. and BiP_HOp. He has assembled what people call a dream-team of collaborators, often joining Lydia Lunch, Murcof, Cindytalk, PAS or Faust onstage, and worked with: Eugene S. Robinson (Oxbow), Foetus, Edward Ka-Spel, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), Kumo, Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys), Cosey Fanni Tutti, My Brightest Diamond, Sybarite, Pantaleimon, Graham Lewis (Wire), Barry Adamson, Scanner, Mira Calix, Kammerflimmer Kollektief, Guapo, Leafcutter John, Simon Fisher Turner, Jarboe and many more. Aside from his solo works, PETIT is active in Strings Of Consciousness.