RAFAEL TORAL plays electronic music today as a jazz musician would play his instrument, applying jazz discipline and working practices to his abstract electronics. Melodic without notes, rhythmic without a beat, familiar but strange, meticulous but free.
Formerly known for his drone/ambient work with guitar and electronics and acclaimed records such as Wave Field (1994) or Violence of Discovery and Calm of Acceptance (2000), he has radically renewed his approach to music, launching the jazz-inspired and alien-sounding Space Program in 2004, using experimental electronic instruments.
He will be performing “Space Studies”…
Space Study 2: Light-controlled feedback on modified MS-2 portable amplifier, Space Study 6: Twin Electrode portable oscillator, Space Study 7: Modified MT-10 portable amplifier
ANDY ORTMAN Founder of the band Panicsville and founder of Nihilist Records of Chicago presents recent work that are Electroacoustic compositions highlighting a forthcoming triple LP boxset of Ortmann’s recent work.
If you’d like to hear some of what Mr. Ortman likes, have a listen to his amazing long running podcast hosted by the excellent WFMU. http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/AO