Some Assembly Required
Some Assembly Required is a weekly audio art show focused on works of audio appropriation. "Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions and turntable creations." More information, online at: www.some-assembly-required.net

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Syndication

February 21, 2010

Nine of the artists in this week's episode (#52) have previously responded to the SAR Q&A. You can read over 150 of these online artist features at the Some Assembly Required website HERE. Check out these nine to start...



SAR Q&A with Antediluvian Rocking Horse


SAR Q&A with Big City Orchestra


SAR Q&A with The Bran Flakes


SAR Q&A with Eddie Def


SAR Q&A with Escape Mechanism


SAR Q&A with Girl Talk


SAR Q&A with Christian Marclay


SAR Q&A with stAllio! (Animals Within Animals)


SAR Q&A with The Tape-beatles


Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


www.some-assembly-required.net
Category: -- posted at: 7:32pm PDT

Episode 52, Some Assembly Required

01 Kumquat - “Backneckâ€
02 The Bran Flakes - “In the final hours there was a frying panâ€
03 Girl Talk - “Killing a material girlâ€
04 Christian Marclay - “Dust breedingâ€
05 Alien Army - “Daily nightmareâ€
06 stAllio! - “Boo!â€
07 David Shea - "(Untitled)"
08 Antediluvian Rocking Horse - “A Perry Mason momentâ€
09 Escape Mechanism - “Determinedâ€
10 The Tape-beatles - “Chillingâ€
11 Big City Orchestra - “F the leaderâ€
12 Ingrid De Lambre/Eddie Def - “Poeisies, scene 1 le bluesâ€
13 The Bran Flakes - “Example 16aâ€
14 Kid606 - “Smack my glitch upâ€


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Direct download: SAR52.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:54pm PDT

Chris Strouth

Chris Strouth is a Minnesota producer, working in film, television, music and theater. He's had a hand in the production of well over 300 records, and recently directed his first feature film, "Unconvention." The political documentary, which premiered in 2009, at the 27th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, is a creative look at the 2008 Republican National Convention, which took place amid a storm of media, in Minnesota. Check it out HERE.

I was the fortunate receiver of a music review by Mr. Strouth in 1999, and we somehow got in touch soon thereafter. Maybe a year or two later, I asked him if he'd join me in studio to talk about the history of electronics and appropriation in Minnesota music. The special episode aired in 2002. It was a casual conversation, just scratching the surface of all that has gone on here, but engaging nonetheless. Check out Episode 26 HERE.

Strouth has pretty much done everything from writing and design, to performance and composition. His resume includes names like Hair Police, Rifle Sport Gallery, Depth Probe and Twin/Tone... If you're from around the Twin Cities, and have been for awhile, then no doubt you can appreciate what this guy's been up to, and for how long. He's worked extensively with The Weisman and Walker Art Museums, and written and directed theater pieces at Red Eye, where he was also involved with their music program. Check out his newest music project, Paris 1919, HERE.

Check out his blog, "Tales Of The Idiot" for much more information, and his entry at MPR's Minnewiki, HERE. Without further ado, here's the SAR Q&A with Chris Strouth...


*Name: Paris1919

*Members: Chris Strouth

*Tape manipulations, digital deconstructions or turntable creations: Digital deconstruction, I use a small arsenal of Ableton Live, and Reason and roughly a zillion plug ins. I tend to use a lot of micro sampling where I am just using a fraction of the original sample cel. It’s very rare in my work where you can tell where the source material is from. The track on your episode is a rare exception.

*Location: MPLS, its a great city to work in. When I started there wasn't much of an experimental scene here at all. Now it's rife with it. You can't swing an emo kid without running into an experimental night somewhere.

*What is your creative/artistic background: That’s a loaded question, but the short version is I am a producer and probably to a larger point an instigator. I have worked in every form of music I can think of except for new country, made movies, TV shows, theater, played in major museums and crap rock joints. This group (Paris1919) represents a new thing for me in that it’s my first solo project since 1987 - yes, I am old.

*History: Jesus, don't make me recount that, if you really care look it up.

*Born: July 28, 1968 (please note same birthday as Marcel DuChamp).

*Motivations: No idea, I started making noise music in High School listening to John Zorn and David Van Tiegham and got my first sampler, The supper classy Casio Sk1, and was hooked. Then I started in groups and wound up doing everything from techno to rockabilly, neo classical and jazz. Eventually I just found that I had a lot to say and I needed to build a new language to say it.

*Philosophy:
My motto is “as I live and learn, dig and be dug in return." - Langston Hughes

*How would you like to be remembered:
There's a paraphrased line in a Dave Clark 5 song that sums it up: "He was young with all of his mite."

*Web address: http://soundcloud.com/paris1919


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Category: -- posted at: 7:07am PDT

Episode 249, Some Assembly Required

01 DJ Earworm – “Stairway to Bootleg Heavenâ€
02 The Evolution Control Committee – “Whole lotta royalty paymentsâ€
03 Thomas Dimuzio – “Yawriats Ot Nevaehâ€
04 John Oswald – “Powerâ€
05 Splice of Life Faculty – “Spliceway to heavenâ€
06 Aggro1 - “Behind these immigrant eyesâ€
07 Chris Strouth – “Whole Lot Of Loveâ€
08 DJ Doc Rok – “Roc Boysâ€
09 The National Cynical Network – “Stairway to Heaven Versions Medleyâ€
10 Go Home Productions – “Morzeppelinâ€


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Direct download: SAR249.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 2:41pm PDT

February 14, 2010

Six of the artists in this week's episode (#249) have previously responded to the SAR Q&A. You can read over 150 of these online artist features at the Some Assembly Required website HERE. Check out these six to start...



SAR Q&A with Aggro1


SAR Q&A with Thomas Dimuzio


SAR Q&A with DJ Earworm


SAR Q&A with The Evolution Control Committee


SAR Q&A with Go Home Productions


SAR Q&A with The National Cynical Network


Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


www.some-assembly-required.net
Category: -- posted at: 2:30pm PDT

February 7, 2010

Eleven of the artists in this week's episode (#51) have previously responded to the SAR Q&A. You can read over 150 of these online artist features at the Some Assembly Required website HERE. Check out these eleven to start...



SAR Q&A with Ros Bobos


SAR Q&A with The Bran Flakes


SAR Q&A with The Button


SAR Q&A with Dsico


SAR Q&A with DJ Marvel


SAR Q&A with Negativland (Don Joyce)


SAR Q&A with People Like Us


SAR Q&A with Realistic


SAR Q&A with Splatt


SAR Q&A with Donna Summer (Jason Forrest)


SAR Q&A with The Tape-beatles


Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson


www.some-assembly-required.net
Category: -- posted at: 7:51am PDT

Episode 51, Some Assembly Required

01 The Bran Flakes - “Autumnâ€
02 Splatt - “The 60’s were so beautiful, manâ€
03 Donna Summer - “What you truly needâ€
04 T. Hecker - “Sammy loves Eddie hates Davidâ€
05 Negativland - “Freedom’s waitingâ€
06 Ros Bobos - “I Gotcha!â€
07 The Button - “For the lordâ€
08 John Oswald - “Angleâ€
09 Hal Willner - “Whoops, I’m an Indianâ€
10 Tea Choir - “Wah choir with steel drumâ€
11 People Like Us - “Scott Slimâ€
12 Realistic - “Beating carpet mitesâ€
13 The Tape-beatles - “Black black (long version)â€
14 Randy Greif - “History lessonâ€
15 Deejay JC - “State of the onion 2003â€
16 Dsico - “Can’t knack the hidingâ€
17 DJ Marvel - “Turntable menaceâ€


Use this address, for your pod software:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/some-assembly-required/JSpD
Direct download: SAR51.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:17am PDT

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