Thursday, March 22, 2012

Interview with Keith Fullerton Whitman

Twitter interview with Keith Fullerton Whitman

Q. Do you keep the same patch for a year ie when performing Generators? 
 KFW: Generators - same concept, different actual patch every night. the only constant was a quantized "note" voltage being fed into an ASR

Q: What does your current touring system comprise of?
KFW: current setup is 360hp of Euro ; 7 sub-patches. A 50s / 60s style "space station" patch, a 70s / 80s style "synth voice", a master clock , (zorlon cannon), a digital recorder/manipulation engine (phono gene / tyme sefari), effects-send/return, input/output, and assorted logic

Q: LAMPO set seemed to have pre recordings? What were they?
KFW: LAMPO set was playback of the GRM piece, then a 30 minute synth improv. 

Q: What fx are being used live, I can hear timestretching / granular sounds?
KFW: fx for the LAMPO set were a TC "hall of fame" reverb (replacing a busted vermona retroverb) - yes, granular from both phonogene & TS

(click image for LAMPO performance)

 Q: How many hours per day are spent listening to music?
KFW: Avg. 8 hours a day listening to records.

Q: How often do you record? 
KFW: recording hours - Sunday / Monday morning / afternoon

Q: Are we not men?
KFW: no, we ARE devo

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