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THURS - I/R PRESENTS Orchestra de Fou !!

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  • Scott Smallwood
    Yes, there are lots of shows this week - but don t miss this!! With a name like Orchestra de Fou - how could you??? Thursday, April 3, 2003 8:00 PM, $5/3
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2003
      Yes, there are lots of shows this week - but don't miss this!!
      With a name like "Orchestra de Fou" - how could you???

      Thursday, April 3, 2003
      8:00 PM, $5/3

      Orchestra de Fou: the worlds greatest electronic/improv/jazz/country and
      eastern big band! Featuring Dr. George o Mara, Al Margolis, and many many

      At the Arts Center of the Capital Region
      265 River St. Troy, NY

      Directions - call 518-273-0552

      or see http://www.ir-music.org

      The o de fou has been playing in the Kingston N.Y. Area for the past year.
      Originally formed as the backing ensemble for Dr. George O Maras epic
      electronic video puppet opera "THE 23rd TOAD" which debuted at the Pauline
      Oliveros Foundation's deep listening space in Feb. 2002, the orchestra has
      expanded its rep to include pieces by the improviser composer members of
      the group. We will perform excerpts from the 23d toad, old favorites, new
      works by Dr. G, Al Margolis, Tom Werts and Chris Burchill. Stephan
      Schweitzer will demonstrate his new improved bikelphone as well. The
      renowned videomagician Capt Entropy will provide visual stimulation for
      this event.

      The o de fou is,at present

      Dr. George o Mara: sax, samplers, synths and sinus's
      Al Margolis: samplers, syhths, tapes, violin,
      Chris Burchill: trombone, trumpet, vocal mannerisms
      Matthew Marusek: special effects cello
      Stephan Schweitzer: bikelephone
      David Resnick: percussion
      Sarah Weaver: extended technique trombone
      Tom Werts: guitar, tapes
      Rusty Boris: double bass
      Captain Entropy: visual stimulation, sample feeds

      Dr George omara has crossed the ocean by sail, conquered time and space in
      a device of his own design, composed music and drama of exceptional
      qwality. Written and printed his own books and magazines .He holds advanced
      degrees from unspeakable institutions,has opposed fascism,republicans,
      greed and evil his entire life. He has had sucksessfull careers in art,
      music, roofing, gardening, typesetting, gas station management, and real
      esteat. He is always kind to children and animals, and is courteous to his
      elders. He is currently working as a building manager for a major composer
      as well as directing the odefou, petting his cats and drinking stout.

      Scott Smallwood - iEAR Studios Technical Director
      Clinical Assistant Professor of Computer Music
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Troy, NY.
      518.276.2511 (vox)
      518.276.4780 (fax)

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