THURS - I/R PRESENTS Orchestra de Fou !!
- 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
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.