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Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

The Tenses at the LAFMS/PST at The Box

Tenses are the duo of Ju Suk Reet Meate and Oblivia.

Ju Suk Reet Meate:
…”like a one person tank filled with a million whacked-out sounds but driven by one maniac….I think after hearing [his solo lp] you can make more sense to the human racket of knucklehead sound of the Smegma camp. …. A generation of horrible children with scratchy vinyl skin? Eyeballs for teeth? Molten lava for Language? Carpet for Brains? Pigface Forever!!!

(John Olson/Ypsilanti reprinted from liner notes to Ju Suk Reet Meate “solo 78/79″ CD reissue put out by the good folks at De Stijl)

Portland based experimentalist Jackie Stewart (a.k.a Oblivia) started working with sound as a medium in 1979. After early experiments involving electric guitar and vocals, Jackie Stewart found her voice on the turntables when she discovered the link between her visual collages and her sound work. Usually found performing with avant/psych/folk pioneers Smegma, her recent solo project entitled “uncracked” reveals a playfully disturbed sound world where toys and turntables are manipulated to conjure sound as faded memory, familiar to all, yet just beyond the far side of recognition.

Working solo, Stewart recently performed as Helen Blazes 1904 at the Color Out of Space Festival in Brighton, UK (November 2006). She also appeared at the 7th annual High Zero Festival in Baltimore, performing alongside Jenny Graff (US) and Fuyuki Yamakawa (Japan) as well as performing solo. Other live collaborators have included The Beast, Replicock, Alessandro Bosetti, Dave Smollen, Joseph Hammer and Caroliner among others.

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