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Since I’m testing my blogsite functionality here, I’ll share with you a charming and insightful check-in with the legendary Bradford Reed. This is pretty much synonymous with my beliefs and this setup is very similar to the ever expanding mobile electro-busking rig I’m starting to use now that the weather…

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While I’m discussing influences and the how and why of the projects that live here, I feel the need to make reference to the writings of Peter Lamborn Wilson, aka Hakim Bey, and, most especially, his concept of Immediatism in art and life. When I was reconsidering my involvement with…

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“Musics From No Place” was the title of the website for musician and inventor Nicolas Bras, I believe intended as a comment on the instruments dredged from the dustbin of history, pulled from the trash heaps of disparate cultures, worlds apart, a Frankenstein’s orchestra without a coherent genesis, as opposed…

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Almost 20 years ago, when I was working at Tower Records in the suburbs of Washington DC, an older colleague turned me on to Harry Partch in exchange for some underground electronic intel I was privy to. The sound palette that Partch was working with, which was heavily influenced by…

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jQwann’s is now peddling various knick-knacks and noisemakers from my personal collection, mostly for fun at this point. I call it “assorted flotsam and jetsom for the connoisseur!” None of this is being mass-produced yet — most of these instruments are built from trash and scraps from the hardware store…

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