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Mort Aux Vaches

  • Title: Mort Aux Vaches
  • Artist: TV Pow
  • Label: Mort Aux Vaches
  • Format: CD
  • Price: €14,80EU (incl. 19% VAT)€12,76non-EU

TV Pow is:
Todd Carter: acoustic and electronic instruments
Brent Gutzeit: acoustic and electronic instruments
Michael Hartman: acoustic and electronic instruments

TV Pow is a trio of free improvisers first organized in Tokyo 1995 by Michael Hartman and Brent Gutzeit, and later joined by Todd Carter in the move to Chicago in 1996. They employ samplers, percussion, invented instruments, synthesizers, turntables, tape manipulation, computers and multi-speaker surround-sound systems in a constantly evolving soundscape of sparkling electronics, ambient drones, minimalist techno, and cinematic field recordings. Creating through live performance something both new and recombinant, TV Pow has toured throughout Japan, Europe, and the United States.*

TV Pow has recorded and/or performed with Otomo Yoshihide, Erik M, John Butcher, Town and Country, Sachiko M, James Plotkin, Stilluppsteypa, Gene Coleman and Ensemble Noamnesia, and Taku Sugimoto. TV Pow has releases on Gentle Giant Records, Box Media, Staalplaat, Erstwhile Records, and forthcoming a CD on Fire Inc.

*(still they are banned from Canada)

TV Pow has released material on their Boxmedia label and Gentle Giant and forthcoming works on Erstwhile (a collaboration with Stilluppsteypa) and Fire Inc.

This recording at the Dutch VPRO studios was recorded during their first trip to Europe in 1999. TV Pow will return to Europe in fall for more concerts. The members are involved in various solo activities, such as Aerospace Soundwise, Wheaton Research, and Black Dot.