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October 2001

  • Title: October 2001
  • Artist: Minneapolis Summit
  • Label: Staalplaat
  • Format: mCD
  • Price: €6,00EU (incl. 19% VAT)€5,04non-EU

On October 1, 2001, five audio artists convened in Minneapolis (US) to create a studio improvisation, without the benefit of either prior planning or rehearsal. The recording"Minneapolis Summit" is the result of this occasion. The performers include Escape Mechanism (Jon Nelson, Minneapolis), Steev Hise (Portland, Oregon), Wobbly (Jon Leidecker, San Francisco), and The Tape-beatles (John Heck and Lloyd Dunn, Prague). This event marks the first occasion that these artists have recorded together.

Using a simple set-up in a borrowed recording studio at a local radio station, each of the improvisors brought their own equipment, consisting of laptop computers, digital samplers, and mini-disc players. Everything was patched through a mixing board and recorded directly to hard disk. The session resulted in three takes, and from those recordings, we have edited the longest of them down to 21 minutes for this release.