It’s been a few years since the last time I worked with Fischkopf Sinfoniker, and while some time had elapsed, it was great to get back into the swing of things with such a great performer. Just a few years ago, he was using individual boxes linked together to great his scoundscapes, but these days he’s a eurorack performer, and it was incredible to see him roll up, put one case on the table, and proceed to coax the most beautiful sounds out of them.
While Fischkopf is entirely electronic, there is an organic nature to his performances that evoke doom bands with guitars, or some of the ethereal sounds of Cocteau Twins. Watching him weave this and other sounds into his performances is an often a subtle visual experience, but the powerful mix of audio that he produces is extreme, brutal, and fantastic.
For this show, I perform nearly an hour of improvised cuts-ups to start things off, and then stick around to two performances (and two interviews) in hour two. As if that weren’t enough, conclude with another installment of Dimestore Radio Theater, this time with The Adventures of Philip Marlowe.
I will admit: the timing on this one is all off. The second interview and performance were not heard by “live” listeners, and are only available as part of this podcast. There’s a few other bits I had to re-arrange for the live vs. pod version, but hopefully for you, you won’t even notice. From you vantage, you get two interviews, and two live performances. Not too shabby for a free radio program.
Fischkopf Sinfoniker, LIVE!
Part I: Running An Errand
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) Fool’s Errand * Attic Ted * Parade Dust Mischief * Bandcamp.com (2016)
05.) Deconstruction I * Austin Rich * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
07.) Deconstruction II * Austin Rich * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
08.) Live Part I * Fischkopf Sinfoniker * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
09.) Interview Part I * Fischkopf Sinfoniker * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
09.) Interview Part II * Fischkopf Sinfoniker * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
10.) Live Part II * Fischkopf Sinfoniker * 28 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part VI: Dimestore Radio Theater!
11.) The Head Wave * The Adventures of Phillip Marlowe * 16 April 1949 * CBS Radio (1949)