contact name: Greg Carr
Dig Up The Roots
90.3 FM / 106.7 FM www.kfai.org
Minneapolis MN 55455
open to public: yes
hours: Tusday 9-11 AM
Pseudonym: mr gosh
Harry Smith / Laurie Anderson
Brion Gysin / William Burroughs
Some Assembly Required / Jazz Image
Negativland / The Who
Jon Oswald / Mahler
KFAI Fresh Air Radio
I became involved in college radio in 1983 at KGLT, Bozeman, MT., and had a show called 'Part of The New America' that featured the then new and explosive sounds of North American Punk and New Wave music and the equally explosive 'zine culture.
From 1985 - 1989 I hosted a late night "Experimental" radio show called 'Technological Retreat'. Long before mashups and samplers I was doing what I called Sound Collage. Also at this time I was involved with Rifle Sport Alternative Arts, in the now razed Block e in Minneapolis.
I began working with digital audio in 1995 to learn how to preserve and remaster audio recordings. I have a passion (obsession) for 78 RPM records and older audio technologies. This has lead to some wonderful and unexpected things, as all significant parts of life should.
Currently I perform the "The Rimes Of The Ancient Mix-Master", using a 50+ year old DJ case that has two turntables and 3 tonearms, running the signal through old analog echo machines.
1976: Disco dance contest winner at Springman Jr High, Glenview IL.
1990: NEA Studio access grant to record Aunt Mary's Pies,a collection of short stories/descriptions with soundtracks.
Every Tuesday morning (Central time zone, USA) from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, I host and produce a weekly radio program called Dig Up The Roots, on KFAI Fresh Air Radio. Exploring the nether regions of our audio past, because music only works when you listen to it.
I recently DJ'd with the Mix Master for the Picasso opening at the Walker Art Center in June of 2007.
I DJ'd with the Mix Master throughout the recent Helitrope Festival held at the Ritz Theatre in May 2007.
I have performed with the Art Car Parade cabaret, at the KITTY KAT Klub, the ACADIA's experimental music series, Intermedia Arts, the Eagles Club, various gallery venues and the old Walker Gallery 8.
A Track on HELITROPE 4: Audio disc of performers at recent festival
In 2005, Minnesota-based record label, INNOVA Records, compiled and released a retrospective of sound collages from my old (1985 - 1989) experimental music program, Technological Retreat.
1997 RIFLE SPORT Revisited show at INTERMEDIA Arts. Performance and exhibited visual work. Audio work appears on cassette of show.
Walker Art Center
Franklin Art Works
Rifle Sport Alternative Arts
Signal To Noise
Some Assembly Required Blog
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