August 17, 2012
Friday night live at Transistor: Patrick Cosmos and Neil Jendon, with live video mixing (pictured below) by Byron Durham. Sound by Jon Monteverde.
Patrick Cosmos uses synthesizers, guitars, computers and turntables to make electronic music in Chicago. In a past life, he studied computer music at the University of Illinois in a weird laboratory. He is on Twitter @veryimportant. You can download his album "Ignorant of Geometry" at patrickcosmos.bandcamp.com.
Byron Durham has had a love affair with video art for the past 25 years. He is a founding member of the artists collaborative MFchicago, and has mixed live video for musicians and DJs in venues large and small throughout Chicago, the Midwest and beyond. Also available: an interview Byron did on Transistor Radio’s Roundtable program (May 30, 2010).
Over the last 12 years, composer and electronic musician Neil Jendon's recordings and live performances have wandered in and out of the spaces of noise, ambience, improvisation and minimalism. His main music-making tools are a modular analog synthesizer, vintage DCO synths and guitar. Recent live shows have been with Wolf Eyes, Locrian, Anatomy of Habit, Bloodiest, Salem, ONO, Consumer Electronics and BLOODYMINDED. Live collaborations have included Vertonen, Mykel Boyd, Jason Soliday, Mike Weis, Matt Christensen, André Foisy, Eric Leonardson and Carol Genetti. He makes his home in Chicago's South Side.
Also available: a Neil Jendon Transistor performance from June 24, 2011.
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