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D U A L
DUAL is a duo free improv project featuring Doug Theriault on guitar and
Ed Chang on electronics and homemade sound devices. Both had already
been playing and composing improvised music for almost a decade when they
first met in Portland, Oregon in 1996. After many heated battles
over the merits of Cage versus Stockhausen (as well as a few skirmishes
over Zorn and Scelsi), they finally toured together throughout the
Northwest U.S., including performances at both
the 11th Seattle Improvised Music Festival and the 2nd Olympia
Experimental Music Festival. Several years later, a second 16-city
tour of the Eastern half of the U.S. followed in support of the Quodlibet
cassette release "DUAL".
DUAL's music is about the tension, release and intersection of sound-objects in space. Their musical textures have much in common with car crashes, dripping faucets and Godzilla in heat. DUAL's goal is to explore new traditions in live musique concrete using electronics and modern cultural artifacts acquired through economical means (broken cake mixers, water balloons, potato mashers, rubber hoses, Korean sand whistles...).
|"...winds through a vast territory of creative sound, a persnickety
stockinette of texture and feedback" - Patrick Barber, Seattle Rocket
"...moving towards a holistic virtuosity...mindblowing." - Sonar Map #3
Doug Theriault has been involved in Improvised Music for over the last 2 decades. He has written Improvised music for and played with many of the major improvisers of the Jazz underground. Some of these players include: Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Gino Robair, The Sun Ra Orchestra, Toshi Makihara, Jeph Jerman, Wally Shoup, Sean Meehan, Mark Hosler (From Negativeland), Fred Lonberg-Holm and many, many others. One of his main projects has been the group Office Products which has been on many international compilations and has released 3 CDs. Another CD project "Quartet 98, Trio 97" has been critically acclaimed by many composers and improvisers alike. He is also one of the main organizers for Improvised Music in the Northwest and he resides with his wife in Portland, Oregon.
Ed Chang's time is currently being spent among 4 main projects: Spin-17
("improv-vaudeville-exotica" with vocalist/turntablist/multi-instrumentalist
Motoko Shimizu), DUAL (1-on-1 "assault and battery" improv with guitarist
Doug Theriault), Ringsteppers (electro-enharmonic remix chicanery with
electro-acoustic composers Sean O'Donnell, David Forlano and John Dietrich),
and Blindfold (ad hoc solo and ensemble compositions. Chang's music
has also been informed by extended residencies in Portland OR, S. Korea,
and New Orleans. His early influences have included John Zorn, Karlheinz
Stockhausen, Bernard Herrmann, John Coltrane, Evan Parker, Yoko Kanno and
many videogames. Ed Chang has performed with Donald Miller (Borbetomagus),
Christine Bard (God Is My Co-pilot), David Nuss (N Nck Bls Bnd), Davey
Williams(Curlew), Andy Haas, Adris Hoyos (Harry Pussy), Sabir Mateen(Test),
and Cibo Matto, among others. He performs locally in NYC at such
venues as The Knitting Factory, ABC NoRio, C.O.M.A., Tonic and AMica Bunker.
DUAL On Tour in 2002
|New York, NY
New Orleans LA