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Altmusic Announce Keith Fullerton Whitman New Zealand Tour

Altmusic Announce Keith Fullerton Whitman New Zealand Tour

Thursday 25th October, 2012 10:18AM

The Audio Foundation's Altmusic international touring series draws to a close for 2012 next month with the return of American experimental sound artist Keith Fullerton Whitman. The series kicked off this year with Emerald's Mark McGuire in February, Portland's Pete Swanson and Heather Leigh from Scotland played just a few weeks ago.

An electronic artist, Keith Fullerton Whitman hails from Massachusetts and has been releasing music under his own name since 2001 but started out under moniker Hrvatski in the late 90s. See PR below for more info on Whitman and here are the tour dates followed by some live clips...

Altmusic Presents: Keith Fullerton Whitman

Friday 9th November, Audio Foundation, Auckland - FREE WORKSHOP (6pm)
Friday 9th November, Audio Foundation, Auckland w/ Adam Willetts (8pm)
Saturday 10th November, Puppies, Wellington w/ Tlaotlon (AUS) and Foxtrot (8pm)
Friday 16th November, Masonic Lodge, Dunedin w/ Black Yoghurt (9pm)
Saturday 17th November, The Physics Room w/ Adam Willetts (8pm)

Tickets on sale now from HERE at Undertheradar.

Here is Whitman doing his thing a few years back in Baltimore...

And earlier this year in Melbourne...

Press Release:

Altmusic is proud to present Keith (Fullerton) Whitman (US) as part of Altmusic's programme of independent & adventurous international musicians touring New Zealand in 2012.

Keith Whitman is an electronic musician based in Massachusetts (US). Whitman's work travels towards the outer borders of electronic psychotropia – ferrying listeners through expertly crafted, cascading rivers of analogue/digital sound. Occupying the boundaries of Terry Riley-esque pulsing minimalism, ambient noise and improvised electronica, Keith Whitman's superbly textured, near-sculptural detail plunges listeners into trancelike states where deep listening is infinitely rewarded with a microverse of sound. Whitman's intensively researched knowledge of the history of electronica is reflected in his utterly personal approach to electronic music – this show will be a 'don't miss' performance by an international master.

“Whitman has an uncanny knack for taking the analog soundmakers and ring modulators of yore and applying his precise and detailed theoretical constructs to something that sounds, above all, musical.” - Pitchfork

“He's one of the few musicians capable of grasping electronic music in it's entirety, narrating how it warps and feeds back into itself... Whitman's music taps into any sound event you can imagine, with a view to control, to play, to understand.” - The Wire magazine

Since the mid-nineties Keith Whitman has recorded under a large variety of pseudonyms including Hrvatski and ASCIII, releasing albums via Planet Mu and others. Recent notable recordings under his own name include the acclaimed Generators (Mego Editions - 2012) and Lisbon (Kranky - 2006).

Tour info:

Auckland – Friday 9 November at Audio Foundation 'Introduction to analogue synthesis workshop', 6pm, free
Auckland - Friday 9 November at Audio Foundation with Adam Willetts, 8pm, $10
Wellington - Sat 10 November at Puppies with Tlaotlon and Foxtrot, 8pm, $10
Dunedin - Friday 16 November at Masonic Lodge with Black Yoghurt, 9pm, $10
Christchurch – Saturday 17 November at Physics Room with Adam Willetts, 8pm, $10

Tickets avaliable via

Altmusic is a programme administered by the Audio Foundation - Thanks to CNZ for their continued support.


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