Album Remarks & Appraisals:
A new recording by the band that pioneered laptop ensembles over twenty years ago coupled with an historic overview of their recordings, unreleased tracks and video clips of the band in performance. Functioning in the West Coast tradition of composer as instrument builder - redefining music from the ground up - 'The Hub' makes music using electronic and digital systems of their own devising. A natural extension of the late 1970’s ensemble the League of Automatic Music Composers, the group has performed worldwide over the past two decades and continues to break new ground in the ever-growing laptop medium.
The Wire (p.49) - "The musical outcomes of this conceptual railroading are largely mightily fine....As the group's compositional parameters become more intricate, they have been aided by 21st century WiFi and fluid transformational software."
Recording information: Akademie Der Kunste, Berlin, Germany; Albany, CA; Berkeley, CA; California; Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden; Germany; Mills College, Oakland, CA; Music Conservatory of Cuneo, Italy; NYU; San Francisco Art Commission Gallery; San Francisco Electronic Music Festival; Seattle, WA; The Lab, San Francisco, CA.
Photographers: Peter B. Kaars; Jim Block; Chris Brown ; Johanna Poethig; Tim Perkis.
Submitted on 12/07/09 by Lesley
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