Smoking

Alright, so it seems I am pretty ;azy, maybe even I am. But work is hard, life is hard, winter is cold blah blah. Just to fill you on what I have been doing. I am working very hard (besides all the other things I always do, like Vital Weekly) on gettting our Tobacconists tour together. So far we have this:

April 4th Extrapool, Nijmegen
April 5th Worm, Rotterdam
April 6th Tape, Arnhem
April 7th Melkweg, Amsterdam
April 8th
April 9th GUNTHER, oudaan 15, ruimte 33, antwerpen
April 10th Sonic Protest, France
with some more dates coming, most likely in the UK, whenever somebody over there wakes up. We’ll be performing our ‘Smoking Is Green’ radiophonic work as an onstage opera. More Robert Ashley than Richard Wagner. The Tobacconists will be Scott Foust and me, obviously, and Mike Popovich of The Pickle Factory.
I have been creating some new work for us, like a new track for Sonic Protests double CD and a CD compilation for WFMU benefit (to be released by Nihilist) and a short 1 minute noise track for a US cassette compilation. When the boys are in town we will also work on our second LP, for which I already laid down seven new sketches.

This saturday I bring my laptop down to Extrapool to present some of my samples for Villa Fiasco. I participated in that project of sampling. Maybe some of the kids are interested. You never know.

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About fransdewaard
Probably most known from his ongoing work with Kapotte Muziek (a group that fully concentrates on recycling through musique concrete) and as one half of ambient sound-artists Beequeen. As well as writing the informative and acclaimed weekly newsletter "Vital Weekly", Frans De Waard also founded the Korm Plastics label in 1984, initally only offering cassettes, but since 1992 offering an ever-growing catalogue of CDs and vinyl of contemporary experimental music.

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