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Subject: Re: Demographics

From: improv@... (Dave Trenkel)
Date: 1999-10-26

Just another of the 7 Daves (Am I Sleepy, Dopey or Grumpy (usually all at
once), And where's Snow White? ).

Age: 37
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Modules: one of each except the patch panel, 2 each of the 300, 420 and
800. Plus 2 Blacet Dark Stars and a Frequencly Divider, and 6 spaces of
those unmentionable little silver German modules...

Other Instruments: bass guitar, Nord Lead, Rhodes, SEM, ARP Odyssey + Axxe,
DX-7, TX-416, VL-70m, too many stompboxes...

Styles: My main gig is a power trio called Minus, in which I primarily play
bass. Kind of a free jazz meets stoner metal in dub kinda thing. We're
mixing our 2nd CD which will feature a ton of MOTM for textures and
processing. I'm very into late-60's/early 70's fusion, avant-garde jazz,
dub and the more extreme edges of metal and electronic music.

Fave Artists/Records: Miles Davis (esp. On The Corner, Dark Magus and
Pangaea), Herbie Hancock's Mwandishi/Crossings/Sextant band (Pat Gleeson
does some amazing synth stuff on Sextant!), Bill Laswell, Wayne
Horvitz(probably my all-time favorite keyboardist), Sun Ra, Elliott Sharp,
Tortoise, Basic Channel-style ultra-minimal electronic dub, Richard
Teitlebaum, Anthony Braxton, Evan Parker, Morton Subotnick, DJ Spooky, the
list goes on.

Current listening: NIN: The Fragile (yeah, the lyrics are Reznor's usual
BS, but the record sounds incredible), Innerzone Orchestra: Programmed
(Earky techno pioneer Carl Craig collaborating with some great jazz
players, a terrific record), Mahavishnu Orchestra: Lost Trident Sessions
(the best record by the original line-up, unreleased for 25 years!),
Meshuggah: Chaos Face (Swedish Death Metal that crosses into math rock,
very VERY cool).

Dave Trenkel : improv@... :

"...there will come a day when you won't have to use
gasoline. You'd simply take a cassette and put it in
your car, let it run. You'd have to have the proper
type of music. Like you take two sticks, put 'em
together, make fire. You take some notes and rub 'em
together - dum, dum, dum, dum - fire, cosmic fire."
-Sun Ra