by Peter Aaron
Fell and Whitman have been called two of contemporary electronic music’s most restless innovators. Fell focuses on computer-generated work and hails from the English city of Sheffield, a hub of electronic and industrial music in the 1970s and ’80s. Currently in residence at EMPAC, he’s developing a project that merges sound and dance. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Whitman specializes in “truly live” analog mediums and has released dozens of full-length albums, singles, remixes, and compilation tracks.
Here’s footage of the duo at Cafe Oto in London last fall (a solo set by Thomas Ankersmit is first):
Mark Fell and Keith Fullerton Whitman will perform at EMPAC in Troy, New York, on February 21 at 8pm. Tickets to the performance are $18 ($13 students and seniors; $6 RPI students). For more information, call (518) 276-3921 or visit empac.rpi.edu.