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Philip Perkins

Live recording and mixing; electronic and concrete sound works
My name is Philip Perkins. I've been making sound works since the late 1960's in one form or another, and recording and mixing sound for others for the same period of time.

My sound works have appeared on recordings on the Artifact and Fun Music labels and as radio works on the NPR, CBC, and various European, Australian and Japanese radio networks. I spent 1979-84 working closely with SF-based band THE RESIDENTS, and have collaborated with Scott Fraser (as THE BIFURCATORS) from 1973--present (recordings, films and other works). My films (experimental animation, mostly, 1973-80) are available from Canyon Cinema. My involvement with the SF area improv music scene has largely been as a recording engineer, having recorded and mixed projects for or including (among many others) The Hub, Kronos Quartet, Rotodoti, The Natto Quartet, Fuzzy Bunny, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Tom Nunn, Tim Perkis, Tom Dill, Philip Greenlief, Chris Brown, Pauline Oliveros, Gino Robair, Biggi Vinkeloe, Phil Gelb, Luciano Chessa, Trimpin, Eugene Chadbourne, John Bischoff, and Barbara Borden.

I've also done recording projects with Tom Waits, Alasdair Fraser, Kelly Joe Phelps, the SF City Chorus, Gamalan Sekar Jaya, The ClubFoot Orchestra, Youth Speaks, Holly Near, Gatemouth Brown, Otis Rush, The Dixie Hummingbirds, BB King, Hugh Masekela, Peter Gabriel, Arlo Guthrie, Sarah Cahill, Richard Goode, MC Hammer and many others.

IMPROV and NEW MUSIC RECORDING and MIXING DISCOGRAPHY (a selection):

Pauline Oliveros and Chris Brown: IN THE AIR (Deep Listening 2009)

Tom Dill: for the dvd MOCKRACY (Soul on Rice 2008)

Gino Robair: I, NORTON (Rastascan 2005, 2007, 2008)

The Hub: BOUNDARY LAYER (Tzadik 2008)

Tom Dill and the Acme House Band and guests: GROSSE ABFAHRT #4 and #5 (Soul on Rice 2008)

Kronos Quartet: Terry Riley: SUNRINGS (KQ.com 2008)

Luciano Chessa: QUADRI DA UNA CITTI FANTASMA and other works. (Participant Observer 2008)

Kronos Quartet: Trimpin: 4CAST (Participant Observer 2007)

Jose Maceda: DRONE AND MELODY (Tzadik 2007)

Fred Frith and Chris Brown: CUTTER HEADS (Intakt 2006)

Wadada Leo Smith: LUMINOUS AXIS (Tzadik 2002)

The Natto Quartet: HEADLANDS (2002) and THOUSAND OAKS (2004, 482 Records)

Gamelan Sekar Jaya+Clubfoot Orchestra: score to the film LEGONG (Milestone 2001-4)

Fuzzy Bunny: FUZZY BUNNY (Sonore 2000) and FUZ BUN 2 (unrel. 2001)

Tom Nunn and the Edgewalker Consort: PEERING OVER (Ramp 1997)

Rotodoti: TARZAN SPEAKS (Artifact 1991)

The Hub: COMPUTER NETWORK MUSIC (Artifact 1989

John Bischoff and Tim Perkis: ARTIFICIAL HORIZON (Artifact 1989)

Kronos Quartet: Steve Reich: DIFFERENT TRAINS (premiere, for NPR, 1988)

The Hub: HUB MUSIC (Antelope 1987)

The Residents: THE STARS AND HANK FOREVER (Ralph Records 1985)

The Residents: TUNES OF TWO CITIES (sfx) (Ralph Records 1982)


PERSONAL DISCOGRAPHY:

AT THE OTHER END OF THE DAY (Fun, 2008)

CHORAL WORKS and THE APSARAS (Artifact 2005)

LIKE A BIRD IN THE WILDERNESS (w/ Scott Fraser as The Bifurctors) with "Blue" Gene Tyranny
(Artifact 2001)

GANG OF 2 (w/ Scott Fraser as The Bifurctors) with Tim Perkis, Doug Carroll and Bonnie Barnett
(Artifact 1995)

VIRGO RAMAYANA and other works for radio (Fun 1994)

THE REMOTES (Fun 1990)

SHAPIRO, VERMEER, FLORIDA and SAN FRANCISCO (Fun 1989)

HALL OF FLOWERS (Fun 1987-8)

THE FLAME OF AMBITION (Fun 1986-8)

THE ROSETTA STONE (Fun 1986)

DRIVE TIME (Fun 1985)

KING OF THE WORLD (Fun 1984)

NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A SKY (Fun 1982)

TOOL'S PAINT and READING THE MAIL (Fun 1981)

APARTMENT LIFE (Fun 1980)

TAPEWORKS 1975-80 (Fun 1980)