) is perhaps best known for her work as one-half of the Philadelphia based experimental electronic outfit, Flowchart
(1997-present). A long standing and influential member of the experimental electronic music scene, Erin has performed around the globe. Most recently she and Sean O' Neal
(collectively known as Flowchart) toured Europe in the summer of 2001, playing in cities such as Barcelona, Berlin, London, and Glasgow.During a more recent trip to perform at the Burning Man festival (2001) she brought along her trusty tape-recorder and recorded hours of interaction with the crowds. Using only these field recordings, non-linear editing techniques, and digital effects, she has created a richly-textured abstract audio collage which she calls PAMS and other conspiracies
Erin Anderson is a trained visual artist as well as a musician. She holds a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design
(Philadelphia) and is currently a member of the renowned artist collective Space 1026
(Philadelphia). As a musician and visual artist she considers herself primarily a collage artist. She tends to focus on dissonance and dynamics, things that are a bit crooked and sarcastically funny. The overlooked and the mundane of everyday elements are juxtaposed with still more mundane elements until they collectively make up a wacky and thought-provoking space, scene, or story. Her objective is to give the recipient (audience/spectator) enough notable "clues" so that they can "choose their own adventure," make up their own story, and hopefully embrace something in her work that they can call their own.
The first commercial release of a Fidget
track appeared on the Fuzzy Boombox
) to rave reviews such as... "Fuzzy Boombox
offers examples of some of the best and worst things about electronic music, without offering any apologies. Both Handheld Soundsystem's Vausu
and Fidget's Spring Like
represent the best of the bunch, combining a variety of low-key loops and samples that could almost slip into a Cornelius
album." - Tom Lockridge
As a colaborator in FlowChart
, Erin Anderson's work is featured on Cumulous Mood Twang
(Carrot Top Records
-2000), Wishworm Tracks
-2001), a substantial collection of other EP's, numerous 7 inch vinyl releases, and dozens of compilation albums.
During a trip to perform at the Burning Man Festival, Erin Anderson brought along her trusty tape-recorder and recorded hours of interaction with the crowds. Using only these field recordings, non-linear editing techniques, and digital effects, she has created a richly-textured abstract audio collage.
zen004.zip (complete album with artwork)
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