Experimental Half-Hour

So, if you’re like me, you probably get invitations to donate money to people’s Kickstarter campaigns fairly constantly. But the truth is, I’ve been meaning to post something about these guys for a while, and the fact that they currently have a Kickstarter campaign to finance a tour of Europe makes now as good a time as any to do so.

Experimental Half-Hour

Experimental Half-Hour is a bi-weekly television show of experimental music and performance art based in Portland, Oregon. The show thrives at the surprisingly fertile intersection of Portland’s world-class experimental music scene and the aesthetics of cable-access programming, found footage and VHS culture. Memorable episodes include a feedback-perfumed performance by psych-jammers Eternal Tapestry that recalls televised performances of bands like Can and Amon Düül II from the early 70s, and a recent appearance by ‘Merv,’ the hilariously deadpan self-help guru/alter-ego of modular synth minor deity Matt Carlson, posted below for your metaphysical betterment.

[vimeo https://vimeo.com/34774267]

Experimental Half-Hour co-founders Eva Aguila and Brock Fansler are currently planning a European tour, which will no doubt result in some exciting new collaborations and contexts for their project. They have a Kickstarter campaign that expires on May 31, if you are so inclined to help out.  (And it’s not just a one-sided helping out, mind you…they’re pressing up DVD rewards for contributors!)

~ by emilypothast on May 21, 2012.

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