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Early ElectroMIX: Eazy Teeth

May 30, 2023: 11am - 11:59 am
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Produced by Philippe Petit for his Modulisme platform supporting Modular Synthesis.

Paul M. Young spent the late 70’s and early 80’s playing the Serge live in the Punk Clubs and Art Galleries of Los Angeles and San Francisco under the name Eazy Teeth, a name given to him by Captain Beefheart as he was smiling a lot. He collaborated with many artists including Johanna Went, Z’ev, Jed Spear and many more. At the same time, he was building Serge Modular systems, road managing Captain Beefheart, managing Snakefinger, working with the Residents on The Mole Show… «After The Residents Mole Show Tour in Europe, I returned to Los Angeles and went to work for RolandCorpUS as lead synth tech. In 1985 I co-produced the album Lost In The Stars, The Music of Kurt Weill. As MIDI developed, I was the Roland rep for the MIDI Manufactures Association. This was a long way away from Serge and Modular.
My home studio at that time was an 8 Track tape and MIDI based. I worked with Bruce Fowler composing for many small film projects. From Roland, I went to TEAC as Product Manager for TASCAM. Then, after seeing video editing on a very early Avid system at a NAB show, I transitioned into Hollywood putting together computer systems for the studios as post-production and special effects were moving from optical to digital. I have always enjoyed the technical side of things as have found that to be a very creative outlet as well as composition.
 A change in lifestyle took me into the wine business and which I continue today importing select Vigneron from France»

Early ElectroMIX is a series documenting the history of experimental electronic music from the 1950s to the 1980s. Featuring composers making use of electronic instruments, test equipment, generators of synthetic signals and sounds, to analog synthesizers, including Delia Derbyshire (The BBC Radiophonic Workshop ), Ilhan Mimaroglu, Alvin Lucier, Brian Eno, Tod Dockstader, Louis and Bebe Barron, Pierre Henry, Kraftwerk, Daphné Oram, György Ligeti, John Cage, David Tudor, Bernard Herrmann, Morton Subotnick, Vladimir Ussachevsky, Max Mathews, Suzanne Ciani, Pauline Oliveros, Priscilla Mc Lean, Hugh Le Caine, Iannis Xenakis, Bruno Maderna, Henri Pousseur, Pril Smiley, Milton Babbitt, Toru Takemitsu, Denis Smalley, Annea Lockwood, Ruth Anderson, Makoto Moroi, Guy Reibel, Joel Chadabe, and countless other luminaries.

"While our sessions document those who make the music today my desire is to transmit some pioneering works which paved the way to what we try to create. Realizing that most of those seminal recordings were not available I decided to archive them in a contemporary way, DJing-mixing them and while most of the time running several sources together or in medleys I made sure to respect the original intent of each composer as I want to transmit their message rather than mine. The only one I would dare deliver being that they should not be forgotten… " — Philippe Petit 


A journalist for various magazines and radio DJ since 1983, as well as a musical activist, [Philippe Petit](www.philippepetit.info) has celebrated more than 35 years of sharing and transmitting his musical passions. Since the early 2000s Petit has served as a « musical travel agent and has been performing the world. Feeling lucky to release on several international labels such as Aagoo, Southern UK, Monotype, Bölt, Alrealon Musique, Beta Lactam Ring, Sub Rosa, HomeNormal, Important, Public Eyesore, Utech, and Staubgold.