minneapolis summit | october 2001


individual artist sites

escape mechanism
steev hise
the tape-beatles


In addition to the audio mini CD mentioned elsewhere, we have made a companion mini VideoCD that documents the activities at these recording sessions.

Similar in spirit to how the sessions themselves were conceived, the video editing and post-production improvises on the source footage we had to work with. All the footage was collected in Minneapolis during the Sound Unseen festival, which we all attended as participants.

The program shows us gathering before the Oak Street Theatre, being interviewed on Jon Nelson’s radio show Some Assembly Required, setting up for the improv sessions themselves, and finally driving off into the sunset once the meeting ran its course. Of course, you will also see an extended segment of footage taken during one of the improvisations, offering a rare glimpse into the mysterious workings of this constellation of five audio art luminaries, which include Escape Mechanism, Steev Hise, Wobbly, and your trusty Tape-beatles.

Over a year in the making, this disc is your opportunity to see us interacting with other audio artists in the throes of the creative act of making a new work of audio art. It contains two compositions that don’t appear on the Minneapolis Summit audio mini CD.

You can purchase both of these items online from this site.