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Ted Killian

Rank #4 Medford, OR Other / Experimental / Avant-garde

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Sounds Like: David Torn, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, Christian Fennesz, Eivind Aarset

Label: pfMENTUM

Manager: Ted Killian

Bio: I began playing guitar at the tender age of 10, and had the same general influences as just about anyone else picking up the instrument in the mid-late 60s -- pop radio, the Beatles, Dylan, the Stones, Hendrix -- all of the usual pop guitar touchstones. Be that as it may, something went rather wr... See Full Bio

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"Feedback shreiks and EBow howls over hypnotic grooves add up to a great soundtrack for a bad dream."
—  Matt Blackett, Guitar Player Magazine
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  • FAUST (Artist) FAUST
    Thanks for the support! Aleister / FAUST www.facebook.com/faustpgd
  • Paul Lyricist (Artist) Paul Lyricist
    Loving your great sounds Ted! Wishing you good luck & all the best from Paul at www.paullyrics.com:)!
  • Jerzy Wlodarczyk (Artist) Jerzy Wlodarczyk
    Very original guitar work!
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    Back to enjoy some more of your music
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    enjoying your music this morning
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    Hey you! You are simply AWESOME! Thank you so much for your love and support. May you experience volumes of success and love. God bless
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  • 2013

    Jun 22

    Ashland, OR, US | 7:30pm
    Pioneer Hall
    Ashland, OR, US
    Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:30pm


    An evening of electro-acoustic "art-music" by cutting-edge west coast practitioners. Music starts at 8:00pm.

  • 2013

    Feb 2

    Ashland, OR, US | 8:00pm
    The Dancespace
    Ashland, OR, US
    Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:00pm


    Ted Killian is a one-man guitar orchestra. He and Bruce Bayard will create a sonic sound scape with projections of video and collage in motion. Seating is limited. Tickets available at the door or by PayPal.

  • 2012

    Oct 6

    Ashland, OREGO, US | 7:00pm
    The Dancespace
    Ashland, OREGO, US
    Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:00pm


    Every first Saturday of the month beginning in May, Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard and a featured artist perform improvisational electronic soundscapes, created in the moment, and accompanied by a 24-foot wide projection of a collage in motion, where images are ever-changing, semi-random. All combine to create a contemporary abstract meditation on earth and sky. Concerts are at 8pm at the DanceSpace 280 East Hersey Street, Ashland.

  • 2011

    May 6

    Boise, ID, US | 7:30pm
    Art Source Gallery
    Boise, ID, US
    Fri May 06, 2011 7:30pm


    Opening night slot for 2011 Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival with a set of electric guitar and MaxMSP laptop explorations.

  • 2009

    Apr 26

    Boise, ID, US | 12:30pm

    Boise, ID, US
    Sun Apr 26, 2009 12:30pm


    I am performing as a duo with drummer Bob Sterling at the annual Boise Creative and Improvised Music Festival (B-CIMF). Our set starts at 3:00pm in the afternoon.

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Q: Hey Ted, when I saw you perform live years ago, you got a tremendous amount of diverse sound out of your rig. Wondering how much your studio sound is live and how much overdubbing you do.
A: Well, my rig has always been quite complicated. A few years ago I gave up the big rack and now use a hybrid rig that includes dedicated hardware FX and software FX on a Mac PowerBook Pro. The only overdubbing I do happens live because I use looping technology. Also, my main guitar has a Roland GK pickup on it. So, in addition to the "normal" guitar sound one might hear me play, I am also driving a GR synth and a VG processor to create a "composite" sound that I mix on-the-fly with foot pedals. That is what I now play at gigs. And, at home in the studio, I have a keyboard synth that sits just to the left of me that I can play and loop as well. In my software rig I also have a multitrack loop sample player loaded with about 7.5GB of sounds (most of which are my own creation). So, some sounds may come from that as well. I have never been very good at sequential multitrack recording. Too many decisions and things to fuss over. So I tend to try to do everything at once and capture it all in one take (as much as possible).

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