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Ted Killian

Rank #1 Medford, OR Other / Experimental / Avant-garde

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Sounds Like: David Torn, Robert Fripp, Steve Tibbetts, 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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  • Sat

    Oct 11

    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm
    Sat Oct 11 8:00pm


    Part of the NW Loopfestival organized by Noah Peterson. See <http://www.noahpeterson.com/nw_loopfest/>

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    Oct 17

    Medford, OR, US | 7:00pm
    "Edgy in October" @ The Spa...
    Medford, OR, US
    Fri Oct 17 7:00pm


    I am playing long-form improvisational soundscapes for an exhibition of artwork called "Edgy in October" in the refurbished old Sparta Building on the corner of Main and RIverside Avenue in downtown Medford, Oregon. It is my first performance in Medford in nearly 5 years. Admittance is free, no age limits.

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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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