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Ted Killian

Ted Killian

Other / Experimental / Avant-garde Medford, OR
Leaving Medford
Leaving Medford
Cauterant Baptism
Cauterant Baptism
Last Sparrow
Last Sparrow
Recurvate Plaint
Recurvate Plaint


"All Nite Kid" by Ted Killian


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  • Little Piece Of Dixie (Artist)
    Little Piece Of Dixie
    What a creative imagination you have. Each Track presents an amazing mental and emotional journey. Well done Ted! -LPOD
  • Demon Boy (Artist)
    Demon Boy
    Killer sound Thanks for the support
  • Salt NZ (Artist)
    Salt NZ
    Very nice creative songs with a lot of very Cool and interesting sounds!!! Salt & TGM ( :
  • Xenophanes Productions (Artist)
    Xenophanes Productions
    Mature stuff here. We love this. Best. XP
  • Sweet Oblique (Artist)
    Sweet Oblique
    kool stuff!
  • Michael Sky (Artist)
    Michael Sky
    Great guitar work and originality Ted....Lovin' leaving Medford....I was there (Medford) last night.


  • 2014

    Oct 17

    Medford, OR, US | 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.

  • 2014

    Oct 11

    Portland, OR, US | 8:00pm

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

  • 2013

    Jun 22

    Ashland, OR, US | 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

    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

    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.


  • My old rig from a few years back.
  • My new rig that I am currently using.


Ted Killian

Electric Guitar


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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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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