From their work together in the New York aberrant hardcore band Meta-matics, the electoacoustic duo of Frank Vogl and Chuck Bettis emerged, creating a peculiar and energetic dialog from Bettis' max/msp patches and Franke's tabletop prepared bass, performed live as improvised spontaneous compositions of great detail and unpredictability.
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"Franke Vogl and Chuck Bettis first meet when they were still teenagers in the DC hardcore scene. Shortly after their first encounter they would become 1/2 of the quartet called the Meta-matics, a short lived abnormal hardcore punk band whose reputation for originality and energetic performances continues to live on to this day. When the band dissolved their love for extremes only grew stronger. Now decades later the two continue to navigate the underground with the same ferocity whilst exploring the depths of the avant-garde deeper than they have before. Vogl and Bettis congeal once again to bring you "Bobo Fossils", which contains music created by fusing two highly unusual instruments; Chuck's self-made max/msp patches with Franke's tabletop prepared bass, creating spontaneous compositions that defy easy categorization."-Earth2Ether
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"Chuck Bettis was raised in the fertile harDCore soil, nourished within Baltimore's enigmatic avant garde gatherings, and currently blossoming in New York's downtown musical tribe. His unique blend of electronics and throat has led him into various collaborations with great musicians from around the globe.
He has performed live collaborations with John Zorn, Fred Frith, Matmos,Yoshimio, Mephista and Afrirampo to name a few. Some of the musicians Bettis has recorded and played live with are as follows; Ikue Mori, Nautical Almanac, Audrey Chen, Yellow Swans, Toshio Kajiwara, Mick Barr, etc, plus a long history of punk bands he was in (most notably the experimental punk band Meta-matics as well as the enigmatic All Scars).
Current working groups are; Snake Union with Dave Grant, Die Trommel Fatale with Brandon Seabrook/Marika Hughes/Eivind Opsvik/Henry Fraser/Dave Treut/Sam Ospovat, Overishins with Mick Barr, Johnny DeBlase, Mike Pride and Mossenek with Mick Barr & Colin Marston, as well as improvising, recording, or composing with an array of musicians from around the world."-Chuck Bettis Website (http://www.chuckbettis.com/BIO/index.html)
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