[ ELECTRONIC/EXPERIMENTAL ]
Of the four recordings Keith Fullerton Whitman has given us so far this year, across a pair of LPs — Generators (pictured) and Occlusions (both on Editions Mego), each comprising two divergent 20-minute live renditions of its respective title piece — at least three could be charitably described as "patience-testing," consisting in whole or part of fragmentary, erratic (but bizarrely engaging) spatters of sound, seemingly light years away from, say, the transcendently blissful tones of his landmark, decade-old Playthroughs. So yes, the man's got range. The majestically bearded sound-tinkerer, true to his Cantabrigian stomping grounds, takes a decidedly academic approach to his work, with a theoretical emphasis on process and a historically informed resourcefulness that's most recently led him to assemble an eclectic, era-spanning rig (from reel-to-reel to Max/MSP) for live and improvised electronic music–making.
Sat., June 16, 8:30 p.m., $10-$12, with Raglani, First Unitarian Side Chapel, 2125 Chestnut St., 866-468-7619, r5productions.com.