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David Linton

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Linton
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Originally a percussionist David Linton has created sound for many collaborative dance, theater, & performance settings since his arrival in downtown NY in the early 1980's. By the later 80's - after a good deal of percussion work along side other musicians - he was equally known for his live wired solo electro-acoustic drumkit performances as well as his soundscore productions. His 1986 solo LP 'Orchesography' (on Glen Branca's Neutral Label) was an influential collusion of 'early' sampling tek with street beats and theatrical post modernism. By the early 90's he had retired from 'live' performing in the 'improvised' electro-acoustic vein to concentrate on the vocabulary of entirely electronic music and the resultant paradigm shift in performance priorities that this new 'compressed' format suggested. Throughout the 90's Linton became a dedicated advocate for the expansion and appreciation of realtime performance in electronic media through the design and/or production of event/environments such as 'SoundLab' (1996) and eventually 'UnityGain' (1997-present). Since 2002 Linton's fascination with instantaneous collaborative audio visual communication among select units of electronic musicians and visualists has assumed the form of a live television Manhattan cable/webcast project - UGTV - Unitygain Television - for which he is producer/director - and an occasional performer. http://www.unitygain.org