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Gen Ken at Generator 1989

Conrad Schnitzler at Generator 1990

Mariano Airaldi at Generator 1990

Headspace by Laura Kikaulka 1992

Music From Nowhere by Gordon Monahan 1992

Dolici Mura by Ron Kuivila 1992

Generator Experimental Music Gallery June 1, 1989 - June 1, 1990 3rd street New York City

Generator was a personal/public experiment that began on June 1, 1989. Having been involved in sound art music culture and the international mail art and cassette networking scene for 10 years while being based in New York's Lower East Side, I wanted to find out how much of an interest there was in the same scene locally. Generator quickly became a meeting place for those already attracted to this international network who might have otherwise only known each other by post. It also provided an opportunity to expose this culture to a new audience of people who stumbled upon it, read about it or heard about it who wouldn't otherwise have known about this music and culture. Visitors to Generator had the opportunity to listen to continuous sound events, preview the collection of artist made recordings, listen to live concerts and meet other people with similar interests. Many of the artists and much of the sound/noise/music passing through Generator was hard to classify as it tended to be produced by very creative and sometimes eccentric individuals from many different countries whose efforts often fell through the cracks of stereotypical music/art classifications.The first incarnation of Generator existed for one year. It was open 6 days a week. The amount of concerts, sound events, exhibitions and happenings are too extensive to fully list.

Generator 547 Sound Art June 1,1991-June 1,1992
547 20th street New York City


June 1 -July 31, 1991
The Reincarnation of Generator -
Arcane device, Alvin Lucier, CHOP SHOP, Gordon Monahan,
Laura Kikauka, Mary & Bill Buchen & Ron Kuivila

August 23 - September 8, 1991
Tim Sweet, G.X. Jupitter Larsen, Luigi-Bob Drake,
Mariano Airaldi, Roxy Middquendorf & Scott Konzelmann

September 14 - October 6, 1991
Nicolas Collins - Sputniks

October 11 - November 16, 1991
Gordon Monahan = Music From Nowhere
Laura Kikauka = Headspace

November 24 - January 5, 1991
Ron Kuivila - Dolci Mura

January 25 - March 1, 1992
Ken Butler - Man's Angles

March 20 - April 5, 1992
Gen Ken Montgomery -Icebreaker

April 10 - May 23, 1992
CHOP SHOP - Velocity & Vibration


June 26, 1991
Live Sound Manifestation
Gordon Monahan, Laura Kikauka, Ron Kuivila, Arcane Device,
Charles Cohen, Bradley Eros, Jeanne Liotta, Leah Singer,
Eric Schefler, Matty Jankowski, Gen Ken & Mariano Airaldi

August 23, 1991
If, Bwana -Al Margolis, Dan & Detta Andriano & Matty Jankowski
Trigger - Fred Lonberg-Holm, Leslie Ross & Paul Hoskin

August 24, 1991
The Haters
Gen Ken

August 25, 1991
Charles Cohen
Conrad Schnitzler

October 11, 1991
Nicolas Collins & Ben Neill
Ben Manley

October 12, 1991
Ron Kuivila
Arcane Device

October 13, 1991
Mariano Airaldi & Gen Ken

December 29, 1991
G.X. Jupitter Larsen
Monty Cantsin

February 28, 1992
Ken Butler & Dina Emerson

March 24, 1992
John Duncan

March 28, 1992
Michael Schell, Fast Forward & Ikue Mori

April 24, 1992
Paul Panhuysen

June 7, 1992
small cruel party
Wolfgang und Die Stuermer


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