Prog:Space Festival, Templeball Gallery 24 January 2004
photo by Ted Johnson
Steve Burnett originally played alto clarinet and saxophone, and currently plays Chapman Stick, theremin, and electric upright bass (Zeta Crossover), performing in several improvisational, cinematic, and ambient groups of musicians in
the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.
His work has appeared on two compilations.
Steve is active in the local music scene, maintaining the NC Goth website and the NC Prog (progressive rock) maillist. He also participates in 919noise and in the now-defunct AIM (Alliance for Improvised Music) group, and hosts house concerts for improvised and related music at badgerhaus.
(Steve's effects chain and gear, out of date but relevant in scope)
Subscape Annex - ambient/industrial improvisational looping
Phasmatodea - cinematic improvisational Chapman Stick duo
Laocoon - solo looping, tangled in the cords and loops like serpents
Cab Caligari - instrumental acoustic cello
and electric upright arachnobass, fiddling while the Weimar Republic burns
Occasional work with:
Audio Arcade - the sound of many
Ouroboros - organic bass horn parasitism and symbiosis
Chain-Tape Collective - Caligari and papermusic
Previous work with:
Fukadugalon - improvisational tribal noise
Seventeen Cobwebs for Emily (17CFE)
Total Information Awareness - ambient trance
Steve's Performance History
Influences: Coil, Djam Karet, Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Bill Laswell,
Tony Levin, Lightwave, Bill Nelson, Michael Nyman, Robert Rich,
David Torn, John Zorn.