Keith Fullerton Whitman (US)
Boston-based producer Keith Fullerton Whitman has spent the past two decades exploring the many faces of electronic composition, often delving fearlessly back as far as the mid-20th century to find inspiration in the likes of Karlhein Stockhausen, Steve Reich, and other pioneers of the genre. He began his production career as Hrvatski, focussing on the breakcore and drill n’ bass ends of the spectrum, but by the early 2000’s his music had grown significantly quieter and more disciplined. 2005 album Multiples, his third for American label Kranky was heralded as a high watermark for its incorporation of academic precision and haunting instrumentation, and ever since Whitman’s reputation has continued to grow with releases on Kranky, Carpark, Digitalis, and Editions Mego. Generators, his latest album, was released earlier this year on Editions Mego. He runs the Mimaroglu Music Sales boutique, the Entschuldigen label, and the Reckankomplex studio. For MUTEK, he’ll perform a multi-channel piece for modular synthesizer incorporating analogue video feedback.