exaltron

exaltron

 New York City, New York, USA
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"I remix myself on stage and it feels good". The singular sound of an improvisational musicborg wielding trumpet, guitar, vocals, beatbox and laptop is a celebration of technology, human achievement and futurism.

Biography

"The arrangements roam, the lyrics stray, the instruments are all over the place, and frankly, we can't get enough of it. It's this sort of melding of musicalities that makes us excited about the future of music."
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exaltron is a trumpeter, guitarist, vocalist, beatboxer and freakin' remix ninja out of NYC. Inspired by compelling rhythms from all over the world, and equipped with wares both hard and soft, he creates a sound that manifests and celebrates the infinite possibilities of music and technology. Get it? "exaltron".

Over intricate beats steeped in hip-hop, drum n' bass, brazilian and afrobeat rhythms, exaltron blurs the lines between the synthetic and the organic. Vocal harmonies are chopped up and filtered into synthy jabs, trumpet is electronically multiplied into a futuristic big band sound. A solid sense of musicianship and a fetish for mad-scientist experimentation fuel an ecstatically creative approach to music.

While his subtly autoerotic slogan, "I remix myself on stage and it feels good", may be tongue in cheek, exaltron takes the art of live remix very seriously. After several years of collaborating with live musicians, such as drummer Andrew Frawley (Karina Zeviani, Ben Jelen) and bassist Jonny Taylor (Vic Thrill), exaltron decided to take his begrudging relationship with music technology to the next level. With a successful exaltron remix project for Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood) that built an afro-cuban composition over jungly samples of illyB's drumming, he was hooked. Adding laptop, footpedal and midi-guitar to his rig, exaltron the one-man-band and improvisational musicborg was born.

This maniacal hunger for improvisation and tweaking finds nourishment in NYC's monthly Warper Party, currently hosted by DJ Shakey and !INCLUDE. Founded by Shakey and Moldover in 2005, Warper has become a laboratory for a movement Moldover dubbed "controllerism", tweaking sounds on the fly using MIDI controllers, analogous to a DJ's approach to turntablism. Through collaboration and outright cribbing of his fellow controllerists, exaltron is constantly adding glitchy, stuttery effects to loops he creates live, gleefully transforming existing compositions and melodies into unrecognizable musical derivatives.

Discography

5x5 released in 2006- professionally pressed and available on itunes, amazon, cdbaby.

upcoming EP to be released in 09.

Set List

Currently performing all original material. Sets feature live vocals and instrumentals which are looped and remixed in real-time, combining the best of improvisation and DJ-style mixing with a dynamic live spontaneity.