Konrad Kinard

Konrad Kinard

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Singer/Songwriter, composer and media artist, Konrad Kinard has performed throughout Europe and North America playing music from electronica, avant-garde, experimental and songs that are firnly "left of pop". His working projects have included SLash Orchestra and presently ZeroPing .

Biography

Born in Texas, Konrad migrated to New York in his 20's to join the Art Rock movement, playing with Rhys Chatham in his guitar orchestra before leaving on tour with David Linton and choreographer Karole Armitage. Later, writing and performing with Montreal modern dance troupe, La La La Human Steps before returning to NYC and starting his own project. Slash Orchestra, a critiaclly acclaimed electro-acoustic band that included James Lo on drums and eventually Steve McAllister on electronics and Wayne Frost on guitar, toured until 1993 when Konrad disbanded the group and remained in Berlin where the last show was performed. In Berlin he opened the infamous underground club of the mid to late 1990s "Sexiland". Now in London, he has returned to performance and writing music. His last release ws with his electronics project, ZeroPing.
He also performs with acoustic guitar, Kaoss Pad and Latop in and about the UK and mainland Europe.

Lyrics

Ordinary People

Written By: Konrad Kinard

The ordinary people
live ordinary lives.
They have ordinary problems and
They tell ordinary lies.
If they procreate they will do it at a rate of two point five.
Religiously they seek the truth through the BBC,CNN, and Time .

You know that its true so
Here's as secret for you.

They grab a cup of coffee and they're heading for the door.
Its off to work to the circle jerk.My God it feels like war.
And then the ordinary comedown.
A gin and tonic or maybe wine.
Just ask 'em how they're doing.
They're usually slurring,"fine".

And you know that its true, we're ordianry too.
So here's a secret for you, you're ordinary...too.

Spoken:
What goes around comes around.
We all live in a pretty how town.
With so many roofs up but so many burn down and in the ashes we stumble 'round.

The ordinary people live inordinately painful lives. It's not extraordinary when the husband sometimes beats his wife.
And he never speaks of the incidents and she never shows the signs.
When family and friends are visiting the appearance is that they're fine.
You know that its true.
You're ordinary too.
Here's a secret for you.
We're ordinary.......too.

Now they will send their kids to college.
Maybe pack them off to war.
Just send the other half anywhere to get it out the door.
Then they plan the grand vacation to fill the empty nest.
Its an elixer of salvation to deaden the emptiness.

They have ordinary problems and
They tell ordinary lies.
If they procreate they will do it at a rate of two point five.
Religiously they seek the truth through the BBC,CNN, and Time .

You know that its true so
Here's as secret for you.

They grab a cup of coffee and they're heading for the door.
Its off to work to the circle jerk.My God it feels like war.
And then the ordinary comedown.
A gin and tonic or maybe wine.
Just ask 'em how they're doing.
They're usually slurring,"fine".

And you know that its true, we're ordianry too.
So here's a secret for you, you're ordinary...too.

Spoken:
What goes around comes around.
We all live in a pretty how town.
With so many roofs up but so many burn down and in the ashes we stumble 'round.

The ordinary people live inordinately painful lives. It's not extraordinary when the husband sometimes beats his wife.
And he never speaks of the incidents and she never shows the signs.
When family and friends are visiting the appearance is that they're fine.
You know that its true.
You're ordinary too.
Here's a secret for you.
We're ordinary.......too.

Ordinary People.......

Discography

Discography:
MAST ERSO FWAR - ZeroPing- 2004
Strange Mail music for film 2004
Bitsplitters 2004
"Alphabet City Compilation " by Sub Rosa 1994
"Man of Sorrows Compilation" by Sub Rosa 1997
"Hypothetical World " Slash Orchestra 1990
"Die Donnergötter" Rhys Chatham 1985
"Orchesography" David Linton 1985
TV and Film:
"Downtime" Slash Orchestra - Brooklyn College Production
"Human Sex" La La La Human Sex (composer)
"The Tube" With LA LA LA Human Steps
"AfterImage" With La La La Human Steps
"Watteau Duets" Karole Armitage Choregoraher- David Hinton Director -
London Weekend TV South Bank Show

Presently affiliated with Tonic Associates in New York City for production and composing music for Film TV and Multimedia.

Set List

Konrad Kinards Set:

Time: 20 to 60 minutes. All originals.
THis can be longer in some situations.