envyloop: Bleak Texas Thing (EMF, 2007)

Butch Rovan: clarinets & electronics

Ulrich Maiss: cello & electronics

Available on www.amazon.com and www.emf.org

Envyloop live at Pixilerations v.2. Click on the image to play video.

With its combination of acoustic instruments, live electronics, interactive video, and found objects, this recording offers an eclectic mix of musical styles and personae. The improvisations speak both to the bleak landscapes of rural Texas and to the urban soundscapes of contemporary Berlin. Envyloop's music ranges from ambient soundscapes to hardcore noise attacks. The music flirts on the edges of the avant-garde and of popular music, aided by real-time computer processing and extended instrumental techniques.


2009 STEIM Concert Series, STEIM Center for New Music, Amsterdam, March.

2006 "Experimental Intermedia" Digital Arts festival, New York, March.

2005 ANNEX GROUP concerts, Northern Illinois University, October.
Pixilerations V.2, Providence, October.
Special invitation to International Computer Music Conference “off-ICMC” 2005, Barcelona.
NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) International Conference, Vancouver, May.
Ballhaus Naunynstrasse Theater, Berlin, March.
Würzburg Studio fuer Neue Musik, Würzburg, March.

2004 AS220, Providence, October.