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Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson

Ron Anderson


Ron Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist intuitive music maker who plays traditional instruments like the electric guitar, but will also use anything that can make a sound - including the recording studio. He has performed in 16 different countries with multiple tours of North America, Europe and Japan. Ron was a co-founder of the notorious rock group RAT AT RAT R in Philadelphia 1980- 81. It was in Philadelphia that he purchased 2 reel to reel tape recorders and started experimenting with tape editing Read more on Last.fm
Ron Anderson is a multi-instrumentalist intuitive music maker who plays traditional instruments like the electric guitar, but will also use anything that can make a sound - including the recording studio. He has performed in 16 different countries with multiple tours of North America, Europe and Japan. Ron was a co-founder of the notorious rock group RAT AT RAT R in Philadelphia 1980- 81. It was in Philadelphia that he purchased 2 reel to reel tape recorders and started experimenting with tape editing, found sounds, noise, improvisation and combining these with composition. In 1982 Ron moved to New York City's Lower East Side. He continued to experiment, moving to Downtown Brooklyn in 1984 starting his first recording studio where he held weekly improvisation nights, releasing his first recording (on vinyl) Fever Dream in 1987.

Throughout the 80's performed in many of the clubs in New York's Downtown music scene, CBGB'S, LA MAMA, THE PYRAMID, THE GAS STATION, THE KNITTING FACTORY with various groups and musicians. At this time he worked on tape installations for various art galleries, composed music for two premier performances of the ROBERT SMALL DANCE COMPANY at DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP and ST. MARKS CHURCH. Moved to Oakland, CA in 1989, set up a new studio. 1990 began his longest running project THE MOLECULES.

These bad boys of new music developed a controversial approach of free rock and dada concepts, which left them equally loved and hated in San Francisco. Completing a total of 6 CDs and an unreleased triple cd set. Their first called Steel Toe was released in 1991. Toured the U.S.A.

in 1992, the East Coast of the U.S.A. in 1997. Also Europe in 1993,94,95,97 including festivals - MUSIC ACTION 93 -Nancy, France, VORAX - Vicenza, Italy, EUROCOT - Zurich, Switzerland. One tour of Japan in 1995.

Ron played in VACUUM TREE HEAD which has released 2 CD's and HAPPY NEW YEAR who have released 2 CDs, toured the East and West Coasts of the U.S.A., one European tour in 1995, playing in MUSIC ACTION 95. Ron has recorded one studio CD and one live in Tokyo with YOSHIDA TATSUYA. August of 1998 Ron moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Started a recording project with members of the French Band ULAN BATOR. Followed by a European tour in November of 23 concerts in 25 days, performing every night in two groups, RONRUINS and the British band GUAPO.

Tour of Italy in April 1999 with METAL EATER (a duet with STEVE BUCHANAN). Metal Eater also performed in the 4thTOURNOI EUROPEEN D' IMPROVISATION MUSICALE in Poitiers, France. Returning to the USA in August 1999, Ron moved back to New York City. In November he performed in the DENSITES FESTIVAL 6 EDITION in Verdun, France with a new trio called NO PLAN (with OLIVIER PAQUOTTE and PETER HOLLINGER) formulated by the festival.

2000 brought a ten-concert tour of Japan with RONRUINS, and the formation of his new group PAK, who did an East Coast/Midwest tour of the USA with RUINS. THE INFUSION, Ron with OLIVIER PAQUOTTE and CAMEL ZEKRI went into the studio to record and give a few concerts in France at the beginning of 2001. NO PLAN was invited to perform at MUSIC ACTION 2001 (Nancy, France) in May, and PAK gave their European début in August at Festival Fruits De Mhere (Mhere, France). In March 2002 PAK toured in Germany, The Netherlands and France.

PAK performed at FESTIVAL FRESNES EN WATT - Fresnes en Woevre, France in September followed by a tour of Luxembourg and France. Immediately after completion of the PAK concerts, Ron did a solo tour of Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, with duets with Michel Oury, Claudio Parodi, Hops Barnemann. Two work shops were given during the solo tour in Brest, France and Universite de Metz, France. Solo tour highlights were at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Nantes, France and a surprise concert with RonRuins in Italy.

The first CD of PAK - 100 percent Human Hair was release February of 2003 co-produced with Elliott Sharp. THE INFUSION has been invited to the FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DE MUSIQUE ACTUELLE DE VICTORIAVILLE, Quebec, Canada in May. In September Ron participated in the HIGH ZERO FESTIVAL in Baltimore, MD. 2004 brought Ron's second appearance at Festival Fruit Mhere, Brassy, France with a performance with the Infusion and participation in an large improvising band surrounded by the fireworks of Patrick Auzier.

The release of Motel the second PAK CD in 2005 was meet with critical acclaim, and followed by a 21 concert tour of Europe. In November PAK performed in THE FUTURE FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL ROCK in New York City with the following bands - Doctor Nerve, Friendly Bears, Z's, Trio Convulsant, Snuggle/Stencil. April 2006, the concert of the Molecules in San Francisco at the Hemlock was fun and successful, few days later Ron was on a plane bound for Tokyo for a RonRuins tour of Japan with Jesse Krakow the bass player PAK as the third member of the Trio. Back in States Ron tour and did some recording with French Double bassist David Chiesa.

2007 The Molecules released a new CD/DVD called Friends and tour the west coast including a concert at the PUSH INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL in Vancouver, Canada. May brought an European tour with appearances at FESTIVAL TERRA TERMA and MUSIQUE ACTION FESTIVAL in France. In November the Molecules toured again in Europe and at the MUSIC UNLIMITED Festival in Wels Austria. In October and November of 2008 PAK did a 23 city concert tour of Europe.

These performances featured all new music with a new line up of Ron playing bass instead of guitar, Tim Byrnes on Trumpet and Keyboards and Keith Abrams on drums. Immediately following the tour with PAK, Ron went to Rome, Italy to work for 10 days on a recording and the a performance at JAZZCORE 2008 with the group Squartet. PAK also did concerts in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Baltimore. 2009 PAK did concerts in New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore and work on new music for a new CD. In 2O10 PAK traveled to Europe where they were joined on keyboards by Eve Risser to perform at Hagenfesten -Dala Floda, Sweden and Festival Experience (s) in Lyon, France.

And also gigs in Paris, and Valenciennes, France. Ron was busy with many side projects with highlights being a recording and a concert at the Issue Project Room with Philippe Petit, and a concert in Brooklyn with Weasel Walter and Paul Lemos. Ron Anderson currently resides in Brooklyn, and is currently working on new music with PAK and booking tours for 2011. Ron has performed and/or recorded with - ANTHONY COLEMAN, FRED LONBERG-HOLM, JAMES CHANCE, JOHN MEYERS, MARK RIBOT, ELLIOTT SHARP,YASUKO ONUKI, MICHEAL EVANS, THE SUN CITY GIRLS, SHELLY HIRSCH, THE POOL, OTOMO YOSHIHIDE, CAROLINE KRABBLE, GINO ROBAIR, SEIICHI YAMAMOTO, JACK WRIGHT, JOHN ZORN, 99 HOOKER, MYLES BOISEN, MIC GENDREAU, DONALD MILLER, HOPPY KAMIYAMA, DANIEL CARTER, HACO, TERRIE EX, PAUL LEMOS, GERRI JAGER, PHILIPPE PETIT, WEASEL WALTER Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..

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