FLCON FCKER comes to Houston by way of Nashville, TN, and a graduate program in Pharmacology. Being a long time fan of live electronica a frustrated FCKER finds Nashville’s lively music scene disappointingly devoid of electronic music. The one exception, is R.T.H.M (Real Time Hand Motion) a live music duo who build the interfaces they use during performances. The future FLCON FCKER is introduced to the emerging art of open-source controllerism, but a career in medical research delays any avio-musical transformations.
A position with a laboratory in Houston’s Medical Center prompts a move to a city with a thriving electronic DJ scene. And although he immerses himself in the turntable culture, he has no interest in learning the intricacies of turntables nor does he feel compelled to hear others perform his music. In Houston, FCKER learns he has a knack for electronic circuitry, a fondness for the warm, low frequency reverberations of analog synthesizers, and a vision of performance based, real-time electronic music performances. After building a few synths, he begins experimenting with various open source controllers in an effort to create interesting live performances. He begins playing local venues as a way, mostly, to hear his hard work on the larger sound systems. After a few showcases, it becomes clear the analog tones, slower BPM, and motion-based expressive controllers are a phenomenal combination.
Videos make their way onto the internet and FLCON FCKER is asked to play his first out of state show with Brooklyn producers, Active and Pixel Ale, as well as San Francisco based synth programmer, Wolf Interval. This leads to more local opportunities at El Rincon Social, Counter Crawl III, Binarium Sound Series, Khon’s Bar, The Fairview, Dean’s Credit Clothing, Notsuoh’s, Mango’s Cafe, local festivals and Taos by South West 2012, an unofficial SXSW showcase.
Many hours soldering and lugging heavy gear around town translate into a 2012 Houston Press Music Awards for BEST ELECTRONIC ACT.
It is now clear FLCON FCKER is set to make an impact on Houston’s emerging beat culture.