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Extended Organ (Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion) with Princess Dragon Mom
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Detroit, MI
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Extended Organ (Paul McCarthy, Fredrik Nilsen, Joe Potts, Tom Recchion) with Princess Dragon Mom
Extended Organ is a supergroup of experimental sound artists whose members are culled from the ranks of the seminal West Coast noise cult the Los Angeles Free Music Society. The members of Extended Organ have been improvising with sound for over two decades. They each have active and well established careers on their own. Paul McCarthy is a world renowned art superstar. His work in Extended Organ consists of free form vocal/lyrical improvisations which play off the instrumental improvisations of the other members while simultaneously setting a mood, telling a story and responding to the general ambience of the performance situation. Fredrik Nilsen is a founder of the Los Angeles Free Music Society and a noted photographer. Nilsen plays prepared acoustic guitar and both an antique analog organ and a modern digital keyboard, all in an especially unorthodox style. Fredrik's approach, which acknowledging minimalist composers, spins equally from gothic horror movie soundtracks. Joe Potts is a founder of the LAFMS and mastermind of Airway, which has been called "the gnarliest noise band of all time." Potts is omnipresent on his chopped optigans - instruments he crafts from dismantled 70s optical samplers - the ultimate drone machine. Tom Recchion is a founder of the LAFMS and member of the Doo-Dooettes and B People. Recchion uses Kurzweil, guitar, radio, CDs, etc. to accent the other instruments as well as the occasional lush crescendos.

Opening is the Detroit collective Princess Dragon Mom, celebrating their 20th year of noise-making and performance-staging.


Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) (View)
4454 Woodward
Detroit, MI 48201
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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