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Beatrix*JAR releases Golden Fuzz

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Minneapolis, MN - Best known for touring the country spreading the good word of D.I.Y. electronics with uniquely playful performances and Circuit Bending Workshops, sonic love-birds Beatrix*JAR make a dynamic return with their highly anticipated second release: Golden Fuzz, the follow-up to the duo’s first cd release: I Love You Talk Bird (April 2006).

Surpassing their own sonic boundaries and delving deeper into the world the duo appropriately calls “Fuzzy Sound Collage”, Golden Fuzz expands on Beatrix*JAR’s non-traditional style by combining beautiful improvised moments courtesy of Bianca Pettis’s rhythmic layer of sample collage, glitched-out chance sounds summoned from Jacob Aaron Roske’s homemade modified electronics and tender reinforcing beats that bring it all together into a blissfully appropriated cohesive chaos.

One of the most obvious differences between the duo’s first release, I Love You Talk Bird, and the more recent Golden Fuzz is the duo’s decision to leave the vocal tracks at the studio door. “There are a few tracks where we sample our own voices (Open Lava Entropy and 123 Beatrix*Jar) but we really have simplified, Golden Fuzz is all about the music.” says Beatrix*JAR member Bianca Pettis.

“Golden Fuzz is also about the frequency we tune into as Beatrix*JAR.” says member Jacob Roske (JAR). “We feel so lucky to have found each other and to be able to release our sonic expression into the world.”

The release of Golden Fuzz comes subsequent to the couples decision to turn their work as Beatrix*JAR into a full time venture. “We went on tour for the first time in August 2006 and realized that this is what we were meant to do.” says Bianca Pettis (Beatrix). “We have started to turn our focus to booking ourselves across the country doing circuit bending workshops and performances.”

The duo recently gave a Circuit Bending Workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition: Soundwaves: The Art of Sampling, featuring the work of artists Sean Duffy, Christian Marclay and Celeste Boursier-Mougenot.


During the month of November, Beatrix*JAR will be featured in conjunction with the mnartists.org 2007 Festival of Appropriation held in Minneapolis.

This month long event in November 2007 will bring together collage, assemblage and mixed media artists, working with two and three dimensional visual collage and assemblage, along with works of audio and video collage, to celebrate the art of appropriation. The event will feature an exhibition at The Soap Factory, a film screening and an art lab at The Walker Art Center, as well as a special curated feature on mnartists.org website and in November’s Access+ENGAGE e-magazine, focusing on the art of appropriation.

Circuit Bending Workshop and Performance with Beatrix*JAR
Thursday, November 29th
Star Tribune Art Lab @ The Walker Art Center (Walker Free Thursday)
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis 55403
In conjunction with the Festival of Appropriation
5pm - 9pm / Free with a 7:30 pm performance by Beatrix*JAR

Beatrix*JAR: Golden Fuzz CD Release Party
Festival of Appropriation Closing Night Party
Friday, November 30th
Kitty Cat Klub
315 14th Avenue SE, Minneapolis 55414
9pm / Free
Featuring Beatrix*JAR and Ghost Band and more.