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Golden Retriever is the duo of Matt Carlson (modular synthesizer) and Jonathan Sielaff (bass clarinet, formerly of Au), two musicians who blur the line between sounds created electronically and acoustically. The pair formed Golden Retriever in 2008 and began to develop a language informed by the practices of free improvisation as well as the tradition of American experimental electronic composers like Alvin Curran & David Behrman. Golden Retriever creates music that is creatively challenging and structurally complex while remaining inviting and emotionally dynamic rather than adopting a confrontational stance toward the listener.”Thrill Jockey Records

This performance is the second installment of Parenthetical Girls‘ collaborative Into The Woods four-part documentary, filmed at the Old Church–a 130-year-old house of worship in Downtown Portland. Their latest album “Privilege*” CD/LP/DVD, is available via Marriage Records (US) & Splendour (UK/EU).

Parenthetical Girls – Sympathy For Spastics

I Need Nothing – a nearly useless odyssey
music: ‘Doughnut’ by Parenthetical Girls
This is a non commercial video for Experimenta Design 2011 made by Caoceito Design, Moopie and Burdman.

‘Doughnut’ was originally appeared on the Parenthetical Girls‘ “The Scottish Play: Wherein The Group Parenthetical Girls Pay Well-Intentioned [If Occasionally Misguided] Tribute To The Works Of Ivor Cutler” (Tomlab/2009), featuring Parenthetical adaptations of four songs and four prose poems from across the dense Cutler discography. Package designed by David Shrigley.

Parenthetical Girls – A Note To Self

taken from Portland’s experimental pop band, Parenthetical Girls’ forthcoming release of “Privilege pt. IV: Sympathy For Spastics” for their “Privilege” 12″ series, due out on November 1st via Slender Means Society.