I’ve joined this site to communicate with others who share my passion for: Dada, Surrealism, Fluxus, Auto-Destructive Art, Collage, Assemblage, Electronic Music, Experimental, Free Jazz, Synthesizers, Spoken Word, & other creative or off-kilter thinking that causes harm to no one.
My earliest expressions (1965), were drones played on an electronic organ with pencils holding down the notes while I played the minor chord buttons. In 1970, I experimented with an electric guitar & a Foxx Fuzztone pedal.
I joined the Space Rock band Alien Planetscapes in 1993 & continued the study of Electronic Music & Synthesizers with Doug Walker.
Now in my retirement years, I’m happy to occasionally create collages & Experimental Music & communicate ideas with other like-minded folks.
ELECTRONIC COTTAGE is an international magazine where independent artists, musicians, writers and freethinkers share in-depth articles, essays, interviews, tech and gear reviews and tutorials, and much more. EC draws inspiration from the Cassette Culture Revolution of the 1980s, 90s and beyond; Mail Art, Small Press and Zines, Dada, Fluxus, Punk Rock, Hacking, Circuit Bending, Anarchy, and Noise. EC values inclusion, democracy, experimentation, independence and freedom of thought and expression, open-minded exchange, and Community.
From this moment forward the Electronic Cottage website will primarily be an online magazine for the publication of lengthy and in-depth articles, essays, and interviews. For those of you who use Facebook I have created an Electronic Cottage Group, which will be a casual social gathering place of the EC Community, where EC people can meet, share artwork and news of current projects and releases. The EC website will continue as before, and I encourage those of you who do not use Facebook to use the FORUM page here at the EC website to post miscellaneous thoughts and personal updates. The website and this EC Facebook Group are two separate but connected entities of the greater EC Community.