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ProjeKCt Three (P3) are members of King Crimson whom in these so-called “ProjeKCts” explore aspects of improvisation, experimentalism, electronic music forms and the devices with which to execute these experiments, typically in a live setting. The KC members on P3 are KC leader Robert Fripp on guitar and computers; Trey Gunn on Warr touch guitars and Pat Mastelotto on drums/traps/buttons.
ProjeKCt Three live shows were performed during South By Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas from March 21 - 25, 1999 (with one additional and unintended performance done in lieu of a King Crimson concert in 2003 due to illness befalling Adrian Belew). The music of the ProjecKCts is primarily instrumental save for samples of voices or band interaction with the audience. Performances by P3 and the ProjeKCts assumed progressive and futuristic overtones due to the nature of these bands playing highly technical music on specialty instruments (ie.- samplers; multi-string, touch guitars, electronic drums, computers, etc.). King Crimson were always known as a pioneering band of progressive music and The ProjeKCts continued to push the boundaries of what can be possible in contemporary music. The music itself deploys the sounds of electronic music due to the band’s devices. However, the music’s execution on what are essentially analog trigger instruments played through the varying electronic processes by skilled virtuosos keeps the human element intact. The rhythms and tempo changes performed by The ProjeKCts are also highly complex, ever-changing obviously not programmed, also differentiating this music from purely electronic forms. This music continues to maintain the spirit by which King Crimson has always performed in service to the music itself, in creative journeys of sonic exploration

Edited by Agnes_Steck on 26 Mar 2012, 17:09

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Cactus Cafe, March 23, 1999

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