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Blevin Blectum

“Keeki's Beak”

audio: Blevin Blectum, electronics; Lesser,
electronics; Wobbly, keyboards
video: Lesser and Blevin Blectum

“White-Capped Pionus (Pionus senilis)”

White-Caps are approximately nine and a half inches long. They have white on their forehead, forecrown, chin, and throat. Their breast is an olive-brown edged with a darker blue, that gradually becomes green across the abdomen. The top side of the wings can have violet-blue, green, blue and golden-brown feathers, with the undersides of the wings a dull green. The beak is horn colored, and the legs and feet are pink. She's a very gentle bird considering how powerful her beak is. An optical toy in a tube. An object-oriented language which mixes imperative and constraint-oriented features. [Gr. ? beautiful + ? form +-scope.] For Chile and Keeki.


Blevin Blectum is a sound designer/arranger. She has released the solo cds “Pirate Planets” (Phthalo 1999) and “Talon Slalom” (Deluxe 2001). She will be releasing her third solo CD in April 2004, “Magic Maple” (Bleakhouse/Praemedia). She is formerly half of the electronic duo BLectum from BLechdom. She currently performs solo, or in the multimedia project SAGAN with Lesser (audio), Wobbly (audio), and Ryan Junell (video). SAGAN will release their first CD/DVD in April 2004 (Bleakhouse/VagueTerrain). She lives in Oakland, CA.

“Powering Up/Powering Down” is sponsored in part by the University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA), and the UC San Diego Department of Music in connection with the departments of Visual Arts, Music, and Literature at UCSD along with the UC Riverside and Los Angeles campuses.