Quintron and Miss Pussycat

Quintron

Resides in New Orleans, LA

www.quintronandmisspussycat.com  

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I began my career in art and puppetry as a child in the Southern Baptist Church of Antlers Oklahoma as part of the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry. Later on I moved to New Orleans and started a secret nightclub called Pussycat Caverns, which hosted bands and all types of performance in a unique and lively atmosphere. It was here that I realized that puppet shows are the best art form ever, because puppets are sculptures that can talk. Also, puppets live in a parallel universe and can make movies, start bands, go on tour, and be art installations that turn into goblins and castles. Today, and for over 20 years, I have been presenting puppet shows in rock clubs, art spaces, movie theaters all around the world, usually with my favorite person in the whole world, Quintron.

Quintron has been making genre-defying noise, soundscape, and house rocking dance music in New Orleans for over 20 years. The majority of his fifteen full-length albums, many created with artist / puppeteer Panacea Theriac (aka Miss Pussycat), have the psychedelic soul of New Orleans party jams as filtered through tough distorted organs and a junk heap of self-made electronic instruments.

In the year 1999, Quintron helped to foster a DIY analog synth revival with a patented instrument called the DRUM BUDDY, a light activated analog drum machine which creates murky, low-fidelity, rhythmic patterns triggered by the rotation of recycled #10 pizza sauce cans.

In 2011 the New Orleans Museum of Art presented a large scale exhibit on the evolution of the DRUM BUDDY as well as allowing Quintron to hole himself up in one of their galleries for three months to create the epic experiment "Sucre Du Sauvage" (Goner 2011).

In addition to his own recordings, Quintron has played on a number of other records, most notably THE OBLIVIONS "9 Songs" and STEVE RILEY AND THE MAMOU PLAYBOYS' "Grand Isle" which earned a Grammy nominqation in 2012 and included the Quintron penned song "Chatterbox".

For one month in the Spring of 2014 Quintron and Miss Pussycat resided at the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation in Captiva, Florida. It was here that Quintron completed a weather controlled analog drone synthesizer called Weather Warlock and launched a website devoted to streaming its music, Weather For The Blind. Q and P will return to Captiva for a second Rauschenberg residency in Fall 2017. The Weather Warlock instrument installation will be exhibited as part of a 2018 group show curated by Helen Molesworth at the Geffen museum in Los Angeles.

Weather Warlock has also spawned an live improvisational project of the same name. Weather Warlock (the band) consists of various musicians improvising during sunrise or sunset to the sounds of this weather synthesizer doing it's thing. Recent collaborators  have included Steve Shelly, Sean Ono Lennon, Gary Wrong, Aaron Hill (of Eyehategod), Nels Cline, Rat Bastard, DJ Lespam, and several members of the Sun Ra Arkestra.

In February of 2016 Weather Warlock traveled to the United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi - to perform at the Imagine Science Films festival on the NYU campus located there. Quintron worked exclusively with musicians and sound artists from the region, including Egyptian Oud master Sherine Tohamy and several East Asian percussionists. An album of the music recorded there will be released in early 2018.

Quintron continues to live and work in New Orleans Louisiana as well as touring, teaching, and lecturing - in this world and beyond. He is currently in the early stages of development for a fish and sea mammal activated sound piece for the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago Illinois.

 

Miss Pussycat

Resides in New Orleans, LA 

www.quintronandmisspussycat.com                                                                                                

kingcake&witch  - Panacea Theriac, 2017

kingcake&witch  - Panacea Theriac, 2017

I began my career in art and puppetry as a child in the Southern Baptist Church of Antlers Oklahoma as part of the Christian Puppet Youth Ministry. Later on I moved to New Orleans and started a secret nightclub called Pussycat Caverns, which hosted bands and all types of performance in a unique and lively atmosphere. It was here that I realized that puppet shows are the best art form ever, because puppets are sculptures that can talk. Also, puppets live in a parallel universe and can make movies, start bands, go on tour, and be art installations that turn into goblins and castles. Today, and for over 20 years, I have been presenting puppet shows in rock clubs, art spaces, movie theaters all around the world, usually with my favorite person in the whole world, Quintron.