In early 1980, Charles Rice Goff III and several of his artistic associates began experimenting with making recordings on a Frippertronics-style tape loop system. The earliest of these tape loop experiments were loosely referred to as products of a project called "-ING." Goff's closest partner in tape loop experimentation was Steve Schaer, and by the end of 1982, the name "-ING" referred specifically to Goff and Schaer as a duo recording/performing act. In 1983, Goff and Schaer spent many hours performing as –ING at night clubs and parties in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, and in other Bay Area cities. Sadly, Schaer took his own life in 1998.
Others who participated in –ING recording projects included Robert Silverman, Dennis Briggs, Gordon Lyon, Jenny Josephian, Killr "Mark" Kaswan, and Vernon Lawton. While archiving -ING recordings in 2008, Goff (living in Kansas) located percussionist Vernon Lawton (living in Washington), and the two began collaborating as a new –ING for the 21st Century.
This presentation offers a tiny sampling of the many recordings produced by –ING. This collection of rarities has never before been offered to the public in this manner. Many more Taped Rugs rarities are waiting for your ears here:
-ING: The First Taped Rugs Recording/Performing Group
January 3, 2014
1 "From The First Goff/Schaer Session" - (from Earliest Minimalist Frippertronics Improvisations, 1980)
2 "Matainence" - (from Tape Loop Experiments, 1981-1982)
3 "Whirring During” - (Out Take from The Hyde Street Recordings, 1981)
4 "The Aquarium And Beyond" - (from Exquisite Orphans, 1984)
5 "-INGcantation" - (from Subcutaneous Volvulus, 2010)