chris strouth self portrait


A many of many lives-some know Strouth as the filmmaker  who behind the documentary  “Unconvention: a Mix Tape from St. Paul” about the 2008 RNC, and M-80, some as a writer, or as a producer and musician and then of course their is the whole getting a kidney transplant over Facebook and Twitter  thing.

Chris Strouth, most recently seen conducting an orchestra for  last May’s Czeslaw’s Loop, was behind Future Perfect, an experimental dub sound system. With two records under their belt and a three-year residency at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, they also did numerous pieces with the Walker Art Center, and Orchestra Hall before closing up shop in 2002. Strouth also started the Red Eye Collaboration‘s Difficult Music series, the first new music series of its kind in the Twin Cities.

He has been a mainstay of the MPLS experimental music scene since before there was one. As a producer he has worked with people like Michael Yonkers, Stan Ridgway, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, George Cartwright (Curlew), Philip Johnson (Microscopic Sextet) and Mark Mallman.

Strouth ran the Twin Tone Record Group for most of the 90?s, later becoming the Director of Artists and Product for Innova Recordings (the American Composers Forum’s label). It was there that he executive produced a Grammy-nominated disc by “The Clouds”. He was also a part of the now legendary Rifle Sport Art Gallery, as well as House Nation and Depth Probe. In the six degrees of separation between John Cage and Judas Priest, Chris Strouth is number three.

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