The Melting Pot on 09/28/10

The Melting Pot
Air date: 
Tue, 09/28/2010 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Short Description: 
Halo Refuser is the experimental electronic solo 'producer' project of musical shape-shifter Asher Fulero, a prodigiously gifted artist known for being able to step into any musical situation and improve it; a rare blend of compositional skill and improvisational flexibility. Having worked in over 50 live bands and appeared on over 40 released albums (many of them produced by Fulero himself), he is a natural in all settings: Jazz, Funk, Blues, Reggae, Soul, Afro-Cuban, R&B, Gospel, HipHop, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Prog-Rock, Classical, Singer-Songwriter, Children's Music, and any and every electronic style from House and Trance to DnB, Jungle, Dubstep, Trip-hop and more. He has appeared at festivals around the globe, from California to Cairo, and is constantly in demand as a session keyboardist, a producer, and a remixer. The Halo Refuser project was begun in 2008, the same year Asher became an Endorsed 'Moog Artist'. He now helps to spread awareness about the Bob Moog Foundation (, which maintains the original analog recordings of Bob Moog's musings on the electronics and music. 


ASHER FULERO plays Thursday 9.30.10 w/ The Everyone Orchestra
What: Live music improvisation 
When: Thursday, September 30th, show at 9pm
Where: The Alberta Rose Theater, 3000 Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211

ASHER will be apearing with THE EVERYONE ORCHESTRA "Last Thursday"   

2 FREE ALBUMS available for 100% free download!!!
Featuring remixes from Graintable, Auditory Sculpture, Solovox, Plumblyne, and more.



Portland, OR -- The Everyone Orchestra, a nationally touring improv-based all star band brings it's unique audience participatory show to Portland at the Alberta Rose Theater for a new monthly residency at the Last Thursday Art walk. Conductor Matt Butler will facilitate the musical improvisation of a revolving cast of stellar musicians from bands like Los Lobos, The Motet, The March Fourth Marching Band, Hot Buttered Rum, Vagabond Opera, Taarka, Leftover Salmon and YOU. 
Everyone Orchestra has been touring nationally since it's inception 10 years ago. The residency, which started in August and will go indefinitely, will provide a exciting opportunity for the project to connect with the local community and Portland's fertile music scene.  Don't let the chance to participate pass you by....
"For music aficionados who know the journey is the adventure and the destination is a fleeting flash of never-to-be-heard-again euphony, Butler and his ever-shifting troupe are a true treasure." - The Denver Post


You can view live footage of The Everyone Orchestra in action here: 


About Everyone Orchestra
How do you fit into the Everyone Orchestra? The fully improvised performance is the brainchild of founder Matt Butler, who incorporates the skill set of the assembled all-star line up with the voices and sounds of the audience for an energetic and participatory musical experience. Literally an orchestra where everyone in the room takes part, the Everyone Orchestra brings together its own brand of musical improvisation that must be experienced to be believed!
The concept was developed in 2000 by Butler, who tours nationally and looks to the local community he is performing in to play the supporting role. Together, with an arsenal of local and national talent, who are often performing together for the first time, the orchestra will embark on an improvised adventure directed by cue cards and animated motions.
The list of Everyone Orchestra participants is an increasingly wide and intercontinental group including members of The Grateful Dead, Phish, moe., String Cheese Incident, The Flecktones, Club d'Elf, ALO, Tea Leaf Green and Adrian Belew, Taj Mahal, Maria Muldaur, Tuvan throat singers, live painters, dancers, chanters, choirs, hula hoopers, firespinners, jugglers, stiltwalkers, storytellers, a presidential candidate and hundreds of others among a growing legion of other performers.
Butler’s version of breaking down the barriers between musician and audience derives in part from desert art festival Burning Man’s ‘no spectators, only participants’ ethic and is undoubtedly influenced by his old friend and mentor Ken Kesey, the king of the Merry Pranksters.  The Everyone Orchestra is dedicated to working for good and has performed numerous concerts for non-profit organizations, coordinated donation drives for the needy, and has brought their brand of participatory performance to student groups, schools, hospitals, an orphanage and more.
September 28th Show all star cast:
Jans Ingber (The Motet)
John Avril (MarchFourth Marching Band)
Asher Fulero (Surrounded by Ninjas)
Robin Jackson (Vagabond Opera)
Jarrod Kaplan (Taarka, Trillian Green)
Tye North
Sarah King
Scott Pemberton 
Poetry and word games by Johnny Dwark
Conductor Matt Butler and more
Plus live art by Lang Schwartzwald and Joel Barber


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