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Douglas VanDyke
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I'm Douglas Van Dyke and am a part of the Fat Bellied god project. The FBg project started around 1990 in my friends house in Blue Island, Il. Anyone who came over was welcomed to mess with musical instruments. None of us were (are) accomplished musicians, we'd get high and grab hold of various instruments and start to jam. Some of that shit sounded good, so we carried on. It's been awhile since the last FBg jam session and in the interval I started making my own dissonant compositions/sounds.
Band/artist history
Fat Bellied god: 1990 to Present. Douglas Van Dyke 2004 to Present.
Have you performed in front of an audience?
No, neither FBg nor myself play live.....we don't get out much.
Your musical influences
John Cage; Edvard Varesse; Schoenberg...fathers of the real "Industrial" sound and naturally Frank Zappa.
What equipment do you use?
Low end Radium and Oxygen 8 midiman's , Yamaha electric keyboards.
Anything else?
I don't claim to be a musician, I'm a painter/poet. I create dissonant sounds used mostly as background for my lyrics/prose promoting my metaphysical beliefs. I am intrigued with the concept of eternal recurrence as held by Nietzsche and P.D.Ouspensky. More info. available at: DOUGLASVANDYKEACP.COM
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