"Truly Improvised Music
can occur only when
no one is improvising,
so please to shut up your
saxophones and suchwise."
-- A. Fishioso
Garbaggio Truckio Fantasticko (GTF)
was founded by
Dan Plonsey (above, right)
May 1, 2001.
Characteristics and precepts for GTF are as follows:
You are to prepare a "compositional plan" for very nearly
15 minutes of performance, music or some action conceived of by
yourself or by another, and then written upon paper.
You will make this performance a reality simultaneous
with all other performers of GTF.
You are not - explicitly - to interact with other
performers except insofar as it may be explicitly
stated to do so in your compositional plan.
More explicitly than this, we state: we eschew
improvisation itself as a baseless art. GTF will
not engage in improvisation except as it may happen
admittedly with tragic regularity under aegis of accident.
You may not be so loud, or cause any marring to persons
or animals or property thereof.
You must stop what you are doing upon request by the
You may wear clothing that you do not wear otherwise because
of its excessive ugliness or embarrassment or miscellaneous
troubles it causes you.
After the performance, the paper compositional plan becomes the property
Garbaggio Truckio Fantasticko is the first and possibly only band to operate
SAFE Music = Subversive And Fuckedly Epiphanic Music
- musics which exist to confound musical sense, senses and sensibilities;
- earthy musics of desire;
- idle lounging loutish musics;
- musics of sudden epiphanies and apprehensions of the void;
- (also, musics to apprehensively avoid);
- musics which tantalize, infantalize, can't-analyze;
- and above and beyond all expectation: musics which are
like the shits of elephants at a circus and are performed for benefit
of the elephants, the shits, and the humans who must run along scooping
up the shits with big snow shovels.
Saturday, May 5, 2001:
as part of the:
7th annual KZSU Day of Noise! At 90.1FM,
KZSU is also found at:
With: Michael Zelner,
and Tim Madden, joined for the last third or so by
special guests, Ernesto Diaz-Infante
and John Blue.
Sunday, July 14, 2002:
as part of the:
THE SECOND ANNUAL TRANSBAY SKRONKATHON BBQ
at Tuva Space.
3192 Adeline at MLK Street in Berkeley, CA
Performing a new opera by Mr. Dan Plonsey,
going under the title:
"It's All in Good Fun (you assholes)"
An opera, a mockery, a comock opera: of everyone, from
top to bottom of the music world,
including performers, composers, reviewers,
presenters, theorists, audience.
For information about booking, send e-mail to: