Pollux – wasteland

We’re very, very pleased to announce the arrival on itsu jitsu of the Sirona-Records Chief, Netaudio community champion and all round  good guy, Pollux.

His 4 track EP titled ‘wasteland’ will be available as a free digital download on the 7th of October through Bandcamp, the Internet Archive and Last.fm on our usual 3.0 Creative Commons license.

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DESDEMONA/after every tempest come such calms

Artist: Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt & Jason Kavanagh
Title: DESDEMONA/after every tempest come such calms
Running Time: 00:32:00
Catalogue Number: ijcmk#1
Release Date: 30th September 2011
Download: Bandcamp | Internet Archive

About: DESDEMONA by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt

“Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances, Of moving accidents by flood and field” – William Shakespeare

after every tempest come such calms by Jason Kavanagh

“If after every tempest come such calms, May the winds blow till they have waken’d death!” – William Shakespeare


  2. after every tempest come such calms

Front Cover

Page One

Rear Cover

DESDEMONA “miniatur film clip”

Creative Commons License

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A collection of Live Performances and “Miniatur Film Clips” Part IV

Part IV of a series of videos showcasing Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt’s improvisational ‘accidental guitar’ technique.

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV

Joris J | Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt | RatbagKakawaka
Derek Holzer | Rinus van Alebeek | Laundry Room Squelchers

“miniatur film clip” – “She Lives on Light” is an interruption of a liturgical livelihood, composed live by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt using the accidental guitar method.

Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt track: Chinese Box. Dejavu from Triple Mystery Video in the Surreal Suspicion series 2011.

Filmed by Cece Chapman:

Composed and performed by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt at Friends Of Sagittarius Festival in Berlin.

Shot by Angela Grasser.
Film and music editing by Lind Bohm.

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Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt/Jason Kavanagh spilt release

Available on Friday 30th September: ‘DESDEMONA/after every tempest come such calms by Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt and Jason Kavanagh.

Two track digital download, pdf booklet and artwork.

Downloadable from Bandcamp, the Internet Archive and Last.fm.

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Itsu jitsu Interview #1 part 1: Jason “Mr. Oh My Yes.” Kavanagh

This is the first in a series of friendly interrogations of itsu jitsu musicians.

Jason Kavanagh is itsu jitsu’s Heid Daftie (Pictish for “Great Helmsman”.) Abandoned at birth because of his resemblance to Ronnie Corbett, Jason was raised by a wandering band of Klezmer musicians. In 1923, at the age of 11, he escaped (disguised as a goat), vowing never again to play a Cimbalom. Jason has been true to his word.

Jason Kavanagh: Glaswegian Music Mogul

Herr K is a passionate musician and creative catalyst. He has a knack for finding nice people and knocking them together until they make funny noises. More juicy bio and links to some of his myriad musical projects can be found here.

Stand up and sing a round of “He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” for the Son of Ja! Then read this hardhitting interview exposing the real Jason Kavanagh in all his tarnished splendor:

Q. What are some of your other passions besides music?

  • Cycling, literature, film, cats, tea, cake all with lashings of nonsense.

Q. Make up a genre name for your music.

Q.  What do you like most about making music?

  •  It’s gonna sound cheesy but I’d have to say it’s the act of creating something from nothing other than the sounds in my own head.  Nothing quite beats that feeling of taking a bunch of random sounds and mangling them until they resemble what I can hear between my ears.

Q.  Who are your musical heroes and what have you stolen from them?

Q.  Your musical superpower is:

  •  Massively Muddy Murky Bottom End, able to drag a listener down into hard to discern frequencies.

Q.  Where do you hope to be musically 47 months and 14 days from now?

  • A.  Playing a GSSNI set to a herd of assorted woodland creatures.

Q.  Tell us your most shameful musical secret.

  •  I am a recovering ‘handclap’ addict.

Q.  Finish this sentence: Doug Sharp commands my respect and awe because…

Q.  If you could only take 10 mp3’s to a Neptunian penal colony, which would they be?

  1. ‘Only Skin’ – Joanna Newsom.
  2. ‘Numb Erone’ – The Residents.
  3. ‘Down Home Special’ – Bo Diddley
  4. ‘Electricity’ – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band
  5. ‘Going Postal (It Is the Right Time)’ – Blectum from Blechdom
  6. ‘Lure of the Unknown Love (Xtabay)’ – Yma Sumac (Les Baxter, John Rose)
  7. ‘Life in a Scottish Sitting Room, Vol. 2, Episode 6’ – Ivor Cutler
  8. ‘Time Perspectives’ – Pauline Oliveros
  9. ‘Paper Clip Ship’ – Math [???]
  10. ‘Travellers 1, 2, 3’ – Meredith Monk
  11. WeAReSTINKyCOWsWeARe’ – Zilch Spacecasting Network
  • I know that’s 11 but what the hell, I’d be willing to take the chance of disintegration.

Q.  What is the greatest number of groupies (m or f) you’ve bedded at one time? Tell us about it.

  • I was once groped by an old lady called Mabel, was that a groupie?

Q.  Are there any genres of music that you can’t tolerate and why?

We dug up so much dirt on Jason that we must post our expose’  in two parts. Next week travel deeper into the seismic psyche of ij’s Great Helmsman.


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