The Tenses

Feb.20, 2015




The Dream World of Dion McGregor


The Tenses -is a Title of a story in the book “The Dream World of Dion McGregor” from 1964. It is a unique book in that the stories are not “Written”, but Transcribed from stories told while asleep!

In 2008 we began a new Live Act using Musical Concepts developed with Smegma. The Tenses are a more intimate ” Live ” experiment ,that is GREATLY INFLUENCED by the room/audience “feel”.  Moving Images that reflect our influences and creative patterns are projected on or behind us. Our creative intent is only one aspect.  We Attempt to collaborate in” The Moment .”

The Tenses have performed successfully in Portland, Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Cork, London, Brighton, Helsinki, Brussels, Paris , Geneva and others , so far.

Ju Suk Reet Meate- Founding Smegma and core LAFMS member since 1973 . Lap Steel Guitar, Pocket Trumpet , Electronics, Toys, ect.

Oblivia (Rock and Roll Jackie) Smegma Member Since 1981. Record Player, Electronics, Toys, ect.

The Tenses, using concepts developed over 40 years of organized and spontaneous sound making , attempt a new focus on “live performance” in which the Room or space has a major effect on the unfolding sounds.  Usually a movie is also shown that may suggest themes. If it all works there is Magic.

In the spirit of attempting the impossible, we hope some of the Magic fills the grooves in the vinyl LP, or the electronic rust patterns of cassettes.The Tenses-Part I

The Tenses in Turku

The Tenses in Turku, Finland 2012

 Cork 2009   Oblivia & Ju Suk Reet Meate  (The Tenses)

Cork 2009 Oblivia & Ju Suk Reet Meate (The Tenses) Thanks so much to  Vicky Langan !!!