The primeTime sublime Community Orchestra (ptsCO) was formed by Paul Minotto in 2000 to create and perform multi-genre, new music which cannot be defined by any stylistic label or category. Members of the group come from a variety of musical backgrounds including jazz, classical, pop, country and world music. In addition to the strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion, the 5th section of ptsCO is comprised of computers which balance the sound and add another dimension of extramusical ideas. Often electric guitars, synthesizers and other electronic instruments are used as well.
PtsCO combines many different styles of music with wit and humor. From the most popular mainstream genres such as rock or country music to the less popular styles like Free Jazz or "Avant-Garde" sounds, any and every genre and style of music is an option for their amusing explorations. And sometimes nonmusical sounds can be heard as well, like a Ginsu knife commercial under water, farm animals, garbage trucks or other fragments of popular culture.
* Yes, but What Kind Of Music Is It?
Any piece of music might contain a mix of Contemporary Jazz, 60's Rock, Chinese Folk, Polynesian percussion, country music, Spaghetti Western and other film music styles, Muzak, east Indian, Hip-hop to various 20th Century classical styles, 60's R&B, "Avant-Garde", Bossa Nova and various Latin American rhythms, Surf guitar music to whatever. Not taking themselves too seriously, ptsCO fuses these sounds so that the result is something between a pop song, film score, jazz improvisation, cartoon soundtrack and an orchestral suite.
They do not have an answer for "What Kind Of Music Is It?"
Traditional performance attire is often augmented with costume - Bill Clinton or Elvis Presley can sometimes be found in the violin section. Computer animation and various dramatic lighting effects often enhance a performance.
In addition, ptsCO has been featured on radio stations around the world and their music has been reviewed in numerous publications. They have worked with dance companies and choreographers, most recently with the Star Foster Dance Project in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and are currently working on their first music video which will never be seen on MTV.
The primeTime sublime web site features free MP3s, streaming excerpts from the new CD and other assorted absurdity.
The primeTime sublime Community Orchestra is a division of
the primeTime sublime -
a suburb of contemporary society located somewhere
between the heart and the mind.
The organization charter is to produce and publish
"New? music that doesn't fit anywhere."
Check out the artist's website:
1. Holy War in Your Pants
2. A Day At the Mall
3. Erectile Cognitive Bop Bits
4. Pomp & Vindaloo
5. Felini's Pickup Truck
6. Invocation and Fanfare of the Tahitian Garbage Fairies