DUAL is a duo free improv project featuring Doug Theriault on guitar and Ed Chang on electronics and homemade sound devices.
Both had already been playing and composing improvised music for almost a decade when they first met in Portland, Oregon in 1996.
After many heated battles over the merits of Cage versus Stockhausen (as well as a few skirmishes over Zorn and Scelsi), they finally toured together throughout the Northwest U.S., including performances at both the 11th Seattle Improvised Music Festival and the 2nd Olympia Experimental Music Festival.
Several years later, a second 16-city tour of the Eastern half of the U.S.
followed in support of the Quodlibet cassette release "DUAL".
DUAL's music is about the tension, release and intersection of sound-objects in space.
Their musical textures have much in common with car crashes, dripping faucets and Godzilla in heat.
DUAL's goal is to explore new traditions in live musique concrete using electronics and modern cultural artifacts acquired through economical means (broken cake mixers, water balloons, potato mashers, rubber hoses, Korean sand whistles...)