FURT is the electronic composition/performance duo formed by Richard Barrett and Paul Obermayer in London in 1986. FURT’s dense and intricate musical forms are produced at every level by an interpenetration between free improvisation and systematic composition, and use primarily concrete (sampled/processed) materials. This activity is concerned above all with allying the physicality and expressivity of sound-structures to FURT’s vision – but also with deriving methods of musical production from the nature of the (electronic) medium itself.
“Furt, in dicts. explained – ‘theft’, is a misprint in the later edd. of Tomkis’ Albumasar for ‘furie’.”
OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY