Performers listed alphabetically by first name.

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Adam Bohman

…has been operating on the outer fringes of underground music for decades. Working with home-build instruments, found objects, tape cut-ups, collages, ink drawings and graphic scores. Favouring acoustic sounds over electronics, he explores the minute tendrils of sounds coaxed from any number of non-musical instruments and objects. He is a member of British experimental groups Morphogenesis, The Bohman Brothers, Secluded Bronte, and the London Improvisors Orchestra. Adam’s music is unique and experimental, incorporating Fluxus japery, musique concrete, sound poetry and free improvisation. (London UK)

adambohman.bandcamp.com


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Adam Tinkle / Seven Count

Comprised of three multidisciplinary artists (Adam Tinkle (sax, visuals, electronics), Angus McCullough (trumpet, visuals, electronics), Jake Nussbaum (Drums) with backgrounds in disparate media, Seven Count came together in 2016 to investigate the experiential, spiritual, and political efficacies of sound. We view improvisation not just as a way of making art, but as an ethical response to deep listening, presence in the moment, and being in relation to others.

adamtinkle.wordpress.com


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Adrian Northover

Adrian records with B Shops for the Poor, The Remote Viewers, Sonicphonics (with Billy Bang), The London Improvisors Orchestra, Ensemble Trip-Tik, Anna Homler, Ricardo Tejero, John Edwards, The Custodians, and various duo CDs with Adam Bohman, Tasos Stamou, Daniel Thompson and others. He has performed at many international festivals, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, Sound Symposium, Victoriaville, Leipzig Jazz Festival, Tallin Festival, Arkangel Jazz, Freedom Of The City and others. Current projects include ‘Hard Evidence’ with John Edwards and Steve Noble, Vladimir Miller Quartet, Hogcallin’, a septet playing the music of Charles Mingus, and a trio with Marcio Mattos and Marilza Gouvea; also projects with Neil Metcalf (flute), Sue Lynch (sax), Jean-Michel Can Schouwburg (voice), Vladimir Tarasov (drums), Tristian Honsinger (cello), Marcello Magliocchi (drums), Phil Gibbs (guitar) and Maresuke Okamoto (cello). Recent CD releases include ‘Ag’ with Steve Noble & Daniel Thompson, Five and Four by the Runcible Quintet, Last Man In Europe (Remote Viewers), The Dinner Part with Vlad Miller and Pierpaolo Martino, Wintertide (Notes From Underground, Moribund Mules and Musket Fire (The Custodians). Adrian is also involved with Indian music (Jazz Thali), works with live music for film (Ensemble Kino), and helps run the Horse Improvised Music Club. (London UK)

adriannorthover.co.uk


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Afroditi Psarra

Multidisciplinary artist working in the intersection of electronic textiles and physical computing with sound art. Her research focuses on the merging of science fiction ideas with poetic representations and performative practices, traditional crafting methodologies with engineering and electronics, the art and science interaction with a critical discourse in the creation of artifacts. She is an assistant professor in the Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DXARTS) of the University of Washington in Seattle, and a noisemaker immersing herself in textural landscapes. (Seattle WA USA, Athens GR)

afroditipsarra.com


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Angus McCullough / Seven Count

Comprised of three multidisciplinary artists (Adam Tinkle (sax, visuals, electronics), Angus McCullough (trumpet, visuals, electronics), Jake Nussbaum (Drums) with backgrounds in disparate media, Seven Count came together in 2016 to investigate the experiential, spiritual, and political efficacies of sound. We view improvisation not just as a way of making art, but as an ethical response to deep listening, presence in the moment, and being in relation to others.

jakenussbaum.com


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Andrea Pensado

Based in the USA since 2002, Andrea uses voice and electronics to make music. Max/MSP is her main tool. Her programming maps synthesis parameters into performance gestures. Her approach to both programming and performance is highly intuitive. The harsh cut up noise result, mixed with the strong emotional component of her music, generates a deeply personal sonic language which inevitably gives rise to intense responses in the most diverse audiences. She performs extensively in the USA and abroad. She produces Sonorium, and experimental music series based in Salem MA.

“Pensado’s style is all tension and little release – the sound is simply fascinating.” – Ryan Masteller, TABS OUT

“Atlas-level strength / relentless energy / plain joy” – Angela Sawyer, Anathema Archives

andreapensado.com


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Angela Sawyer

Electronics, comedy, burping. (Jamaica Plain MA)

iluvkarlrahner.com


Arnaud Le Mindu

Guitarist, improviser, and composer. He multiplies musical encounters and experiences. After a jazz and rock based training, he naturally moved on to more experimental musics and free improv, whilst frequently going back to more traditional styles. In other words, he really doesn’t know what he’s doing. Performing as a solo artist as well as in various projects, he creates music for dance, theater and videos and collaborates with visual artists. (Le Havre FR)


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Asimina Chremos

Improvising dancer. Lately been adding live typing with video projector and shadowplay to my repetoire. (Philadelphia PA)

asiminachremos.space


Audrey Chen

A second generation Chinese/Tiawanese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976. Parting ways with the family convention, she turned to the cello at age 8 and voice at 11. After years of classical and conservatory training in both instruments, with a resulting specialization in early and new music, she parted ways again in 2003 to begin new negotiations with sound in order to discover a more individually honest aesthetic.

Since then, using the cello, voice and occasional analog electronics, Chen’s work delves deeply into her own version of narrative and non-linear storytelling. A large component of her music is improvised and her approach to this is extremely personal and visceral. Her playing explores the combination and layering of the homemade analog synthesizer, preparations and traditional and extended techniques in both the voice and cello. She works to join these elements together into a singular ecstatic personal language. (Berlin DE)


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Bbob Drake / fluxmonkey

Electronic and electro-acoustic free improv. Listening is more important than playing. Past collabs w/ Jack Wright, Ben Bennett, Ryan Jewell, Nate Scheible, T.J. Borden, Martin Freeman. I'd play derivative Derek Bailey guitar, but my hands are screwed up. (Cleveland OH)

fluxmonkey.com


Birgit Goldbourne

Artist, musician, children’s book author, paper engineering, drawings and objects, organizer of a monthly open stage for improvised music and sound concepts in Kassel, Germany. Her main love: performing and jamming with a focus on improvisation and new music. (Kassel DE)


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Bonnie Kane

Her solo and group works traverse the genres of noise, free jazz and improvisation, psych rock, jam band, and bio-composition. She brought her “Fresh Sound Guarantee” to her first show at the Rochester Planetarium, performances at a Bosnian refugee camp, outdoor festivals, art spaces, rock, jazz, and punk clubs. She tours nationally and worldwide. A bandleader since the 1990s, with over 30 releases, those she has performed and recorded with include: John Spencer, Tatsuya Nakatani, Chris Forsyth, Kevin Shea, Shayna Dulberger, Jeffrey Hayden Shurdut, Blaise Siwula, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, Chris Welcome, Federico Ughi, Walter Wright, Andrea Pensado, Chris Strunk, and John Loggia. New collaborations are continually evolving. (Holyoke MA)
youtube.com/bonniekane


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Cameron Farash / Dr Hamburger

Weirdo, other, noise, analog, feedback, nature. (Rochester, NY)

instagram.com/drhamburgerz/



Christos Koulendros

A sound artist and sculptor living in Lowell MA USA and Mazatos Cyprus. He performs as Egregoros with Walter Wright, and as a member of ensemble inédit?! and prefers to mix electro-acoustic instruments and styles. That includes a collection of modular synths, Peter Blasser instruments, as well as several Mid-Eastern strings like the saz and the Persian settar, as well as piano and accordion. (Lowell MA, Mazotos CY)

Egregoros represents a “thought-form” or “collective group mind.”


Cilla Vee aka Claire Elizabeth Barratt

Inter-disciplinary artist and director of Cilla Vee Life Arts, an arts organization with focus on cross-media collaboration. Her work utilizes artistic disciplines of dance, music, text, media, visual and installation art. Claire received her professional training in London at The Laban Centre For Movement and Dance and at the London Studio Centre For Performing Arts. She also served an apprenticeship with the Isadora Duncan Dance Foundation in New York, and holds an MFA in Creative Practice from the Transart Institute with Plymouth University UK. On moving to the USA in 1992, Claire held the position of Dancer for Unto These Hills drama on the Cherokee Indian Reservation and for Asheville Contemporary Dance Theater in North Carolina, as well as serving as co-founder and director for Circle Modern Dance and as choreographer for the Knoxville Opera Company in Tennessee. Claire founded Cilla Vee Life Arts in New York in 2002 and, with the support of arts advocates such as Chashama, Bronx Council on the Arts and Arts for Art, began to develop and present her signature modes of work – Motion Sculpture Movement Installations and The Sound Of Movement projects. She now lives in Asheville NC and tours frequently to connect and collaborate with a variety of international artists. (Asheville NC)


Clive Graham

Clive has been involved in making music since joining Morphogenesis in 1990. The group still does performances, including one in London earlier in 2019. He also has a working duo with fellow Morphogenesis member Adam Bohman that has played in the US and in European countries, He also runs Paradigm Discs, a record label that specializes in archive releases, as well as reissues, and new titles by more unknown artists like Kymatic and Captain Maurice Seddon. In 2004, he was a “Sound and Music New Voice.” (London UK)


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Craig Chin / Errant Space

Ambient soundscapes, textural guitar, slow, minimal (Beacon NY)

errant.space/, youtube.com/user/cr81gc


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Craig Douglas / Obliquity

Ethereal, ambient with dissonant vocal layerings. Influences include Eno, Budd, Vangelis, New England DIY and Avant Garde peeps (Easthampton MA)

bliquity.bandcamp.com


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Crescent Malavet

Multimedia art maker/alleged space alien specializing in queer identity, eco consciousness-grief, nature intelligence-interconnection, and illness on personal + global scales. (Augusta NJ)

crescentmalavet.tumblr.com


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Curt Haworth

Dance and Performance, Experimental, Free (Philadelphia PA)

https://curthaworth.com


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Daniel Sine / L'eclipse Nue

Expressionist/noise (Hartford CT)

http://www.leclipsenue.com


Dez Dicarlo / Violet Nox

Experimental, electronic, ambient, sonic, noise, psych, punk, space music. (Cambridge MA)

http://violetnox.bandcamp.com/album/twin-flame


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Diana Yourke / Something's burning on the stove, but I don't seem to care...

Multi-disciplinary artist with a background in all modes of expression, music (singing and instrumental), dance/movement, theater, spoken word, and visual art. (Andover MA)

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6FEA6DF17227A576


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Dei Xhrist

A vocalist with a background in visual art, Dei began performing music in 2006 spinning loops and lock grooves on multiple record players. Voice was initially added as a background element, supporting Theremin and less conventional sound sources to create audio cut-ups and soundscapes. Dei uses glossolalia, drones, lounge, jazz, belle voce and storytelling to dissect language and rhythms. Her voice and body function as conduits of intense emotions. She is a solo and ensemble performer and a member of Machine5 Theater Works. (Manchester NH)

deixhrist.wordpress.com


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Dylan Sherry

Saxophonist and wind player well versed in free improvisation with a background in jazz. I'm part of several experimental and free projects, have some contemporary classical experience, and am also part of a few more straight-ahead groups in the jazz / folk / funk space. (Brooklyn NY)

http://dylansherry.com


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Ed Brandon / Journey to the Center of the Colon

Beatbox driven improvisational looping, intuitive melodies, absurdelectualist sound sculpturing (Tewksbury MA)

https://www.facebook.com/JourneyToTheCenterOfTheColon/


Emmanuel Laland

Depending on his mood, plays as part of the experimental music scene. He played electronics with Nozal Cube; then, as a soloist, switched to electric guitar and electric organ. Always on the lookout for collaborative projects, he is director of PiedNu, which invites experimental projects to Le Havre France. (Le Havre FR)


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Eric Baylies

4 moogs, a theremin looped caterwauling like psychic tv controlled bleeding kraftwerk. (New Bedford MA)

https://youtu.be/QdxlAxW1ZOI



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Eunhye jeong

I play piano, keyboard, jang-gu and sing pansori voice. I compose or/and improvise through those musical instruments and also with a pen on paper. 

http://eunhyejeong.com/


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Federico Balducci

Composer (guitar) from Western Mass. My music is a mixture of classical and ambient music with unusually intricate harmonies, I mostly work on film score for short films and documentaries (West Springfield MA)

https://federicobalducci7.bandcamp.com



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Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø

…chose the trombone and began playing in the local marching band at the age of seven. Twenty some years later, he is still riding the ups and downs of an instrumental long term relationship, using the trombone’s crudeness as a creative challenge and vehicle to unearth its seemingly limitless possibilities. Through a technical distillation proves, he has developed a vast personal sound vocabulary, spanning from pure long tones to noise and the almost inaudible. Seeking a balance between intuitive and precisely constructed material, he has slowly been moving towards a more holistic sound practice, combining the power of brass tubes with an externa approach including sound sources like half-clarinet and various noise generators. He has toured actively since 2010; played clubs and festivals all over Europe, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Brazil and Argentina. In addition to a continuous research of solo material, his working projects include the amplified voice and trombone duo BEAM SPLITTER with Audrey Chen, a duo with experimental turntablist JD Zazie, the 12-piece band Skadedyr and acoustic trios Whirl (with Adam Myhr and Tobias Delius) and Nørstebø/Strid/de Heney (with Raymond Strid and Nina de Heney). (Berlin DE)


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Smooooooooooooooooooooth (Windham ME)

http://kraag.org


Ilan Manouach

A musician, book publisher and multidisciplinary artist with a specific interest in conceptual and post-digital comics. He currently holds a PhD researcher position at the Aalto University in Helsinki (adv. Craig Dworkin) where he examines the intersections of contemporary comics, art and poetry His work claims for the importance of comics as a materially self-reflexive medium, unaffiliated to any general art history. He has more than twenty published bookworks under his belt, solo exhibitions to important comics events worldwide. He is mostly known for Shapereader, a tactile system of communication for comics artists with disabilities. His work has been written about in Hyperallergic, New York Magazine, World Literature Today, Wired, Le Monde, The Comics Journal, du9, 50watts and Kenneth Goldsmith’s Wasting Time on the Internet; his works are also part of the Ubuweb contemporary art archive. (Athens GR)


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Jake Nussbaum / Seven Count

Comprised of three multidisciplinary artists (Adam Tinkle (sax, visuals, electronics), Angus McCullough (trumpet, visuals, electronics), Jake Nussbaum (Drums) with backgrounds in disparate media, Seven Count came together in 2016 to investigate the experiential, spiritual, and political efficacies of sound. We view improvisation not just as a way of making art, but as an ethical response to deep listening, presence in the moment, and being in relation to others.

http://jakenussbaum.com/index.php/recent-works/request-line/


Jane Boxall

An adventurous percussionist, working across diverse musical genres. She focuses on rock and hiphop drum kit, and art-music marimba and vibes; she is actively touring and recording as a soloist, collaborator and session player. Jane has performed in concert halls, art galleries, cafes, castles, kindergartens, hospitals, universities, forests and festivals from Rome to San Francisco, and Manhattan to France. Born in England and raised in Scotland, Jane completed her BA and MA in Music at the University of York (UK), and her Doctorate in Percussion Performance at the University of Illinois. Burlington VT)


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Jen Kutler

A sound based performer who modifies found objects that are signifiers of power, gender, queerness and intimacy to create atypical instruments. For this festival, I will be playing hacked vibrator synthesizers with processing through an instrument pickup. Ambient noisy drones can be expected. (Hudson NY)

Jenkutler.com


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Joe Brown / 2KJB

Abstract synth music/noise sculptor. (Lowell MA)

https://soundcloud.com/2kjb


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Joe Mygan

Probably carbon-based. (Northampton MA)

https://joemygan.bandcamp.com/


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Jon D Venter

Free Improv, Free Jazzish (Wallingford CT)

jvsc.bandcamp.com


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Ky Brooks

An experimentalist and singer who has been working with words and sounds in Montreal for much of the past ten years. They write about shapes, feelings, spaces, motions, emotions and so on. (Montreal CAN)


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Liam Kramer-White

I use sounds produced by electricity, gravitating towards simple tones and unstable sounds. I am interesting in exploring, psychoacoustics, perception of time, resonance, silence/noise, and social activity/relations through improvisation. (Hadley MA)

https://soundcloud.com/liamkw


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Marco wUNDERLICH

Freelance software developer, community admin of a bigger German musician community, poet, artist, performer and DIY kid. He is interested in many things, but his love is performing and jamming. He focuses mainly on two fields: experimental improvisation and futuristic dance music using samplers, synthesizers, flutes and clarinets. (DE)


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Martin Freeman

I perform mostly improvised music on unpredictable electronic instruments of my own design, many of which are capable improvisers themselves. (Rochester, NY)

www.mroztronium.blogspot.com


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Matthew Azevedo

I am a friendly space wizard. I play sacred drone (or ritual dark ambient if you want something more hashtagable). My influences are Elaine Radigue and Sunn O))) and the sound when you stand in just the right spot in the freezer aisle at Stop & Shop. (Providence RI)

retributionbody.bandcamp.com


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Max Hamel

Homemade and chaotic electronics (Hudson NY)

hsfb.bandcamp.com


Mia Zabelka

…is an Austrian contemporary violist, improvisor, and composer of Czech, Jewish and French family background. Comprehensively educated in classical music from an early age on, she opened up the traditional understanding of the violin as solo and ensemble instrument towards improvisation, experimental music, and sound art. She has collaborated with a  string of exciting artists from around the world, such as Robin Rimbaud, Pauline Oliveros, Electric Indigo, Dälek, Lydia Saffronkeira, Phill Niblock, John Zorn, John Russell Maggie Nichols and Audrey Chen. Mia has given concerts and performances at many festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia, 3-time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica, guest of the DAAD’s international artists’ programme in Berlin and  the Fulbright Commission in New York. She is currently artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith. Lydia Lunch describes Mia’s work as “visceral, cerebral and sensual. A gorgeous, haunting sound which employs classical interpretation and experimental improvisation to transcend musical genres, creating a sonic surround uniquely her own. She inhabits a sonic universe lush with soul cleansing vibrancy.” (Vienna AT)


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Mike Frengel

Experimental guitarist, electroacoustic composer (West Newton MA)

www.mikefrengel.com


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Mitchel k aHERN

I perform on self-invented musical instruments; these days pretty much exclusively on the harrow, based on a forged steel disc harrow from a piece of farm equipment. Performance styles range from industrial, noise, ambient and performance art. I also write, produce and direct theatrical projects that incorporate dance, interactive video, experimental music and visual arts. (Lynn MA)

www.mitchelka.org


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Natali Garner

Norwegian musician and vocalist based in Oslo, Norway. Natali uses the voice as a starting point for new sounds, exploring the instruments range of expression. With band projects, ranging from improv to folk music to art pop, she has developed a distinct sound and a diverse way of using the voice both in front, and as a backing instrument.

With her main projects – Propan, Delish and Nåtiden – Natali has completed tours in USA, Europe, Australia, Scandinavia, Japan and Russia, as well as playing concerts in Norway at a frequent level. Natali manages her own projects and is part of the renowned vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices and is part of Susanna and the Brotherhood of our Lady, the latest project incited by the Norwegian singer and composer Susanna. (Oslo NO)


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Neil Horsky

Music as a Second Language (MSL) provides a supportive environment and structured framework for musical improvisation with children, youth and adults in the Greater Boston area. The MSL facilitators are: Scott Mizrachi (musician & certified youth worker), Ian Kovac (musician & licensed music therapist), and Neil Horsky (musician & community artist/educator). We facilitate a series of music games with participants of varied backgrounds and experience levels at local community arts centers. (Jamaica Plain MA)

http://horskyprojects.com/projects/music-as-a-second-language/


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Nick Bowers

Electronic belligerence/audible lexapro (Derby CT)

https://moonheaded.bandcamp.com/


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Nico Tracy

Experimental sound artist that utilizes synthesizers, oscillators, sound boxes, contact mics, voice, and effects to achieve sonic achievements. Mostly just having fun.

http://angelsbreath.bandcamp.com, http://scrapetenshi.bandcamp.com, http://toxicmegacolon.bandcamp.com


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I play guitar and do vocals. my interests tend towards dissonance with weird rhythms, my influences range from grindcore to impressionism. (Jamaica Plain MA)

olivia-w-b.com



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PANAGIOTIS MINA

Panagiotis Mina (b. 1982, Larnaca, Cy) completed a BA in Communication Culture and Media at Coventry University. He has been working as a photographer and video maker and as an audio/visual artist in Cyprus since 2003.
He works with visual or acoustical elements to create distinct objects and texts that frequently cross the lines between parody / reality / auteurship / art / pop. As a musician he performs using a selection of electronic modular sythesizers, drum machines and haptic instruments, guitars, drums and microphones which metamorphose constantly as his sets are often based on autoschediasm. Furthermore, he has performed solo shows and created installations at various art galleries in Cyprus and abroad.

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Paul Kafka-Gibbons

Dance, text-and-movement (Somerville MA)

kafka-gibbons.info


Phil Minton

Phil played trumpet and sang with the Mike Westbrook Band in the early 60s; then in dance and rock bands in Europe for the later part of the decade. He returned to England in 1971, rejoining Westbrook and was involved in many of his projects until the mid 1980s. For most of the last forty years, Phil has been working as an improvising singer in groups, orchestras and situations, in various locations worldwide. Some composers have written pieces that especially employ his extended vocal techniques and improvisations. He has a quartet with Veryan Weston, Roger Turner and John Butcher, and ongoing duos with all of the above. He also sings with many other musicians including Audrey Chen, with whom in the last ten years he has performed worldwide. And recently, after a long beak, he’s been involved in several of American composer Bob Ostertag’s projects. (London UK)


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Psychedelic Snakeskin

Atmospheric dream stories from the outer edges (Greenwich NY)

https://soundcloud.com/user-7244758


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Ras Moshe Burnett

I play free jazz/avant garde jazz/post war classical/new music/roots reggae/psychedelic rock (New York NY)

https://www.facebook.com/ras.moshe


Richard Scott

A composer and improvisor whose collaborators include Axel Dörner, Jon Rose, Ute Wassermann, Thomas Lehn, Audrey Chen, Clive Bell, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowki and the Lightning Ensemble. For the last few years he has focused on electroacoustic composition and the possibilities of analogue modular synthesis. He was introduced to free improvisation by John Stevens, studied saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. He has released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSA Records, his solo double LP, Several Circles, and an album with Twinkle3 and Sidsel Endreson. In recent years he co-founded several concert series in Berlin: Basic Electricity, AUXXX, Klangkellaer and Sound Anatomy; he also has his own Sound Anatomy web-label imprint. (Berlin DE)


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Robert edge

Bass guitar and DIY digital instruments in as many widely varied situations as I can put myself in. Right now I participate in a few different ongoing improvisation collectives, lead a couple bands that perform my compositions, perform solo electronic music, and play bass in soul/blues band. (Westfield MA)

https://www.thumbknuckle.net/


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Robo Rob

Psych/ weird/ world (Philadelphia PA)

https://klojblog.tumblr.com/


Rodrigo Constanzo

He makes art.

He thinks this is an important thing to do. The art he makes is generally smeared in time, in the form of music. He improvises and acts as an antennae to the beauty, electricity, and endless surprise that is living a crazy life. He composes and tries to create new sounds, interactions and behaviors that he finds interesting and challenging. He performs his own music and the music of others on a variety of instruments, with close friends. He believes in magic. He believes in sharing things. He believes in teaching. He believes in openness. He loves sweet jams, and avoids speaking with a complicated vocabulary as much as possible. He tries to live as presently and honestly as possible. (Porto PT)


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Ryan Tomb

I use synthesizers to make ambient sounds that are usually in a sparse/minimal style. I also play piano and have a background in jazz, which includes free improv.

https://m.soundcloud.com/not-art/bealzibub, https://m.soundcloud.com/not-art/pi-2


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Samuel Wenc / Post Moves

Ambient/noise pedal steel guitar - Susan Alcorn, Daniel Lanois, Chuck Johnson, Robbie Basho (Watertown MA)

postmoves.bandcamp.com


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Scott Prato

5' 7" tall, good looking, easy going nature, psychedelic warrior, 420 4 eva! (Holyoke MA)

www.starrynightrecords.com


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Scott Saleem

Lapsteel, melodica


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Stella Silbert

I am an electroacoustic composer and improviser; I improvise using electric bass, Casio CZ-101 synth, and expanded percussion. I am interested in repetition, large dynamic ranges, traces/memories of sounds, and rejecting virtuosity. (Amherst MA)

https://feedingtuberecords.bandcamp.com/album/beige, https://soundcloud.com/user-519318833


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Stephanie Marie Germaine

All sorts of things that make sound (Jamaica Plain MA)

stephaniemariegermaine.wordpress.com


Sue Lynch

Sue currently runs The Horse Improvised Music Club with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. She has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and John Edwards. She has performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modernm and in 2016 she formed Paradise Yard – an electro acoustic ensemble performing at Iklectik, Café Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and Guess Who Festival Utrect, with the Scorpios. a psychedelic Sudanese band, and in 2019 with solo saxophone at Le Pied Nu Festival, France. (London UK)


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TARA TOMS / DARKSOFT

Voice and Organization Skills (Harrisburg PA)

drawnonward.net


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Tracy Lisk

Percussionist, painter, and curator who resides in Philadelphia, PA. Founder of improvisational duo Wormhole Superette, Tracy has studied percussion in Salvador, Bahia and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and performed in and led percussion ensembles in Philadelphia. (Philadelphia PA)


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Victoria Shen

Musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker native to San Francisco but working out of New England. Victoria’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music floods its location, acting as a form of sculpture. Her instruments include analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other self-built electronics designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones. Victoria has performed solo across North America, Japan, Mexico and Western Europe as Victoria Shen/Evicshen and as half of the duo TRIM in North America and the UK. She has also been an artist in residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm, Sweden, and WORM in Rotterdam, Netherands. (Boston MA)


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Walter Wright

Founder of XFest. Walter is an interdisciplinary artist; his practice includes computer programming, electro-acoustic music, and video performance. He is in several groups including Egregoros, ELKA BONG, and ensemble inédit?!. He plays an AVSynth, Bugbrand Board Weevil, drums and percussion. Walter is a co-founder of 911 Gallery, one of the first art galleries on the web, reincarnated several times and most successfully (to date) as 119 Gallery in Lowell MA. (Lowell MA)

nohtv.wordpress.com


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Will Mik

Right now I'm focusing on improvising the sequencing and arranging of fragments of harsh and amusical sound through hardware effects, mostly delay, pitch, grain, and time manipulation. The biggest influences for me currently are Yasunao Tone's collaborative works, Tom Boram, and Oval. (Providence RI)

http://www.willmk.com


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Life-long art and music patron, Y started her career as an art dealer in San Francisco working for American watercolorist Dennis Hare, then later moving to Lowell at prestigious auction house Skinner in Boston. As an entrepreneur and businesswoman, Y has owned a number of successful businesses including three Cambodian restaurants located in Manchester UK. She has been involved in XFest since day one, organizing food and accommodation for traveling artists. She brought XFest to Manchester UK in 2017, and hopes to continue to do so in exotic, off-the-beaten-track places. (Manchester UK)