Performers listed alphabetically by first name.


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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.


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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.


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Andrea Pensado

I play using my voice and electronics. (Salem, MA)

www.andreapensado.com


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Angela Sawyer

Electronics, comedy, burping. (Jamaica Plain, MA)

www.iluvkarlrahner.com


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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


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)

www.fluxmonkey.com


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Bonnie Kane

Avant-core. (Holyoke, MA)
youtube.com/bonniekane


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Cameron Farash / Dr Hamburger

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

https://www.instagram.com/drhamburgerz/



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Craig Chin / Errant Space

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

http://www.errant.space/, https://www.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 (Manchester, CT)

www.obliquity.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)

https://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)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6FEA6DF17227A576


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Dei Xhrist

Organizer

Vocal stylist (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/


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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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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/


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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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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

Electronics


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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


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Mike Frengel

Experimental guitarist, electroacoustic composer (West Newton, MA)

www.mikefrengel.com


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Mitchelka

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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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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olivia w-b

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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Paul Kafka-Gibbons

Dance, text-and-movement (Somerville, MA)

kafka-gibbons.info


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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


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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/


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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

Organizer

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

stephaniemariegermaine.wordpress.com


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TARA TOMS / DARKSOFT

ORGANIZER

Voice and Organization Skills (Harrisburg, PA)

drawnonward.net



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Walter Wright

Architect, systems engineer and free improviser. Originator of XFest (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