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Tomomi Adachi
voice, electronics, self-made instruments

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he develops his own instruments and sensor systems, presents site-specific compositions for groups of professional musicians and amateur musicians. He has performed improvised music and contemporary music/performance works by John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Christian Wolff, Tom Johnson and others in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Merkin Hall, STEIM, Experimental Intermedia, Melbourne International Arts Festival and Flanders Festival. He has performed with numerous musicians including Jaap Blonk, Nicolas Collins, TAKAHASHI Yuji, Carl Stone, SAKATA Akira, Ute Wassermann, Jennifer Walshe, ICHIYANAGI Toshi, Alessandro Bosetti, Jerome Noetinger, Zbigniew Karkowski and OTOMO Yoshihide. He has composed many voice pieces for untrained vocal ensemble also several for solo instrumentalist and ensemble. As the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters's "Ursonate" as a Japan premiere in 1996 and has introduced Japanese sound poetry tradition. Also he directed Japanese premiere of John Cage's "Europera5" in 2007 and "Variations VII" in 2011. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He stayed in New York from 2009 to 2010 as a grantee of Asian Cultural Council. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.

Susan Alcorn
pedal steel guitar

Susan Alcorn is a Baltimore, Maryland-based composer and musician who has received international recognition as an innovator of the pedal steel guitar, an instrument whose sound is commonly associated with country and western music. Alcorn has absorbed the technique of C&W pedal steel playing and refined it to a virtuosic level. Her original music reveals the influence of free jazz, avant-garde classical music, Indian ragas, Indigenous traditions, and other musics of the world. The UK Guardian describes her music as "beautiful, glassy and liquid, however far she strays from pulse and conventional harmony."
In addition to frequent tours throughout North America and Europe, Susan has performed in the UK at the London Festival of Experimental Music, the On The Outside Festival in Newcastle, and the Glasgow Improvisors Orchestra Improvisation Festival; in France at the Musique Action Festival in Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, Ateliers Tampon and Instants Chavires in Paris; in Germany at the Leipzig JazzTage and with the ICI Ensemble in Munich; The Stone, CBGBs, and Issue Project Room in New York; Il Continiere in Rome; and at Arsenic and Cave 12 in Switzerland.
Though mostly a solo performer, she has collaborated with numerous artists including Pauline Oliveros, Eugene Chadbourne., the late Peter Kowald, Chris Cutler, Fred Frith, Maggie Nicols, Joe Giardullo, Joe McPhee, Mike Cooper, Lê Quan Ninh, Ellen Fullman, Evan Parker, Ellery Eskelin, Michael Formanek, and John Butcher.

Andrew Bernstein
reeds, electronics

Andrew Bernstein is an American musician and composer. He is possessed by a minimalist drive to endlessly explore the subtleties of timbre, simple rhythmic variation, and the sense of timelessness in listening to long sustained tones. Andrew plays music to quiet the mind and open it up to higher states of consciousness.
Sonically his work is diverse, ranging from quiet solo alto saxophone improvisations and electronic drones to loud, rhythmically complex and hypnotically repetitive ensemble pieces. He often works with microtonal scales, dabbles in acoustic instrument construction, and programs custom synthesizers.
Bernstein is a member of the High Zero/Red Room Collective, plays with minimalist rock band Horse Lords, and is an M.A. candidate in Goucher College's Digital Arts program. He lives in Baltimore with his incredibly attractive wife and 3 unnaturally large cats.

Peter B
invented instruments

Peter B is webmaster of ciat-lonbarde.net, where he develops analog synthesizer products, such as "Sidrazzi Organ", "Tetrax Organ", "Plumbutter", and "Cocoquantus".  Other activities at ciat-lonbarde.net include paper circuits, free synthesizer designs for various noise/chaotic touch sensitive interfaces.  Peter B has conducted workshops in Berlin, Providence, Vancouver, California, Montreal, DC, and Manchester.  During a typical workshop, synthesizers are built, either from paper or kitted form.  If the synthesizer is installation oriented, such as the "Deerhorn", participants and Peter B then realize it vis a vis the architectural space of the workshop.  If the synthesizer is performance oriented, such as "Mr. Grassi" or "Sidrazzi Organ", then there is an ensemble to end the workshop.  However, most of Peter B's life form is spent soldering.  He is also webmaster of shbobo.net, which produces the new "Shnth", a "squish synthesizer" that uses computer music to emulate the processes of the analog synthesizers.

Christina Blomberg
tenor saxophone

Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Christina Blomberg has performed with groups ranging from The Barrage Band Orchestra to the Out of Your Head Collective. She improvises regularly with the Red Room Collective, most recently during Artscape at High Zero’s Worlds in Collusion. She started playing experimental music at the Lawrence University Conservatory in Wisconsin. There she studied music under Tom Washatka while majoring in Psychology. From Fall 2010 through Spring 2011, Blomberg taught in Turkey on a Fulbright grant, also participating in folk music culture, and studying Turkish popular and traditional music.
Blomberg creates memory-evoking musical environments, calling on music traditions from swing jazz to Makam from Turkey. She enjoys exploring the music that unfolds when intention intersects with coincidence.

Tom Boram
thocalate tynapple panipulator, epiglottal trills

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Jaimie Branch

Jaimie Branch is a trumpeter working in the areas of composition and improvisation. Since graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2005, she moved to Chicago becoming an active member in the Chicago creative music scene as a performer, presenter, and recording engineer. In 2012, Branch moved to Baltimore to pursue a Masters in Jazz Performance at Towson University. Recently she launched Pionic Records, an all vinyl label which she uses as an avenue to present her music to le universe.

Rose Hammer Burt

A native Montanan, Rose has lived in Baltimore since 2000. Background in classical and jazz saxophone as well as computer music, with studies at Peabody from 2000-2006. Experimental improvisor since 2004ish; Red Room Collective member since early 2005. Long time member of the Baltimore Afrobeat Society, Multiphonic Choir, Second Nature, the Bellevederes. Primary instruments are reeds / woodwinds, known to play banjo, misc objects upon occasion.

Samuel Burt
daxophone, bass clarinet, computer

Samuel Burt makes growls, hoots, screeches, and slow, floppy vibrations on the daxophone, bass clarinet, invented balloon instruments, and computer.
He is a composer and a professor at Goucher College where he teaches computer music. He is a board member and concert organizer at the High Zero Foundation. He received M.M. degrees in Composition and Computer Music from the Peabody Institute and B.Mus from the University of Georgia where he studied composition with Lewis Nielson and minored in clarinet performance. Since 2011 when he built his first daxophone (an instrument invented by Hans Reichel) he has sold several and provides a method for ordering them on his website.
He has performed in groups Mobtown Modern, Geodesic Gnome, Second Nature, and Death in the Maze. He has written and toured diverse and challenging compositions. He has performed with musicians like Christopher Varner, Dorothea Schurch, Arrington de Dionyso, Robert van Heumen, Alessandro Bosetti, M.C. Schmidt, Phil Minton, Frances-Marie Uitti, and many great Baltimore musicians.

Angèlica Castelló
paetzold, tapes, electronics
Mexico City/Vienna

Angélica Castelló (B. Mexico City, 1972), recorder player (+ electronic devices, distortions, cheap toys, feedbacks, voices….) performer, composer, sound artist, curator, teacher.
She studied Music in her native town, in Montreal (Université de Montréal), Amsterdam (Conservatorium van Amsterdam) and Vienna (Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, Institut für Elektroakustische und Computer Musik). Since 1999 she lives in Vienna where she teaches, she founded the concert series "Neue Musik in St Ruprecht" which she currently runs and where regularly musicians from Austria and abroad perform. She works interdivisionaly with Dancers, Writers, Musicians, Video Artists, Performers, Theater etc.
Even if she stayed faithful to the ancient music, the center and heart of her work is electroacoustic and New Music: Co-creation of different active ensembles and work with artist as Maja Osojnik, Billy Roisz, Katharina Klement, Burkhard Stangl, Martin Siewert, Mario de Vega, Christian Fennesz, Barbara Romen, Gunter Schneider, Olga Neuwirth, Wolfgang Mitterer, Isabelle Duthoit, Franz Hautzinger, Urkuma, Juan Jose Rivas, John Butcher, Jerome Noetinger, Okkyung Lee, dieb13, Dafne Vicente-Sandoval, Attila Faraveli, Matija Schellander, a.o. She performed across America and Europe.
As a composer she wrote for her own instruments and for ensembles (a.o. Danubia Saxophon Quartett, Haydn Piano Trio a.o.) as well as for theatre, film and dance; she composed several electroacustic pieces. Castelló has worked with composers like Mario Lavista, Hilda Paredes, Daniel de la Cuesta, a.o. Phil Niblock, Burkhard Stangl etc. on their works, some of which have been dedicate to her. She has performed at important festivals such as: Salzburger Festspiele, Nikelsdorf Konfrontationen, Donau Festival, Imago Dei, Music Unlimited, Wien Modern, Musikprotokoll, Osterfestival, Klangspuren, Radar Fest (MEX), Immerson/Suoni per il Popolo (CA), Musica Genera (PL), lmc festival (GB), Cha’ak’ab Paaxil (MEX) a.o. and her music has being recorded at labels like mosz, Monotype records, Mikroton Records and chmafu nocords and has being presented in several radio programs.
photo credit: Oliver Hangl

Patrick Crossland

Trombonist Patrick Crossland was born in Jackson, Mississippi. Growing up in southern Louisiana, he began playing trombone at age 10. His musical study continued at the University of Southern Mississippi, the Manhattan School of Music, the Royal College of Music, the University of Minnesota, and the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik –Trossingen. He has worked closely with several composers including Vinko Globokar and Marco Stroppa. Prominent solo performances include the Walker Art Center’s “Festival Dancing In Your Head” (2001, 2002, 2005), the Darmstadt Course for New Music (2004, 2006, 2008), where he was awarded a Solo Performance Prize, and the “Utopia Jetzt!” Festival (Germany) where he performed his acclaimed “V for Grock” multimedia recital. In 2009 he premiered his “Krieg dem Krieg” multimedia solo project.
Patrick Crossland is the recipient of a stipendium from the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz of BadenbWürttemberg and a prize winner at the Sparda Classic Trombone Competition (2008). In addition to his activities as a soloist and chamber musician, he is an avid improviser, working with a wide range of musicians including Günter Christmann, Alexander Frangenheim, and Jack Wright . He is a member of the Composers Slide Quartet, Ensemble Laboratorium, and Zinc & Copper Works.
Recently relocated to the Baltimore area, he holds a teaching position at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Alvin Fielder
Jackson, MS

Alvin Fielder studied music at Harris Senior High School, with Ed Blackwell at Xavier University, with Herb Brockstein at Texas Southern University, and private lessons with George "Duke" Brown, Gene Ammons, and Clarence Johnston. Among the visionaries with whom Alvin has worked are the Sun Ra Arkestra, Roscoe Mitchell, John Stubblefield, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Jennings, Edward "Kidd" Jordan and many others in Houston, Chicago, New York, and New Orleans. He was a charter member of AACM. In the late sixties, he used NEA grants to bring great musicians to Mississippi. He is featured in many recordings and appeared in places like Lincoln Center, New Jazz Festival in Germany, and Northsea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands. He helped found and continues to be involved with the Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong Jazz Camp in New Orleans, LA since 1995.
photo credit: Chad Anderson

Jesse Haas

Realize that feelings of self-doubt and failure are probably only artifacts of self-motivational tools, the fire you light under your ass, but that that practice will do nothing but undermine you. It's not necessary. You'll have to figure out how to merge motivation and self-love, or else be pointlessly miserable and self-deceiving.
(This analysis probably only scratches the surface, of course, but I hope this puts you off to a good start.)
You're perfect. You've done amazing, beautiful things, and you still can and will do amazing, beautiful things.
photo credit: Milo Beach Creature

Bonnie Jones
electronics, language

Bonnie Jones is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Born in 1977 in South Korea she was raised in New Jersey on a dairy farm, and currently resides in Baltimore, MD. Bonnie creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken, visual). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Bonnie has received commissions from the London ICA and has presented her work in the US, Europe, and Asia and collaborates frequently with writers and musicians including Ric Royer, Carla Harryman, Andy Hayleck, Joe Foster, Andrea Neumann, Liz Tonne, and Chris Cogburn. She received her MFA at the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College.

Walter Kitundu
San Francisco

Walter Kitundu is an instrument builder, artist, designer. He currently lives in the woods and is figuring out how to be forty, be in love, surf, plan motorcycle adventures, and make art... all while keeping an eye on the birds. Walter is known for making turntable based instruments and was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2008. He has worked with a wide range of collaborators from Matmos and the Kronos Quartet, to a flock of pigeons and frigid ocean waves. He has made turntables powered by the wind, fire, escalators, and balloons.

Misha Marks
guitar, baritone horn
New Zealand/Mexico City

Misha Marks was born in Wellington, New Zealand and grew up near Karamea, on the West Coast of the South Island. He has played guitar since he was six years old and later studied at a jazz school in Wellington for a couple of years before abandoning the confines of university walls in search of something more exciting. He became involved in the free-improvised music scene of Wellington, based around the experimental music venue Happy, where he played regularly with local improvisers, worked at the bar and was the janitor. He studied flamenco guitar in Spain, lived and played in Vienna and London, collaborated with Singhalese shamans in Sri Lanka, and in 2008 he transposed himself to Mexico City with the idea of staying for about six months, which soon became five years. A multi-instrumentalist, Misha plays guitar, baritone horn, accordion, latarra (a homemade electric guitar made out of a cookie tin) and leaf (any kind of firm leaf, such as eucalyptus, lemon tree, bayleaf etc). He is active in diverse scenes throughout Mexico City playing numerous projects, such as the free-improvisation group Generación Espontánea, in the primitive-evolutive-free-gypsy band Carlos Marks, thumping freejazz trio Rolling Eye, and Balkan music band Nabuzenko. He can often be found busking on the streets of Mexico City with any combination of the aforementioned instruments.

Magda Mayas
clavinet, piano

Magda Mayas is a pianist living in Berlin. Developing a vocabulary utilizing both the inside as well as the exterior parts of the piano, using preparations and objects, she explores textural, linear and fast moving sound collage.
Alongside the piano, Mayas has recently been performing on a Clavinet/Pianet, an electric piano from the 60s with strings and metal chimes, where she engages with noise and more visceral sound material, equally extending the instrumental sound palette using extended techniques and devices.
Mayas performs internationally solo and in collaboration with a large number of musicians and composers. Current projects are "Spill", a duo with drummer Tony Buck, a duo with Anthea Caddy (cello), a duo with Christine Abdelnour (sax), "Great Waitress", a trio with Monika Brooks (acc) and Laura Altman (cl) and different collaborations with Andy Moor, Clayton Thomas and Peter Evans. Magda Mayas has performed and toured in Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon and collaborated with many leading figures in improvisation and composers such as John Butcher, Peter Evans, Annette Krebs, Phill Niblock, Andrea Neumann, Axel Dörner, Thomas Lehn and Tristan Honsinger.
photo credit: Wojtek_Cornet

Sharon Monsur

Sharon Mansur (dance, installations, DC) is a contemporary dance artist. For the past twenty years she has been developing performance projects that embody improvisational, collaborative and experimental approaches, integrating somatic, visual, kinetic and aural elements. Her ongoing interests include identity, memory and perception, as well as creating art experiences that activate a particular space and time, inviting active viewing and visceral engagement. Her work has been spotted in galleries, parks, street corners, apartments, train stations, and theaters, and glimpsed in empty storefronts, parking lots, fields, rivers and other intriguing venues throughout the U.S, as well as in the UK, Argentina, Mexico and Ireland. Recent support includes the Maryland State Arts Council, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and a University of Maryland Creative and Performing Arts Award.

Sharon has also been fortunate to collaborate with numerous near and far-flung artists and designers. Current projects include INSERT [ ] HERE, with Irish contemporary dance artist/improviser Nick Bryson, in situ performance/installation with architect/artist Ronit Eisenbach, topology, with Brooklyn based dance artist Maré Hieronimus, and sightlines, with longtime DC area dance partner Daniel Burkholder. Recent performances include: Dance Conversations at the Flea Theatre (NYC), Dance Place (DC), Falls Bridge New Movement, Improvisation & Performance Festival (Philly), RADFest Alternative Dance Festival (MI), Mobius (Cambridge, MA), Shepherdstown-on-Site Dance Festival (WV), SUPERNOVA Performance Art Festival (VA), and the Performática International Forum of Contemporary Dance and Movement Arts (Mexico). Originally from Boston, MA, Sharon is a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. She is currently is on the University of Maryland's School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies faculty, teaching improvisation, somatics, choreography and creative process.

photo credit: Stephen Schreiber


David Moré
saw, electronics

David Moré’s current projects include listening to weak electromagnetic waves from (maybe) Jupiter using a home built radio telescope, as well as getting a sleek haircut from a Swedish professional in rural Wisconsin. He’s worked a variety of day jobs, the most exciting of which involved burying fabricated fossils in a Kansas desert, as well as moving a baby mummy from one high school in suburban Chicago to another high school in suburban Chicago. Mummies smell a bit like honey, which makes sense.
photo credit: Phil Kaufmann

Kelvin Pittman

Kelvin Pittman plays saxophone dealing with space, exigencies of space, and select sets of textures.
He began playing acoutic guitar as a dare at a California high school. Acoustic became electric, electric became clarinet, and then saxophone. Pittman also plays contact mic'ed bicycle, computer generated sine waves, and various objects. Beginning with "free jazz," he moved on to much, much quieter and restrained music, partially due to the influence of playing companions, partially due to desire.
He's performed in Phoenix, across the coasts of California, Oregon, and Washington, Vancouver, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, New York City, and Baltimore. The people who he has played with and influenced him the most include: Gust Burns, Tyler Wilcox, Bryan Eubanks, Joe Foster, Jean-Paul Jenkins, Kathleen Keogh, Jack Wright, Bhob Rainey, Asimina Chremos, Wilson Zorn, Wilson Shook, Jef Brown, Bob Jones, Mark Kaylor, Heather Vergotis, Jeffrey Allport, Bonnie Jones, Michael Griffin, Paul Hoskin, Gregg Skloff, Doug Theriault, Daron Key, and Randy Sutherland.
photo credit: Erika Diehl

Gino Robair
San Francisco

Gino Robair has performed and recorded with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, John Zorn, Nina Hagen, Terry Riley, Lou Harrison, John Butcher, Derek Bailey, Peter Kowald, Otomo Yoshihide, and the ROVA Saxophone Quartet. He is one of the "25 innovative percussionists" included in the bookPercussion Profiles (SoundWorld, 2001), as well as a founding member of the Splatter Trio and Pink Mountain. His opera, I, Norton, based on the life of Norton I, Emperor of the United States, has been performed throughout North America and Europe.
photo credit: Jane Richely

Will Schorre
modular synthesizer

Will Schorre (pronounced shor-ee) is an artist who is originally from Houston, TX. He is currently pursuing a BFA in sculpture from MICA. Will’s work in improvisation stems from his interest in electricity, synthesis, people, the mind, listening, dials, switches, and waveforms.

Karen Stackpole

Drummer/percussionist Karen Stackpole began her career as a rock drummer in the late ‘80s and soon became fascinated with improvised music and multi-media collaboration. She joined forces with SF Bay Area musicians, playing new music and stretching beyond established boundaries as well as working with dancers and experimental film. In 1991 she was exposed to the wonder of gongs (Paiste in particular) and immediately altered her trajectory to include these incredibly versatile instruments into her musical vocabulary.
In her explorations of metals, she has cultivated some distinctive techniques for drawing harmonics out of tam tams with various implements: rubber mallets, felt and yarn mallets, ball chains, bass and cello bows, kitchen utensils, and other small objects. Karen specializes in dynamic soundscapes and textures, but has also contributed gong sounds to more conventional musical genres as well as contributing source material for film soundtracks.
She is active in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles creative music scenes and has participated in music festivals and performed solo in Seattle, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Chicago, and the Bay Area as well as collaborating with other gongists from the UK, Poland, and the US. Over the years she has played with Gino Robair, John Schott, Vinny Golia, Myles Boisen, Moe Staiano, Chris Heenan, Rod Poole, Steve Roden, Dean Santomieri, Le Quan Ninh, The Bay Area Chamber Symphony, Mark Growden, Malcolm Mooney, and others. In addition to solo work, she currently performs and records with various projects including Machine Shop: Live Amplified Gong Experience (a duo with electronics master, Drew Webster), Sabbaticus Rex, Ghost in the House, the improvising quartet Vorticella, the Francis Wong Unit, and the rock band Steel Hotcakes.
photo credit: Sidney Chen

Birgit Ulher
trumpet, radio, speaker, objects

Born in Nuremberg, she studied the visual arts, which still have an important influence on her music. Since moving to Hamburg in 1982 she has been involved in free improvisation and experimental music. Since then she has developed an individual musical language. She works mainly on extending the sounding possiblities of the trumpet and has developed her own extended techniques and preparations for producing these sounds.
Besides this material research she is especially interested in the relation between sound and silence. She performs solo, with her working ensembles, dancers, visual artists and one-time collaborations with musicians from around the world. Collaborations with Ute Wassermann, Gino Robair, Leonel Kaplan, Christoph Schiller, Heddy Boubaker, Gregory Büttner and Forbes Graham, amongst others. Soloproject 'Radio Silence No More'.
Concerts and festivals in Europe, USA, South America, Russia and the Middle East. Numerous CD releases.
photo credit: Christine Huss

Sabine Vogel
flute, electronics
Potsdam, Berlin

Sabine Vogel focuses on sound and improvisation, using extended techniques both acoustic as well as electronic, creating a very personal contemporary language for the flute. Discovering and producing the unheard, the intimate, in relation to sound production within the flute, is her main focus of exploration. She takes the sounds from the inside of her flute - the microcosm of her flute world – and transports these sounds, with the help of amplification, into a sound-able-hear-able world. Bringing what is inside into the outside. She then combines this world of sound with self-made field recordings- the natural macrocosm of existing sound, forming a composed mixture between the macro and microcosmic. She then uses this as the material for a composition. Recently, with the support of STEIM in Amsterdam, she developed foot- and sensor controllers for her electronic set-up, which aid in this process and enrich the experience.
Her current projects are: ORNIS; an audio-visual Duo with british artist Kathy Hinde, a Duo for flute and church organ with australian pianist/organist Chris Abrahams, a Duo with canadian musician Jamie Drouin, Landscape quartet, an enviromental, soundart project with Bennett Hogg, Matt Sansom, Stefan Österjö. She is a memeber of the SPLITTER ORCHESTER, a 24 piece improvising orchestra, based in Berlin. She has played and worked a.o. with Anthony Braxton, Arto Lindsay, Tony Buck, Jim Denley, Chris Abrahams, Alex Nowitz, Andrea Neumann, Schwimmer, the Walter Thompson Soundpainting Orchestra.
Sabine Vogel’s grants and residencies include: 2007, artist-in residence at EMS in Stockholm and STEIM in Amsterdam; 2008 and 2012, a working grant for music by the Senat für Wissenschaft, Kultur und Forschung, Land Brandenburg; 2008, artistic residency at STEIM; 2010, 2-months working grant of the Land Mecklenburg-Vorpommern at Künstlerhaus LUKAS in Ahrenshoop; 2012, guest composer at EMS, Stockholm; 2012-2014, British AHRC research grant for the project “Landscape Quartet” in the UK (project director: Benett Hogg). Sabine Vogel has a lectureship for flute at the University Potsdam.

Weasel Walter
New York City

Weasel Walter (first name, last name) is best known as the drummer and primary composer for the cult punk jazz/no wave/brutal prog band, The Flying Luttenbachers. Between 1991 and 2007, the group recorded 16 full-length albums and toured Europe and the US extensively. Mr. Walter has also worked with other experimental rock groups like :ydia Lunch Retrovirus, Cellular Chaos, XBXRX, Behold The Arctopus, Burmese, Lake Of Dracula and many others. In the field of improvisation, Mr. Walter has performed and/or recorded with Evan Parker, Marshall Allen, Elliott Sharp, Peter Evans, Zeena Parkins, Ken Vandermark, Mick Barr, Henry Kaiser, Mary Halvorson, Marc Edwards, Nels Cline, William Hooker, Alex Ward, Darius Jones, Jim O'Rourke, John Butcher, Vinny Golia, John Lindberg, Frank Gratkowski and members of ROVA among many others. He appears on over 100 commercial releases and runs the independent record label, ugEXPLODE.
photo credit: Andy Newcombe

Experimental Movement
and Sound

September 18th
2640 Space

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Musicians from Afar »

Tomomi Adachi (voice, electronics, self-made instruments) Tokyo

Peter B (invented instruments) Connecticut

Angèlica Castelló (paetzold, tapes, electronics) Mexico City/Vienna

Alvin Fielder (percussion) Jackson, MS

Walter Kitundu (inventions) San Francisco

Misha Marks (guitar, baritone horn) New Zealand/Mexico City

Magda Mayas (clavinet, piano) Berlin

David Moré (saw, electronics) Chicago

Gino Robair (miscellany) San Francisco

Karen Stackpole (gongs) Oakland

Birgit Ulher (trumpet, radio, speaker, objects) Hamburg

Sabine Vogel (flute, electronics) Potsdam, Berlin

Weasel Walter (drums) New York City

Musicians from Baltimore »

Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)

Andrew Bernstein (reeds, electronics)

Christina Blomberg (tenor saxophone)

Tom Boram (thocolate tynapple panipulator, epiglottal trills)

Jaimie Branch (trumpet)

Rose Hammer Burt (reeds)

Samuel Burt (daxophone, bass clarinet, computer)

Patrick Crossland (trombone)

Jesse Haas (saxophone)

Bonnie Jones (electronics, language)

Sharon Mansur (movement)

Kelvin Pittman (saxophone)

Will Schorre (modular synthesizer)