Performers

Performers listed alphabetically by first name.

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A. Cambell Payne

Performer and composer based in Boston who creates dance and ambient music that explores the concepts of pattern, chance, repetition, recursion, time, and community.A. Campbell Payne is a performer and composer based in Boston who creates dance and ambient music that explores the concepts of pattern, chance, repetition, recursion, time, and community.A. Campbell Payne is a performer and composer based in Boston who creates dance and ambient music that explores the concepts of pattern, chance, repetition, rec acampbellpayne.com


Abdul Hamid Sherzai

Guitar. (Worcester MA) Bandcamp, Soundcloud


Abram Taber

At the tender age of 3, Abram Taber ripped open a cardboard box with a plastic toy screwdriver to get at the ukulele within.  Throughout the next 30+ years of his life, Abram has worked towards that same goal: unleashing sounds with whatever tools are available. (Philadelphia PA) reallybadreverb.com; Facebook


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) Bandcamp



Adam Matlock

Adam works as an accordionist, composer, and vocalist living and working in New Haven, CT. Matlock writes songs under the name An Historic, building narratives accompanies by musical inspirations from Balkan music and Klezmer, Soul, and various strains of rock. An Historic exists as a solo project, but is reinforced live and on record with the members of Dr. Caterwaul’s Cadre of Clairvoyant Claptraps, a folky/jazzy band adding trombone/fiddle/banjo and accordion to the standard rock instrumentation of guitar, bass, and drums. He also composes under his own name, most notably the opera Red Giant (2014) for 6-piece ensemble and three singers, and Earthseed Songs (2012) for voice and two instrumentalists. Matlock also began to expand his role as a performer in 2009, playing original music and interpretations with projects including Broadcloth and Gzara. He has recorded, performed, or improvised with artists including Anthony Braxton, Mario Pavone, Ceschi, Vinny Golia, Sigh, and Clara Engel, and works as a music teacher. (New Haven CT) anhistoricmusic.blogspot.com, Bandcamp


Adam Tinkle

Member of 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


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


Adrian Shaflee

Guitar (NYC)


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


Aisha Cruse

Dance. (Boston MA) Blogspot


A-J Cornell

(Montréal, Québec CA) andrea-janecornell.com


Al Margolis

Composer/performer, improvisor, and painter. Since 1984, often under his project name If, Bwana, he has worked in the field of non-commercial, non-popular music and sound. (Chester NY) Ifbwana.com, pogus.com, Bandcamp


Alessandro Maione/Metaphysical Interior Design

Pseudo-cryptozoologist soap box barker accompanied by a modular synth, some home-made instruments, and a guitar played mostly-well. (Shelton CT)



Alex Harwood

Guitar. (New York NY) Facebook


Alex Obert

Bassist, composer, founder of Hollow Bones, Anglers of the Omniverse, and other collaborations. (New York NY) Facebook


Alex Pelchat

Montréal-based guitarist, vocalist, writer and organizer whose practice is influenced by the music of Albert Ayler and Haino Keiji, the pataphysical works of Boris Vian and the explorations of Jean-Paul Riopelle. He has taken on multiple American and Canadian tours and performed at various festivals including Suoni Per Il Popolo and OBEY Convention. He has performed with various ensembles including Shining Wizard, Drøm Før Du Dør, Jugülär Methòt and Leftovers Diable. (Montréal QC) Bandcamp


Alex Renner/Samotage

Satomage is an experiment in live loops, polymeters, electric cello, and self-reflective depression.(Stamford CT) Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Bandcamp


Alexandra Derderian

Visual artist and videographer; Alex earned her BFA from University of Massachusetts Lowell with concentration in Painting and a minor in Creative Writing. She makes comedy videos, does improv performances, puppet shows, and plays drums in Inspector 34 and Table Trash. (Lowell MA) alexandraderderian.com, YouTube, Bandcamp


Alexis Desjardins

Member of Violet Nox. (Boston MA) Facebook


Allie Berger

Allie Berger likes to move. Through her embodied creative practice and academic studies, she investigates the language of the body-mind as an intelligent source of expression and therapeutic potential. She is interested in the intersections between formal performance and the everyday, particularly through the study and practice of improvisation. (Syracuse NY) Facebook, YouTube, Instagram



Allison O / Lure

Sound performance, audio programming, poetry, handmade instruments, electronics. (Boston MA) Soundcloud


Aly Gear/Soggy Doggy/Flubber Boiler

Soggy Doggy was born in a hay storage loft next to a swamp in Western Massachusetts & is currently buried under the task of hoarding air between skin & fascia drumkit, oven rack, & electronics by Charles Noyes (MA, USA) & electronics, guitar, voice, propane tank, silver platters, viola, & glockenspiel by a gear. (Shetland UK) soggy-doggy.wixsite.com/soggydoggy; amphibibiomeprotocol.wixsite.com/flubber-boiler



Amelie Brodeur

Flutist and pianist Amélie Brodeur is founder of YouTube’s The Flute Channel, The Flute Talk Podcast and The Montreal Flute Festival. From symphonic music, contemporary music, world music, chamber music and improvised music she has been heard over 10,000,000 times all over the world online including CBC radio, Radio-Classique, WPRB Princeton, ClassicFM and many more. ameliebrodeur.com


Andrea Blesso

Andrea Blesso Albuquerque has danced with each of the elements – underwater, 18ft in the air, spinning fire fans, and in the mountains of Portugal. andreablesso.com


Andrea Pensado

Based in the US since 2002, Pensado uses voice and electronics to make her music. She uses Max as her main programming tool. The voice is constantly interwoven in the improvisations. The 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. Occasionally, the combination of the performance situation, the often abrasive sounds, the irrational use of the voice and the inherent uncertainty of improvisations contributes to discoveries of unknown places in her mind. Pensado performs extensively in the US and abroad. She also runs Sonorium, a series of experimental music based in Salem, MA. andreapensado.com, sonorium.net, soundcloud

“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



Andrew Abrahamson

(Dorchester MA)




Andrew Morelli

(New Paltz NY)


Andrew Neumann

An artist who works in a variety of media, including electronic/interactive music photography, video, sculpture, installation. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a LEF Foundation Grant, and others awards. He has been an artist in residence at STEIM, iEAR Studio at RPI, and the Experimental Television Center (now Signal Culture). He has had one-person shows at bitforms Gallery, the DeCordova Museum, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, and solo shows for the Boston Cyberarts Festival. His single channel videos have been shown on PBS, The Worldwide Video Festival, Artist Space, Microscope Gallery. He has had solo music/video performances at Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, Roulette, Spectrum, HOLO, Spektrum, Berlin and Punctum, Prague.He has been an Artist in Residence at Djerassi, Visual Studies Workshop, The MacDowell Colony, YADDO, Ucross Foundation, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Art/OMI. (Boston MA) adneumann.com


Andrew Renault-Caragianes

“His infectious energy, work ethic and taste on the instrument are exactly what the band was seeking in a bass player and he’s gelled nicely into that role. (Andrew has) really locked in and made a potent rhythm section that drives the songs while controlling the dynamics of the band” – Bruce Marshall (Marshall Tucker Band, James Montgomery, Michael Allman) ReverbNation



Andy Crespo

Guitar, plus he’s the dude who runs Electric Eye Records. (Florence MA) Discogs


Andy Fordyce

Drums.


Andy Funaro

Drums.


Andy Goulet

I write songs: sad songs, happy songs, funny songs, weird songs, dancing songs, and everything in between. I play instruments: the pedal steel guitar, upright bass, singing saw, harmonica, autoharp, drums, mountain dulcimer, ukulele and more. (Easthampton MA) andygoulet.com



Andy Phelps

I’m Andy.  I used to run the harsh noise project Ichorous. These days I mainly brew and review beer as a hobby, but when I do make music it’s under the name Narcissus Technologies. Even more seldomly, I work on a harsh noise/power electronics project called Idle Wounds with my homebrew partner. The more you know! (Lowell MA) last.fm; rateyourmusic.com; Bandcamp


Angela Sawyer

A professional middle-aged nice-lady, very artsy, who used to run one weekly and four monthly comedy type shows. Now that COVID is here, she mopes around the house mourning her google calendar and also playing horrible music no one likes (but her 4 man-roommates like least of all). (Jamaica Plain MA) iluvkarlrahner.com


Angus McCullough

Member of 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



Anton Hunter

Composer and improviser living in Manchester. He leads the 11-piece Article XI band as well as his own trio, both with records on Efpi Records. Also ongoing is a duo with baritone saxophonist Cath Roberts called Ripsaw Catfish, Sloth Racket, Beck Hunters and a myriad of other different ensembles, ad hoc and otherwise. He is perhaps still better known for his work as guitarist in the Beats & Pieces Big Band, a group he is a founder member of and who continue to defy the odds simply by gigging as a 14 piece jazz ensemble in the UK and Europe. He manages to fit all this in around his busy schedule of being outraged on Twitter where he can be found @HunterAnton. (Manchester UK) antonhunter.com




Armand Bernardi

Space jazz, abstract structures, free improvisation. (New York NY) transmissionsny.com/armand


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) Vimeo


Ashley Tini

(Philadelphia PA) Soundcloud


Asimina Chremos

Asimina Chremos is an independent artist and collaborator in dance, fiber arts, and writing. Her performance practice has evolved from classical ballet (she was a dancer with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theater in the 1980s) to regular appearances in improvisational contexts with sound-artists and noise musicians. She is currently interested in the effects of aging on the dancing body uses of space and light in performance, and the ongoing problems of functioning as an “artist” in a capitalist economy. Lately been adding live typing with video projector and shadowplay to her 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) audreychen.com