Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Expressionist/noise. (Hartford CT)
Percussionist performing freely improvised music. He performs in art galleries, tiki bars, and venues of curious ambiance made more curious by his mongrel sounds. David bows, scrapes, blows, slaps, rubs, caresses, abuses and generally tests the limits of his instrument. Anything is game. Anything may be a participant if the musical conversation calls for it. Artist, instrument, audience, and environment become ambiguous terms, conspiring in a theatrical exploration of chance dynamics and serendipitous exchanges. (New York NY)
Drummer, improviser and educator with work spanning avant-garde, experimental and improvisational music. Significant projects include the Tzadik recording ensemble PET BOTTLE NINGEN with Nonoko Yoshida and David Scanlon; GSI Studio band KARL 2000 with Daniel Rovin and Austin White; and work with Martin Bisi. Miller’s work is based on acoustic drum and percussion aesthetics with predominantly improvisational performance ideology. Having spent a decade based in New York City (and residencies in Japan), Miller collaborates constantly with various musicians including Daniel Carter, David Schnug, Satoko Fujii, Chuck Bettis, Natsuki Tamura, Jonas Labhart, Balise Siwula, Ryan Clackner and Marco Cappelli. (New York City NY)
David Douglas Dion
Dave Dugas Dion
Original instruments from unexpected everyday materials. (Concord NH)
David Shane Smith
Vocal stylist. (Manchester NH)
Experimental, electronic, ambient, sonic, noise, psych, punk, space music. (Cambridge MA)
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)
Dirk Adams works with sound in a variety of ways. Much of his live electronic work is informed by his experience in Gang Clan Mafia, employing improvised techniques to coax morphologically fluid timbres and sonic signifiers from layers of loops, beats, and voice. In recent years, he has explored a personal style of synthesis involving a misuse of Protools.
Doug Van Nort
Musician, instructor & artist operating out of Machias ME and parts south. Member and founder of music-centered acts Les Trois Etoiles, The Fieldguides, The Crows, and a few other ensembles. He’s worked/played on both US coasts with various music, theatre, and intermedia projects including performances with Joel Chadbourne, N B Aldrich, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, Jaap Blonk and If, BWANA. (Machias ME)
Soundscape Design & Piano Musings. As a Postmodernist Classical Composer, Improvisational Pianist & Experiential Performance Curator, Dubravka Bencic is dedicated to transmuting states of being through artistic expression. Her compositions venture into a myriad of shapes and forms during each performance, taking the audience through a panoply of soundscapes. The style she refers to as “piano dancing” is a dynamic interlace of rhythm and sound, resonating the ineffable. By designing and directing collaborative multi-disciplinary events, Dubravka aspires to integrate artistic communities via cross-pollination of genres, and thus bring about a sense of cultural wholeness. This notion of community building also translates into a multitude of musical collaborations with electronic, experimental and acoustic musicians, as well as with artists of various disciplines. (Pittsburgh PA)
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)