Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Farley Miller is a music historian and multi-instrumentalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His research focuses on twentieth century American popular music and music technology, with an especial focus on the design, use, and marketing of musical instruments. His recently completed dissertation, “Popular Music and Instrument Technology in an Electronic Age, 1960-1969,” explicates the coevolution of instrument technology and musical style during that seminal decade around the theme of electrification.
In addition to his research and teaching, Farley maintains an active practice as a musician and recordist in the fields of experimental electronic music, free improvisation, and independent rock. He has worked with a wide stylistic range of musicians, including Alden Penner, Michael Cera, Sam Shalabi, and William Winant, and has performed at festivals such as SXSW, Suoni Per Il Popolo, and Obey. (Berkeley CA)
The music of Puerto Rican guitarist and composer Federico Balducci can be described as a mixture of classical and ambient music with unusually intricate harmonies. (West Springfield MA)
Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an ever changing assortment of ephemera and modified drum parts coaxing texture and tone both familiar and bizarre. Attentive to room resonance, ambience and collaborator, Fleisenberg playfully utilizes gravity, friction, acoustics and presence to explore space, time, and relationships. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Boston) with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own. Flandrew has been involved in the free improvisation community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings, and in set projects in venues small and large across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. A resident of Philadelphia, Flandrew is active as the co-curator of the HOT Series, and the Director of the Impermanent Society. (Philadelphia PA)
Trumpet player, electronic musician, composer, and visual artist living and working in Boston, Massachusetts. He is part of a dynamic new generation of improvisers in traversing a wide spectrum of genres and styles including experimental, jazz, noise, metal and more. Graham has appeared on over 30 recordings, ranging in style from contemporary classical, metal, and jazz. He has performed or recorded with a diverse group of musicians, including Roger Turner, Kayo Dot, The Flying Luttenbachers, Rakalam Moses, Daughters, Jim Hobbs, Erase Errata, Thoughtstreams, and Raqib Hassan. He is currently a member of the Para Quintet, Rock Flint Contemporary Ensemble, Wild May, Grizzler, Construction Party, and Equal Time. He is the founder of the Rock Flint Artists Retreat, and has appeared at numerous festivals including High Zero, Full Force (curated by John Zorn), Vision Festival, and The Wire’s Adventures in Modern Music festival.