Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Hans Tammen likes to set sounds in motion, and then sit back to watch the movements unfold. Using textures, timbre and dynamics as primary elements, his music is continuously shifting, with different layers floating into the foreground while others disappear. Whether richly processed guitar sounds from his hybrid interactive guitar/software instrument Endangered Guitar, traditionally notated material for his Third Eye Chamber Orchestra, or graphically notated elements for the all-electronic Dark Circuits Orchestra, his music flows like clockwork, “transforming a sequence of instrumental gestures into a wide territory of semi-hostile discontinuity; percussive, droning, intricately colorful, or simply blowing your socks off” (Touching Extremes). (Brooklyn NY)
Heather Downing Purcell
Heather Downing Purcell is an experimental noise guitarist and experimental recorder player currently based in Cambridge. She has multiple projects and bands she plays in, including Illusion of Porpoise, The Cat Herders, and a solo project, Turtlecat Symphony. Heather is a proud cat mom. (Cambridge MA)
Guitar sometimes. (Nashua NH)
Henrik Munkeby Nørstebø
…chose the trombone and began playing in the local marching band at the age of seven. Twenty some years later, he is still riding the ups and downs of an instrumental long term relationship, using the trombone’s crudeness as a creative challenge and vehicle to unearth its seemingly limitless possibilities. Through a technical distillation proves, he has developed a vast personal sound vocabulary, spanning from pure long tones to noise and the almost inaudible. Seeking a balance between intuitive and precisely constructed material, he has slowly been moving towards a more holistic sound practice, combining the power of brass tubes with an externa approach including sound sources like half-clarinet and various noise generators. He has toured actively since 2010; played clubs and festivals all over Europe, Russia, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia, USA, Brazil and Argentina. In addition to a continuous research of solo material, his working projects include the amplified voice and trombone duo BEAM SPLITTER with Audrey Chen, a duo with experimental turntablist JD Zazie, the 12-piece band Skadedyr and acoustic trios Whirl (with Adam Myhr and Tobias Delius) and Nørstebø/Strid/de Heney (with Raymond Strid and Nina de Heney). (Berlin DE)
Live video projections. (Boston MA)