Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Lauri Mc/Shorty Mc
I use sounds produced by electricity, gravitating towards simple tones and unstable sounds. I am interesting in exploring, psychoacoustics, perception of time, resonance, silence/noise, and social activity/relations through improvisation. (Hadley MA)
Lillian Martin/Mr. Groin
Heavily fatigued industrial noise. Music for boiler rooms. (Billerica MA)
Loren Groenendaal is a dancer, improviser, choreographer, curator, creative and somatic movement educator based in Philadelphia. She was born in central Pennsylvania and nurtured on a forested mountain. Her love of nature greatly influences her work; she has a pattern of making dances about the patterns in nature through her company, Vervet Dance. She is interested in creating structures that allow for freedom for individuals and connection and adaptation between people. She particularly values dance and music improvisation because it highlights liveness of humans and the fleetingness of everything. She has co-founded many organizations and events in support of improvisation in Philadelphia including: the Mascher Space Cooperative 2005, the Thursday Contact Improvisation Jam 2011, the monthly Philadelphia Underscore and The H-O-T Series of Philadelphia 2013, the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia 2015, monthly Philly Comp Improv Lab 2018 and the Dissolving Doors Festival 2019. She holds a CMA in Laban Movement Analysis and Bartenieff Fundamentals from the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, an MFA in Choreography from UNCG and a BA in Dance and Visual Art from Oberlin College. She teaches creative dance to children and Improvisation for dancers and actors at Muhlenberg College. (Philadelphia PA)
An American composer and improviser inspired by many forms of experimental artistic expression. His sonically rich and intricate music investigates sound and silence through extended instrumental techniques, microtones, amplified found objects, electronics, and generative approaches to texture and form. (Somerville MA)
From age 11 until his death, Cohen was passionately interested in composing, playing and listening to music. He was always active as a musician regardless of his other activities. In the early 1960s he organized, with Christian Wolff, a series of new music concerts in the Boston area. Later, he studied harpsichord privately and performed many times with young professional musicians and with amateurs of all abilities. For a number of years he was organizer and president of the Wayland Music Workshop, a group that provided amateur musicians of any ability the chance to perform in small, supportive settings.
From 2000 on, he devoted himself to music composition and to the performance of electro-acoustic music. He collaborated with several Boston artists, been involved in theatrical productions, and was co-director of the prominent concert series Opensound.