Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Experimental sound forms and familiar evocations with guitar. (Manchester NH)
Freelance software developer, community admin of a bigger German musician community, poet, artist, performer and DIY kid. He is interested in many things, but his love is performing and jamming. He focuses mainly on two fields: experimental improvisation and futuristic dance music using samplers, synthesizers, flutes and clarinets. (DE)
Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analog and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound practice, his work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. He is a member of the media art group Redux, recipients of a Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields, and the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1, described by The Grove Dictionary of American Music as “a complex cybernetic entity” whose “evolving, custom-built systems are as important an aspect of the duo’s achievements as their ever-innovative sound.” (Providence RI) http://mark.cetilia.org Cetilia holds a Ph.D (Computer Music + Multimedia) from Brown University, and an MFA (Digital + Media) from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he teaches classes on art, technology and sound. His work has been screened / installed at the ICA (London), Oboro (Montréal), and O’ (Milan); he has performed widely at venues including Café OTO (London), STEIM (Amsterdam), Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Roulette (NYC). His sound works have been published by Interval, Radical Matters, Dragon’s Eye, and Estuary Ltd., which he runs with my partner Laura. (Providence RI)
I perform mostly improvised music on unpredictable electronic instruments of my own design, many of which are capable improvisers themselves. (Rochester NY)
Drummer and percussionist for more than 30 years. Sculpts a minimalist sound from silence to feedback based on natural frequencies and acoustic improvisation. His outsider minimalist aesthetic summons an archaic paganism. (Montpellier FR)
Drums. (New Paltz NY)
Matt Samolis has been working in sonic and visual mediums since 1987. He began studying flute, and later composition and tenor banjo.
Matt Wellins (b. 1983) is a musician, originally from Pittsburgh, PA. His work is largely based in analog circuitry, the snafus of live performance, and a general ambivalence toward commercial equipment. His research interests include the private loft theater of 1970s New York, cybernetic system organization, and the ZBS Artist-in-Residency program. He has released music on What the…? Records and presented work at Anthology Film Archives (with Sarah Halpern) and the Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center in Troy, NY. (Nyack NY)
…plays percussion and electronics, and has performed throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He has appeared on CNN, VH1, and CBS TV.
I am a friendly space wizard. I play sacred drone (or ritual dark ambient if you want something more hashtagable). My influences are Elaine Radigue and Sunn O))) and the sound when you stand in just the right spot in the freezer aisle at Stop & Shop. (Providence RI)
Homemade and chaotic electronics (Hudson NY)
Austrian contemporary violist, improvisor, and composer of Czech, Jewish and French family background. Comprehensively educated in classical music from an early age on, she opened up the traditional understanding of the violin as solo and ensemble instrument towards improvisation, experimental music, and sound art. She has collaborated with a string of exciting artists from around the world, such as Robin Rimbaud, Pauline Oliveros, Electric Indigo, Dälek, Lydia Saffronkeira, Phill Niblock, John Zorn, John Russell Maggie Nichols and Audrey Chen. Mia has given concerts and performances at many festivals throughout Europe, America and Asia, 3-time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica, guest of the DAAD’s international artists’ programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York. She is currently artistic director of Phonofemme Festival Vienna and Klanghaus Untergreith. Lydia Lunch describes Mia’s work as “visceral, cerebral and sensual. A gorgeous, haunting sound which employs classical interpretation and experimental improvisation to transcend musical genres, creating a sonic surround uniquely her own. She inhabits a sonic universe lush with soul cleansing vibrancy.” (Vienna AT)
Belltonesuicide. Tags: experimental noise drone electronic harsh noise. (Phoenix AZ)
I’m 16 and I am starting out in the scene. I run a political noise project (floweryspeech) and I use a mix of pedals and circuit bent toys to create sounds not necessarily harsh but still experimental/improv. (Brookline MA)
Michael Peters is the author of the sound-imaging poem featured in Vaast Bin (Calamari Press, 2007) and other assorted language art and sound works. As certain as he is uncertain of access to “the real,” he frequently tests and probes that periphery in the guise of a poet, a visual poet, a fictioneer, and a musician in a variety of old and new media.
Experimental guitarist, electroacoustic composer. (West Newton MA)
The man, the myth, the legend wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. (Tyngsboro MA)
Miss Olivia Kennett
Mitchel K Ahern / Mitchelka
Mitchel Ahern will be performing on the Harrow, a bowed/percussive instrument made of a blade from a disc harrow (farm equipment), mounted to a cello-like body and bowed, drummed, squeaked and otherwise manipulated. He is a visual and performing artist working in letterpress, fabric, performance art and invented instruments. He’s currently working on “Serf’s Up!” and performs solo and with the Viae Ensemble. He exhibits and performs at many galleries and clubs, including the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, 119 Gallery, Atlantic Works Gallery, Galatea, Marblehead Arts, Brush Gallery, The Middle East, The Rat, the Knitting Factory, Figment, the Wonder Valley Festival, the INTER-ACTIONS project of the Fort Point Theater Channel on Boston Common and the Channel Center Garage. (Lynn MA)