Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Rahul Nair is a musician and performance artist. He plays post-cagean minimal music, alternative doom metal, and creates performances drawing from american cultures of experimental music and buddhist training. (Somerville MA
Ras Moshe Burnette
Ras Moshe Burnett, born 3-22-68, is a saxophonist, activist and Brooklyn native. His father and grandfather played saxophones and he also studied in public school from 5th grade through high school. In 1986 he began performing with reggae bands and Rasta drum groups along with his free jazz interests. In 2000 he started the “Music Now” series at The Brecht Forum which continues at The Brooklyn Commons since 2011. In 2018 as a returning student he graduated from SUNY/Empire State College with a BA in music Studies. During the same year he commenced a series entitled “Jazz and Self Determination”, an outlet for free jazz veterans discussing the socio-political dynamics of creative music and its connection to social engagement. Ras believes in the power of creative music on social and personal change. (New York NY)
A composer and improvisor whose collaborators include Axel Dörner, Jon Rose, Ute Wassermann, Thomas Lehn, Audrey Chen, Clive Bell, Richard Barrett, Kazuhisa Uchihashi, Michael Vorfeld, Frank Gratkowki and the Lightning Ensemble. For the last few years he has focused on electroacoustic composition and the possibilities of analogue modular synthesis. He was introduced to free improvisation by John Stevens, studied saxophone with Elton Dean and Steve Lacy, and electroacoustic composition with David Berezan and Ricardo Climent. He has released many albums, for example with Grutronic and Evan Parker for PSA Records, his solo double LP, Several Circles, and an album with Twinkle3 and Sidsel Endreson. In recent years he co-founded several concert series in Berlin: Basic Electricity, AUXXX, Klangkellaer and Sound Anatomy; he also has his own Sound Anatomy web-label imprint. (Berlin DE)
Working with field recordings, laptop, guitar, and vocal, Rick uses deep listening, tape collage and improvisation. Rick has performed in numerous New England art galleries, performance spaces, rock clubs, and bars. (Lowell MA)
Bass guitar and DIY digital instruments in as many widely varied situations as I can put myself in. Right now I participate in a few different ongoing improvisation collectives, lead a couple bands that perform my compositions, perform solo electronic music, and play bass in soul/blues band. (Westfield MA)
Psych/ weird/ world. (Philadelphia PA)
He makes art.
He thinks this is an important thing to do. The art he makes is generally smeared in time, in the form of music. He improvises and acts as an antennae to the beauty, electricity, and endless surprise that is living a crazy life. He composes and tries to create new sounds, interactions and behaviors that he finds interesting and challenging. He performs his own music and the music of others on a variety of instruments, with close friends. He believes in magic. He believes in sharing things. He believes in teaching. He believes in openness. He loves sweet jams, and avoids speaking with a complicated vocabulary as much as possible. He tries to live as presently and honestly as possible. (Porto PT)