Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
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) Facebook
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) Bandcamp
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. Robert participated in a few different ongoing improvisation collectives, led a couple bands that perform his compositions, perform solo electronic music, and played bass in soul/blues band. Robert passed away in October 2020. (Westfield MA) thumbknuckle.net/, obituary
Pas Musique emerged from Brooklyn, New York in 1995 as a solo project of founder Robert L. Pepper and has since gone through many variations of experimental, electronic iterations. In 2018, Pas Musique remain as a four piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn, and Robert Pepper, pursuing the musical elements of electronic, experimental music with krautrock undertones. Pas Musique have collaborated with many great musicians which include Faust, Rapoon, ZEV, Philippe Petit, HATI, Chester Hawkins, Jim Tuite, and many more. Pas Musique have performed in 18 countries and all throughout the United States. (Brooklyn NY) pasmusique.net
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) rodrigoconstanzo.com
Guitar, composition. (North Andover MA) Bandcamp