Performers – S

Performers listed alphabetically by first name.


Sam Hadge

I’m Sam Hadge and I record live sets. I’ve been doing it for more than 5 years now at an average rate of 1,000 sets a year. (Belchertown MA) Youtube; Bandcamp; Patreon

Sam Hafferty

Subtle button pusher, mouse dragger, and vocal gatekeeper who prefers the most rich of crunchy audible soup. (New York NY)

Sam Potrykus

Sam Potrykus is an activist, musician and community builder in Jamaica Plain. He founded and runs the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Brain Arts Organization which publishes the Boston Compass Newspaper and operates the Dorchester Art Project venue, studios and gallery located in Fields Corner, Dorchester. He has played bass primarily since 2004, most recently with Boston rapper Red Shaydez, poet Amanda Shea and Boston Music Awards R&B Vocalist Of The Year, Miranda Rae. In 2018 he began writing and improvising his own music forming the country rock/noise band Ten Gallon Hat featuring Arkm Foam + Mickey O’Hara. (Jamaica Plain MA) Facebook, bandcamp

Sam Seda/Apis Malfiore

Apis malfiore is an outlet for the manifold anxieties of the world today. Heavy drones and shimmering harmony facilitate an inward turn, guiding thoughts towards and through bleak and harsh truths. Concordant dissonance abounds as right and wrong notes layer and coalesce into an ever-changing temple of sound that is gradually built, disassembled, and dismissed, hopefully carrying some negativities, my own and those offered by listeners, with it into a silence somehow larger than the one preceding it. Bridging harsh and ambient, Deep Listeners will be rewarded. (Portland ME) Bandcamp; Youtube

Sam Tremble

Sam plays a homemade drumset and vibraphone. in School Dance. (Philadelphia PA)

Sam Wenc

Sam Wenc (b 1990; Western Mass) is a multi-instrumentalist utilizing guitar, pedal steel guitar, vibraphone, electronics, and field recordings. Performing under the name Post Moves, he has shifted between songwriting, drone, modal, and process-based compositions. Inspired by Henry Flynt’s concept of Avant-Garde Hillbilly music, he focuses on blurring concepts of “american” music. He has released music on labels such as Noumenal Loom, Obsolete Stairases, and his own label, Lobby Art. He splits time between Western Massachusetts and Brooklyn, NY. (Brooklyn NY) Bandcamp

Sara June

Sara June is a dancemaker, performance artist and movement educator. (Boston MA)

Sasha Wolfe

Sasha Wolfe is a Providence-based performer who studied dance at The New School. Her work uses somatic and environmental information to generate improvised movement, solo and in collaboration with writers and musicians. She has performed at the Vanishing Performance Festival in New Orleans, and two consecutive years at the Providence Fringe Festival, as well as various other DIY shows in Providence, Boston, and New York. Fringearts article

Sawyer Phillips

Sound and noise from an electric guitar and an assortment of cheap, half-broken, hand-me-down pedals…. all vibrations made with love (and some anger, frustration, and depression). (Amherst MA) Soundcloud

Scott Mizrachi

Music as a Second Language. (Jamaica Plain MA) Bandcamp

Scott Prato

Guitarist with big plastic finger and the brian wilson shock treatment. Jammer into helping make a righteous racket! (Holyoke MA)

Scott Saleem

Lapsteel, melodica. (Boston MA) Facebook

Seamus Williams

(Worcester MA) Discogs

Sean Ali

 Sean Ali is a double bassist, improviser, and composer working in a variety of projects and contexts.  (Queens NY)

Sean Saman

 Multi-instrumentalist; “ethereal soundscapes are my thing.” (Harrisburg PA) Facebook; Soundcloud

Seth Bailin

Saxophone. (New Orleans LA)

Setheyny Loeb-Pen

Drums and toy piano (Ralph Eats Dynamite, Loup Garou). (Lowell MA)

Shayna Dulberger

Shayna Dulberger has been an active bass player since 2001, touring and performing in many bands and projects. (Brooklyn NY)

Shawn Dailey

Photographer, calamity. (Dover NH) Facebook

Shea Mowat

Shea makes some crazy and wild stuff. (ME); Youtube and Youtube

Shogo Haraguchi

Sound artist, unit Gaiamamoo, trio PartyKillers!, duo HaraDa ShoGo and sometimes solo. (JP) Facebook

Simon Hanes

Simon Hanes is a California born, Brooklyn-based composer, performer and arranger, or “compformanger” for short. His work revolves around bridging his main influences; soundtrack music from 1960s/70s Italian films, contemporary classical music, and non-idiomatic improvisation. (Brooklyn NY)

Sita Magnuson

(Holyoke MA)

Skizz Cyzyk

Filmmaker, musician, deejay, artist, writer, catalyst. (Baltimore MD)

Sneff Grusso

Goof. (Kailua-Kona HI)

Sophia Marshall

Writer and reviewer. (Boston MA) All About Jazz articles

Sophie LeetmaA

Harp. (Western MA)

Stella Silbert

Improviser based in Western Mass, currently focused on working with turntable, radio, field recordings, and feedback. (Northampton MA); Bandcamp; Soundcloud

Stephan hines/Denshi

Denshi started as me wanting to make noise with just a program on my computer, then evolved into a full project. I started performing by banging on metal with drum sticks, reading politically charged on stage with a microphone plugged into effect pedals, and performing with local bands in various forms. My idea for the projects eventually went from just making noise to experimenting with different ways to make noise. Today I use synths, sampling and drones, while adding a more physical aspect to my performance. (Houston TX) Bandcamp

Steve Albert

Minimalist videographer or something. (Lowell MA) Youtube

Steve Norton

Saxophone, clarinet. (ME)

Steve Anstey

Poet. (Lowell MA)

Steven Davis/+DOG+

+DOG+ formed in 1990 in osaka japan and then was based in MAfrom 93-97, CA from 98-2016, and back in MA since 2016. +DOG+ is an experimental noise band and has released 50 albums since 1990. +DOG+ also runs love earth music and likes to make noises here & there. (Sudbury MA); Bandcamp

Sue Lynch

Sue currently runs The Horse Improvised Music Club with Adam Bohman, Hutch Demouilpied and Adrian Northover. She has performed with Adam Bohman, Eddie Prevost, Hutch Demouilpied, Richard Sanderson, Steve Noble, Crystabel Riley, Caroline Kraabel, Sharon Gal and John Edwards. She has performed as part of Tarek Atoui’s ‘Reverse Collection’ at The Tate Modernm and in 2016 she formed Paradise Yard – an electro acoustic ensemble performing at Iklectik, Café Oto and The ICA. In 2018, she performed at 3 Klange Tag Festival, Switzerland with Hildegard Kleeb, at Womad BBC Stage and Guess Who Festival Utrect, with the Scorpios. a psychedelic Sudanese band, and in 2019 with solo saxophone at Le Pied Nu Festival, France. (London UK)