Performers listed alphabetically by first name.
Vanessa LeFevre plays invented instruments including the Autospring and the Diddley Bow. She was an event coordinator at the 119 Gallery in Lowell and co-produced and performed in the multimedia play Dhalgren Sunrise. (Cambridge MA)
Musician, visual artist, and instrument-maker native to San Francisco but working out of New England. Victoria’s sound practice is concerned with the spatiality/physicality of sound and its relationship to the human body. Her music floods its location, acting as a form of sculpture. Her instruments include analog modular synthesizers (Flower Electronics), contact microphones, and other self-built electronics designed to electronically reproduce chaotic systems, which are highly sensitive to small changes in their initial parameters. The resulting music eschews conventions in harmony and rhythm in favor of the extreme textures and gestural tones. Victoria has performed solo across North America, Japan, Mexico and Western Europe as Victoria Shen/Evicshen and as half of the duo TRIM in North America and the UK. She has also been an artist in residence at Elektronmusikstudion EMS in Stockholm, Sweden, and WORM in Rotterdam, Netherands. (Boston MA) evicshen.com
Vincent Searfoss is a banjo player and composer currently based in Harrisburg, PA. His playing is informed by both American and Chinese traditional styles as well as experimental and new music.
Viv is a British-born US-based singer who for the past 40 years has been cutting her own distinctive path as a singer and vocalist ranging across free improvisation, Greek Rembetika, Turkish folk and other styles of music, often combined with environmental field recordings made during solo walks. Her work includes concerts, soundwalks, radio works and multi-channel installations. She is interested in exploring the sense of place and how it links with personal history and memory. Her many awards include two McKnight Composer Fellowships through the American Composers Forum. She holds an MA in Sonic Art from Middlesex University, London. She also studied and performed with Pauline Oliveros and holds a Teaching Certificate for Deep Listening. She facilitates workshops in sounding and listening, most recently in Hong Kong, London, Bangalore, New York, Kolkata and Manila. (New York NY) vivcorringham.org
Originally from the Netherlands, vocalist, and songstress Vivienne Aerts is barely categorizable in genre or style. She plays in band formation, duo, solo, supplemented with synthesizer, loop station, and effects. Vivienne surprises challenges and tells stories. Her lyrics travel to the core of recognition; talk to the soul and open a barrel of emotions. Heartbreaking, singing of happiness, sometimes humorous, she tells about the things that make life beautiful. (New York City NY) vivienneaerts.nl