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Deep Listening Institute

Koji će autori 21. stoljeća voditi muziku prema novim granicama? Izbor legendarne Pauline Oliveros.

The New Deep Listening Online Catalog!

"What composers are at the leading edge of new music in the twenty-first century? If there is a leading edge then what is it? What composers and artists will synthesize or codify the swiftly changing characteristics of our time and make it manifest in our music? Who listens to new music? What is its importance? Answers to these questions might be found through new composers within this catalog now and as it expands in the future."- Pauline Oliveros

Muhal Richard Abrams

Mr. Abrams is one of the most highly respected musicians in the contemporary music scene. He is co-founder of The Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), founder of The AACM School of Music, and the first recipient of the grand international jazz award, The JazzPar Prize, by the Danish Jazz Center (1990).
Except for a brief period of study at the Chicago Musical College and Governors State University in Chicago where he studied electronic music, Abrams is predominantly a self-taught musician who, as a result of many years of observation, analysis, and practice as a performing musician, has developed a command of a variety of musical styles both as a pianist and composer. Abrams and members of the AACM are responsible for some of the most original new music approaches of the last three decades.
Abram’s compositions have been commissioned and /or performed by New Band, The Rova Saxophone Quartet, The String Trio of New York, the Brooklyn Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, the Kronos Quartet, Ursula Oppens, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Cassatt String Quartet, and countless others. He has recorded and toured the United States, Canada and Europe with his orchestra, sextet, quartet, duo and as a solo pianist. His musical affiliations include Max Roach, Dexter Gordon, Clifford Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Woody Shaw, Anthony Braxton, The Art Ensemble of Chicago, and Eddie Harris. His recordings are available on Delmark, Why Not, Black Saint, Arista Novus, UMO, and New World Records.
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John Luther Adams

<Adams has been called "one of the few important young American composers" by Lou Harrison and "one of Alaska's great artistic resources" by the Anchorage Daily News. He has received commissions, awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Lila Wallace Trust, the Rockerfeller Foundation, and the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, among others. He is currently composer-in-residence with the Anchorage Symphony, the Anchorage Opera and the Alaska Public Radio Network, as part of the Meet the Composer "New Residencies" program. About his work, Adams says: "My music has always been profoundly influenced by the natural world and a strong sense of place. Through sustained listening to the subtle resonances of the northern soundscape, I hope to explore the territory of 'sonic geography' - that region between place and culture...between environment and imaginatio
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Michiko Akao

Born in Tokyo, Michiko Akao is a pioneering artist of the yokobue. She is recognized for establishing transverse bamboo flutes as solo instruments in contemporary music. Akao has commissioned an original repertory of over 100 compositions for the yokobue. She made her US debut in 1972 in Maki Ishii's Sogu II with Seiji Ozawa and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. She was awarded the Distinguished Artist Prize by the Japan Ministry of Education in 1982. She has performed widely in Japan and North America and participated in major music festivals in Europe and Asia.
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Charles Amirkhanian

Amirkhanian is a leading proponent of text-sound composition in the United States. Most of his works are electroacoustic. In a radical departure from his earlier, more spare and minimal style, his recent works typically incorporate ambient and found sounds manipulated via Synclavier. He has served as Music Director of KPFA FM in Berkeley since 1969. In 1988 he co-founded the annual summer Composer-to-Composer summit conference on new music, sponsored by the Telluride Institute in Colorado.
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David Arner

David Arner (piano, harpsichord, percussion) is a long time proponent of innovative music and spontaneous composition. While well known for his solo work, Arner is also actively working with bassists Michael Bisio and Adam Lane, saxophonist Avram Fefer, cellist Tomas Ulrich and percussionist Jay Rosen. He has also collaborated with poets Chuck Stein and Mikhail Horowitz, and choreographer Susan Osberg. Arner has performed throughout the country for more than 30 years, including many performances at the Knitting Factory (in the 1990s), and more recently at the Center for Performing Arts (Rhinebeck) and Deep Listening Space. He has also pioneered a re-vitalization of new music for silent film for many years.
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Larry Austin

Larry Austin's music is composed for diverse combinations of instruments, voices, audio and/or video tape, film, computers and live electronics. His works have been widely performed, recorded, and published. His realization and completion of Charles Ives's Universe Symphony was premiered in 1994 by the Cincinnati Philharmonia. The compact disc recording on Centaur Records was acclaimed by the New York Times. Austin is Professor of Music and Chair, Division of Composition Studies, University of North Texas. Fellow composers know, too, his editorial and leadership roles as co-founder/editor of SOURCE: Music of the Avant Garde (1966-1974) and President of both the International Computer Music Association (1989-1994) and CDCM (1986-present), producer of the CDCM Computer Music Series on Centaur Records.
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Joseph Bacon

Joseph Bacon is a native of San Francisco, son of the American composer Ernst Bacon. He studied guitar with Segovia, Ida Presti, Alexander Lagoya and Julian Bream. His background also includes degrees from Stanford and Harvard Universities, exhibitions of his own paintings and sculpture, and an extended study of Indian music with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. He is a self-taught lutenist and an authority on the musical literature for the lute. He has taught on the faculties of the University of Oregon, Mills College in Oakland, California State College at Hayward, and Music and Arts Institute in San Francisco, and has performed in London, New York, Sand Francisco and many other cities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
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Christine Baczewska

As befits one who took her degree in English literature for fear of having too much sheer fun in the study of music, Baczewska's solo compositions derive essentially from an a capella sensibility, the voice as orchestra with consonants, pause and juncture, the click of affricatives as primary, if not sole, percussion. In 1974, she was co-founder of Care of the Cow, a cutting-edge performance group which developed quite a following through the early 1980s. During 1981's Like Feeding Pork to Pigs, Baczewska had a breakthrough: the home of the human voice is the brain. Ultimately, the expanding voice can be made to take any shape, fill any space, or convey any message. Her focus on the voice and solo performance evolves from this experience. She has concertized extensively and has recently worked on several important collaborations: with video artist Irit Batsry on vocals for video soundtracks; with Fritz Lang, to compose and perform the soundtrack for Lang's film Woman in the Moon: and, with dancer/choreographer Dennis O'Connor (with whose company she toured the United States and Europe in 1994.) She continues to explore the voice as instrument, sometimes performing with props like a weaving loom, and sometimes incorporating the multitrack capabilities of the recording studio as an added compositional tool.
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Ellen Band

Sound artist/performer Ellen Band teaches sound art at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. She is artistic director of Audible Visions, a new music/sound art performance venue in the greater Boston area. Her reviews on new music and sound art have been published by Pform and Boston Rock and her interview series with contemporary composers, "The Motivation Interviews," appear in issues 45 and 48 of Musicworks: The Canadian Journal of Sound Exploration. A Former new music educator (for 15 years), she wrote the newsletter set while teaching at the Eliot-Pearson lab school at Tufts University.
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New Circle Five

Monique Buzzarté, trombone Rosi Hertlein, violin and voice Susie Ibarra, percussion Pauline Oliveros, accordion Kristin Norderval, soprano Spanning three generations, New Circle Five is an acoustic improvising contemporary music ensemble. Diverse musical backgrounds result in unique twists as the five explore the one-time only sonic environment of collective creative improvisations. The New Circle Five grew from an invitation Susie extended to Pauline to join her for a duo concert; the duo concept quickly grew to a quintet and the resulting New Circle Five gave its premiere performance at the Tonic in New York City on April 3, 1999. Guests of New Circle Five have included Barbara Barg, spoken word, Abbie Conant, trombone, IONE, spoken word, Jackie Pickett, bass, and Leaf Miller, percussion.
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Martin Bartlett

Born in Britain in 1939, Martin Bartlett came to Canada in 1952. He studied at the University of British Columbia and at Mills College. Important influences were: the music and writings of John Cage; electronic composers David Tudor, Pauline Oliveros and David Behrman; Indian musicians, the Dagar Brothers and Pandit Pran Nath; K.R.T. Wasitodipuro; and the music of the Javanese gamelan. He was one of the founders of the Western Front, an artist-run gallery, studio and performance space in Vancouver, and taught composition, electroacoustic music and world music at Simon Fraser University. Martin died of AIDS in 1993 in his home in Vancouver.
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Big Black

Excerpt from Original Liner Notes from the 1982 lp – Philip Elwood
In a recording world nearly suffocating with the monotonous sounds of pre-fab electric "rock," 1750 Arch Records has been like a breath of fresh musical air. They have dared to record "live," and issue unedited renditions; they have presented new sounds, fascinating ensembles and esoteric instrumental experiments.
But even in the rarified audio world of 1750 Arch Records the microgroove disc contained herein must be considered as unusual. Unusual, in fact, that the recording session ever took place; unusual in the sounds that emerge, and unusual in the concept and instrumental collaboration that we hear.
Black phoned. He said "Phil, you write the notes for our record". "Yessir," I replied, "…what record?" Black is not only physically impressive (he is, after all, called "Big" Black) he is also very persuasive verbally.
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John Bischoff

John Bischoff ((b. 1949, San Francisco) is an early pioneer of live computer music. He is known for his solo constructions in real-time synthesis as well as his ground-breaking work in computer network bands. Bischoff's music is built from intrinsic features of the electronic medium: high definition noise components, tonal edges, imperfections, transitions, digital shading, and non-linear motion. Through empirical play and investigation he builds pieces that can be described as sonic sculptures, shaped in real-time and present for the duration of a performance. Recently, he has fashioned pieces that combine electronically-triggered bells with synthetic computer sounds. In such works bells are distributed around the performance space in a pattern distinct from the speaker locations. His idea is to disperse the sense of "source" in electronic music—to release the music from being trapped in the speaker enclosure—while highlighting the beauty of speaker-transmitted sound at the same time.
Bischoff studied composition with Robert Moran, James Tenney, and Robert Ashley. He has been
active in the experimental music scene in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 year as a composer, performer, teacher, and grassroots activist. His performances around the US include NEW MUSIC AMERICA festivals in 1981 (SF) and 1989 (NYC), Experimental Intermedia (NYC), Roulette Intermedium (NYC), and the Beyond Music Festival (LA). He has performed in Europe at the Festival d'Automne in Paris, Akademie der Künst in Berlin, Fylkingen in Stockholm, and TUBE in Munich. He was a founding member of the League of Automatic Music Composers (1978), considered to be the world's first Computer Network Band, and he co-authored an article on the League's music that appears in "Foundations of Computer Music" (MIT Press 1985). He was also a founding member of the network band The Hub with whom he performed and recorded from 1985 to 1996. In 1999 he received a $25,000 award from the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts (NYC) in recognition of his music. Recordings of his work are available on Lovely Music, Frog Peak, and Artifact Recordings. A solo album, APERTURE, was released on 23FIVE INC in 2003. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Mills College, in Oakland, California.
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Anne Bourne

Anne Bourne is a composer, cellist and vocalist. She has performed and recorded internationally with many artists in creative music genres including Jane Siberry, Fred Frith eric chenaux, Copyright, Tom Cora, Sarah MacLachlan, Susie Ibarra, and Joelle Leandre among others. Anne has created scores for film and dance with Peter Mettler, Atom Egoyan, Andrea Nann and Michael Ondaatje. Anne first met Pauline Oliveros when she was invited to perform a distance concert with The Deep Listening Band in New York and groups in Paris and Toronto, in 1994. She then participated in the Rose Mountain Retreats for the years that followed until the milleneum shift. Bourne performed Oliveros' Primordial Lift recorded for TotE with Oliveros, Tony Conrad and David Grubbs. Anne was a participant in the DL Opera at Lincoln Centre with her young daughter Willa. Current recording called dearness, with John Oswald and Fred Frith on Spool. Anne improvises with dwct, Quorum, and Eve Egoyan. Anne "is an earthy, unrestrained musical force, she accompanies her cello with otherwordly vocalizing" - CODA magazine
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Jonas Braasch

Jonas Braasch is an acoustician, musicologist, and sound artist who teaches courses in Acoustics, Music, and the Doctoral Seminar at the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He obtained a master's degree from Dortmund University (Germany, 1998) in Physics and two PhD degrees from Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany (2001, 2004) in Electrical Engineering/Information Science and Musicology. Mr. Braasch is the co-founder and director of the Communication Acoustics and Aural Architecture Research Laboratory (CA3RL) which is part of RPI's Architectural Acoustics Program. His research interests include Binaural Hearing, Multi-channel Audio Technology, Telematic Music Systems, Perceptual Audio/Visual Integration, Intelligent Systems, and Musical Acoustics. Jonas Braasch (co-)authored more than 60 journal and conference papers and 3 monographs. For his work, he has received funding from the NSF, NSERC, DFG (German Science Foundation), and NYSCA.
As a soprano saxophonist and sound artist, he has on-going collaborations with Curtis Bahn, Chris Chafe, Michael Century, Mark Dresser, Pauline Oliveros, Doug van Nort, and Sarah Weaver - among others.
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Joseph Celli

For the past 20 years, Joseph Celli has devoted his time to the premiering of over 35 inter-media works created for him by various artists; to the producing of contemporary artists activities; and to the study and performance of double reed instruments from around the world. He has commissioned and collaborated with an eclectic and diverse group of artists working in new sound technology, film, video, performance and inter-media events. Celli is one of a handful of American virtuosi recognized for developing a new instrumental syntax and a new performance repertoire for his instruments, the oboe and English horn. He co-directed the 1984 and 1988 New Music America Festivals, co-founded and directed Real Arts Ways, and served on the boards of many alternative organizations. Since 1991, he has worked as an independent, unaffiliated, itinerant composer and performer on five continents. He is the founder and director of O.O. Discs, Inc.
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Joel Chadabe

Joel Chadabe is an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of interactive music systems. As composer and performer, he has concertized worldwide since 1969 with Jan Williams, percussionist, and other musicians. He is listed in the International Who's Who of Musicians and the Who's Who in American Music. His articles on electronic music have appeared in Computer Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, Electronic Musician, Perspectives of New Music, Electronic Music Review, Melos, Musique en Jeu, and many other journals and magazines. Several of his articles have been anthologized in books by the MIT Press and other publishers. His music is recorded on CDCM, Centaur, Lovely Music, Opus One, CP2, and Folkways labels. He has received awards, fellowships, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, SUNY Research Foundation, and New York Foundation for the Arts, among others. He has been President and Chairman of Composers' Forum, Inc., in New York City. He is currently on the faculties of the University at Albany and Bennington College; President of Intelligent Music, a research and development company; and founder and President of Electronic Music Foundation. Mr. Chadabe has a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.M. degree from Yale University.
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Seth Cluett

Seth Cluett (born 1976, Troy, New York) is a composer and visual artist whose work includes photography, drawing, video, sound installation, concert music, and performance. His pieces are an exploration of the role of sound in everyday life, engaging the boundary between the auditory and the other senses as an active field of experience for the audience.
His work has been shown/performed at the 10th Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Palais de Tokyo Museum, Théatre sur le Pavé, and GRM in Paris; the ICA, Mobius Artist Space, MassArt/nonpod in Boston; WPS1/MoMA, The Kitchen, Diapason, Engine 27, Tonic, and The Knitting Factory in New York; the Betty Rymer Gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, Heaven, Artemisia, and Deadtech Galleries in Chicago; as well as the Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY. Seth's work is documented on Errant Bodies Press, Sedimental, Crank Satori, BoxMedia, and Wavelet Records.
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Jerome Cooper

"What is multi-dimensional drumming? After dealing with polyrhythms, I began to hear layers of sounds and rhythms. Divided into many parts and facets, the drum set and secondary instruments I use and play are all aspects of the drums. In the future, there will be many changes and developments in the area of the mind – so what we (humankind) think and hear, is what we shall see and hear. In order to play the drum set you must be able to manipulate four or five things at one time (i.e. bass drum, snare drum, high-hat, ride cymbals and maybe voice). So an instruments name and structure doesn’t stop me from playing them like a drum. You have instruments that are structurally different from the drum, but they have the same characteristic in the approach to the drum (i.e. piano, balaphone and shoes with taps). In order to find the music of the drums, I had to change my assumptions and beliefs about music in relation to the drums, which is sound in the creation of multi-rhythms." - Jerome Cooper
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Viv Corringham

Viv Corringham is a British vocalist and sound artist, currently based in Minnesota, who has worked internationally since the early 1980s. Articles about her work can be found in Organised Sound (UK), Musicworks (Canada), and For Those Who Have Ears (Ireland). She received an MA Sonic Art with Distinction in 2001 from Middlesex University, England, and has had many awards, including a McKnight Composer Fellowship for 2006. Most recent works appeared in Art Colony, Grand Marais MN, Women in New Music Festival, Fullerton CA, Spark Electronic Music Festival Minneapolis MN, Rochester Art Center MN, Soundworks Festival, Cork, Ireland, and Midsummer Festival, Cobh, Ireland.
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Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell may be best known as a creator of “tone cluster” compositions, which he began writing while in his early teens, but his infuence has been far broader and much deeper. As founder in 1925 of the New Music Society, he became a concert impresario for works by, among others, Carl Ruggles, Arnold Schoenberg, Charles Ives and Leo Ornstein; and publisher from 1927 to 1958 of New Music: A Quarterly of Musical Compositions. His many students included George Gershwin, John Cage, and Lou Harrison, but his interests extended beyond western classical traditions, and his radio program, “Music of the World’s Peoples,” introduced a large audience to world music long before it was fashionable. Just as Cowell’s groundbreaking book of 1930, New Musical Resources, continues to inspire successive generations of composers, Essential Cowell is key to understanding the origins and expanding dimensions of contemporary music.
Jacket photograph: Henry Cowell, 1914, age 17, reproduced courtesy of the Music Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts/Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.

Alvin Curran

Curran is an American composer and performer of instrumental, electronic and environmental music familiar to new music audiences throughout Europe and the USA. Since co-founding the group Musica Elettronica Viva (with Rzewski and Teitelbaum) his musical activities include solo performances, large urban sound events, vocal improvisation groups and experimental radio works. Curran has collaborated with Anthony Braxton, Steve Lacy, Evan Parker, Cornelius Cardew, T. Kosugi, Pauline Oliveros, Charles Morrow, Clark Coolidge, Willem de Ridder, Simone Forti and many others.
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Philip Dadson

Phil Dadson was born in New Zealand and now lives there in Aukland. He was a member of the foundating group for the Scratch Orchestra in London with Corneluis Cardew, Michael Parsons and others. In 1970, he founded the New Zealand Scratch Orchestra and later founded From Scratch.
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Stuart Dempster

Stuart Dempster, Sound Gatherer - composer/performer/author; University of Washington Professor Emeritus; various fellowships and grants including Fulbright and Guggenheim; numerous recordings including New Albion’s "Abbey", "Cistern Chapel"; landmark book “The Modern Trombone: A Definition of Its Idioms” published 1979; Merce Cunningham Dance Company commission in 1995. Besides Cathedral Band performances, he is founding member of Deep Listening Band. Dempster soothes aches, pains, and psychic sores with his meditative and playful “Sound Massage Parlor”; “Golden Ears Deep Listening Certificate” awarded in 2006.
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Lauri des Marais

Lauri des Marais's compositions are primarily synthesized stream between shape, mood, and pattern-texture construction; this she refers to as Classical Technology, which create Stories in SoundTM. Des Marais began playing piano in 1994. For live performance, she developed a form of movement she calls Movement So Still With Sound, which incorporates themes of traditional eastern movement, to translate the often subtle dimensional qualities of her music. She has studied the practice of Deep ListeningTM with Pauline Oliveros, Composer. Her repertoire includes a performance with Pauline Oliveros at Plan B Evolving Arts, in celebration of Deep Listening, and at the 1999 premier of the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival, hosted by the Henry Miller Library.
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Robert Dick

"In my life as a musician, which began with my first flute lesson in 1958, I have evolved a sort of "unified field" approach that embraces composing, improvising and concepts of the flute itself. The touchstone of this philosophy is that any musical vision I might have can be realized through the medium of the flute - and I have invented countless sounds in pursuit of this. = As a late 20th century creative artist who developed in the United States, it is not surprising that my music has many taproots: world musics, electric and electronic musics, natural sonic phenomena, other creative musicians. The ethos of transformation is in my bones. The creation of my pieces begins with emotional decisions, then sonic choices - and invention when necessary - are made. Musical architecture is developed and refined through improvisation and "sit -down" through-composition. = With the exception of A BLACK LAKE WITH A BLUE BOAT ON IT, all the music on this disc is acoustic. In the duo with Neil B. Rolnick, unification of the acoustic and electronic worlds is sought by using the flute as the sole sound source. Five samples and live processing are used along with the live flute and Ab piccolo."
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David Dunn

Fusing the disciplines of bioacoustics, linguistics, chaos theory, deep ecology, computer technology and musical composition, Santa Fe resident David Dunn has spent the last fifteen years exploring the relationships between music, environmental sound and language. He brings to this endeavor a broad background: violinist (contemporary and early music), electronic designer (San Diego State University electronic music studio, Ars Electronics Exhibit), music theorist (assistant to Harry Partch), and composer.
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J. B. Floyd

Much of pianist/composer/improviser J. B. Floyd’s music is keyboard centered and in the last 10 years he has explored the fascinating musical possibilities of the YAMAHA Disklavier in his works. The music presented here combines voice and other instruments with the Disklavier and, as in all of Floyd’s work, reveals his abiding interest in jazz and free improvisation. The musical materials are developed from and gently guided by a serial plan.
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Mamoru Fujieda

Fujieda received his Ph.D. in music from the University of California, San Diego in 1988. He studied composition with Joji Yuasa, Morton Feldman, Gordon Mumma and Julio Estrada, among others, and his work has been featured in performances in Japan, Europe and the United States. After his return to Japan in 1989, he began using the computer in collaborative performances with a variety of artists including John Zorn, Malcolm Goldstein, the Deep Listening Band, Mineko Grimmer and Setsuko Yamada. He organized "SoundCulture Japan '93," a festival on sound art and has been working on Interlink, a festival for new American music in Japan, as music director.
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Ellen Fullman

Ellen Fullman was born in Memphis, Tennessee in 1957. Since 1981, she has collaborated with engineers and instrument builders in experiments with wire, resonator boxes and tuning systems to produce an astounding installation, the Long String Instrument (which fills her warehouse studio.) In 1985, an LP of this same title was produced by Het Apollohuis on Apollo Records in the Netherlands. Fullman holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. She has presented her work in art spaces and museums in the U.S. and in Europe. She has been the recipient of several awards and commissions including: a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, an NEA Visual Artists Fellowship in New Genres, an NEA Interarts Artist's Project Grant, a New Forms Regional Initiative project grant with extended vocalist Tina Marsh and a Meet the Composer "Composer/Choreograper Project" Commission with choreographer Deborah Hay. "Texas Travel Texture", a full-length work for the Long String Instrument and the Deep Listening Band was commissioned by The Deep Listening Institute, Ltd, and made possible by a grant from the Meet the Composer commissioning program in partnership with the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Orlando Jacinto Garcia

Through some ninety works composed for a wide range of performance genres, Orlando Jacinto Garcia has established himself as an important figure in the new music world. The distinctive character of his music has been described as "time suspended- haunting sonic explorations" with "a certain tightness and rigor infrequently found in music of this type" - qualities he developed from his studies with Morton Feldman among others. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1954, Garcia emigrated to the United States in 1961. In demand as a guest composer and lecturer at national and international festivals, he is the recipient of numerous honors and awards from a variety of organizations and cultural institutions, most recently including the Rockefeller, Fulbright, Dutka, and Cintas Foundations. With performances in most of the major capitols of the world by numerous distinguished soloists, ensembles, and orchestras, his works are recorded on O.O. Discs, CRI, Albany, North/South, CRS, Rugginenti, Capstone and Opus One Records and are available from Kallisti Music Press, BHE and North/South Editions. The founder and director of several international festivals including the New Music Miami Festival and the Music of the Americas Festival, he is Professor of Music and director of the Composition Program as well as Graduate Studies for the School of Music at Florida International University.
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Nego Gato

Nego Gato, a native of Salvador, Bahia in Brazil grew up immersed in the sounds of the Condomble religion, street music and Carnival. His compositions are the blend of traditional rhythms of the drum cults, chants to the ORIXA & current styles of popular music.
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Geoff Gersh

Geoff Gersh is a New York based guitarist/composer who explores the sonic boundaries of the electric guitar with and without the aide of electronic devices and found objects to produce sounds normally not associated with the guitar. He works with choreographers, film makers, and various bands in and around the NYC area. He has composed music for choreographers Lawrence Goldhuber, Cynthia Oliver, Karen Graham, Anabella Lenzu, Robert La Fosse, Benoit-Swan Pouffer and has an ongoing collaboration with painter David Stoupakis. His electro-acoustic improvisation quartet, Lumendog, provided music for video artist Eve Sussman’s latest project White On White. Geoff worked with composer Jonathan Bepler in 2005 as a multi-instrumental performer for Eve Sussman’s video-opera, The Rape of the Sabine Women, which premiered in NYC in February 2007. He worked with Bepler again on artist Matthew Barney’s piece, Guardian of the Veil, in which he performed at Barney’s Workspace in Long Island City in 2007 and again in 2009 as part of Art Basel’s Il Tempo Del Postino. In 2006, Geoff performed in Glenn Branca’s Symphony No. 13 (Hallucination City) for 100 guitars that took place at Montclair State College, NJ. In 2009, he performed in Rhys Chatham’s A Crimson Grail for 200 Electric Guitars at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park.Geoff has been playing the electric zither in the Off-Broadway show Blue Man Group since 1998. He has released three CDs on the Deep Listening Institute label and has received grants from the American Music Center, Meet the Composer, and an SOS Grant from NYFA.
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Janice Giteck

Born in New York in 1946, Giteck teaches music and women's studies at Cornish College of the Arts (1979-present); was composer-in-residence with Relache Ensemble/Music in Motion (1993-94); was lead-artist for Arts Regional Transit Project - Municipality of Seattle (1992-93); and Music Specialist - Seattle Mental Health Institute - (1986-91). She is described as "among those who recognize the nurturing and restorative powers of music...transpacific works that are spacious, reflective...always ripe with intense emotional energy...gorgeously absorbing..." San Francisco Bay Guardian. "All are infused with spirituality and a keen sense of ritual...shows an intense insight as well as a vigorous sense of wonder and homor." Option Magazine. "Much of her music just hangs in the is touched by glows transparently." Seattle Weekly. Giteck's music has been performed and broadcast throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, India, Japan and Australia, and has been featured in two PBS films for "American Experience". Awards and commissions have come from the National Endowment(s) for the Arts and Humanities, the French Government, Meet the Composer/Readers Digest, the San Francisco Symphony, the California Arts Council, Seattle Arts Commission, King County Arts Commission, Music America - San Francisco and Seattle, and Gaudeamus in Holland. She attended Mills college (B.A .and M.A., Music), Paris Conservatory and Antioch University (M.A., Psychology). She has also studied with Darius Milhaud, Olivier Messiaen and Rebecca Weinstock.
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Heloise Gold

Heloise Gold lives in Austin Texas. She is a performing artist, choreographer, dancer , t’ai chi/chi gong instructor and co-founder of Art from the Streets (a project for homeless artists). She has been co-leading deep listening retreats with Pauline Oliveros and Ione since their inception in 1991.
Originally from NYC, she trained in ballet since the age of 4 and as a young teen performed with the Bolshoi and Kirov ballets during their early visits to the US. In her early 20’s her interests shifted to experimental forms. She studied and performed with Robert Wilson, Simone Forti and was a member of Quena Company (an experimental open theatre ensemble). Gold moved to Austin in 1978 and performed and toured with the Deborah Hay Dance Company for 5 years. In 1980 she started creating her own full length works. Her love of ritual, improvisation, collaboration, social issues, comedy and the absurd always play a big part in her pieces.
Heloise is the recipient of many grants from the City of Austin, the Texas Commission for the Arts and a new forms initiative from the NEA.
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Malcolm Goldstein

As composer and violinist, Goldstein has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960s. He was co-founder/director of the Tone Roads Ensemble and a participant in the Judson Dance Theater, the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. He has toured extensively throughout north America and Europe, presenting solo violin concerts and appearing as soloist with new music and dance ensembles.
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Peter Gordon

A composer of marked clarity and wit, Gordon also writes music of expressive beauty and sentiment. He first gained attention in the late 1970s with his Love of Life Orchestra which played venues ranging from clubs such as CBGSs and The Knitting Factory to performance spaces like Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Hall and BAM. In addition to concert music, Gordon has written for film, dance and theater in collaboration with artists like Richard Foreman, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane, Alvin Ailey, Laurie Anderson and Steven Spielberg. His opera, The Strange Life of Ivan Osokin, with libretto by Constance Congdon and direction by Lawrence Sacharow, premiered at La Mama in April, 1994. Collaborations with video artist Kit Fitzgerald include the video operal Return of the Native and the award-winning television feature Painted Melodies, Spider's Garden. Gordon has received numerous grants and awards.
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Steve Gorn

Steve has performed Indian Classical music and new American music on the bansuri bamboo flute and soprano saxophone in concerts and festivals throughout the world. A disciple of the late bansuri master, Sri Gour Goswami of Calcutta, Gorn has been praised and recognized by critics and leading Indian musicians as one of the few western musicians to have captured the subtlety and beauty of Indian music. He performs and records with percussionist Glen Velez. In 1995, he toured Europe and Africa with Jack DeJonnette. As a theater composer, he has employed world music orchestration in scores for Jean-Claude van Itallie's adaptation of The Tibetan Book of the Dead and for numerous storytellig productions with Laura Simms. His most recent scores are for an ABC special on the New York Jewish Museum and for the PBS series, The Quiet Revolution.
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Annie Gosfield

A keyboardist, composer and improviser currently living in New York, Gosfield has received grants from the NEA, Meet the Composer and the Independent Composer's Association (California). Recent projects include an NEA-funded installation entitled "City Library" at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits. She has performed with David Moss, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Zeena Parkins, Anna Homler and longtime partner, Roger Kleier. She has collaborated with visual artists such as Georganne Deen, Manual Ocampo and Joshua Gosfield, providing music for installations and objects exhibited in galleries from New York to Los Angeles.
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Mel Graves

Mel Graves has written over one hundred jazz compositions, and others for various projects over the past 30 years. His composition teachers were Loren Rush and Robert Erickson. Graves was a featured composer at Vi Rassegna, Di Nuova Musica in Macerata, Italy and New Music America. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Council for the Arts, and Meet the Composer. Commissions include three from the Kronos Quartet, two from Chamber Music Northwest, one from the Twin Pines Woodwind Quintet, four from Thomas Buckner, and one from Jazz In The City.
Some of his work can be found on the following recordings: Emotion in Motion with Steve Smith, Eric Crystal and Randy Vincent; Mirror Image with Randy Vincent, Bob Afifi and George Marsh; Spirit Changes with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Thomas Buckner, Smith Dobson, George Marsh, Bob Afifi and Jon Crosse; and His Tone of Voice with Thomas Buckner and Bob Afifi.
Mel Graves is a tenured full professor at Sonoma State University, located north of San Francisco, where he is director of the jazz studies program.

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Tom Hamilton

"After a decade of wringing inspiration from observation, it is with great pleasure and some relief that I've returned (for awhile) to making pieces that address essentially formal procedures. This performance uses techniques of analog electronic synthesis to structure, phrase and pace the music, as well as to generate the actual sound material.
Revisited here is my crackpot theory - that art after Euclid has been in a constant state of decline. What can I imagine to be more perfect than the representation of circle, square and triangle? So while I try to reflect on the musical analogies, I strive to displace and subvert the inherent symmetry of that visualized ideal; music balanced by instability."
Thomas Buckner and Tom Hamilton have performed together in a myriad of circumstances since the early 1990s. Their past recordings include Act of Finding and Off-Hour Wait State. They also produce the Cooler in the Shade/Warmer by the Stove series of improvised music and intermedia at Lotus Music and Dance in New York.
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Sten Hanson

Active in Swedish and international experimental music, literature and art since the beginning of the 1960's, Hanson has cultivated both instrumental, vocal and electro-acoustic music for performance on radio and television, for outdoor occasions and from the concert platform. His music has been performed in all the major international festivals for new music.

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Fritz Hauser

Hauser is a drummer and composer from Basel, Switzerland. He has developed his sound language in varied ways. From solo concerts, in diverse ensembles, through multi-media projects (theater dance film radio) and many recordings, he has contributed to the development of the drumset from a mere timekeeper to an instrument in its own right. "Hauser's work is uniquely impressive. The massive CD Solodrumming is an exhausting experience but affords the best available representation of his technical range. Those unfamiliar with his work might do better to start with Die Trommel and its remarkable percussion-choir partner, Die Welle.... The latter features tympani, cymbals and tam-tam in an extraordinary exploration of resonance that equals the best percussion pieces by "serious" composers like Xenakis. Almost needless to repeat, Hauser comes highly recommended, and shouldn't on any account be missed." Richard Cook & Brian Morton, Penguin Book Guide to Jazz on CD, LP & Cassette
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New Circle Five

Monique Buzzarté, trombone Rosi Hertlein, violin and voice Susie Ibarra, percussion Pauline Oliveros, accordion Kristin Norderval, soprano Spanning three generations, New Circle Five is an acoustic improvising contemporary music ensemble. Diverse musical backgrounds result in unique twists as the five explore the one-time only sonic environment of collective creative improvisations. The New Circle Five grew from an invitation Susie extended to Pauline to join her for a duo concert; the duo concept quickly grew to a quintet and the resulting New Circle Five gave its premiere performance at the Tonic in New York City on April 3, 1999. Guests of New Circle Five have included Barbara Barg, spoken word, Abbie Conant, trombone, IONE, spoken word, Jackie Pickett, bass, and Leaf Miller, percussion.
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Dick Higgins

Born at Cambridge, England, March 15, 1938, Higgins composes art, music, poetry, essays, etc. "Higgins is one of the best and most original interpreters of language writing today..." American Library Association Booklist, 5/15/77. "Dick Higgins could reasonably be called a Renaissance Man..." Alexandra Anderson, Village Voice, 3/12/79.
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Dietmar Hippler

Born in Germany in 1956, Dietmar Hippler has impressive credentials as a composer and performer. He has written solo pieces, chamber music and orchestral music. Performing predominantly on trumpet and piano, he has appeared with the likes of improvisors Joelle Leandre and Tristan Honsinger, and collaborated with dancers, painters, mimes, writers and other performance artists active in Europe. Since its inception in 1991, his group, the Dietmar Hippler Ensemble, has recorded several albums, participated in major European festivals and broadcast productions. Information about his work and availability of scores/parts may be obtained by writing Deep Listening Publicatios.
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Sarah Hopkins

Sarah Hopkins is a freelance Australian composer-performer with a background in classical and contemporary cello performance. She has been composing since 1976 in an expansive, pure musical style that resonates with the space and energy of the Australian landscape. Sarah composes solo ensemble and choral music of a holistic nature that draws upon the natural beauty of the cello, voice and whirly instruments (plastic tubes which play harmonics when spiraled overhead).
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Earl Howard

Earl Howard has been performing his compositions in the United States and Europe for the past thirty years. His recent compositions include music for live electronics, electronic tape music as well as music for electronics and instruments. Earl Howard's method of creating orchestrated sounds with electronics and adding live, improvisational performance creates a unique, densely layered composition that has been performed to enthusiastic audiences at Merkin Hall, the Whitney Museum, The Kitchen, Roulette, and Carnegie Recital Hall. His works have been performed and recorded by a number of musicians including Anthony Davis' recording of Particle W, for piano and tape and Gerry Hemingway's recording of D.R. for solo percussion. The recording, Pele's Tears on Random Acoustic represents ten years of his electronic music and he recorded Fire Song with hyperpianist, Denman Maroney for Erstwhile. In 1985 Ursula Oppens and Anthony Davis commissioned Mr. Howard to compose Monopole for two pianos and tape. The Parabola Arts Foundation commissioned Quarks for tape and the Episteme Ensemble.
Mr. Howard is also a virtuoso saxophonist and has developed an extended repertoire for the instrument including Cinco Centavos for solo saxophone and Naked Charm for saxophone and tape which was performed at the New Music America festival in Hartford, Connecticut. He has received Composer fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York Foundation on the Arts. He has produced numerous soundtracks for some of the leading film and video artists including Nam June Paik, Mary Lucier, Rii Kanzaki, Bob Harris, and Bill Brand.
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Jerry Hunt

Jerry Hunt was born in Waco, Texas, in 1943, and died in Canton, Texas, in 1993. He attended the University of North Texas and worked as a pianist through 1969, performing in concerts of contemporary music. He described the focus of his work after 1978 as "the production of a series of interrelated electronic, mechanic and social sound-sight interactive transactional system performances, work with and for other performers, and ineractive participant array installations." "Blue" Gene Tyranny calls Hunt "one of the most original composers of our time.[who].made a concert into an occasion that re-creates music's role in divination of all countries and ages." Stephen Hicken refers to Hunt's "sound-worlds" as being "complex and immediately compelling." After listening to Hunt's Cantegral Segment 18 (1976), Paul Demarinis writes of feeling "transport[ed] to an imaginary geographical place where speaking winds blow across a landscape marked with symbols."
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Brenda Hutchinson

Brenda Hutchinson is a composer and sound artist whose work is based on the cultivation and encouragement of openness in her own life and in those she works with. Hutchinson encourages participants to experiment with sound, share stories, and make music. Brenda also improvises on a 9 1/2 foot tube with a gestural interface she designed. She has been an artist in residence at San Quentin Prison, Headlands Center for the Arts, Harvestworks, Exploratorium, Ucross and Djerassi. She is the recipient of the Gracie Allen Award from American Women in Radio and Television and has received support from the NEA, Lila Wallace, McKnight Foundation, and NYSCA and Meet the Composer among others. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, Deep Listening, O.O. DISCS, Frog Peak Music and Leonardo Music Magazine. Brenda will drive cross-country for any reason.
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Susie Ibarra

Susie Ibarra, percussionist and composer lives in New York City. She received a music diploma from Mannes College of Music and B.A. from Goddard College. Susie Ibarra studied Kulintang with Danongan Kalanduyan and drum set with Buster Smith, Vernel Fournier and Milford Graves.
As a percussionist, she has performed southeast Asian gong music, jazz, avant-garde, improvised and solo concert works. She has performed with many great artists such as John Zorn, Dave Douglas Pauline Oliveros, Derek Bailey, Ikue Mori, Sylvie Courvoisier, William Parker, Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, John Lindberg, Wadada Leo Smith, Mark Dresser, Thurston Moore, Savath and Savalas, Prefuse 73, Yo La Tengo, among others.
Susie Ibarra has taught across the U.S and attended. Artist Residencies including: The Walker Art Center, Mills College, Bard College, Swarthmore College, Fundacio Joan Miro, University of Michigan, Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The New School.
She was nominated "Best Drummer" in the Village Voice, Downbeat, Jazziz, The Wire. Susie Ibarra is a Yamaha, Paiste & Vic Firth Artist.
She currently performs solo works and with Susie Ibarra Trio with Jennifer Choi & Craig Taborn; Mephista, collective electro-acoustic trio with Sylvie Couvoisier & Ikue Mori; Shapechanger with poet Yusef Komunyakaa; Mark Dresser & Susie Ibarra Duo; Mundo Ninos children’s music; and Filipino trance music, with Roberto Rodriguez, Electric Kulintang.
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New Circle Five

Monique Buzzarté, trombone Rosi Hertlein, violin and voice Susie Ibarra, percussion Pauline Oliveros, accordion Kristin Norderval, soprano Spanning three generations, New Circle Five is an acoustic improvising contemporary music ensemble. Diverse musical backgrounds result in unique twists as the five explore the one-time only sonic environment of collective creative improvisations. The New Circle Five grew from an invitation Susie extended to Pauline to join her for a duo concert; the duo concept quickly grew to a quintet and the resulting New Circle Five gave its premiere performance at the Tonic in New York City on April 3, 1999. Guests of New Circle Five have included Barbara Barg, spoken word, Abbie Conant, trombone, IONE, spoken word, Jackie Pickett, bass, and Leaf Miller, percussion.
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Interactive computer music improvisation duo "interface" creates sonic textures ranging from delicate imperceptible noise to a high energy wall of sound. They have extended, surrounded, and obscured their electric stringed instruments with a variety of technologies, creating an organic, gesturally powerful computer music. Curtis plays the SBass, a 5-string "vertical bass" (like an acoustic bass with no body) fitted with electrical pickups, motion, touch and pressure sensors which allow him to "drive" his computer during performance. Dan plays a 6-string electric violin and an electric bow of his own design; the RBow is a normal violin bow covered with motion and pressure sensors that send performance information to Dan's computer performance system.
Their instruments are dynamic, changing constantly from performance to performance and within performances. Recently, they have begun to integrate spherical speaker arrays, which radiate sound in all directions, into their performance set-up. Interface has a commitment to free-improvisation and electronic music composition. They create real-time sonic environments in performance which combine pre-composed electronic sounds with real-time digital signal processing, synthesis, algorithmic composition, and sampling.
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Artistic Director

Ione is an author/playwright/director and an improvising word/sound artist. Her works include the critically acclaimed memoir, Pride of Family; Four Generations of American Women of Color, Nile Night, Remembered Texts from The Deep, Listening in Dreams & This is a Dream!  She is playwright and director of Njinga the Queen King, (BAM's Next Wave Festival) the dance opera Io and Her and the Trouble with Him (Union Theater, Wisconsin), The Lunar Opera; Deep Listening For_Tunes, (Lincoln Center Out of Doors) and the experimental narrative film Dreams of the Jungfrau, shot high in the Swiss Alps. All feature music and sound design by Pauline Oliveros. She and Oliveros are currently collaborating with Egyptian artists on The Nubian Word for Flowers, A Phantom Opera.  Inspired by the Nubian Diaspora and the life of Lord Horatio Herbert Kitchener of Khartoum, the opera is "a deep dream exploration of the Colonial Mind".  A specialist in dreams and the creative process, Ione conducts retreats throughout the world. She is Artistic Director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. and Director of the Ministry of Maåt, Inc. Both organizations act to foster harmonious world community.
Website | Ministry of Maåt
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David Jaffee

Composer and computer music pioneer, David Jaffee has developed a personal approach that merges cutting-edge technology with elements of folk music. His Silicon Valley Breakdown was hailed as a landmark of the computer music medium by Le Monde and Newsweek, where it was described as "a high-tech hootenanny." As a mandolinist and violinist, he performs his music at international festivals and plays in ensembles ranging from bluegrass to Afro-Cuban charranga style. His work has been recognized by four NEA fellowships, Composer-In-Residencies, commissions from ensembles such as the Kronos Quartet, and performances by the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and others. He has taught composition at Princeton University, Stanford University and the University of California at San Diego. Jaffee has authored numerous articles on computer music and sound synthesis. Recordings of his work have been released by a number of international labels.
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Marc Jensen

Tom Johnson

Born in Colorado, Johnson received his B.A. and M.M. degrees from Yale and also studied with Morton Feldman. He is perhaps best known for The Four Note Opera, which was premiered in New York City in 1972 and which has since been produced over 50 times in English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Hungarian and Catalan. He has always considered himself a minimalist with his composing focused on logical progressions and highly predictable structures. In the 1970s, Johnson's weekly columns in the Village Voice covered the emergence and development of minimal music in New York City. Though traveling frequently, his residence since 1983 has been in Paris. "The world is easier to understand," he says, "when viewed from about halfway between Moscow and Washington." He recently completed the two largest works he has ever produced, the Bonhoeffer Oratorio, with texts of the theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Una Opera Italiana, an Italian opera.
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Brian Johnson

As composer, Brian Johnson (a.k.a. the Human Being) makes music for dance, theater, percussion and voice. As percussionist, he has premiered works by leading figures of the American experimental music tradition. He has worked as ensemble musician with the New York Shakespeare Festival, Loren Mazzacene, William Hooker and Joesph Celli. An accomplished soloist, he is a member of the International Percussive Arts Society.
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Dan Joseph

Dan Joseph - Born in Washington, DC, now based in Brooklyn, plays the hammer dulcimer in solo performances and various ensembles. His style has evolved to include both ancient and modern techniques, as he melds traditions from China, Persia, Eastern Europe and the US (Appalachian) with the current language of electronic, experimental and contemporary composition. He has appeared with Pauline Oliveros, Thomas Buckner, Miya Masaoka, Fred Frith, Pamela Z, The Phoenix Spring Ensemble, Comma and many others.
John Ingle - Originally from Memphis, TN, now based in San Francisco, his music draws from many sources: modern concert music, traditional and free jazz, Asian folk music and Southern gospel and soul. He performs regularly with the new music quartet Shinola and with electronic artists Laetitia Sonami and John Bischoff. He has also performed with such diverse artists as Ed Finney, Fred Frith, Leo Smith, Stevie Wonder as well as with the Memphis Symphony and the Taipei Philharmonic. Was recently artist in residence at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito.
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Elise Kermani

In her performances, Elise Kermani combines sound poetry with real and imagined words, extended voice with live electronic processing and movement, many times to create a "warm" technology. Her most current work revolves around a handful of women characters, each displaying a separate range of human emotion through the mythical stories they tell with their bodies and voices in an abstract yet clear supernatural language. Kermani performs solo or in collaboration with video artists, computer programmers and designers to stage her multi-disciplinary works. She is also a creative force in the new music ensemble Trousers. For Kermani, we. as artists, "must strive to be scientists by discovering a new world and a new language. We have a social responsibility to incorporate the use of new technology into our work, just as modern science, business and education has - not as a defensive reaction to our changing technology, but as an integrated leader."
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Connie Kieltyka

A sound artist and technical engineer, Kieltyka has worked as chief engineer and production consultant with a wide variety of artists on film, album, radio and theater projects. She has composed radio sound art pieces for New American Radio in 1988 and 1989. Kieltyka teaches sound theory and audio production for film at the School of Visual Arts, engineers and produces soundtracks for video artists at Studio Pass, NYC, is Sound Designer for Squat Theater in the US and Europe and is a freelance sound engineer.
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Jin Hi Kim

A composer and Korean komungo virtuoso, Kim is a rarity: a musician fully trained in the complexities of Korean traditional music who has been able to integrate her Asain skill and sensibilities with the demands of the Western avant-garde. After she completed her study of Korean traditional music at National High School of Traditional Music and Seoul National University, she came to America for further study and received an M.F.A. degree in electronic music/composition at Mills college. Her music retains the timbral and microtonal subtleties of her Korean heritage while incorporating the similar concerns of experimental music. Whether she is working with electronics or with western or Korean instruments, she strikes a balance of delicacy and power that is unique and evocative. Increasingly well-regarded on the international new music circuit, her music has been performed worldwide, most prominently by Kronos Quartet and by leading chamber music ensembles such as Relache, the Fidelio Trio, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and the California E.A.R. Unit, as well as by outstanding solo performers.
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Alison Knowles

Knowles first introduced her work internationally through the Fluxus group in the early sixties. She has worked continually since then as a visual artist, doing sound works for radio, performances and installations. She has authored a number of books and articles. As poet and writer, she continues to expand the spirit of Fluxus in her recent work. Much of her studies concern food - beans, for example. Joshua Selman has collaborated with her on several sound art projects including Frijoles Canyon, Setsubun and Northwater Song. Recently published are her books, Spoken Text and Bread and Water.
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Richard Kostelanetz

Born in 1940 in New York, Kostelanetz has published many books of poetry, fiction, criticism and cultural history , including John Cage (1970), Conversing With Cage (1988), On Innovative Music(ian)s (1989). Merce Cunningham (1992), Writing about Cage (1993), John Cage: Writer(1993) and A Dictionary of the Avante-Garde (1993). He recently edited Nicholas Slonimsky: The First 100 Years (1994) and A Portable Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians (1995). He has been working with audio since 1975, video since 1976, film since 1977, holography since 1978, and his personal computer since 1982. His audio tapes and audio-videotapes have been broadcast and exhibited around the world.
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Bun-Ching Lam

Born in Macao, Lam received a Ph.D. in Music Composition from the University of California, San Diego in 1981. She has studied with Robert Erickson, Pauline Oliveros and Bernard Rands. Recently awarded a Rome Prize, Lam has also been the recipient of grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts and Meet the Composer. Among her commissioned works are Sudden Thunder for the American Composers Orchestra, Last Spring for Ursula Oppens and the Arditti Quartet, Impetus for Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and Klang for Swiss Percussionist Fritz Hauser.
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Tom Lande

A poet who has been involved with listening to sounds without pre-conceptions, Lande usually writes, often in a most personal manner, about the relationship of human sound-making to silence and the relationship between a technical approach - to one of complete attention. His attention to music of the blues and jazz traditions often permeates his writing. Tom lives in Spokane, Washington.
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Mary Jane Leach

A composer and performer, originally from Vermont, who has lived in New York since the mid-1970's. Her compositions explore the physicality of sound and she carefully works with the timbres of instruments, exploiting the unique characteristics of each instrument, creating combination, difference and interference tones. Her compositions have been performed throughout the world. She has received grants from the NEA, New York State Council for the Arts and the Cary Trust. On the radio, her music has been featured on First Art, NPR, CBC (Canada), Radio Cultura in Sào Paulo, Radio 3 in Brussels, Radio Bremen and Westdeutscher Rundfunk in Germany.
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Richard Lerman

Richard Lerman recieved an undergraduate degree in film studies from Brandeis College, where he also studied composition and ran the electronic music studio. There he began working with piezo-electric transducers, the basis of almost all his work, and had many opportunities to work with various electronic music pioneers like Gordon Mumma, David Tudor, David Behrman, and Alvin Lucier. He went on to teach in the Boston Museum School, working in the film department. Lerman concentrates on revealing the sonorous qualities of what are commonly regarded as silent or static objects.
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Annea Lockwood

A composer with an unusual sensitivity to the poetic potential of sound, particularly the rich and unpredictable nature of acoustical sound, Lockwood's work frequently blends sound with movement and images to create philosophical and sensual explorations of the natural world. Born in New Zealand, Lockwood moved to England in 1961, where she studied piano at the Royal College of Music. She attended summer courses in New Music at Darmstadt for several years, and completed her training with a year in Germany and Holland, studying electronic music and instrumental composition. She lives in Crompond, New York and is professor of music at Vassar College.
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Norman Lowrey

Norman Lowrey is a mask maker/composer, Chair of the Music Department at Drew University with Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music. He is the originator of Singing Masks, which incorporate flutes, reeds, ratchets and other sounding devices. He has presented Singing Mask ceremony/performances at such locations as Plan B and SITE Santa Fe in Santa Fe New Mexico, Roulette and Lincoln Center in New York, and at the site of pictograph caves outside Billings, Montana. His most recent work has been making virtual versions of his masks for use by the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse online in Second Life.
"Musical imagination (and all art as far as I'm concerned) begins with listening. The Deep Listening Institute is doing work which is at music/art's heart. It's at the core of my life/work. To quote Keith Jarrett, "It's all about listening... and being ready.""
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Alvin Lucier

Born in Nashua, New Hampshire, Lucier attended the Portsmouth Abbey School, Yale and Brandeis universities. He lived in Rome for two years on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has performed extensively in the United States and Europe in solo concerts and with the Sonic Arts Union, which he co-founded with composers Robert Ashley, David Behrman, and Gordon Mumma. He is currently professor of music and former chairperson of the music department at Wesleyan University. Lucier has pioneered in many areas of music composition and performance, including the notation of performers' physical gestures, the use of brain waves in live musical performance, the generation of visual imagery by sound in vibrating media, and the evocation of room acoustics for musical purposes.
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Eric Lyon

Eric Lyon is a composer of experimental electronic and computer music, with an emphasis in automation, digital signal processing and extreme sample manipulation. He also compose works for performers of acoustic instruments as opportunities arise and time permits.
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Julie Lyonn Lieberman

An improvising violinist, vocalist, composer, educator, radio producer and the author of three books (Blues Fiddle, Improvising Violin and You Are Your Instrument), Lieberman has performed all over the United States at venues ranging from New Music America to Omega Institute, La Mama to Carnegie Recital Hall, The Philadelphia Folk Festival to productions on Broadway.
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Liz Magnes

Liz Magnes combines an extraordinary approach to jazz piano with a World Music flavor to create a totally new and fresh solo jazz piano sound. Her signature blend of American and Middle Eastern jazz is an exciting meeting of East and West.  All Releases by Liz Magnes

Al Margolis (If, Bwana)

Tina Marsh

Tina Marsh is the founder, director, vocalist and one of the chief composers of the Creative Opportunity Orchestra (CO2). The orchestra was founded in Austin in 1980. It features some 80 musicians who rotate to play gigs and have released a handful of jazzy, avant-garde, big-band CD's. CO2 has included Randy Zimmerman, James Lakey, Martin Banks, Jay Rosen, John Mills, Bob Rodriquez, Edwin Livingston, Dennis Dotson, Jay Fort, Rene Saenz, Bob Blakeslee, Paul Armstrong, Terry Landry, Larry Spencer, Chris Searles, Oliver Rajamani.
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George Marsh

Marsh was born in Belleville, Illinois, and received his formal musical education at the University of Illinois where he studied with Tom Siwe and Jack McKenzie. After playing with Bill Russo's Chicago Jazz Ensemble, Marsh moved to California in 1968 and has been an integral part of the music scene of the San Francisco Bay Area performing with a variety of musicians. Marsh also teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at Sonoma State University. He is a member of the Good Sound Band.
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Sabir Mateen

Sabir Mateen - Alto & Tenor Saxophones, Flute, Piccolo, Bb & Alto Clarinets Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Poet Originally from Philadelphia (b. April 16th 1951), he moved to Los Angeles and played with Horace Tapscott and his Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra and other bands. He moved back to Philadelphia in the '80's and played with two musicians he still collaborates with today, Sunny Murray and Raymond A. King, and also with Monette Sudler, Bill Lewis and many others. He also pursued studies with Byard Lancaster. Having moved to New York in 1989, Sabir became a world renowned artist and has performed with the greats such as Cecil Taylor, William Parker Ensembles (Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra & The Inside Songs Of Curtis Mayfield), Alan Silva, Wilber Morris, Jemeel Moondoc, Charles Downs (Rashid Bakr), Marc Edwards, Mark Whitecage, Raphe Malik, Dave Burrell, Butch Morris, Henry Grimes, Kali Z. Tom Bruno, Roy Campbell, Daniel Carter, Steve Swell The Sun Ra Arkestra, Frode Gjerstad, William Hooker and many others. Mateen has performed in Europe, Japan, and Africa. He is also involved in Collective bands such as TEST (w/ D. Carter, Matthew Heyner and T. Bruno), The Downtown Horns (w/ R. Campbell & D. Carter), The East 3rd St. Ensemble (w/ Matt Lavelle, Clif Jackson and David Gould). Sabir leads his own bands as well: The Sabir Mateen Ensemble, Omni-Sound, Trio Sabir, and Juxtapositions. Sabir also performs in solo and duo configurations with Matthew Shipp and Hilliard (Hill) Greene.All Releases by Sabir Mateen

Dominique Mazeaud

Dominique Mazeaud's passion is to put her art in service of her community and beyond. In interactive performances like “The Point of Tears” created for her 'peace through culture' tour of Colombia in 2001 and 2002, “The Sorry Book Traveling Shrine” for Peace Day in 2006 or “The Priestess of Generosity” created for the Network of Spiritual Progressives' Generosity Sunday in 2007, she creates spaces for a deep listening to the heart. Since 1979, her calling has been to find “the spiritual in art” and her journey hence has centered on uncovering the meaning of the word 'heartist.'
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Kim McCarthy

Kimberly A. McCarthy, Ph.D., M.M. first met Pauline Oliveros in 1979 via a one paragraph description in “Grout,” the canon of classical music history. The second meeting occurred at a conference in 1984. McCarthy zombied up to Pauline and said “This…is…an...important…meeting.” Pauline quickly looked for the nearest exit, all too familiar with the groupie psyche. In 1991 Kim was crabby. She didn’t want to go to the concert. In a huff she plopped down in the dark, third-tier seat. But something caught her eye. It was a head. Seated before her. There was…something…familiar. Shock and excitement set in as in this chance event Kim realized it was Pauline Oliveros. THIS WAS A SIGN!
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Thollem McDonas

Thollem McDonas, pianist/comproviser, was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Irish and Cherokee descent. Not long after birth he began studying the keyboard repertoire from the medieval to the 20th century. After graduating with degrees in both piano performance and composition he dedicated his time for years in grassroots political movements and ecological restoration projects before coming back to music with his full focus. He is currently touring perpetually, mostly as a soloist but also in collaboration with many other individuals and groups. Thollem's extensive travels as a performer and teacher have covered much of the North American continent and Europe (he often leads listening and group improvisation workshops). He is a founding member of several innovative ensembles all of varying and disparate musics. In the past 6 years he has added 20 albums to his discography on 9 different vanguard labels in 4 different countries. His music is diverse, with each album and every concert exploring a variety of approaches and paths, resulting in dramatically different outcomes. Thollem is a recipient of the 2009 US Artists International Award as the founder and Artistic Director of Estamos Ensemble as well as a CAP grant this year from the American Music Center. He was commissioned by The Limon Dance Company for a large-scale piece in commemoration of their 50th year anniversary. In September 2008 he was invited to perform the late works of Claude Debussy on the piano on which they were written, as well as his own comprovisations with Stefano Scodanibbio. "OnDebussy'sPianoAnd..." (Die Schachtel - September, 2010) is the first album ever recorded on Debussy's piano. Thollem has performed in theaters, art galleries, universities, elementary schools, concert halls, jazz clubs, rock clubs, festivals, warehouses, house concerts, streets, forests, riots and on television and radio. He has performed piano concertos with symphonies, played in West African drumming troupes, Javanese gamelan ensembles, an international punkarolla band, with hundreds of free improv groups, and as an accompanist and a composer for opera and modern dance.

Thollem Mcdonas

Thollem tours perpetually as a solo pianist, vocalist and collaborator regularly covering much of North America and Europe playing his unique brand of composed and spontaneous post-classical and hyphenated music. In the past 6 years, he has added 23 albums to his discography on 10 different vanguard record labels in 4 different countries. His musical experiences are extremely diverse and his ever expanding variety of approaches to making music result in dramatically new and different outcomes. He plays in punk clubs, museums, concert halls and riots. He works regularly with film makers,
dancers, poets and painters as well as a wide array of divergent musicians. He has won numerous awards and is the founding director of Estamos Ensemble, a Mexican-American cross border ensemble for musical exchange.

Not long after birth, Thollem began studying the keyboard repertoire from the medieval to the 20th century. After graduating with degrees in both piano performance and composition, he dedicated his time for years in grassroots political and ecological movements before returning to his own music with his full focus in 2006. He is currently touring perpetually as a soloist, in collaboration with many other individuals and groups, as well as leading large ensemble free improvisation workshops.

Joe McPhee

Since his emergence on the creative jazz and new music scene in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, Joe McPhee has been a deeply emotional composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a thoughtful conceptualist and theoretician. Born on November 3, 1939, in Miami, FL, McPhee first began playing the trumpet at age eight. McPhee continued on that instrument through high school and then in a U.S. Army band stationed in Germany; during his Army stint, he was first introduced to traditional jazz. Clifford Thornton’s Freedom and Unity, recorded in 1967 and released in 1969 on the Third World label, is the first recording on which McPhee appears. In 1968, he began playing the saxophone and since then has investigated a wide range of instruments (including pocket trumpet, clarinet, valve trombone, and piano), with active involvement in both acoustic and electronic music. McPhee’s first recordings as leader appeared on the CjR label, founded in 1969 by painter Craig Johnson . These include Underground Railroad by the Joe McPhee Quartet in 1969, Nation Time by Joe McPhee in 1970, and Trinity by Joe McPhee, Harold E. Smith and Mike Kull in 1971. By 1974, Swiss entrepreneur Werner X. Uehlinger had become aware of McPhee’s recordings and unreleased tapes. Uehlinger was so impressed that he decided to form the Hat Hut label as a vehicle to release McPhee’s work. The label’s first LP was Black Magic Man, which had been recorded by McPhee in 1970. Black Magic Man was followed by The Willisau Concert and the landmark solo recording Tenor, released by Hat Hut in 1976. The earliest recordings by McPhee are often informed by the revolutionary movements of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s; for example, Nation Time is a tribute to poet Amiri Baraka and Joe McPhee & Survival Unit II at WBAI’s Free Music Store, 1971 (finally released as a Hat Art CD in 1996) is a sometimes anguished post-Coltrane cry for freedom and liberation. As the 1980s began and with a number of Hat Art recordings under his belt, McPhee met composer, accordionist, performer, and educator Pauline Oliveros, whose theories of “deep listening” strengthened his interests in extended instrumental and electronic techniques. McPhee also read Edward de Bono’s book Lateral Thinking: A Textbook of Creativity, which presents concepts for solving problems by “disrupting an apparent sequence and arriving at the solution from another angle.” de Bono’s theories inspired McPhee to apply this “sideways thinking” to his own work in creative improvisation, resulting in the concept of “Po Music.” McPhee describes “Po Music” as a “process of provocation” that can be used to “move from one fixed set of ideas in an attempt to discover new ones.” He concludes “It is a Positive, Possible, Poetic Hypothesis.” The results of McPhee’s application of Po principles to creative improvisation can be heard on several Hat Art recordings, including Topology, Linear B, and Oleo & a Future Retrospective. Although his work was well documented on Hat Hut, McPhee remained a relative unknown in his home country. During the 1990’s, McPhee finally began to attract wider attention from the North American creative jazz community. He has since been performing and recording prodigiously as both leader and collaborator, appearing on such labels as CIMP, Okkadisk, Music & Arts, and Victo. In 1996, 20 years after Tenor, Hatology released As Serious As Your Life, another solo recording (this time featuring McPhee performing on various instruments). McPhee also began a fruitful relationship with Chicago reedman Ken Vandermark , engaging in a set of improvisational dialogues with Vandermark and bassist Kent Kessler on the 1998 Okkadisk CD A Meeting in Chicago. The Vandermark connection also led to McPhee’s appearance on the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Octet/Tentet three-CD box set released by Okkadisk that same year. As the 1990s drew to a close, McPhee discovered two like-minded improvisers in bassist Dominic Duval and drummer Jay Rosen. The trio premiered at the Vision Jazz Festival, but the concert went unnoticed by the press; McPhee, Duval, and Rosen therefore decided that an apt title for the group would be Trio X. A number of Trio X recordings, have since been released on the CIMP and CADENCE JAZZ RECORDS labels, and the band has received favorable critical notice for these, as well as for its live concert and festival appearances.
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Vonn New

Vonn New is a composer/performer who uses percussion, flutes, field recordings and computer processing to create sonic playgrounds for herself and others. Based in Hyde Park NY, she is engaged using music and listening in Quaker ministry to promote peacebuilding and the expression of joy as a response to violence.  
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Kenneth Newby

Canadian composer, performer and teacher, Kenneth Newby was born in 1956. He studied electroacoustic and computer music techniques (B.A., M.F.A.) at Simon Fraser University and specialized in writing his own software for composition. A co-founder of the Vancouver Gamelan Ensemble in 1986, he has studied Karawitan and Gender Wayang extensively in both Java and Bali. His compositions explore a synthesis of interactive computer music, improvisation, and an attention to deep states of consciousness.
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Phill Niblock

Composer and filmmaker, Niblock was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performance at venues like The Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Whitney Museum; Wadsworth Antheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival among others. He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, NYSCA, and the NEA. He is a professor at the College of Staten Island, CUNY, and is director of music and intermedia programs at Experimental Intermedia Foundation.
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Kristin Norderval

Kristin Norderval is a classically trained singer, improviser, and composer. Profiled by The New York Times in "Downtown Divas Expand their Horizons" and hailed as one of "new music's best" by the Village Voice, she performs a repertoire that spans the renaissance to the avant-garde. Both as a composer and as a performer Ms. Norderval has specialized in developing new works for voice and chamber ensembles, with special emphasis on small scale opera, multi-media, cross-disciplinary work, and works with interactive technology. Her collaborations have included work with choreographers, sculptors, filmmakers and installation artists as well as numerous new music ensembles. Commissions have included works for Den Anden Opera in Copenhagen, the Bucharest International Dance Festival in Romania, and jill sigman/thinkdance in New York City. She was the recipient of a Norwegian State Artist’s Stipend (Statens kunstnerstipend) in 2004 and 2005 for the development of new multi-disciplinary work, the American Music Center’s Henry Cowell Award in 2005, and the Jerome Composer's Commissioning Program in 2006. Upcoming commissions include works for the Parthenia viol consort and a multi-media work for DVD for the composer consortium "Sounding Out". Norderval's credits as a soloist include performances with the Netherlands Dance Theater, the San Francisco Symphony, the Oslo Sinfonietta and the Philip Glass Ensemble. She has recorded for CRI, Nonesuch, Mode, Deep Listening, Eurydice, Aurora and Point records. Norderval is currently a research fellow at Østfold University College in Norway.
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Kristin Norderval, voice
Monique Buzzarté, trombone
Zanana is a collaborative duo featuring Kristin Norderval, voice and Monique Buzzarté ,trombone, performing improvised music blending acoustic sounds, electronics and live processing. We compose and perform collaboratively using improvisation as the foundation of our compositional process. Some works are free improvisations, some are structured improvisations, and some are composed with aleatoric elements. Our intent is to create sonic transformations of both our acoustic playing and unusual ambient/industrial/site-specific sounds.
For live processing we each use Macintosh laptop computers running Max/MSP. For most engagements we bring our own equipment, including hemispherical/spherical speakers, mixers, microphones, mic stands, and the like. However, specific technical needs vary depending on the venue and the program being performed.
Our duo takes its name ("zah-NAH-nah") from a variant spelling of "zenana," a Persian term originating from zan or "woman".
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Pauline Oliveros

Executive Director
Pauline Oliveros (1932) has influenced American music extensively in her career spanning more than 60 years as a composer, performer, author and philosopher. She pioneered the concept of Deep Listening, her practice based upon principles of improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation, designed to inspire both trained and untrained musicians to practice the art of listening and responding to environmental conditions in solo and ensemble situations. During the mid-'60s she served as the first director of the Tape Music Center at Mills College, aka Center for Contemporary Music followed by 14-years as Professor of Music and 3 years as Director of the Center for Music Experiment at the University of California at San Diego. Since 2001 she has served as Distinguished Research Professor of Music  in the Arts department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where she is engaged in research on a National Science Foundation CreativeIT project. Her research interests include improvisation, special needs interfaces and telepresence teaching and performing. She also serves as  Darius Milhaud Composer in Residence at Mills College doing telepresence teaching and she is  executive director of Deep Listening Institute, Ltd. where she leads projects in Deep Listening, Adaptive Use Interface. She is the recipient of the 2009 William Schuman Award from Columbia University for lifetime achievement.  A retrospective from 1960 to 2010 was performed at Miller Theater, Columbia University in New York March 27, 2010 in conjunction with the Schuman award. She received a third honorary degree from DeMontort University, Leicester, UK July 23, 2010. Recent recordings include Pauline Oliveros & Miya Masoka and Pauine Oliveros & Chris Brown on Deep Listening.

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Panaiotis (pronounced PAH-NAY-YO-TEES) has taught at the University of California at San Diego, where he earned his Ph.D. in music, and at the Theaterschool for New Dance Development in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He continues his pedagogical inclinations by conducting workshops at elementary schools and at colleges and universities. A classically trained singer, Panaiotis incorporates pan-cultural vocal techniques and styles in his own singing and compositions. He has composed numerous works for dance and theater and has worked with the San Diego Public Theater, the San Francisco Repertory Theatre, and the Hans-Otto Theater in Potsdam, East Germany. Panaiotis was awarded a writing grant from the National Endowment for the Arts for his opera, The Traveling Companion.
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Paul Panhuysen

Panhuysen started to develop his "situasies", works which combined many media - images, sounds, light, projection, machines, objects, spaces, etc. - in 1963 as transitory events and installations. The Maciunas Ensemble, founded in 1968, became the source of his experiences with sound and music. The musicians improvise, record, replay and discuss in weekly sessions which continue even today. The Long String Installation, relating the visual and auditory qualities of a building, and bringing together the rules of proportion in music, visual art and architecture in one work of art.
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Peter Pannke

Musician, author, composer and global media vagabond who lived mainly in Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and India before returning to Berlin in 1990. Pannke has studied the vocal art of the ancient Dhrupad style and developed his own unique blend of oriental and western singing (as heard on his latest CD, Morungen - Songs from a Visionary Musical.) Since 1992, he has been involved in the planning of the Adi Srvya Gallery for Primordial Hearing in New Delhi, India. Besides composing, performing, teaching, creating acoustic radio art and sound installatioins, he is a well-known broadcaster, writer, editor and festival organizer.
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Sarah Peebles

Sarah Peebles has composed for electroacoustics, small ensemble, dance, animation, inter-disciplinary collaborations and music-theatre. Exploring alternate performance settings, such as museums, bamboo groves, temples and parks, her work also encompasses "comprovisation" and performance art. Originally from Minnesota, she resided in Japan over extended periods where she studied Japanese court music, Shinto festival music-drama and trends in the Japanese avant-garde. She lives in Canada as an independent composer, radio programmer and new music organizer, focusing on electroacoustic music and computer-assisted performance.
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Steve Peters

Steve Peters makes music and sound for dance, theatre, radio, film, recordings, concert settings, galleries and public spaces. His work has explored environmental sound for many years and has been published, performed and broadcast internationally.
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Randy Raine-Reusch

Randy Raine-Reusch is a composer and international concert artist specializing in new music for world instruments He has the distinction of studying with "master" musicians in Thailand and Malayasia, as well as brief studies with two "national treasures" in Korea and Japan. He has composed pieces for Expo 86 Vancouver and Expo 88 Brisbane, as well as numerous film and dance scores. Many of his scores are based on "essential composition" which directs the performer through a series of musical "essences" which can either be played directly or improvised upon. Recent works include pieces for kayageum (Korean long zither) and saxophone, nigenkin (Japanese two string zither) and synthesizer, and dan bau (Vietnamese monochord), prepared kayageum and saxophone. He is a founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology.
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Hal Rammel

Experimental multi-instrumentalist, composer/improvisor, author and visual artist, Hal Rammel has been designing and building musical instruments since 1977. He has performed with Russell Thorne, Davey Williams, LaDonna Smith, Jack Wright, Johannes Bergmark, Steve Nelson-Raney, Susan Rawcliffe, Terri Kapsalis and John Corbett. As an author and graphic artist, his work has appeared in the pages of Experimental Musical Instruments, the improvisor, Cultural Correspondence and Arsenal. He resides in southeastern Wisconsin where he teaches musical instrument invention at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and at Milwaukee's A.E. Burdick Elementary School. He is the radio host of Alternating Currents in 20th Century Music on WMSE-FM in Milwaukee.
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Dana Reason

Dana Reason is a pianist/composer/improvisor from Montreal, Canada. Ms. Reason has appeared at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Frau Musica (Nova) Cologne, Beyond the Pink Festival, (LA), Guelph Jazz Festival, Banff Arts Festival, Knitting Factory (NYC), Music Gallery (Toronto), and Newfoundland Sound Symposium. She has performed with Pauline Oliveros, George Lewis, Cecil Taylor, Joe McPhee, Lisle Ellis, and Richard Teitlebaum among others. She has been featured on National Public Radio, and Radio Canada. Ms. Reason has recorded for Music & Arts, Red Toucan, Deep Listening, Sparkling Beatnik and Ryokan labels. Ms. Reason contributes writing to the Twentieth Century Music Journal, Musicworks, and Improvisor magazines. Her music has been reviewed in Cadence, Coda, Musicworks, 20th Century Music Journal, Wire, Jazz Critique (Japan) and Outside Magazines. Ms. Reason was the co-organizer of the ground-breaking symposium Improvising Across Borders (1999) held at the University of California, San Diego. Reason holds a Bachelor of Music from McGill University, a Master of Arts in Composition from Mills College and is a Ph.D candidate in the music program Critical Studies/Experimental Practices at the University of California, San Diego.
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Dick Robinson

Dick Robinson received Master's degrees in composition and violin at the American Conservatory in Chicago. Further studies in electronic/computer music were with Robert Moog, Hugh LeCaine, Charles Dodge, Kurt Hebel, and Carla Scaletti. He founded the Atlanta Electronic Music Center in 1965. In 1970 the piece Ambience was co-winner of the first prize in the Dartmouth International Electronic Music Competition and is recorded on Vox. Robinson played violin with the Atlanta Symphony for 36 years, retiring in 1987 to devote his full time to composition. His electronic and computer music has been performed in colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as at the '91, '96, and '99 SEAMUS conferences, and in Europe at the Groupe de Recherches Musicales in Paris, the Institute for Sonology in Utrecht, the Festival de Musique d'Aujourd'hui (Extasis 89), in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Futura 1994 series in Crest, France. An early piece, MLK (1968) is recorded on the album Mighty Risen Plea (Sacred Frame Records).
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Roberto Juan Rodriguez

Roberto Juan Rodriguez – producer/composer/percussionist
Born in East Havana, Cuba, percussionist and composer Roberto Rodriguez draws upon his influences of world music, pop, rock, jazz, electronic, avant garde and classical, making him one of the most versed performers as well as a unique artistic voice. Rodriguez, a Grammy nominee and American Music Award Recipient, and winner of the BB3 Radio World Music Award has performed with notable artists such as: Rufus Wainwright, Joe Jackson, Celia Cruz ,Israel "CACHAO" Lopez, Paquito D'Rivera, Julio Iglesias, Miami Sound Machine, Paul Simon, Lloyd Cole, Dr. L Subramaniam, Kavita Krishnamurti, Lester Bowie, John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Wadada Leo Smith and Maurice El Medioni.
Rodriguez can be heard on recordings:
Maurice el Medioni meets Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental, Piranha Records
Electric Kulintang: Dialects Susie Ibarra & Roberto Rodriguez, Plastic Records.
Roberto Rodriguez ~ Baila! Gitano Baila! ~El Danzon de Moises, Tzadik Records.
Joe Jackon Live - Two Rainy Nights, SONY Records.
Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos, Atlantic Records.
John Zorn, Taboo & Exile, Tzadik Records.
Folkloriko, Susie Ibarra, Tzadik Records.
Miami Sound Machine, Into the Light and Cuts Both Ways, Epic Records.
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Neil Rolnick

An active composer and performer of computer music since the late 1970s, Rolnick performs on a portable computer music system and concertizes regularly in a wide variety of contexts throughout North America and Europe. He has appeared as featured soloist with ensembles such as The California E.A.R. Unit, Relache, Gerard Schwarz's Music Today Ensemble, Musical Elements, and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Born in 1947 in Dallas, Texas, he earned a BA in English literature from Harvard College in 1969. He studied musical composition with Darius Milhaud at the Aspen Music School, with John Adams and Andrew Imbrie at the San Francisco Conservatory, and with Richard Felciano and Olly Wilson at the University of California at Berkeley, where he earned a Ph.D. in musical composition in 1980. He studied computer music at Stanford University with John Chowning and James A. Moorer, and worked as a researcher at IRCAM in Paris, France, from 1977 to 1979. He currently teaches and directs the EAR Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Loren Rush

Composer, pianist, acoustical systems designer, specialist in digital audio research, co-founder and president of Good Sound Foundation. He has directed research in digital recording and editing systems, digital audio signal processing, simulation of acoustic environments, and development of intelligent systems for musical analysis. His I'll See You in My Dreams for amplified orchestra and audio tape (1973), commissioned by Niklaus Wyss and the San Francisco Symphony, is the first composition to employ the artistic use of amplification of a symphony orchestra. His Song and Dance (1975), commmissioned by Seiji Ozawa and the San Francisco Symphony, is the first orchestral composition to employ computer-generated digital synthesis in performance.
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Elizabeth Russell

Elizabeth T Russell holds an undergraduate degree in music. On a bassoon scholarship, she earned her law degree from the Pace University School of Law. Ms. Russell is the author of Art Law Conversations: A Surprisingly Readable Guide for Visual Artists. Her practice serves literary, visual and performing artists and related businesses in the arts and entertainment industry. Ms. Russell is a member of the Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section of the New York State Bar Association, the Sports and Entertainment Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Copyright Society of the United States. She is admitted to practice in New York, Connecticut and Wisconsin.
From 1987 until 1994 Elizabeth Russell was a senior attorney in the Counsel's Office of the New York State Education Department. She then absented herself from the practice of law and worked for several years in arts administration. Ms. Russell served as development director for the Albany Symphony Orchestra in Albany, NY; director of individual giving for the Madison Repertory Theatre in Madison, WI; and as managing director of Opera for the Young, a professional opera touring company.
Ms. Russell returned to law in 2000 and opened her own firm, concentrating in arts and entertainment, copyright, trademark, business and nonprofit law. Every day, her practical experiences in the arts inform her legal work with artists, musicians and arts-related businesses.
Elizabeth Russell is a frequent lecturer on legal issues in the arts. For more information on her practice, please visit
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Arturo Salinas

Born in Monterrey, Mexico, Arturo Salinas studied composition with Robert Cogan at the New England Conservatory, ethnomusicology with Charles Boilès in Montreal, electroacoustic music and microtonality with Jean-Etienne Marie in Paris, and orchestral conducting with Igor Markevitch. His music has been performed in at least 17 countries and has been enriched not only by his research and personal contacts with Mexican Indian and other world musics, but also by his involvement with animal sounds and soundscapes, microtonality, human languages and astronomy. Since 1981, he has been recording authentic pre-Columbian instruments (in museums and private collections) and composing music to bring their ancient sounds back to life with the help of computer and digital systems. Distinquished Visiting Composer in Residence at Mills College in 1987, he has also taught composition in Brazil and at Princeton University.
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Margrit Schenker

Margrit Schenker born 1954, living in Zurich, Switzerland
Composer, accordionist,organ player, performance artist, piano teacher. Margrit did a one year residency at the Pauline Oliveros Foundation in Kingston N.Y.
Compositions include: 50 Songs – short pieces for accordion, voice, performance premiered by the composer at the Pauline Oliveros Foundation in Kingston N.Y.  Geschichten – for women’s choir – premiered in Zuerich, Furore edition Kassel, Germany. Benedicta – scenario for choir, masks, instruments and soprano, premiered in Basel, Furore edition Kassel. Baumklang – piano pieces for students, Furore edition Kassel. Krak – CD with the Swiss clarinet player Valentin Vecellio, Spiel – for soprano, flute, organ and speaker premiered in Karthause Ittingen Switzerland. that gave birth to the sky – for alto and 10 string guitar – Poems written by Anne Blonstein, premiered in September 2005 in Zuerich. Klagelieder–  for voice and percussion, Premiered 2007 in St. Martin Effretikon. Für Violine und Klavier – premiered together with a new work of the American composer Pauline Oliveros commissioned by the composer. Further a work by the Swiss composer Katharina Weber and a sonata by Germaine Tailleferre, 2009, Gare du Nord Basel i.a. with Christine Ragaz, violin. Grüne Wortschlieren – for mixed choir and baritonsaxophone. Words written by the Swiss writer Elisabeth Wandeler-Deck, premiered in November 2009 in Zürich. Entlebucher Klänge – a CD project with Swiss Folk Music from the valley Entlebuch – together with local musicians and the improvising clarinettist Valentin Vecellio, Zürich, 2010. Krak meets Cage – Sonatas and Interludes for prepared piano (Margrit Schenker) Texts by Cage ( Gerhard van den Bergh) and concepts by Valentin Vecellio 2010 Theater Rigiblick, Zürich, Tentativ – a CD project with the Swiss guitarist Urs Guentensperger. New music for ten string guitar by Swiss composers; Daniel Mouthon, Martin Derungs and Margrit Schenker, Bazaar – for mixed choir, soloists, accordion and contrabass. Premiered November 2012 in Ljubliana, Slowenia with the AVE choir directed by Jerica Bukovez.
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Diana Slattery

Praise for The Maze Game:
“This book is like a recurring dream—haunting, prophetic, a wish fulfilled. Diana Slattery’s investigations of the future approach the limits of what can’t be said. She is a true visionary and The Maze Game—infused with love, grace, crazy wisdom and humor—is the work of a life time.”
—Lewis Warsh, Editor, United Artists
“The Maze Game is a remarkable achievement, envisioning a society in which elaborate rituals have evolved around a visual language that can gestured but not spoken. Working at the crossroads of electronic and print literature, Diana Slattery breaks new ground in thinking about the multiple sensory modalities through which experience can be transformed into
narrative. A ‘must-read’ for anyone interested in science fiction, electronic literature, and the future of narrative.”
—N. Katherine Hayles, Author, How We Became Post-Human
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Scott Smallwood

Scott Smallwood was born in Dallas, Texas, and grew up at 10,000 feet in elevation in the Colorado Rockies. When Smallwood was 10 years old, his father gave him a cassette tape recorder, and ever since he has been fascinated by the possibilities of recorded sound. His work deals with real and abstracted soundscapes based on a practice of listening, improvisation, and phonography. He has worked with a variety of artists and ensembles, including Cor Fuhler, Mark Dresser, Ensemble SurPlus, The BSC, and Pauline Oliveros. His work has been presented worldwide, including recent presentations at Roulette in NYC, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, the 2006 Sonic Circuits festival in Washington DC, and the Kulturhaus E-Werk in Frieberg, Germany. His work has been released on Autumn Records, Deep Listening, Televaw, Simple Logic, Static Caravan, and Webbed Hand Records.
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LaDonna Smith

A composer, improviser, visual artist and teacher, Smith plays viola and violin as well as vocalizes. She has worked with many leading figures in improvisation and new composition. Active in the international surrealist movement, she heads the record label TransMuseq and is a contributing editor to the journal, The Improvisor. She also composes and performs from interdisciplinary areas of discovery, especially dance and visual art.
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Laurie Spiegel

Spiegel attended Shimer and Brooklyn Colleges, Oxford University and the Julliard School. She studied composition with Jacob Druckman and computer music with Emmanuel Ghent and Max Mathews. Spiegel draws on a wide variety of musical roots, and her instrumental background includes banjo, folk and classical guitar, and renaissance and baroque lute. She is best known, however, for her work with electronic media, an activity in which she has been involved since the late 1960s. After several years of instrumental and analog composition, she began to compose with computers at Bell Telephone Labs in 1973. Her music has been heard widely in festivals, with video, film and dance. She has received commissions to compose works for chamber orchestra and other instrumental media.
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Carl Stone

Carl Stone was hailed by the Village Voice as "one of the best composers working in the country today." He was born in Los Angeles and now lives in San Francisco. He studied composition at the California Institute of the Arts with Morton Subotnick and James Tenney. His works have been performed in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America and the Near East. His most recent tour in Japan included concert, radio and television appearances. Numerous choreographers, including Ping Chong, Blondell Cummings, Bill T. Jones & Hae Kyung Lee, have used his music. Other collaborations include those with Yuji Takahashi, Setsuko Yamada, Dazue Sawai, Aki Takahashi, Rudy Perez, Sterlarc, Yoshihide Otomo, Z'ev, and Bruce & Norman Yonemoto. Recordings of Carl Stone's music appear on many labels, including New Albion, CBS Sony, Toshiba-EMI, EAM Discs, the New Tone label and others. Stone has received many prestigious awards, commissions and grants for his work.
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Richard Teitelbaum

Born in New York City in 1939, Teitelbaum received a BA from Haverford College and a Master of Music degree from Yale. After two years on a Fulbright to Italy, he brought the first Moog synthesizer to Europe, performing over 200 concerts with it and helping to found the pioneering live electronic music group Musica Elettronica Viva, with Frederic Rzewski, Alvin Curran and others in Rome in 1966. Teitelbaum has toured worldwide and received numerous awards. He currently teaches composition and electronic music at Bard College where he is Director of the Electronic Music Studio.
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David Tudor

David Tudor is something of a legend in the world of American experimental music. For a number of years following the Second World War, he was the only performer to devote himself systematically to this music. In so doing, Tudor became a touchstone for some of the most radical musical activity of the 20th century. Famous premiers and early performances of works by John Cage, Pierre Boulez, Morton Feldman, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Sylbano Bussotti, Earle Brown, among others, highlighted Tudor's interpretive and technical virtuosity. In the late 1960s, Tudor gradually ended his career as a pianist and begin to focus on, and develop, what was later called "live electronic music." He became immersed in electronic performance and worked on compositional, technical and manufacturing developments in the medium. Tudor has been affiliated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company since its inception in 1953 and has supplied the company with many commissioned works, including Rainforest I (1968), Phonemes (1981), Virtual Focus (1990), and Neural Synthesis (1992).
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Doug Van Nort

Doug Van Nort is a sound artist, composer and researcher. His work takes an experimental approach to technology, resulting in a unique mixture of research and creation. Recent projects have included installation pieces for interactive fabric instruments, electroacoustic compositions, analysis/synthesis systems for texture and noise, pieces for large ensembles of "laptop performers" over the internet, and intelligent agents for musical improvisation. These and other works have been presented at festivals and conferences across Europe, Japan and North America.
Van Nort improvises regularly with electronic and acoustic musicians using his custom GREIS software and amplified objects, currently performing in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch. His work is documented on several experimental music labels (including Deep Listening) and in publications such as Organised Sound and Leonardo Music Journal. In addition to Oliveros and Braasch, current collaborators include Chris Chafe, Michael Century and Al Margolis.
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Peter Van Riper

Peter Van Riper has been an artist/musician right from the start, making "Sound and Light" environments in the 60s. Peter was a pioneer in bringing laser technology to the art world and received recognition as the first exhibitor of laser art and holography. Attention to space and attention to perception are the focuses of his musical works, particuarly in terms of waves and movement. Percussive hearing sounds in the Duchamp/Cage tradition pervade his music. Van Riper's music moves from western notation toward the sounds of World Music and nature. He derives inspiration for his acoustic music from the non-western traditions of Indonesia and Japan. Following graduate work at Tokyo University, he toured Japan with performances and exhibitions. He has worked extensively with dancer Simone Forti, visual artist Eugènia Balcells, and performance artist Sha Sha Higby. He has produced music for Seven Days in Space, a 90' video of NASA space exploration and has performed in Holland, Spain, Canada, and New York City.
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Stephen Vitiello

Stephen Vitiello has collaborated with musicians, visual artists and choreographers, among them Pauline Oliveros, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Constance DeJong, Nam June Paik, Scanner, Frances-Marie Uitti ... His music has been heard at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center (New York), Museum of Contemporary Art (Lyon), Cheekwood Museum of Art (Nashville), Texas Gallery (Houston), The Performing Garage (an off-site event of the 1997 Whitney Bienniale), National Galerie Hamburger Bahnhoff (Berlin), New York World Trade Center, Festival of Film and Architecture (Graz), Philadelphia Museum of Art ... on WDR Radio, on the web, as part of Tetrasomia (a project of Dia Center for the Arts) ... He directed the video Nam June Paik: SeOUL NyMAx Performance, 1997 - Dress Rehearsal and The Last Ten Minutes. He curated the Sound Art segment of 'The American Century: Art and Culture 1950 - 2000' for the Whitney Museum, and organized 'Young and Restless', a video program which toured to over 40 venues internationally, for the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Statement: "I am interested in the physicality of sound and its potential to define the shape, feel and color of a room. I am also interested in exploring how people receive sound and to what extent I may create a work, with no visual component, and offer an environment in which a gallery or museum viewer will be enticed into listening with the attention that they would give to a visual or audio-visual work."
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John Voigt

As a journeyman bassist, Voigt has played in symphony orchestras, jazz bands large and small, Broadway musicals, and with many of New York's leading "Downtown" players - the likes of Billy Bang, Marilyn Crispell, Andrew Cyrille, Bill Dixon, Bill Friesll, Joesph Jarman, Ted Jones, Oliver Lake, Jean Lee, Gunter Hampel, Jemeel Moondoc, Lawrence "Butch" Morris and Paul Motian.
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Johannes Welsch

Johannes Welsch is the proprietor of the Dunrobin Sonic Gym, a professional facility in Ottawa devoted to the experience, study and production of sound. A critical thinker, performing artist and music producer his artwork and ideas have been featured on radio programs around the world. He has been a drummer from early childhood and for two decades has been offering performances featuring one of the world's largest collections of fine gongs currently on permanent display at the Dunrobin Sonic Gym where he has performed with artists such as David Mott, Pauline Oliveros and Jesse Stewart. Johannes studied economics at the University of Miami and received his doctorate in Management from IESE, the University of Navarra's Graduate School of Management. In 1991 he was the recipient of the "Best Doctoral Dissertation Award" by the American Family Firm Institute (FFI). His early research which applied social systems analysis to transitional processes in large industrial family firms has been published in academic journals and covered by national media in Europe. His lectures on organizational dynamics have been attended by managers of some of the world's largest organizations. Johannes has taught and/or held research positions at IESE in Barcelona, IMD in Lausanne, The German Management Institute (USW) at Gracht Castle in Germany, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
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Hildegard Westerkamp

Westerkamp grew up in post-war Germany and emigrated to Canada in 1968. As a freelance composer/audio artist, she has completed numerous compositions since 1975, all of which deal with aspects of the acoustic environment. They have been performed in concert and broadcast on radio internationally. Beneath the Forest Floor, commissioned by CBC's Two New Hours, received a mention in the radio music category of Prix Italia 1994. She has taught courses in Acoustic Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and has given many lectures, workshops and seminars on sound, noise, acoustic ecology and music. For the last three years, she has been the editor of The Soundscape Newsletter, the offical voice of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. More recently, she has conducted soundscape workshops internationally and is currently working on a larger audio work, Visiting India, A Sonic Journey in Two Parts.
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Randy Weston

"In African music," Randy Weston observed in a 1998 interview, "there aren't the categories of the past, the present and the future. Music is a timeless thing." He proves it every time he touches a piano or puts pencil to composition paper. Weston descends from a long line of seers who build on what the ancestors left us to create music of startling originality-music of the future. This is why Ancient Future (a title lovingly borrowed from Dr. Wayne Chandler's new book Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt) so perfectly defines Weston's approach to music and life. Like Dr. Chandler's book, Weston's music reveals the wisdom of the ancient world, where art, science, and spirituality were one, where music was not entertainment-for-sale but a life-force at the core of civilization itself. Weston demolishes distinctions between traditional and modern, composition and improvisation, enveloping us with what really counts: the music's spiritual essence. And what better way to capture the spiritual dimensions of this great music than Weston, in his solitude, singing, praying, meditating, shouting, through the medium of Bosendorfer piano which he transforms into a giant talking drum or a 97-stringed kora?
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Julia White

Julia White is a visual artist who is passionate about the power of creativity to heal and transform us, both personally and globally. Her most recent work, for example, Threads of Peace was initiated out of a need to reconnect with her own inner peace. Julia spends each day with her children, ages 1 and 2; a rich and wonderful experience! However, when friends would ask how she was coping, she would often reply, "I am holding a thread." Listening to herself, she realized- this thread was peace. So, with thread in hand, Julia embarked upon a new creative journey, where art is ritual and peace...she discovered, is within.
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Frances White

(b. 1960) is a composer working primarily in the medium of music for instruments and tape. Her more recent works include: Resonant landscape (1990), an ineractive computer-music installation which was presented for two weeks in 1990 at the Kelvingrove Art Galleries in Glasgow; Trees (1991) for six instruments and tape, a commission by the Groupe de musique experimentale de Bourges; and Winter Aconites (1993) for six instruments and tape, a commission by the ASCAP Foundation in memory of John Cage. Ms. White lives in Princeton, New Jersey with her husband, writer James Prichett, their two cats, and an ever-expanding collection of species and hybrid orchids.
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Brian Willson

Brian Willson has traveled from rock and roll to jazz to club dates to oldies bands to Broadway shows to contemporary music. He is an accomplished performer in both the jazz and classical worlds, and an ardent improviser. After touring the world as percussionist and musical director with several Broadway shows he has dedicated his musical pursuits to jazz drumming, improvisation, conducting contemporary music, and performing and touring as Assistant Conductor with the Brooklyn College Percussion Ensemble. He recently recorded a series of duets with Pauline Oliveros, AS IT IS and a DVD of improvised music called JUST PLAYIN', to be broadcast on CUNY TV. He is co-leader of a straight ahead jazz quartet, The Salim Washington-Brian Willson Quartet. Mr. Willson began improvising circa 1977 after hearing Sun Ra and his Arkestra in Chicago.
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Danielle Woerner

Soprano, Danielle Woerner, a performer, recording artist and voice teacher, Danielle commands an impressively broad repertoire of music, from classical and operatic to jazz, popular, folk, world music and musical theater, spanning the middle ages to the present day. She consistently delights audiences with her beautiful voice, artful singing and powerful stage presence.
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Gayle Young

Gayle Young plays two instruments of her own design. The amaranth is a 24-stringed zither with moveable bridges, based on an instrument built by Lou Harrison, and sharing many features of oriental stringed instruments such as the koto. The columbine is a percussion instrument using 61 steel tubes placed horizontally over a resonator, with a just intonation tuning of 23 pitches per octave.
Young is also the author of The Sackbut Blues, the biography of Hugh Le Caine, an early innovator in electronic instrument design. She has published many articles on aspects on musical innovation, and was the editor of Musicworks Magazine between 1988 and 2006; she is now the publisher.

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Kristin Norderval, voice
Monique Buzzarté, trombone
Zanana is a collaborative duo featuring Kristin Norderval, voice and Monique Buzzarté ,trombone, performing improvised music blending acoustic sounds, electronics and live processing. We compose and perform collaboratively using improvisation as the foundation of our compositional process. Some works are free improvisations, some are structured improvisations, and some are composed with aleatoric elements. Our intent is to create sonic transformations of both our acoustic playing and unusual ambient/industrial/site-specific sounds.
For live processing we each use Macintosh laptop computers running Max/MSP. For most engagements we bring our own equipment, including hemispherical/spherical speakers, mixers, microphones, mic stands, and the like. However, specific technical needs vary depending on the venue and the program being performed.
Our duo takes its name ("zah-NAH-nah") from a variant spelling of "zenana," a Persian term originating from zan or "woman".
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Accordion Tribe II: Four Accordions of the Apocalypse

Accordion Tribe II: Four Accordions of the Apocalypse In May 1996, five of the world's most innovative contemporary composer/accordionists convened in Europe for a three-week tour. The concerts were a powerful and thrilling experience -- in several critics' polls of European Jazz Magazines, the project was chosen as "live-performance of the year." As a result of the tour, a CD with the title "Accordion Tribe" was released in January 1998 on Intuition Music/Schott. After the success of the first accordion project with Guy Klucevsek, Maria Kalaniemi, Lars Hollmer, Otto Lechner and Bratko Bibic, there is now an exciting continuation, with renowned composer/accordionists Guy Klucevsek, Pauline Oliveros, Amy Denio and Alan Bern. Each of these players is recognized in classical, jazz, folk or avant-garde music circles as having a unique compositional voice, as well as an unquenchable thirst for adventure. Individually, they are uncompromising and driven by a deep passion for breaking down musical barriers. Collectively, they meet the challenge to integrate these forces into a whole, of which the combined energy is greater than the sum of its parts. The program features solos and combinations, compositions and collaborations from individual and collective group members. Like the first accordion tour, the full presentation will no doubt be a major event in the accordion renaissance, a turning point for the accordion as a contemporary instrument. As with the original Accordion Tribe venture, the chief instigator of the project is New York composer/accordionist Guy Klucevsek.
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Carrier Band

Peer Bode, Voice and Vocoder Andrew Deutsch, Electronics and toys Pauline Oliveros, Accordion/Expanded Instrument System
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Circle Trio

Pauline Oliveros, accordion India Cooke, violin Karolyn van Putten, vocalist The Circle Trio formed 1996 in Oakland,CA and includes violinist India Cooke, accordionist Pauline Oliveros and vocalist Karolyn van Putten. India Cooke is a classically trained violinist/composer who has performed many styles of music including jazz and crossover fusion; Pauline Oliveros is a composer/performer who has improvised her way through the avant garde, electronic music, free music and her own Sonic Meditations and Deep Listening Pieces; Karolyn van Putten is a vocalist/improvisor with a deep interest in music as a healing force drawing from traditional, contemporary and original music. Each member of the Circle Trio improvises from her own special experience making a diverse mix of music from extraordinary sound consciousness. The strong sense of community shared by the members of The Circle Trio in their music may guide the audience to a deep listening experience.
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Deep Listening Band

Deep Listening Band
Pauline Oliveros, accordion, electronics
Stuart Dempster, trombone, didjeridu
Panaiotis (1988-1990), vocals, electronics
David Gamper, keyboards, electronics
The Deep Listening Band was founded in 1988 by Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, and Panaiotis. David Gamper replaced Panaiotis in 1990.
The band is named after Oliveros' term, concept, program and registered servicemark of the Deep Listening Institute, Ltd., ''Deep Listening®'', and specializes in performing and recording in resonant or reverberant spaces such as cathedrals and huge underground cisterns including the two-million gallon Fort Worden Cistern, which has a 45 second reverberation time.
They have collaborated with Ellen Fullman and her Long String Instrument on "Suspended Music" released by Periplum Records; the Joe McPhee Quartet on "Unquenchable Fire" released by Deep Listening. They have also performed, recorded, and released a trope on John Cage's 4'33". "Non Stop Flight" released by Music&Arts is a 70 minute excerpt from the 4 hours and 33' trope.
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Extreme High Risk Entertainment System John D.S. Adams, modular electronics Norm Adams, cello/electronics Ione, spoken word, sonic vocals/electronics Pauline Oliveros, accordion/Expanded Instrument system (EIS) EHRES is Pauline Oliveros, John DS Adams, Ione, and Norman Adams: a quartet of performers employing an innovative system of acoustic and electronic interconnections for live performance. EHRES creates multilayered networks of connections allowing all sounds to be shared, processed and distributed to a multi-channel sound system. The web of connections begins with the interaction of the artist’s immediate music making process. EHRES balances on the unique qualities of listening, intuition, emotion, timbre, and range that their individual methods of music making present. Their web extends further into electronic sound, as the musicians process various signals, as the artists interact with one another’s acoustic and electronic sounds and as the sounds move through the performance space, via the immersive, eight channel speaker array. Musical structures are created spontaneously within each of the performer's instruments / systems and extends into the interconnections and interactions between the artists and the control of their systems. EHRES plans to produce a high resolution video/audio recording (on Blueray or DVD-HD) that illuminates the unique relationships of this ensemble in a performance setting. The audio will be recorded in a multi-channel environment in order to capture the spacialization of the sound system and the acoustic it is recorded within. The visuals will be a creative performance unto itself incorporating sophisticated and evocative lighting, multiple camera angles, and a mix of close-up shots and improvised video which in part will highlight the continual interaction between the performers of EHRES and the visual artist. In addition, material is planned which explains the EHRES system to clarify the music for listeners, as well as interviews with the performers describing the unique perspective each takes in their performance process.
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Sound artists Stephan Moore and Scott Smallwood began performing as the duo Evidence in 2001. Focusing on the universe of real-world sound, Evidence pours field recordings like water into their compositional and improvisational process, resulting in music that balances between tight organization and unregulated flow. Using recording equipment, laptops, and other electronic devices, Evidence creates music that deals with gradual change, improvised over time, sometimes atmospheric, sometimes pulsating, always texturally striking and unique. Resisting classification into a single genre, Evidence is equally at home performing in experimental venues, clubs, galleries, planetariums, and rooftops.

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The Horns of Hathor

Pauline Oliveros, accordion/expanded instrument system (EIS)
Ione, spoken word/sonic vocals/electronics

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Interactive computer music improvisation duo "interface" creates sonic textures ranging from delicate imperceptible noise to a high energy wall of sound. They have extended, surrounded, and obscured their electric stringed instruments with a variety of technologies, creating an organic, gesturally powerful computer music. Curtis plays the SBass, a 5-string "vertical bass" (like an acoustic bass with no body) fitted with electrical pickups, motion, touch and pressure sensors which allow him to "drive" his computer during performance. Dan plays a 6-string electric violin and an electric bow of his own design; the RBow is a normal violin bow covered with motion and pressure sensors that send performance information to Dan's computer performance system.
Their instruments are dynamic, changing constantly from performance to performance and within performances. Recently, they have begun to integrate spherical speaker arrays, which radiate sound in all directions, into their performance set-up. Interface has a commitment to free-improvisation and electronic music composition. They create real-time sonic environments in performance which combine pre-composed electronic sounds with real-time digital signal processing, synthesis, algorithmic composition, and sampling.
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PUC is a quartet from Woodstock, New York, formed in 1989 by Chris Lane, loops and guitars; Harvey Jones, synthesizers; Peter Buettner, winds and electronics; and Carl Adami, bass. PUC has produced four releases and has been included on the Alternative Woodstock compilation. Their performances have been broadcast throughout the United States and Europe (including Latvia!). PUC plays live frequently and was featured in the 1994 Kleinert Concert Series of the Woodstock Guild. "If you thought that honest interplay and unposturing originality in music were both taking a snooze, wake yourself up...listen to PUC." David Torn
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Philadelphia-born Jason Finkelman is a percussionist who specializes in the Afro-Brazilian bow instrument berimbau. His extended instrumentation includes African and Brazilian percussion, congas, riti (African fiddle), found metal, bird calls, and ocarinas. His compositional credits for theater and dance include Cynthia Oliver's works from 1995 to 2000 and Carl Hancock Rux's No Black Male Show (2000), and Shakespeare's Henry V (2001) produced by the theater department of the University of Illinois. He recently founded Elliptical Orbit while seeking unusual instrumentation for improvised music in Champaign/Urbana, Illinois where he currently resides.
Guitarist/Composer Geoff Gersh performs in various ensembles of improvised and composed music in NYC as well as composing for dance and film.. He is currently a band member for the Off-Broadway production of Blue Man Group: Tubes, where he plays the electric zither. In the spring of 1999 he began his studies on the shamisen with Kiharu Nakamura, who teaches in the Nagauta style. He received a Special Opportuity Stipend from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1999 and Meet the Composer Awards on multiple occasions.
Based in Philadelphia, Charles Cohen, has been composing and performing electronic music since 1971. He specializes in collaborative, cross-disciplinary projects with theatre, dance, music, and media artists, and is especially interested in live performance and improvisation. His instrument is the Buchla Music Easel. It is an extremely rare integrated analog performance instrument made by synth pioneer Don Buchla. In regards to his work, he states, "Mood, atmosphere, and landscape are what my sounds are about. Collaboration and exploration are what my process is about. The intent is sharing our favorite pastime with others."
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The Space Between

Pauline Oliveros, accordion Dana Reason, piano Philip Gelb, shakuhachi The Space Between trio formed in the winter of 1996 when the Dana Reason/Philip Gelb duet invited Pauline Oliveros to join them for a concert in San Francisco. Utilizing a unique combination of Just intonation accordion with shakuhachi and piano immediately puts the trio in a special sonic space. The trio employs timbre and texture as their main structural units for composition and improvisation. As a result the discrepency in tuning systems of the instruments becomes an advantage rather than a disadvantage. Since the three members live in different cities, performances have been sporadic; highlights include the Opus 415 festival in San Francisco, Spruce Street Forum in San Diego and a two night stint at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies where they were joined by Barre Phillips on bass.
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Timeless Pulse

Tom Buckner, baritone George Marsh, percussion Pauline Oliveros, accordion David Wessel, electronics Jennifer Wilsey, percussion
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Triple Point

Triple Point - Pauline Oliveros (digital accordion), Jonas Braasch (soprano sax) and Doug Van Nort (laptop) - are an improvising trio in which a variety of synthesized acoustic sounds emanate from an accordion, acoustic saxophone is bent beyond recognition and all of these timbres are captured and transformed into a third set of sonic material via greis/laptop. The result is an ever-shifting tapestry guided by Deep Listening. Triple Point is the performance outlet for the trio's research/creation project that explores and experiments with intelligent interactive systems. Triple Point is also the location on a phase diagram wherein all phases of matter exist in thermodynamic equilibrium - a metaphor for the group's performance practice. This is where the trio operates exploring musical spaces and boundary conditions where contrasting ideas and streams can co-exist, while expanding the vocabulary of musical instruments acoustically (Braasch on soprano saxophone) and electronically (Oliveros, digital accordion and Expanded Instrument System, EIS, Doug van Nort on laptop and GREIS).
For many decades Pauline Oliveros has been actively expanding the voice of her main instrument, the accordion. Given the limited natural possibilities of this instrument with respect to sound (fixed tuning, no pitch bends, narrow variety in overtone spectrum), Oliveros has begun half a century ago to alter the sound of her instrument using tape delays and other electronic devices. Van Nort's work is based in digital signal processing, transforming Oliveros', Braasch's and his own sounds using Granular Synthesis, psychoacoustically-motivated sound analysis tools and Genetic Algorithms to explore new musical textures and timbres.
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