The music of Puerto Rican guitarist and composer Federico Balducci can be described as a mixture of classical and ambient music with unusually intricate harmonies. Federico has a Bachelor’s Degree in Film Scoring from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Currently, Federico mostly works on film score for short films and documentaries. https://federicobalducci7. bandcamp.com
Creating electronic soundscapes since 1996, Datadrift (aka Molly Emm) uses an east-coast, hardware-focused approach, based on her love for the keyboard interface and finding dialog or harmony across devices. Her principal approach is texture-driven, creating synthesizer patches that resonate with a mood or idea, then working with that sonic palette to create a soundscape that combines improvisation with sequenced aspects. While predominantly instrumental and ambient, her work includes some forays into indie/experimental pop-driven song structures and vocals. Datadrift embraces the live improvisational environment. Notable recent live performances include The Gatherings Concert Series, Star’s End Radio, Music With Space, Fountain Green, and Rizumu. You can listen to and support her music at: https://datadrift.bandcamp.com/
aka Shivasongster is a Pennsylvania musician, composer, performer, and sound artist using improvisation, collaboration, and noise to examine and re-contextualize the alienation inherent in media influence, socially constructed reality, conspiracy, and myth.He works with field recordings, guitar, electronics, synthesizers, radios, found sounds, home-made gadgets, and processed video. https://www.jeremydeprisco.com/electro-acoustic/
Valeria is a Brooklyn-based Visual Artist & Architect working in Glass-Metal Sculpturing, Installations, Scene Set Design, Video Art and Digital Images. With formal training in the school of architecture in Buenos Aires, her work explores the dynamics between light, physic laws and matter to create new worlds though unique colorful shapes and spacial ambiances of infinite optical layers.— Arch. Valeria Haedo ( valehaedo.myportfolio.com)
Errant Space is a project of composer/recordist Craig Chin.
Its primary goal is environmental enhancement and time dilation through sound. Performances are site-specific, spontaneous compositions influenced by both the physical characteristics of the space they are performed in and the occupants of that space. Craig also produces the Errant Space Podcast which has featured solo performances as well as collaborations with other sonic explorers. It has been posted monthly since 2015.
Find the music and other recordings at http://www.errant.space/.
Escape velocity is the name Ron Holmes uses to play classic space music. He is influenced by artists in the 70’s and 80’s and that continues today with groups like Red Shift, Free System Projek and Gert Emmens. He draws inspiration from these artists to make his own style of space music in this tradition.
The Equinox Project
The Equinox Project is, Karl Fury, Juan Garces and David Berends.
Karl Fury is a multi-instrumentalist and composer from central New Jersey. His musical background ranges from rock and blues to jazz-rock, world music, ambient, electronic and free improvisation. He has performed at numerous venues, including the Trenton Avant Garde Festival, Artworks and The Mill Hill Theatre (all in Trenton, NJ); Columbia University and Princeton University; and live radio broadcasts from WPRB (Princeton, NJ), WTSR (Trenton, NJ), WDVR (Delaware Twp, NJ) and WLFR (Galloway, NJ). Karl performed and recorded for several years in the world music duo Near East with Mahan Rishi Singh Khalsa.
Karl continues to collaborate and record with Dr. Brad Garton, head of the Columbia University Computer Music Center in New York City, and with The Melting Transistor, an improvisational electronic music trio that includes Juan Garces and Floyd Bledsoe. The Melting Transistor have performed at several Electro-Music festivals in New York state and Asheville, NC, at the Event Horizon concert series in Philadelphia, at Cosmic Crossings in Washington Crossing, NJ, and on WPRB’s Music With Space and WLFR’s Digital Dreams. A founding member of The Equinox Project with Juan Garces and David Berends, Karl also continues to record and perform solo instrumental music.
Juan Garces is an experimental and improvisational musician and electronics and synthesizer enthusiast. He uses vintage and contemporary synthesizers, sequencers, live looping, and a laptop computer to take his listeners on a unique, imaginative journey. He has been playing experimental music since the late 1970s. Juan is a founder and constant in the improvisational music projects The Melting Transistor with Floyd Bledsoe and Karl Fury, The Equinox Project with David Berends and Karl Fury, and Black Thujone with Mike Hunter.
Juan has played solo and group performances at various venues, including Electro Music in New York State and Asheville, NC; Rowan University; Event Horizons in Philadelphia; the Cosmic Crossings Concert Series in Washington Crossing, NJ; and on live radio broadcasts on Music With Space (WPRB, 103.3 FM, Princeton, NJ) and Digital Dreams (WLFR, 91.7FM, Galloway, NJ). Juan has also collaborated with Dr. Brad Garton, head of the Columbia University Computer Music Center, in New York City, on numerous projects, and continues to collaborate with other experimental musicians as often as he can. In his deep past, Juan performed live with Ted Klett and Tom McMillan (PaxElectronic Collective/Area 25), Tommy Buzz Matthews, Ian Kelly and Eli Ward (Sonic Alchemy), and Michael Mironov (Dancing Water Percussion Ensemble).
Pianist, composer and synthesist David Berends received his formal musical training at the Peabody Conservatory, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, and the Westminster Choir College. His informal training came though countless rock, jazz, and solo piano gigs with a wide variety of artists including prog rockers Tank (with Bill Berends [guitar] and Rich Berends [drums], 1975-1978), legendary jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan (1978), Rock’n’Roll legend Chuck Berry (1979-1980), New Wave band The Name (with John Bush [vocals, bass] and Allen Lind [drums], 1980-1983), and The Jack Furlong Quartet (2005-2007), a straight-ahead sax jazz ensemble. In 2008, Berends formed The Jersey Jazz Trio with bassist Lance Sulton, performing with various drummers including Rich Saborsky, Mike Ipri, David Stier and Chic Sperell. The trio performed dozens of straight-ahead acoustic gigs in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania before disbanding in 2012. Since then, Berends has focused his musical attention on two endeavors: composing, recording and performing original pieces for solo piano (witness his 2017 release of Murakami Winter [I Virtuosi Records]), and most recently, revisiting his experimental music roots by joining forces with noted electronica musicians Karl Fury and Juan Garces.
Karl Fury and Juan Garces and David Berends, together they comprise The Equinox Project, a synergistic ensemble of digital, analog, electro-acoustic and acoustic music.
Sean Hølt has been making electronic music for the better part of 20+ years now, mostly in the Industrial, EBM, Dark Ambient, and Noise scenes. After spending most the last decade in the Pacific Northwest, Sean Hølt now calls Cleveland Ohio home. And is active with the noise and experimental music community, form performing and curating in the Cleveland Noise Series, Modular On The Spot, and Synth Ohio Events. Sean’s music can be dark, beautiful and moody, to harsh, brutal and punishing. He has two self-released albums under his name, and is currently working on a 3rd album.”x`
Steve Horelick’s concerts are live electronic immersive musical journeys inspired by quantum waves, helical spirals and Fibonacci sequences. His quad performances abound with spatially evolving patterns and mesmerizing electro-symphonic ethereal tonalities. He sends his variety of Buchla instruments and ZenDrum’s output through his proprietary Logic Pro X surround/quad 3D panning environments and processing algorithms, creating rich reverberant soundscapes filled with intricately shifting timbres and cascading rhythms. He has performed and recorded an album, interSonic, with Jordan Rudess and has concertized in Berlin @SuperBooth, New York, Toronto and San Francisco.
Nail Jung is the pseudonym of Jazz pianist, synthesist and composer Neil “Nail” Alexander. Neil has been performing and composing since 1978. A musician who thrives on variety, Neil is involved with a wide variety of projects including his contemporary electric/acoustic jazz ensemble NAIL (celebrating their 20th anniversary this year). In 2013 Neil realized a long-standing dream and released a solo piano CD, “Darn That Dream: Solo Piano Vol. 1”, to critical acclaim. A follow up disc, “Solo Piano Vol 2: Live In LA” was released in March of this year.
Neil’s long-standing relationship with synthesizers & electronic music goes back to his first synth in 1978. He immediately made those sounds a part of his extensive musical vocabulary and never looked back, frequently performing solo in an all- electronic context, now under the name Nail Jung. His most recent electronic music CD is entitled “Soft Invaders” culled from a live on-air radio performance on Mike Hunter’s “Music With Space” program. Neil began attending the Electro-Music Festivals in Huguenot, NY in 2012 where to his great surprise he discovered dozens of like-minded performers & composers, and has been performing and collaborating with other participants ever since. This Year Nail Jung will be releasing 4 new collections of music, one for each season. Neil has also worked with various ensembles and Tribute groups including “The Machine”, “The Mahavishnu Project” and most recently, “Mr. Gone”, focusing on the music of jazz giants “Weather Report” & Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters”. He began using Ableton LIVE software as a jazz musician in search of better ways to realize improvisational electronic music quickly. In 2012 he started the Ableton Hudson Valley Users Group (AHVUG), teaching workshops in his home base of Newburgh NY, as well as surrounding towns.
Pas Musique emerged from Brooklyn, New York in 1995 as a solo project of founder Robert L. Pepper and has since gone through many variations of experimental, electronic iterations. In 2018, Pas Musique remain as a four piece consisting of Jon V Worthley, Michael Durek, Jesse Fairbairn, and Robert Pepper, pursuing the musical elements of electronic, experimental music with krautrock undertones. Pas Musique have collaborated with many great musicians which include Faust, Rapoon, ZEV, Philippe Petit, HATI, Chester Hawkins, Jim Tuite, and many more. Pas Musique have performed in 18 countries and all throughout the United States.
The Quantum Eraser Experiment
Dan Hamilton aka The Quantum Eraser Experiment has been obsessed with sound and how it affects human psyche as long as he can remember. A scientist by trade Dan works extensively with electronics, which he has embraced naturally, and drawn to the modular synthesizer as the main instrument of choice. One major aspect of his music is that it is in many ways the soundtrack to his mind, like someone who has Bi-Polar disorder. Making music to him has always been therapy designed to keep him sane. It also serves as a release for the stress and the gambit of the manic-emotional roller coaster rides experienced daily in his life. The Quantum Eraser Experiment will let the spectator briefly peer into his mind to share the sounds that he hears, and what the sounds sound-like-to him. You can find more of Dan’s music at: thequantumeraserexperiment.bandcamp.com
Sofy (@horusVacui) is a site-specific media artist and educator working with video, interactivity, projections, code, paper, and salvaged material. Her work focuses on techno-occult rituals, street performance, and participatory art. Sofy’s performances enact and reframe hegemonies, she works with materials that exemplify our deep entanglement with petro-culture and technology’s affect on consciousness. She has worked on projects at Eyebeam, 3LD, the Rubin Museum, the Netherlands Institute voor Media Kunst, ARS Electronica, Games for Learning Institute, The Guggenheim (NYC), The National Mall and has taught workshops at GAFFTA, and MoMA. She is a PhD Candidate in Audio-Visual Composition at NYU GSAS.
James Spitznagel has been working in the visual arts and music fields for the last 50 years. His recent digital art explorations are part of a cohesive artistic statement that stretches the imagined uses of iPads, computers, and printers to fit his abstract vision of thoughts, dreams, and reality. Spitznagel has performed and recorded electronic music with DFLT, The Bemus Point, The Electric Golem, and Plus Ultra. James Spitznagel lives in Ithaca, New York.
John Trudeau is best known as Western Mass’ “Synthesizer Wizard.” Surrounding herself with an array of keyboards and sequencers, John Trudeau has extensively gigged across New England, the Atlantic Coast, and the Midwest US. Area reviewers extol John Trudeau’s “psychedelic, progressive sounds (that) will shoot you off to your own sci-fi film.” You can listen to and purchase her debut album, Ascent, here:
Stoke is a British born producer/composer living and working in Brooklyn New York.
He has been experimenting with Buchla and Eurorack systems for the last decade and playing live for 2
Stokes music oscillates between hard techno, experimental electronica and occasionally elements of peaceful ambience. The emphasis on all of his music is always about unedited and unaffected live performance.
So enjoy the music and feel free to come up and look at the rig either during or after the show.