Artists
Aaron Henkin

Aaron Henkin

Aaron is a co-creator and producer of “The Signal” on WYPR.  His work has aired nationally on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” PRI’s “Studio 36″” and “The World,” and APM’s “The Story.”” Aaron can also be heard along with Wendel Patrick on Out of the Blocks.  Aaron is also the creator, producer and host of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings radio series, “Tapestry of the Times.”

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Aaron Moore

Aaron Moore

Aaron is an Englishman residing in Brooklyn, New York and was a founding member of the English experimental music group Volcano The Bear.

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Aaron Soloway
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Aaron Soloway

Aaron is an engineer at a Cambridge-based start-up that invents technology to reverse engineer mammals’ (humans, dolphins, bats, etc.) hearing systems for a wide variety of applications, including gunshot detection.

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Al Letson
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Al Letson

Al is a radio host, poet, playwright, and actor.

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Alex Gallafent

Alex Gallafent

Alex improvises one-act plays at the PIT, plays drums for The BTK Band, and tells stories at shows including Real Characters and The Story Collider. He’s currently a correspondent for PRI’s The World.

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Alexis Bhagat

Alexis Bhagat

Alexis is a writer and curator based in Albany, NY.

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Amelia Marzec

Amelia Marzec

Amelia has created several prototypes that address sound and communication. She holds an MFA from the Parsons School of Design and was a resident at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center.

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Andre Obin

Andre Obin

Andre is a synth-pop artist from Cambridge, MA.

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Andrea Seabrook
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Andrea Seabrook

Andrea Seabrook‘s values as a journalist and commitment to telling the whole story led her to leave NPR and start a new podcast called DecodeDC, her attempt to stop re-playing soundbites of political attacks and start talking about what’s wrong with Washington.

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Andrea Silenzi

Andrea Silenzi

Andrea is a radio producer and host, most recently producing the Gist with Mike Pesca on Slate.com and host of Why Oh Why? on WFMU in Jersey City, and before that was the Managing Director of the Free Music Archive. She also helped produce the first two MEGAPOLIS Festivals in Cambridge+Boston (2009) and Baltimore (2010).

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Andrew Hayleck

Andrew Hayleck

Andrew is a sound artist who has lived in Baltimore, MD for the past ten years. Things used to make sound include amplified gong/wire, bowed metal (scrap metal, cymbals and musical saw), and electro-acoustic feedback. His work often deals with the passing of sound through different objects, and is often improvised. Recordings include: “Two Gong/Wire Pieces” (Ehse), “Gong/Wire” (Earlids), “Various Recordings Involving Ice” (HereSee), and “The Disappearing Floor” (Recorded).

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Andrew O’Connor
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Andrew O’Connor

Andrew is an independent radio producer and sound artist working on both a local and national scale. His work in community radio dates back to 1996 at CKMS-FM in Waterloo. Since then he has contributed to stations like CKLN in Toronto and Shouting Fire Radio in San Francisco, producing everything from hour-long radio art features to a weekly new music program called Free Music.

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Andrew Weathers

Andrew Weathers

Andrew is an Oakland-based composer and improviser whose music exists in a space between improvisation and composition—equally influenced by the 20th century American minimalists and underground noise.

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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta

Andy is Director of Engineering for Ensemble Robot, a robotic ensemble dedicated to commissioning and performing compositions for robot musical instruments. He has a Masters Degree from the MIT Media Lab and completed a 12-month collaboration with Bjork on experimental musical instruments.

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Angelica Piedrahita
Angelica Piedrahita

Angelica Piedrahita

Angelica is a multimedia artist from Bucaramanga, Colombia, with a focus on video aesthetics experimenting with the medium in different aspects as installations, sculpture, video sharing on Internet and short video pieces.

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Anis Haron
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Anis Haron

Anis is a media artist from Penang, Malaysia who is currently a graduate student in the Media Arts & Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara.

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Ann Heppermann

Ann Heppermann

Ann is a Brooklyn-based, independent radio/multimedia documentary producer and educator.

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Anna Friz

Anna Friz

Anna is a Canadian sound and radio artist who specializes in multi-channel transmission systems for installation and performance, where radio is the source, subject, and medium of the work.

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Annie Berman

Annie Berman

Annie, a Brooklyn-based media artist, is the founder of Fish in the Hand Productions, the former President of Women in Film and Video New England, and a MFA candidate at Hunter College.

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Annie Phillips

Annie Phillips

Annie of Zoo Labs is a trained clarinet/bass clarinetist who does all she can to help realize creative visions and change her industry for the better. Outside Zoo Labs, she teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and is a co-director of Switchboard Music. She has previously worked for the SF Symphony and the Magik*Magik Orchestra and performs in settings from staged performances of Schoenberg’s ‘Pierrot lunaire’ to recording for albums by John Vanderslice and How To Dress Well.

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Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa

Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa

Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa creates throbbing, hallucinogenic trance-punk energy music using rock and roll cliches subverted by the kaleidescope of Tuvan throatsinging and bass clarinet. Oh, did we mention all of the lyrics are in Bahasa Indonesia using translations from William Blake and the Zohar? This festival closer was a dance party in the realm of magic!

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Audrey Chen

Audrey Chen

Audrey is a Chinese-American musician who was born into a family of material scientists, doctors and engineers, outside of Chicago in 1976.

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Avery Trufelman

Avery Trufelman

Avery is a producer for 99% Invisible, a podcast about design. Before that she was the president of WESU at Wesleyan University, an NPR affiliate with nighttime programming from both students and community volunteers. She also was an organizer for the 2015 MEGAPOLIS Festival in Oakland+SF.

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Ben Lacker

Ben Lacker

Ben is a musician and software engineer based in New York. He likes to help humans and computers make sound and art.

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Benjamen Walker
Benjamen Walker

Benjamen Walker

Benjamen is the host of Theory of Everything, a member of Radiotopia, and an alum of WNYC and WFMU.

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Benjamin Chaffee

Benjamin Chaffee

Benjamin received his MFA in 2011 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the Director at Corbett vs. Dempsey, Chicago.

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Benjamin Miller

Benjamin Miller

Benjamin (brother of Mission of Burma’s Roger Miller) focuses on a textural, cacophonic amalgamation that defies standard guitar playing. With the addition of electronics and analog tape, it is difficult to discern where any one sound originates or where it is heading.

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Bhob Rainey

Bhob Rainey

Bhob, a recipient of the Pew Fellowship in the Arts, is a composer, improvisor, and computer programmer. He founded the seminal improv duo, Nmperign, directed The BSC, an improvising large ensemble, for fifteen years, and created a series of multichannel electronic works as Prants (with Chris Cooper). His compositions work with large data systems, chaos, and the teeming underside of everyday communication technology.

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Biceptuals

Biceptuals

Biceptuals are Renzo Gorrio (Hydroplane) and Matthew Michael Ahern Hettich (Wake). When they aren’t busy flexing their sweet abs, they make IDM influenced hardware techno. Individually, they’ve performed alongside acts like Cylob, Machinedrum, Clark, Daedelus, and The Flashbulb. They release music solo and with other projects on labels like Circuitree Records & Proximal Records.

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Big Shed

Big Shed

Big Shed is Jesse Dukes, Jennifer Deer, and Shea Shackelford. They bring their combined experience and skills to bear on each project they undertake.

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Blevin Blectum
Blevin Blectum

Blevin Blectum

Musician and multimedia artist Blevin Blectum (born Bevin Kelley) combined sound, imagery, and costume to create eccentric and mesmerizing performances that explore topics from science fiction to ornithology. She has performed and toured extensively since 1998 with releases on Aagoo, Estuary Ltd., Tigerbeat6, DeluxeRecs, Praemedia, Vague Terrain, Phthalo, as well as a new record on the Parisian label Darling Dada (June 2017). Blevin is half of ‘Blectum from Blechdom’ with Kristin Grace Erickson, aka Kevin Blechdom, and a third of ‘The Traveling Bubble Ensemble,’ with Kelley Polar and Elise Kuder. On Ricky Katowicz’s ‘The Ricky Rainbow Beard Show’ she plays the recurring role of Doctor Sound. She holds degrees from Oberlin College, Mills College, and Brown University. Blevin designs and creates sound for Hasbro toys from her home base in Providence, RI.

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Bonnie Jones
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Bonnie Jones

Bonnie is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text.

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Boston Typewriter Orchestra

Boston Typewriter Orchestra

A collective endeavor which engages in rhythmic typewriter manipulation combined with elements of performance, comedy and satire. BTO aims to entertain the masses while providing an outlet for the creative urges of its members. *BTO promises to protect customer confidentiality with the utmost vigilance while remaining irreverent at all times.

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Brad Dollar

Brad Dollar

Brad of Zoo Labs is a producer, engineer and guitarist. A Bay Area native, he has been cultivating art & community through music since his youth. His passion for merging our human connection into sonic landscapes that move people has carved out a place for Brad to help others achieve their greatest creative visions. This has lead him to elevate artists such as Bob Weir, Finish Ticket & The National to new musical heights.

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Brendan Baker

Brendan Baker

Brendan (Brooklyn NY) is a co-conspirator on the show Love + Radio: a public radio podcast featuring in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews, from the seedy to the sublime.

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Brendan Murray
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Brendan Murray

Brendan has worked with electronics since 1999. He regards his music as a balance between spontaneous sound making and compositional rigor, with an emphasis on drones and repetition. He records and processes instruments and tapes until all traces of instrumentality are blurred, leaving only large blocks of pure sound. Murray has also toured extensively throughout the United States as a solo performer and as a member of various improvising ensembles. He is actively involved with long distance collaborations with musicians and sound artists such as Seth Nehil, Richard Garet and Chuck Bettis. He is also a founding member of the group Ouest, with longtime friends and collaborators Jay Sullivan and Howard Stelzer.

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Brett Balogh

Brett Balogh

Brett is a Chicago-based artist working at the intersection of objects, sounds and spaces. He is currently an instructor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the Illinois Institute of Technology, teaching courses in new media, architecture, digital fabrication, radio and sound. Brett is a free103point9 transmission artist and has exhibited and performed at P.S.1 (NY), Diapason (NY), Devotion Gallery (NY); The MCA (Chicago) and The Hyde Park Arts Center (Chicago) among others.

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Brian House

Brian House

Brian is a media artist whose work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. He is currently studying media theory and computer music for a PhD at Brown University and teaches in the Digital + Media program at RISD.

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Britt Wray

Britt Wray

Britt is an audio maker, radio producer, podcaster and investigative researcher of biotech from Toronto.

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Brown University’s Listening LabOratory

Brown University’s Listening LabOratory

The Listening LabOratory is an audio performance and radio theatre group at Brown University.

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Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace

Bruce is a freelance journalist and multimedia producer, with particular interest in international, human rights, religion, and arts-and-culture reporting.

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Bryan Day

Bryan Day

Bryan is a improviser, instrument inventor, illustrator and installation artist based in Richmond, CA. He also was an organizer for the 2015 MEGAPOLIS Festival in Oakland+SF.

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Byron Westbrook

Byron Westbrook

Byron is a sound artist working with site-specific installations and unique listening formats to activate architecture and community. He has presented work at Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, LMAK Projects, ISSUE Project Room, ExitArt, (NYC), ICA London (UK), The LAB (San Francisco), VIVO MediaArtCenter (Vancouver), O’ (Milan), among many others. He has performed in ensembles of Phill Niblock and Rhys Chatham.

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Carlo António Ribeiro Patrão
Carlo Antonio Ribeiro Patrao

Carlo António Ribeiro Patrão

Carlo António Ribeiro Patrão has been working in radio since becoming a member of the freeform independent radio station Rádio Universidade de Coimbra (RUC) in 2007, where he began to explore the diverse possibilities of radiophonic space through the use of field recordings, experimental music, musique concrete, drones, archived sound and live improvisation.

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Cere Davis

Cere Davis

Cere is a disciplinary artist and engineer based in Berkeley, Ca. Her background includes work and studies in computer systems architecture, physics and vocal improvisation. Her work freely crosses boundaries between playful laboratory experimentation and acousto-kinetic studies. Her current creations focus on interactive educational sculptures that viscerally demonstrate many subtle principles of Physics through sonic means. Her works encourage the observer to explore their pre-conceptions of sound and movement.

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Chelsea Stokes

Chelsea Stokes

Chelsea Stokes was the station manager of WFNP at SUNY New Paltz, a licensed station with an in-house news department, associated with a local television channel.

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Chief Xcel (Blackalicious)
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Chief Xcel (Blackalicious)

Chief Xcel makes beats as one half of Blackalicious, a hip hop duo from Sacramento CA.

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Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Chris is a Chicago-based new media artist who highlights the human dramas that arise when we engage with technology.

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Chris Wood
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Chris Wood

Chris is a sound artist and audio producer who is interested in hierarchies of narrative and space and developing tools to play with them.

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Christie Leece

Christie Leece

Christie’s work merges her interests in archaeology, fieldwork, animal studies and new technologies, and frequently involves sound.

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Christopher DeLaurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti

Christopher is a composer, improvisor, phonographer, and writer. His electro-acoustic works are composed of field recordings and often deal with political issues, political protests in particular. His weekly column, The Score, appeared in the Seattle alt-weekly The Stranger from 2002 to 2010, and he has also appeared in 21st Century Music, The Seattle Times, Signal to Noise, Soundscape, Earshot Jazz, and Tablet.

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Dan Conrad
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Dan Conrad

Dan conceived and developed a visual medium based on perceptual responses to kinetic color in the 1970’s while in the San Francisco Bay Area. Moving to Baltimore in 1976, he continued to explore color performance with a type of light instrument which he now calls “chromaccord”. Conrad studied painting at MICA, became a high school physics teacher, performed music and invented musical instruments, and created a form of “light painting” using LEDs with automatic control circuitry. In 2010, with the help of friends, he has materialized a digital chromaccord for color performance.

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Dan Fishkin

Dan Fishkin

Daniel’s ears are ringing. Composer, sound artist, and instrument builder. Completely ambivalent about music. Daniel studied with composer Maryanne Amacher and with multi-instrumentalist Mark Stewart.

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Dan Gottwald
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Dan Gottwald

Dan is a sculptor, instrument builder, and composer. His work often incorporates sight, sound and touch to explore points of contact in social settings. Recent work includes the CHIME SF project for the Market Street Prototyping Festival and the ongoing performance collective, The Analogous Ensemble.

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Daniel Jenatsch
Daniel Jenatsch

Daniel Jenatsch

Daniel (Melbourne, Australia) is an interdisciplinary artist, sound designer and composer, whose work explores the interrelation of the real and the virtual, through, installation, sound, performance and film.

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David Goren

David Goren

Sonic smoosher, word wrangler. Shortwave idiot savant.

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David Kestenbaum
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David Kestenbaum

David is a correspondent for NPR, covering the global economy as well as science’s discoveries and its darker side for NPR’s multimedia project Planet Money.

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David Levin
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David Levin

David is a Boston-based freelance science and technology journalist.

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David Nunez

David Nunez

David is an art+technology designer and curates dorkbot-boston, a monthly gathering of people doing strange things with electricity.

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David Suisman

David Suisman

David is the author of Selling Sounds: The Commercial Revolution in American Music and is an occasional disc jockey at WFMU. He teaches history at the University of Delaware and lives in Philadelphia.

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David Weinberg

David Weinberg

David is a radio producer based in L.A. who has been broadcast on The World, Hearing Voices, Marketplace, Wiretap, 99% Invisible, and other important places.

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Deb Todd Wheeler

Deb Todd Wheeler

Deb Todd Wheeler is on the Graduate Faculty at the Art Institute of Boston, and also teaches in the Metals Department at Massachusetts College of Art.

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Dennis Conrow
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Dennis Conrow

Dennis makes radio and restores houses around Kansas City, MO.

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DeTrop

DeTrop

DeTrop are Ryan Smith (York Factory Complaint, Hanel Koeck), Theresa Smith (Bleak Race, Home Blitz), and David Grant (Ideal Forms, Action Patrol). Based out of Brooklyn, DeTrop have been playing music made with modular synthesizers and tape loops since 2011.

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Die Schrauber

Die Schrauber

Die Schrauber produces a wide variety of dense musical textures and high-energy interaction. With veteran circuit bender Joker Nies (Cologne), Mario deVega (Berlin) on amplified objects and turntables, and Hans Tammen (New York) on Endangered Guitar and live sound processing, the trio exerts extreme control over their bizarre instruments.

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Dirk Adams

Dirk Adams

Dirk creates work in sound, installation, and performance art that explores language, memory, social dynamics, and cultural phenomena through various strategies. Since 2003, he has created several headphone-based audio works that intertwine elements of audio tour, instructional performance, and storytelling. His piece, Four Stories, Building, is featured in Aspect V19: Communication.

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Doseone
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Doseone

Doseone is a poet, rapper, singer, painter, producer, sound designer, cat owner & member of anticon, GO D△RK, 13&god, cLOUDDEAD, Crook&Flail, Deep Puddle Dynamics, NEVERMEN, subtle, & themselves.

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E.S.P. LAB

E.S.P. LAB

E.S.P. LAB is a media based collaborative, formed by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan in 2012, that explores sound and vision through analog methods and electronics. Their hybrid station for manipulating video signals and soundwaves is comprised of signal generators, TV monitors, video mixers, and modulators. Kiernan and Keddie also direct and operateE.S.P. TV, a live taping broadcast on MNN network.

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Easy Sonic Living

Easy Sonic Living

Caroline, Cathy, and Neil make experimental radio, playing with the radio medium in interesting, funny and unexpected ways, airing everything from audio collages to soundwalks to field recordings to absurd radio dramas.

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Ed Bear
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Ed Bear

Ed is an American performing artist and engineer. As a designer committed to an open source world, he researches and practices material reuse and as a civil responsibility.  He has toured extensively in North America and Europe as a performer and teacher.

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Eitan Isaacson
Eitan Isaacson

Eitan Isaacson

Eitan is a long-time Open Source hacker and software accessibility enthusiast who has worked in the Mozilla accessibility team.

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Eleanor Whitney

Eleanor Whitney

Eleanor is the author of Grow: How to take your do it yourself project and passion to the next level and quite your job! and is an educator, arts programmer and manager living in Brooklyn.

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Eric Leonardson

Eric Leonardson

Eric is a Chicago-based audio artist and teacher. He is President of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Sound at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Erik Spangler

Erik Spangler

Erik (a.k.a. DJ Dubble8) is a composer and electronic musician living in Baltimore, Maryland. Engaged equally with ensemble improvisation, live sample-based mixing, guerilla community sound art, hybrid electronica production, and notated chamber music, Spangler aims to dissolve cultural boundaries while drawing all corners of inspiration into cohesive sound images.

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Ernst Karel
Ernst Karel

Ernst Karel

Ernst is a musician, sound recordist, and composer, whose work has ranged from acoustic to electronic and from improvisation to installation.

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Ezekiel Honig
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Ezekiel Honig

Ezekiel, a New York City native, is a musician and label manager for Microcosm Music and Anticipate Recordings. He is a well-known figure in the electronic music community. Honig usually follows a strict production code on all of his songs using ‘found-sound’ and warm melodies. His latest album is Folding In On Itself, called “seductive listening” and a “wild and unqualified synthetic wonderland“, can be found here.

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Fantastic Negrito
Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito

Fantastic Negrito tells one man’s truth in the form of black roots music: slide guitar, drums, and piano build bridges between Lead Belly & Skip James to a modern sound, with loops and samples and “zero concern for pop anything.”

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Felix Kubin

Felix Kubin

Felix’s makes futuristic pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, and works for chamber orchestra that are saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and 20th-century avant-garde music.

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Flutronix

Flutronix

 

Flute duo Flutronix, Nathalie Joachim and Allison Loggins-Hull, have incorporated electronics into a chamber music context in a wide range of repertoire. They have collaborated with Dan Deacon, Ski Beatz, and ICE, and are preparing their sophomore album, 2.0.

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free103point9 (now Wavefarm)
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free103point9 (now Wavefarm)

free103point9 (now Wavefarm) is a non-profit arts organization from upstate NY that celebrates creative and community use of media and the airwaves. Their programs provide access to transmission technologies and support artists and organizations that engage with media as an art form.

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Gambletron
Gambletron

Gambletron

GAMBLETRON is a sound artist, musician, and improviser based out of Montréal, known for her noise-electronic improvisations, roving radio transmissions, experimental noise karaoke, and for curating performances in unique outdoors locations.

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Gamelan X
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Gamelan X

Gamelan X draws inspiration from the clove and incense scented air of Bali, Indonesia, Gamelan X, “The Bay Area’s own Funkadelic of ethnomusicology” (SF Guardian), explores the sonic landscape of contemporary beleganjur gamelan to offer a wildly unique expression of both East and West. From the resonating sound of the gongs to the explosive drum beats and interlocking cymbals, Gamelan X remixes the ritual of a Balinese procession with a decidedly west coast twist.

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Gang Clan Mafia
Gang Clan Mafia

Gang Clan Mafia

Gang Clan Mafia is Vela Phelan (turntable, samplers, knobs, transmissions, ∆.) and Dirk Adams (found sound, constructed sound, mic, effects).

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Geodesic Gnome

Geodesic Gnome

Baltimore’s super-group Geodesic Gnome (lead by philosopher/musician John Berndt) specializes in just three well-defined areas: 1. paradoxes as compositions, 2. “Gnomic utterances” and deliberate obscurity as content, and 3. the recreation of poorly understood historic incidents.

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George Lavender

George Lavender

George is an award-winning independent radio and print journalist. His radio reporting has aired on NPR, WBUR, KQED, and Radio France International. He currently works as a producer of Making Contact, a nationally distributed half-hour radio show. Follow him on Twitter @GeorgeLavender.

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Giuseppe Ielasi

Giuseppe Ielasi

Giuseppe started playing guitar in 1988, and worked for many years in the area of improvised music. He had long-term collaborations with Renato Rinaldi in the duo Oreledigneur, Thomas Ankersmit, Michel Doneda, Ingar Zach, Dean Roberts. More recently, his main interest has shifted to site-specific solo performances. He still uses guitars as his primary sound source, but integrates microphones and multi-channel speaker systems into the mix in order to create complex networks for sound diffusion in relationship to space. He has recent, critically acclaimed releases on the 12k imprint and his own Schoolmaps label.

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Grace McCreight

Grace McCreight

Grace was the general manager of WBAR at Barnard College, a non-licensed, student operated internet station that hosts a number of concerts and events on campus.

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Gregory Whitehead

Gregory Whitehead

Gregory writes, directs and produces radiophonic adventures for the BBC and other broadcasters.

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Hans Tammen
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Hans Tammen

Hans creates sounds that have been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He creates rapid-fire juxtapositions of radically contrastive and fascinating noises, with micropolyphonic timbres and textures, aggressive sonic eruptions, but also quiet pulses and barely audible sounds.

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Harvestworks

Harvestworks

Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology.

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Hauser/Quaid

Hauser/Quaid

Hauser/Quaid is a musical alias of New York based sound and video artist Greg Zifcak. The project examines the material artifacts of dystopian cyberspace/time travel, while advancing an agenda of rave-singularity. LOOK AT THE MUSICS

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Herbert Eckardt
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Herbert Eckardt

Herbert Eckardt is name of the monstrous freak of a collaboration between Danish saxophonist Louise D.E. Jensen and Italian drummer/percussionist Luca Marini (the group takes its name from both musicians’ little known middle names).

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Hethre Contant

Hethre Contant

Hethre is a historian and experimental radio artist based in Sydney, Australia. Her research focuses on communities that have formed in order to explore the possibilities of the radio band of the electromagnetic spectrum. She is finishing her PhD at the University of New South Wales Art and Design (UNSWAD), and she lectures about Art History, Radio, and Walter Benjamin. She also was a lead organizer for the 2013 MEGAPOLIS Festival in NYC.

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Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder)
Song Exploder

Hrishikesh Hirway (Song Exploder)

Hrishikesh hosts Song Exploder, a podcast where musicians take apart their songs, and piece by piece, tell the story of how they were made. Hrishikesh asks artists to deconstruct their recordings, instrument by instrument, giving listeners the chance to hear it from the inside out and get a unique understanding of how creative ideas are born and bred.

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Ian Gray

Ian Gray

Ian is an infrequent radio producer based in Paris.

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Ian Nagoski

Ian Nagoski

Ian is a music researcher and record producer specializing in early 20th century musics in languages other than English.

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James Garver
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James Garver

James’s music and sound designs have been heard at numerous New York City venues including Lincoln Center, The 92nd St. Y, Joyce SoHo, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Japan Society

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Jason Cady

Jason Cady

Jason Cady is a composer of dramatic vocal works and experimental chamber music living in Brooklyn.

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Jason Sigal

Jason Sigal

Jason is WFMU’s Licensing Director, and curates the station’s contributions to the Free Music Archive.

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Jason Sloan

Jason Sloan

Jason is a professor at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Javelin

Javelin

Javelin is an NYC-based production duo of cousins George Langford and Tom Van Buskirk. Their breakout release JAMZ N JEMZ was awarded honorable mention for Pitchfork’s Albums of the Year.

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Jay Kreimer
Jay Kreimer

Jay Kreimer

Jay is a musician, instrument maker, sculptor, composer, and educator.

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Jean-Michel Rolland
Jean-Michel Rolland

Jean-Michel Rolland

Jean-Michel is a French musician, painter, and visual artist born in 1972.

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Jeff Emtman (Here Be Monsters)

Jeff Emtman (Here Be Monsters)

Jeff creates true stories about belief and fear for the Here Be Monsters podcast. For more motivations and back-story, read this interview. He fears the unknown, worries about the future, has night-blindness, and often is a shy person.

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Jeff Kolar

Jeff Kolar

Jeff is an audio artist working in Chicago, USA who is the director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform.

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Jenny Asarnow

Jenny Asarnow

Jenny is a radio producer who has worked for KUOW in Seattle and has reported for national programs including NPR’s Snap Judgment and PRI’s The World. Her audio and interactive work has been exhibited in Seattle, Chicago, New York, Baltimore, and beyond.

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Jesse Dukes

Jesse Dukes

Jesse is a writer and radio producer with WBEZ who previously contributed to the public radio programs Backstory:With the American History Guys, Studio 360, Weekend Edition, and others. He also wrote long form travel essays for Virginia Quarterly Review.

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Jesse Ricke
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Jesse Ricke

Jesse is a media practitioner working in video, audio, and music, with an expertise in venue operation and event documentation.

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Johann Diedrick
Johann Diedrick

Johann Diedrick

Johann makes sound installations and sound-based performances, mostly dealing with real-time audio synthesis and acoustic ecology.

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John Berndt

John Berndt

Best known to the public as a prolific musician, composer and improviser and as a key organizer in the scene around the international High Zero festival, Berndt’s work from the very beginning also involved the creation of coherent novelties in a broader range of media, including personal behavior, film, visual art, text, installation and a variety of non-musical performance genres.

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John Capogna

John Capogna

John is an artist and engineer.

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John Kreitzberg

John Kreitzberg

John, originally from outside of Philadelphia, is a 20-year-old student at Macalester College in St. Paul Minnesota where he is studies Religious Studies, Classical Language, and Gender and Sexuality.

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John Roach

John Roach

John deals with the misuse of objects to make sound; he teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York City where he taught a course entitled Sound Matters.

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Jordan Gray
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Jordan Gray

Jordan is head of Creative Labs at Organic, a founding member of CODAME ART+TECH, producer of electronic music and video art as staRpauSe, boss at HEXAWE creative commons netaudio label, and an editor of DINOAIDS pocket paper zines.

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Joshua Marshall
Joshua Marshall

Joshua Marshall

Joshua Marshall is an Oakland-based saxophonist and composer/improviser whose work involves architectural innovation, narrativity, systematic improvisatory practice, and live digital media.

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Julie Herndon

Julie Herndon

Julie is a Bay Area composer and performer working with internal and external space, improvisation, text, graphics, and electronics. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in Music Composition at Mills College, where she teaches musicianship.

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Julie Shapiro
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Julie Shapiro

Julie is ac areer listener, thinker, innovator, encourager, and champion of story.

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Julien Clancy
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Julien Clancy

Julien Clancy is a freelance radio documentary maker based in Dublin, Ireland.

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Justin Grotelueschen
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Justin Grotelueschen

Justin is the co-founder and Managing Director of MEGAPOLIS and has a long-standing interest in musique concrete, noise, improvisation, and looping. He began performing weekly on the radio in 1997 by live-mixing minuscule snippets of songs from the KRNU music library, and continued in 2003 with a weekly improvised performance on WZBC of slicing and mixing self-collected field recordings. He has been performing largely improvised music since 2004 using guitar, contact mics, field recordings, virtual electronic instruments, and various found and homemade objects. Before MEGAPOLIS he worked or volunteered for public, community, and campus radio stations and related media organizations for 13 years.

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Justin Sabe

Justin Sabe

Justin is a computer hacker who sometimes works with sounds, sometimes from cats.

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Kaitlin Prest

Kaitlin Prest

Kaitlin is an audio artist working in radio, performance, and installation. Her documentary work was awarded the Hearsay Festival’s Overall Prize 2014, and the National Community Radio Award’s Outstanding Achievement in Documentary 2011.

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Kara Oehler

Kara Oehler

Kara is a radio documentary maker, media artist and interactive storyteller. Her Peabody award-winning radio work has aired on shows like RadioLab, Marketplace and Morning Edition and her interactive projects have been exhibited at MoMA and SFMoMA.

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Karen Michel
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Karen Michel

Karen is a radio producer living in upstate New York.

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Karen Westphalen

Karen Westphalen

Karen is an artist, musician, and civil engineer living in California.

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Katherine Gorman

Katherine Gorman

Katherine has been working in radio since high school who currently works in multi-platform storytelling. She also was a lead organizer for the 2010 MEGAPOLIS Festival in Baltimore.

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Kevin Blechdom
Kevin Blechdom

Kevin Blechdom

Kristin (Kevin Blechdom), the avenging angel of pop, has brought much needed life into electronic music both as a solo artist and as a member of Blectum from Blechdom.

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Kitchen Sisters

Kitchen Sisters

Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva are award winning documentary radio producers who have been working together for more than twenty-five years. They are the creators of the popular Hidden Kitchens series on Morning Edition, the Peabody Award winning NPR series Lost & Found Sound, and the post 9-11 Sonic Memorial Project.

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Ladio
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Ladio

Ladio was a group of awesome female radio producers from NYC.

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Laura Kwerel
laura kwerel

Laura Kwerel

Laura is a public radio producer with a love of radio and oral history who is especially intrigued by the mysterious, mystical side of religion. She holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, and studied psychology and film studies at the College of William and Mary.

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Laura Silver

Laura Silver

Laura is a professional writer and editor living in New York City.

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Laura Vitale

Laura Vitale

Laura works with a focus on sound in a variety of media, with performance and installation, and often in collaboration. She has made commissioned sound installations for WNYC, been a Van Lier Fellow at Harvestorks Digital Media Arts Center, and received a New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant.

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Laure Drogoul
Laure Drogoul

Laure Drogoul

Laure is an interdisciplinary artist, olfactory spelunker and cobbler of situations who lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Laure works with a wide range of media including projects in which she creates sculpture, performances and events that invite the viewer to be an active participant.

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Lawrence Lanahan

Lawrence Lanahan

Lawrence is a freelance journalist with ten years of experience reporting for newspapers, magazines, and public radio programs.

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Lea Bertucci

Lea Bertucci

Lea is an interdisciplinary artist who works with Photography, Sound, Video and Installation.

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Lea Thau

Lea Thau

Lea is a Peabody award-winning producer, and the creator and host of the “Strangers” podcast sponsored by KCRW. She was the Executive & Creative Director of The Moth for 10 years and created The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour.

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Leif Elggren

Leif Elggren

Leif is a multimedia artist from Sweden who conceives music as a soundtrack to a visual installation or experimental stage performance, presenting carefully selected sound sources over a long stretch of time and that range from mesmerizingly quiet electronics to harsh noise. King Leif l is also one of the Kings of Elgaland-Vargaland. Leif presented four pieces at the festival: a solo dance performance, a reading, a sound performance, and a group stage performance.

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Lexie Mountain

Lexie Mountain

Perceived as and projecting the identity of an artist, performer, writer, and comedian living in Baltimore, MD.

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Lisa Abbatomarco
Lisa Abbatomarco

Lisa Abbatomarco

Lisa is a performance artist with a c0mprehensive backgr0und in visual and perf0rming arts.

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Lisa Lee

Lisa Lee

Lisa is an interaction designer and multimedia artist.

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Live Footage

Live Footage

Brooklyn-based electroacoustic duo Live Footage (Mike Thies and Topu Lyo) score eclectic contemporary pieces on air, in dance, and in tune. Conceived through the art of improvisation, Lyo plays cello, incorporating the use of live loops and a handful of electronics with no pre-recorded samples. Thies plays drums and keyboards, often simultaneously. Live Footage’s songs are structured in such a way that enables them to build loops without disaster, all while keeping the music’s integrity and allowing ample room for improvisation even when covering the likes of Jay-Z, Dr. Dre and Squarepusher.

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Liz Berg
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Liz Berg

Liz has been a radio host and Assistant General Manager at WFMU radio.

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Liz Bustamante

Liz Bustamante

Liz is a Master Control Engineer for WBEZ in Chicago where she writes and records music as noise&light.

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Louise Foo

Louise Foo

Louise was a master’s candidate at The Interactive Telecommunications Program at Tisch School of New York University, where she was exploring visual aspects of sound and audible aspects of image.

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Lucky Dragons

Lucky Dragons

Active since 2000 and based primarily in Los Angeles, “Lucky Dragons” means any recorded or performed or installed or packaged or shared or suggested or imagined pieces made by Luke Fischbeck, Sarah Rara, and/or any sometimes collaborators who claim the name (it also refers to a japanese fishing boat caught in the fallout of hydrogen bomb test at bikini atoll in the 1950’s).

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Matmos
Matmos

Matmos

Matmos is M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel (Baltimore) who have made recordings and performed live using the sounds of amplified crayfish nerve tissue, the pages of bibles turning, a bowed five string banjo, slowed down whistles and kisses, water hitting copper plates, the runout groove of a vinyl record, a $5.00 electric guitar, liposuction surgery, cameras and VCRs, and many other things since 1995.

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Matt Kane
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Matt Kane

Record dad, data plumber, music hacker from Salem MA.

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Matt Sterling

Matt Sterling

Matt has been making music for more than 10 years. He takes cues from a number of sources including the improvisational aspects of jazz, the DIY attitude of punk, and the soul-of-the-machine ethos of techno.

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Matthew Matthew
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Matthew Matthew

Matthew Matthew is an artist and composer whose work dances at the crossroads of music, film, art and interaction.

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Mecca Normal

Mecca Normal

Jean Smith and David Lester of the underground literary rock duo Mecca Normal intend to inspire audiences towards considering political content in their creative self-expression.

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Melissa Moore
Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Melissa is a designer, educator, and community worker. She operates a design and build company called Nikuu that creates unique lighting, furniture, and jewelry using traditional and sustainable techniques. She also founded Y-LLEAD, an intensive youth leadership after-school program based on disciplines of design.

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Mia Zabelka
Mia Zabelka

Mia Zabelka

“Live in concert Mia Zabelka is an electrifying performer … the focus of intense audience interest.“ – John Eyles/ All about Jazz (UK).

Mia Zabelka is a classically trained experimental violinist and vocalist from Vienna who de- and re-constructs the violin’s sonic possibilities the process she calls AUTOMATIC PLAYING, continuously exploring sound as physical phenomena by pairing violin with live electronic devices, inserting alien objects between the strings, and using innovative performance techniques. Her instrument, voice, and body transform into sonic bodies that are simultaneously organic and primal, screaming, lyrical, composed, and explosive. She has collaborated with renowned artists such as Lydia Lunch,Phill Niblock, John Zorn, Robin Rimbaud, Pauline Oliveros, Electric Indigo, Dälek, Saffronkeira, John Russell, Maggie Nicols, and Audrey Chen in concerts and festivals throughout Europe, America, and Asia. She is a 3-time winner of the Prix Ars Electronica and was has been a guest of the German Academic Exchange Service’s international artists’ programme in Berlin and the Fulbright Commission in New York.

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Mickey Capper

Mickey Capper

Mickey is a radio producer, host, and sound manipulator.

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Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock

Mike is a composer, improviser, intermedia artist, scholar based around Boston, MA.

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Moldover
moldover

Moldover

Moldover is “a paradigm shift in live electronic stage acts” (New City Music). Witness his balls-to-the-wall live show at a club, experience one of his interactive jamboxes at a festival, or pick up and play the “Light-Theremin” packaging of his debut album and understand the new musical archetype that is Moldover.

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Mountains
mountains

Mountains

The NYC duo called Mountains started around the Art Institute of Chicago and have been on the respected Thrill Jockey label from the start. They specialize in long-form, textural ambient musics of the instrumental variety, using processed and unprocessed analog instruments and no beats.

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Myroslaw Bytz

Myroslaw Bytz

Myroslaw (aka Blysk, Vzaem, Tricyclic) has been producing all flavors of electronic music and audio experimentation for over 15 years. He also was a lead organizer for the 2013 MEGAPOLIS Festival in NYC.

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Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi Lucille Kagaya

Naomi is a native of Northern Japan, is an intermedia artist and composer. She creates installation and performance art integrating sonic and visual elements, digital and organic textures, and audience interactivity.

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Neil Feather

Neil Feather

Neil has been creating radical and unusual musical instruments since 1970 and is increasingly known outside of Baltimore as one of the most original musical thinkers of his day.

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Nelson Loskamp
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Nelson Loskamp

Nelson has been performing Electric Chaircut, amplified haircuts, worldwide since 1989. Nelson is the original master of electro-sonic hair design, and CNN calls Electric Chaircut “A cut above”; NBC says “It’s a sidewalk sensation”; and the NY Times calls it “Cutting edge!”

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Nick Heling

Nick Heling

Nick received his MA in Media Studies from The New School in New York City in 2010.

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Nick van der Kolk
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Nick van der Kolk

Nick is the co-founder of the MEGAPOLIS and served as Artistic Director (2009-15). Currently he produces Love and Radio, a podcast that features in-depth, otherworldly-produced interviews with an eclectic range of subjects, from the seedy to the sublime. He also is a 2012 USA Collins Fellow.

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Nina Katchadourian

Nina Katchadourian

Nina (NYC) works in photography, sculpture, video and sound. She installs subversive urban audio interventions, rigs cars with alarms that sound like jungle birds, documents crossdressing animals, creates telemarketing infomercials out of sound samples from John Cage, repurposes magnetic tape found in gutters, and re-edits recordings from moon walks into incomprehensible bits.

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Noé Cuéllar
noe culler

Noé Cuéllar

Noé is a sound designer and photographer who since 2009 has been creating sound and music with air using various bellowed, pneumatic, and reed instruments like pump organs, accordions, shruti boxes, and harmoniums.

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Owen Marshall

Owen Marshall

Owen is a PhD candidate at the Cornell Department of Science & Technology Studies. He is maybe the only person currently doing NSF-supported research on Auto-Tune. He does a radio show on KDVS called I Hate Mondays.

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Pat Mesiti­-Miller

Pat Mesiti­-Miller

Pat is an audio engineer, music producer, and sound designer for NPR’s Snap Judgment. He lives and works in the Bay Area.

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Patrick Carey

Patrick Carey

Patrick Carey is a musician and programmer who records and performs under the moniker Rare Storms. His work draws from noise, drone, and computer music. At Megapolis he integrated a series of tapes found at yard sales. A similar piece can be heard here.

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Patrick McNameeKing
Patrick McNameeKing

Patrick McNameeKing

Producer, Station Manager, and Disc Jockey @WNHNFM.

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Peace, Loving
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Peace, Loving

Peace, Loving is a band formed from members of the Whitehaus Family who live, play, act, and perform in a large home in Jamaica Plains, MA.

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Pejk Malinovski
Pejk Malinovski

Pejk Malinovski

Pejk is a freelance radio producer, sound artist, and poet. His documentaries have aired on public radio networks around the world and his sound pieces have been shown in museums and galleries.

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Peter McQuillan

Peter McQuillan

Peter is a musician, radio producer and show promoter based in New York City who graduated from the Eugene Lang The New School for Liberal Arts where he studied Music & Environmental Studies.

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Radio Wonderland

Radio Wonderland

Radio Wonderland is Joshua Fried, performing solo live sound processing by drumming on old shoes (I’m a drummer) and manipulating a steering wheel (I’m a, er, wheel player).

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Rebecca Bray
Rebecca Bray

Rebecca Bray

Rebecca is the head of interaction design and Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History, where she creates new digital tools that enable visitors to creatively participate in the scientific process. Her projects have been covered by the BBC, NPR, Discovery Channel, Good Morning America and ABC News as well as in the New York Times, Wired, and ArtNews, and her work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Renato Rinaldi
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Renato Rinaldi

Renato trained as an actor and began composing music for theatre, radio dramas, and video installations. He has produced several radio plays, documentaries and reportages for the national broadcasting radio. His music primarily focuses on the relationship between sound and environment.

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Robert Van Heumen

Robert Van Heumen

Robert is a composer and improvising musician using an extended laptop-instrument to perform highly immersive and hyper-dynamic electro-acoustic music. As a musician, live sampling is his main tool. With a joystick and other tactile controllers, live sampled source sounds are gesturally manipulated and reworked within open ended narratives.

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Robin Amer
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Robin Amer

Robin is a Chicago-based producer whose work straddles the lines between art and journalism, including urban planning, the built environment, and the complex lives of post-industrial cities.

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Roman Mars
Roman Mars

Roman Mars

Roman is the executive producer of 99% Invisible, a “tiny radio show about design” that began in his bedroom, gravitated to KALW in San Francisco, and now is one of the leading independently funded podcasts of the entire InterWeb. Roman has been leading a new wave of podcasters who have obliterated the paradigm of a listener-funded “radio” show, and he does so by focusing intently on the 99% of activity that is invisible to the naked eye yet shapes our world. And he puts on a killah live show.

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Ryan Holsopple (aka 31 Down)
Ryan Holsopple / 31 Down

Ryan Holsopple (aka 31 Down)

31 Down creates darkly themed, romantic performance work with an emphasis on sound design, imagery and mood. The works consist of live performances, installations, live networked performances and streaming works. Ryan Holsopple, founder and artistic director, develops and programs interactive systems to create and control the performances.

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Sam Greenspan

Sam Greenspan

Sam is a staff producer at 99% Invisible, a radio show about architecture and design with Roman Mars. He also a lead organizer for the 2015 MEGAPOLIS Festival in Oakland+SF.

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Sarah Yahm
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Sarah Yahm

Sarah is an independent radio producer, oral historian, and educator living in Burlington, VT.

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Scott Beibin

Scott Beibin

VJ Scott Beibin is the co-founder of the Evil Twin Booking Agency which he runs with partner Liz Cole, organizing tours for Bill Ayers, Vandana Shiva, Dead Prez, and many more.

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Sean Cole

Sean Cole

Sean Cole is a poet who has worked as a producer for This American Life since 2014. Sean contributed to the show on and off starting in 1999. His latest volume of poetry is called “One Train,” published by Dusie press. Sean has also worked as a producer at Radiolab, a regular contributor to Marketplace, and a freelance reporter for shows and podcasts including Studio 360 and 99% Invisible. His career started at WBUR in Boston where he was a news-writer, engineer, announcer, field-producer, reporter and, finally, a correspondent for the station’s award-winning documentary unit Inside Out. Sean is an ordained minister by the Universal Life Church and has officiated around 20 weddings in the past 15 years.

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Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard

Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard

The Sensory Ethnography Lab (SEL) is an experimental laboratory at Harvard University that promotes innovative combinations of aesthetics and ethnography.  It uses analog and digital media to explore the aesthetics and ontology of the natural and unnatural world.

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Shani Aviram

Shani Aviram

Shani Aviram is the programming director for Megapolis Audio Festival as well as a composer, sound designer, and radio producer. Her first ever write-up was in Catsynth, a blog devoted to cats and synthesizers. She has worked with Reduced Listening productions and acclaimed podcasts Love+Radio and The Heart. Her work with The Heart, earned a Prix Italia Golden Award for New Radio Formats 2015. Shani holds a BA in music composition from Mills College where she studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Maggi Payne, Pauline Oliveros and Matthew Goodheart.

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Shanna Sordahl

Shanna Sordahl

Shanna is an American-Canadian sound artist and composer living in Oakland, CA. Her interdisciplinary interests and love of diversity cause her work to take on many dynamic forms, from composition and live performances to site-specific installations.

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Sharon Mashihi
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Sharon Mashihi

Sharon is a New York based radio producer and screenwriter. Her audio pieces have aired on KALW, MPBN, KUOW, and Public Radio Remix. Most recently, she has been producing interview segments for Studio 360 at WNYC. She is a graduate of the radio program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and holds a BFA in film from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

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Shelly Blake-Plock
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Shelly Blake-Plock

Shelly (Baltimore, Maryland) is an American teacher, musician, writer, and filmmaker.

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Slope114

Slope114

Slope114 is live improvised house music by Dmitri SFC & Elise Gargalikis. Elise started singing at a young age & paid her House Music dues singing over many DJ sets in the San Francisco Bay Area underground. Dmitri honed his skills while DJing San Francisco bars in the late 90s – he held residencies at The Top DJ Bar & Liquid SF with a fake ID.

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Spirograph Agnew

Spirograph Agnew

Spirograph Agnew is an improvising quartet, consisting of three string players and one computer audio+video performer, who make live multimedia freakouts for 3D glasses. SA is Daniel Iglesia (electronics), Jim Altieri (violin), Bob Jones (double bass), and Jessie Marino (cello).

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Stefan Helmreich

Stefan Helmreich

Stefan is a Professor of Anthropology at MIT, where he teaches courses in science, technology, and society.

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Stefano Giannotti

Stefano Giannotti

Stefano, composer, guitarist and performer whose repertoire ranges from music theatre, radio and video-art, to song-writing and chamber music.

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Stephanie Smith

Stephanie Smith

Stephanie is a multiple-media artist, composer and violinist who often works and performs with massive textures, small motors, tactile objects, and light. She studied composition at the University of Chicago with Kotoka Suzuki and has earned an MFA in Experimental Sound Practices and Integrated Media from California Institute of the Arts, studying with Mark Trayle, Sara Roberts, and Ulrich Krieger.

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Steve Bradley

Steve Bradley

Steve’s art practice engages time-based media; sound performance/installation, and material culture. He explores the boundaries of urban and suburban culture by collecting debris, sound, and images from the consumed and littered landscape.

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Suzanne Thorpe

Suzanne Thorpe

Suzanne is a composer and performer of electronic music who enjoys revealing peripheral consciousness, coexisting perspectives and concurrent realities via composition, performance and installation.

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Teresa Foley

Teresa Foley

Teresa, a conceptual artist, makes videos, performances, and public art projects. She creates scenarios in which blow up dolls drive cars, ventriloquist dummies perform material lifted from craigslist, and people make and share regionally based ringtones.

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TFPP
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TFPP

TFPP is the collaboration of “HipHop” (Wake) and “Plug-in” (DDB). Hip hop and Plug-in first met in Pickens, South Carolina as fierce opponents. They were contestants in the local illegal underground Magic the Gathering tournies. Much later, things lightened up considerably, and eventually, by means of Constructive Discussion technique, they were able to talk through their differences.

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The Lothars

The Lothars

The Lothars are an ensemble based on the theremin – often consisting of three theremins and an electric guitar – who create electronic music at its most fetal state.

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The Truth
the truth

The Truth

THE TRUTH is fiction — we make short films without pictures. Movies for your ears. We’re a contemporary re-imagining of what audio drama is and can be, exploring unusual approaches to telling stories with sound. We develop our stories as a collective, and often the dialogue is completely improvised. We record on location, and then take those recordings into the studio to edit them and add music and sound design. The result sounds kind of like a movie, only the pictures are all in your imagination. Our dramatic fiction has been heard on many nationally-syndicated public radio programs, including This American Life, Studio 360, Snap Judgment, and The Story.

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Thomas Deuel

Thomas Deuel

Thomas is a practicing neurologist, sound artist, and neuroscientist from Seattle WA. As a neurologist with expertise in Electroencephalogram (EEG), a practicing sound artist exhibiting works of interactive audio installation art, a PhD in Neuroscience researching music and sound processing in the brain, as well as a professor in Digital Arts and Experimental Media, he attempts to bring these multiple personalities together to create hybrid neuroscience/music devices.

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Timothy Nohe
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Timothy Nohe

Timothy Nohe is an artist and educator engaging traditional and electronic media in civic life and public places. He has exhibited and performed his work in a range of national and international venues: ISEA: Paris and the Baltic Sea; Ars Electronica, Linz; the Danish Institute of Electro-Acoustic Music, Århus; Museu da Imagem e do Som, São Paulo; the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; the Oxfringe Festival, Oxford; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, New York.

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Trent Wolbe

Trent Wolbe

DJ Trent makes the asses hit the flo with his DJ stylings and has been a writer and media producer for The Verge, Engadget, and WFMU.

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Tyler Mains

Tyler Mains

Experimental musician and beer advocate currently based in Kentucky.

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Veronica Simmonds

Veronica Simmonds

Veronica is a sound-oriented media hustler. Her work has aired on CBC, ABC and various podcasts. She also produces interactive documentaries, including most recently an ode to urban lake swimming called Body of Water. In Halifax, she hosts a show called Braidio on CKDU 88.1fm where she braids hair live on air.

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Vic Rawlings
Vic Rawlings

Vic Rawlings

Vic is an improviser and instrument builder, specializing in modifications of existing instruments to create excitingly unstable interfaces.

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Vistas

Vistas

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Walker Mettling
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Walker Mettling

Walker prints posters, curates story events, digs for old bottles, and teaches comics and cartooning to kids in Providence. He co-edited the comics anthology, A Guy is Fighting a Monster Out of Nowhere and publishes the monthly magazine “Comics Showcase”.

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Wendy Baker

Wendy Baker

Wendy produces Noodle Mania, a collaborative zine-making audio project. She’s also an independent radio producer and helps organize community events at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, an arts organization that fosters creativity and collaboration in Oakland.

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Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu

Xiu Xiu (officially pronounced “shoo shoo”, also “zoo zoo,” “zhu zhu” or “schwee schwee”) is a musical collective born in San Jose, California that currently consists of Shayna Dunkelman, Angela Seo, and Jamie Stewart, the only consistent member. The critically divisive group is influenced by noise, modern classical, the dance floor, post punk, experimental, minimalism, Asian percussion, and American folk music; the films of Todd Solondz, Shohei Imamura, David Lynch and Seijun Suzuki; and the books of Elfriede Jelinek, V.S, Naipaul, Yukio Mishima, and Ingeborg Bachmann. They record for Bella Union and Polyvinyl Records and to date have released over 50 titles including albums, 7-inches, books, film works and compositions for dance pieces. They have collaborated with artists such as Carla Bozulich, Michael Gira, Dahn Vo, Monika Gryzmala, Grouper, Larsen, These Arches, Deerhoof, John Congleton, Dirty Beaches, Oxbow and Shearwater. They currently live in Los Angeles and New York.

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XuXa Santamaria

XuXa Santamaria

XuXa Santamaria = PUERTO RICO + NUEVA YORK in OAKLAND = Sofía Córdova + Matthew Kirkland
 We channel Chrono Trigger/So So Def All Stars/Ace of Base + The Stooges
+ YES, WE USED TO SPELL OUR NAME ‘CHUCHA SANTAMARIA’

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Zachary Kent
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Zachary Kent

Zachary (Austin, TX) is a radio artist who started Dial-A-Stranger, a podcast highlighting the stories of everyday people and to be the excitement they wanted to see in the world.

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