Artists
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Brian House

Brian is an artist whose performances, installations, and interventions comprise the rhythms of bodies in contact with computation. His work has been shown by MoMA (NYC), MOCA (LA), Ars Electronica, Transmediale, ZKM, Eyebeam, and Rhizome and has been featured in publications including WIRED, TIME, The New York Times.

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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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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
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jason Sloan

Jason Sloan

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

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Jean-Michel Rolland
Jean-Michel Rolland

Jean-Michel Rolland

Jean-Michel is a French musician, painter, and visual artist who has been melding his two passions – sound and image – in digital arts since 2010. In each of his creations musicality influences image in a symbiotic relationship.

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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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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
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Johann Diedrick

Johann makes installations, performances, and objects that let people play with sound. He shares his work with others through workshops, listening tours, and open-source software and hardware. He is a recipient of the Asian Cultural Council Fellows grant. He has been featured in Wire Magazine and Musicworks Magazine.

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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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Julien Clancy
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Julien Clancy

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

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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Mickey Capper

Mickey Capper

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

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Mike Bullock
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Mike Bullock

Mike Bullock is a composer, intermedia artist, and writer based in Philadelphia. He has been performing since the mid 90s across the US and in Europe, at venues such as Fylkingen; Instants Chavirés; Café OTO; ISSUE Project Room; The Philadelphia Museum of Art; and EMPAC. In June 2015, Bullock received a Performance Grant from the Pew Center.

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Mountains
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Truth
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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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