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Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson works with sound, video, and textiles. Her instruments of choice include the violin, two digital video cameras, and a 1970’s Brother sewing machine. She both exploits and embraces the seeming imperfections and functional peculiarities of her instruments. Rachel holds a BA and MA from Wesleyan University where she studied composition and ethnomusicology. She is a nomad.

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Jonathan Zorn

Jonathan Zorn makes sound using voice, viola, cello, double bass, piano, accordion, harmonica, modular synthesizer, and computer. He is interested in creating systems of interaction that exceed the control of any single participant, creating surprises for both performers and audience. Jonathan was a founding member of the Middletown Creative Orchestra and The Middletown Three. He is currently working on an MA in music composition at Wesleyan University. Click here for more mp3s.

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Ben Stanko

Raised among the Frosty Sons of Thunder in the Roof Garden of Pennsylvania, Ben Stanko has long had an interest in the phenomena of sound. He currently lives in Philadelphia where he plays his homemade instruments and household wares.

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David Kendall

David Kendall is from Los Angeles. David Kendall currently makes music with other performers, computers, analog synthesizers and electronics, interfacing discrete components together to create systems that are to be perceived by the unique changes the system imposes on its elements. As an improviser, David Kendall has collaborated with Wade Matthews, Stephen Flinn, Johnny Chang, Douglas Russell, Noah Phillips, Jesse Kudler, Sharon Cheslow, David Rothbaum, Jessica Catron, Albert Ortega, Philip Greenlief, Bruce Tovsky, Carla Bozulich, Andrew Lafkas, and Bryan Eubanks, to name many from 2006. David Kendall has releases on the Alienation, P-Tapes, EMR, and Set-Projects labels.

 
                       
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Katherine Young

Composer and bassoonist Katherine Young writes acoustic and electro-acoustic music, often using open forms and expressive, non-traditional notations. She collaborates with the likes of Adam Sonderberg, making droning computer-based sound assemblages, and Jonathan Zorn -- developing pieces for bass, bassoon, and interactive electronics.
Katherine performs contemporary chamber music, improvises, and plays with rock bands. Projects past and present include: the duo Architeuthis Walks on Land, the trio Civil War, James Falzone's Allos Consort, Roommate, and the contemporary chamber music collective Till by Turning. Katherine currently lives in Connecticut and is working with Anthony Braxton, Ron Kuivila, and Alvin Lucier for her composition MA at Wesleyan. She studied bassoon performance and comparative literature at Oberlin College and Conservatory.

             
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Amy Cimini

Amy Cimini is a violist and musicologist based in New York City. She is in her second year of doctoral study at NYU and her interests
include the history of the senses, deconstruction and music and the role of the voice in psychoanalytic thinking.

She's worked with many wonderful musicians in New York and Chicago, including Peter Evans, Jessica Pavone, Fred-Lonberg Holm, James Falzone and Carol Genetti. She has lent a melodic and drone-y hand to a number of rock and pop outfits in New York and Chicago, including Coughs, The Victoria Lucas, Christy&Emily, Arbor Day, Chris Mills and the City That Works, and Roommate.

   
                 
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