Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten) and Danielle de Picciotto explicate Sebastian Brant's 1458 novel "The Ship Of Fools" in a contemporary spirit, using a dreamlike world of electro-acoustic sounds, intricate projections, and magnificent singing to emphasize astonishingly up to date medieval themes.
Dreams in High Fidelity is an evolving painting that illustrates the unknowable boundary between machine and human design. The infinitely playing, non-looping animation features high-resolution clips hand-picked by Draves from the thousands produced by the artificial life form he created, the Electric Sheep.
The representative sings and plays guitar, dressed all black and backed by local musicians. The group rehearses only once, the afternoon of the show. The music is electric, loud, and largely improvised. For each show the representative writes a whole new set of lyrics, which he keeps on a music stand.
Morton Subotnick is one of the pioneers in the development of electronic music and an innovator in works involving instruments and other media, including interactive computer music systems.
Dan's performance encompasses elements he has developed for his installation work over recent years, including his "Many Pairs Sounding" and "Huffa Puffa" installations, field recordings from The Czech Republic, and recent experimental video.
Extreme Terrains is a multi-channel work that presents its audience with opportunities to listen to instinct and interact with the piece on a visceral level, asking listeners to trust what they feel as much as what they hear. Featuring Alex Chechile, Joe Boro, Jawwaad Taylor and Suzanne Thorpe.
Lavalier is an indie-experimental group formed in NYC in late 2008. With a penchant for vocal harmonies, fuzz/slide guitar, harpsichord, and accordion, the group creates cinematic music that is both psychedelic and fantastical.
Thomas Ankersmit (born 1979, Leiden, The Netherlands) is a musician and artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His main instruments are a Serge analogue modular synthesizer, computer and alto saxophone.
Ha-Yang Kim made her professional solo debut at age 16 with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. She performs new music as a soloist and with ensembles and artists in festivals and concert venues throughout the world, with influences that draw equally from western classical, South Indian and Balinese music, among others.
Marc Ribot was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1954. As a teen, he played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus.
As an improviser, Yeh is focused on developing a personal vocabulary using violin, voice, and electronics. As a sound artist/composer, Yeh works with all aspects available surrounding a work, aurally and physically, as elements key to the cumulative experience.
MV Carbon performs on cello, samplers, tape machines and oscillators, using ISSUE's multi–speaker system to portray concepts of time passage in moments of stillness. She gathers field recordings in open-air industrial and urban environments and shapes these sounds into percussive form.