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David Grubbs is Professor of Music at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. At Brooklyn College he also teaches in the MFA programs in Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) and Creative Writing. He is the author of Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording (Duke University Press).
Grubbs has released thirteen solo albums and appeared on more than 150 commercially-released recordings, the most recent of which is Prismrose (Blue Chopsticks, 2016). In 2000, his The Spectrum Between (Drag City) was named “Album of the Year” in the London Sunday Times. He is known for his cross-disciplinary collaborations with writers Susan Howe and Rick Moody, visual artists Anthony McCall, Angela Bulloch, and Stephen Prina, and choreographer Jonah Bokaer, and his work has been presented at, among other venues, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the Tate Modern, and the Centre Pompidou. Grubbs was a member of the groups Gastr del Sol, Bastro, and Squirrel Bait, and has performed with the Red Krayola, Will Oldham, Tony Conrad, Pauline Oliveros, and Loren Connors, and many others.
Anastasia Clarke is a New York/Oakland based composer and performer working with voice, digital signal processing, and analog circuits. Her work finds form in solo performances, improvisatory ensembles, and sound for dance and theater. She has performed solo as Silent Isle since 2010, and has worked extensively with theatrical ensemble Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group since 2012. Anastasia is currently an MFA candidate in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College, where she is designing her own instruments and interfaces for live performance.
Max Alper is a sound artist, improviser, educator, and writer from Brooklyn by way of Boston. He is the co-founder of 49 Shade, an experimental DIY performance space located down the basement hatch of a residential building in Crown Heights. He is the founder and director of Sonic Arts For All!, a new non-profit whose mission is to bring accessible music technology education to the K-12 students of NYC and beyond. He is currently an MFA candidate in Sound Art at the Conservatory of Music at Brooklyn College, where he studies with David Grubbs, Vito Acconci, George Brunner, and Doug Geers.
Camilla Padgitt-Coles is a multimedia artist working in light, sound, video art and audio-visual environments. She makes music solo as Ivy Meadows as well as in ambient projects Future Shuttle, Energy Star, Tropical Rock and Non Human Persons. In 2011 she founded the web/print publishing platform and record label Perfect Wave.
Julia Santoli threads image, gesture, and aural experience: navigating memory and presence through the ghost-nature of sound. Her explorations take the form of improvisatory vocal performance and movement-articulated audio feedback, sonic installation, video, and prints. She has presented solo and collaborative works in various breeds of spaces throughout the U.S. and Germany.