Ilgenfritz / Chase / Lee - Bassist/composer James Ilgenfritz leads an eclectic improvising trio with Brian Chase (drums) and Robbie Lee (flutes, baroque flutes,
electronics). Experimental, ambient, jazz-infused and free atonal
Ami Yamasaki is a vocalist and cross-media artist from Tokyo. With primal vocals and movement, Yamasaki explores the relationship between us and our universe. Her art explores a fundamental question: "How does the world construct itself?" For her, the asking of this question is a love letter to life itself, more important than any answers that it yields. As a vocalist, Yamasaki has collaborated with psychedelic rock icon Keiji Haino, provided original music for choreographer Makoto Matsushima and appeared the stage "Burning shadow of a Man" directed by Yasunori Ikunishi. She also creates installations, performance pieces and directs films.
Nagual: Spawned in Oberlin, Ohio's proliferating experimental circles, the duo of Ian McColm and David Shapiro have since 2010 become adept at coaxing damaged shades of Frippertronic drone from their extended guitar rigs. Nagual has been consistently releasing music on small imprint labels such as Cabin Floor Esoterica and Ergot Records since their inception, all the while cultivating a steady presence in live performance throughout the United States. "Their tools are more varied than what you might find on a Pandit Pran Nath record, but Ian McColm and David Shapiro’s aim is trained on the same trance-inducing throb." -Dusted Magazine
Du.0 ( pronounced du-point-oh) is a two-violin duo based in New York City. Characterized as "feminist-gesamtkünstwerk-chamber-noise", Charlotte Munn-Wood and Aimée Niemann play old, new, and improvised music, and love finding new sounds on their violins (and sometimes non-violins).