wikiGong.com is an artists' collective dedicated to cataloging the sounds of large public structures for creative purposes, such as assembling virtual instruments. Its guiding metaphor is the Indonesian gamelan ensemble. Like its sonic raw material, wikiGong's work bends toward the built environment and our reactions to it: toward place, community, and history.
Sound Art Performance
consummate TechDweeb, visual artist and novatone "musician" univac continuously re-purposes the detritus of trickle-down technology and off-the-shelf toys and electronics in order to create circuit-bent audioVisual hybrids; causing the designers of the original items to shudder in disbelief.
Qrux, Aka Andrew Reitsma, is an artist who blends music and photography to synthesize life around him. His compositions are both improvisational and crafted. When asked how he feels about playing music, he says, "everything else goes away".
Qrux performs as part of SynthLab.
Rychard Cooper is a composer, synthesist & sound designer and teaches classes in electronic music & digital media at CSULB.
Combining modular synthesizers, with the latest digital instruments, drum machines, acoustic instruments, loopers, effects processors, and homemade software, SynthLab’s musicians create a wide range of electronic music, including ambient, electronica, techno, house, experimental, and noise.
"Common Senses", an original aural and visual concept by Martin Espino, explores the 5 Senses by performing ambient and groove oriented music along with Video Digital Artist, William Almas and Cinematographer, Ivan Cordeiro. The three artists will interpret the senses around Eating and Food, of Taste and Smell and also incorporate the Sounds of various restaurants, local eateries, chefs. The artists seek to use all of the other sense, through their performance, to inspire cravings for food. PUMP Patrons are invited to participate on instruments provided by the artists.
Phog masheeen is a collective from Costa Mesa that perform and produce events. For the last four years The Wonder Valley Experimental Music Festival and The Santa Ana Noise Fest have had input from phog masheeen.
Steven Speciale is a pianist, composer, and conductor. He teaches music at Loyola High School of Los Angeles where he is also the Choir Director and Music Director of the Hannon Theatre Company. The Toy Piano Cats are a new music and art ensemble at Loyola.
Composer and Grammy nominated performer Tom Peters creates new music for silent movies, connecting well-known masterpieces and lesser-known cinematic gems with modern audiences through cutting edge music. While the music you hear is current, it always serves the film, outlining the director’s vision and the actors’ performances in a way that is complementary to the action you see onscreen. Tom performs his scores with a bowed electric arpeggione designed by the legendary Ned Steinberger, and laptop computer.
Southern California-based artist Takeshi Kanemura was born in Okinawa, Japan, and lives and works in Los Angeles. He received a BA from University of California, Riverside, an MA from California State University, San Bernardino, and an MFA from Claremont Graduate University.
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