chords, melodies


Participants

Vilhelm Bromander, bass player, improviser and composer with a great curiosity about sound, texture, intonation, and timbre


Johnny Chang, composer-performer engaged with the relationships of sound/listening and the in-between areas of improvisation, composition, and performance

Sara Cubarsi, violinist and composer focused on the theory, performance, and composition of microtonal music for strings

Bryan Eubanks, musician working with the soprano saxophone, self-made electronics, and computer music

Xenia Gogu, violinist specializing in new music performance

Catherine Lamb, composer and violist exploring the interaction of elemental tonal material and the variations in presence between shades and beings in a room

Mareike Yin-Yee Lee, visual artist whose work encompasses installation, drawing, kinetic sculpture, printmaking, and artist books

Johan Lindvall, pianist and composer

Thomas Nicholson, composer, pianist, violinist, and violist exploring the expressive possibilities of just intonation and the subtleties of how it is perceived in transforming musical situations

Fredrik Rasten, guitarist and composer working with the acoustic possibilities of the steel-string guitar and the nearly tactile experiences of acoustic phenomena

Marc Sabat makes pieces for concert and installation settings, drawing inspiration from investigations of the sounding and perception of Just Intonation and of various music traditions—folk, experimental and classical.

Germaine Sijstermans, clarinettist and composer, with an interest in silence, use of space, and physicality and presence in synthesis with playing an instrument

Chiyoko Szlavnics, composer focused on the audible phenomenon of "beating," which is highlighted through her use of extended sustains, glissandi, ratios, and acoustic instruments combined with sinewaves.

Michael Thieke, clarinettist and composer exploring the minutiae of sound, timbre, and noise, with a particular interest in microtonality and related sound phenomena


image credits: Yin-Yee Lee/Sabat, video stills, HANDS to MOUTHS, 2018
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