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Alessio Ballerini

Alessio Ballerini, sound designer and electroacoustic musician, uses a computer and other devices to create experimental, electroacoustic, minimalist and multi-stratified sounds.
He explores real and imaginary landscapes by using field recordings, guitar, piano and digital composition, so that the sound finds its beauty in the harmonic ambient substrate.
He has been a member of the cinematographic group Postodellefragole since 2004. In 2009, together with Pietro Baldoni, he created Abellira, a production studio for soundtracks, sound locations and sound design for multimedia products.

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Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen & Samuli Kosminen

Uniko is a seven-part work composed by Pohjonen and Kosminen which had its World Premiere concert with Kronos Quartet at the prestigious Helsinki Festival in 2004. Subsequent Uniko performances took place in Moscow, Norway and eventually led to its North American Premiere with three sold-out concerts at the BAM NEXT WAVE Festival in New York in 2007. Uniko was recorded at Avatar Studios in NYC immediately following the BAM concerts with production by Iceland’s Valgeir Sigurdsson, known for his work with Björk and others.

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HaWthorn is a neofolk cooperation of Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus) and Matt Howden (Sieben). Together they have developed an experimental take on modern folk, with their vocals and Matt's violin leading the way in almost every song. They have released one album so far, The Murky Brine (2004), and have appeared on the writ in Water split with Sol Invictus and Sieben with two tracks. They have also released two albums under the name of Howden/Wakeford.

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Bark Cat Bark

Bark Cat Bark is the instrumental music project of multi-instrumentalist Josh Todd (born 18 April 1990). His music is recognized by its use of a large variety of instruments in relatively minimalist compositions, often with a touch of either European classical music or French folk music, using primarily the violin, piano and accordion with stranger instruments such as the Gayageum, Xaphoon and Kuhlohorn He has been compared to musicians such as Yann Tiersen, Zach Condon, and Owen Pallett.

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Knox om Pax

With a moniker taken from Aleister Crowley's "Konx Om Pax: Essays in Light" (though slightly manipulated) "Knox Om Pax" is the name of a eerie and dark ambient musical project, that released its first album "Laudanum" for Destructive Industries in 2007.

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Militia is the name of at least 7 artists.
1) Militia is a Belgian industrial percussion band. It was founded in 1989 by the multi-instrumentalist Frank Gorissen and wind instrument player Jo Billen and now 6 musicians are involved. The band is known for its use of self made percussion and wind instruments and the scrap material they transform into musical instruments. The band's music is often inspired by the anarchic and atheist social views and their concirn about our natural environment, themes that can be found in most of their lyrics and statements.

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In Gowan Ring

In Gowan Ring is the musical endeavour of American composer and multi-instrumentalist B'eirth. Started in the early 1990s, In Gowan Ring plays acoustic songs with strong roots in folk, medieval, and psychedelic music. B'eirth's soft voice is accompanied by (among other instruments) guitar, harp, piano, cello, bodhrán and many of his own instrument creations (citterns, guitars, hybrids, etc.). In Gowan Ring has cooperated with many artists from the international folk and experimental scenes, such as: Stone Breath, Maja Elliott, Nick Castro, Fern Knight, Annelies Monseré, and Alio Die.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Penderecki (born November 23, 1933 in D?bica) is a Polish composer and conductor. His 1960 avant-garde Threnody to the Victims of Hiroshima for string orchestra brought him to international attention, and this success was followed by acclaim for his choral St. Luke Passion. Both these works exhibit novel compositional techniques. Since the 1970s Penderecki's style has changed to encompass a post-Romantic idiom.

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