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Glenn Branca

Glenn Branca (born October 6, 1948 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an composer and guitarist. Branca studied theater at Emerson College in Boston in the early 1970s. While there, he began experimenting with sound as the founder of an experimental theater group called Bastard Theater. He moved to New York in 1976. His first encounter with the NYC music scene was with the N.DoDo Band whom he observed many times at their rehearsal space- Phil Demise's Gegenschein Vaudeville Placenter. This is where he first met jeffrey lohn who was playing electric violin with the N.

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Aleksandr Tsiboulski

Aleksandr Tsiboulski is first-prize winner in numerous competitions including the 2006 Tokyo International Guitar Competition. Transcending the image of the technically consummate competition winner, his playing manifests an expressive candidness firmly underpinned by a formidable depth of study, apprenticeship and scholarship. Melbourne newspaper The Age described Mr. Tsiboulski’s concert as “a fine exhibition of responsive virtuosity”.

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Alexandre Tharaud

The French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud, graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris and started his international career in earnest when he won the 2nd Prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. As a soloist, Alexandre Tharaud has appeared with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de France...

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William Basinski

William Basinski (Houston, 1958), a New York-based classically-trained clarinetist and saxophonist, specializes in compositions for loops and drones. He began experimenting with compositions for piano and tape that created a melancholy ambience via looped and overdubbed melodies with Variations - A Movement in Chrome Primitive (1980), released on Variations - A Movement in Chrome Primitive (Durtro, 2002 - Die Stadt, 2004), and A Red Score in Tile (1979), released on A Red Score in Tile (3 Poplars, 2003).

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Aranis

Aranis is a Flemish quintet, playing music across the borders of classical, folk and (post)rock. They have released four full albums: Aranis (2005), Aranis (2007), Songs From Mirage (2009) and RoqueForte (2010). Depending on the project Aranis is working on, they call upon guest musicians to complete the sound. Aranis:
Liesbeth Lambrecht: violin
Marjolein Cools: accordion
Stijn Denys: guitar
Jana Arns: transverse flute
Joris Vanvinckenroye: contrabass & composition

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Pieter Wispelwey

Pieter Wispelwey (Haarlem, 1962) is a Dutch cello player. In 1992 he was the first cellist ever to receive the Netherlands Music Prize, given to the most promising young musician in the Netherlands. In the last decade he has been regarded as one of the leading cello soloists. This was not always so: in his twenties Pieter was considered by some to be both an enfant terrible and was typecast as a baroque cellist by others.

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Nexus

There are 20 (and counting) acts named Nexus. 1. neXus was an electronica/dance artist located in Columbus, GA. Featuring hard hitting dance tracks, stunning progressive techno beats, and other interesting variations on the electronica genre. Using beats that normally would not fit, neXus finds a way to make them attractive and strangely alluring. neXus released his album at the end of 2010 successfully. Shortly thereafter, neXus's time on this earth came to a sudden somber end. neXus continues to live on through his works of art.

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Bohuslav Martinů

Bohuslav Martinů (8 December 1890, Polička – 28 August 1959, Liestahl) was a Czech composer of modern classical music with original style. He was a very prolific, writing almost 400 pieces. Many of his works are regularly performed or recorded, among them his symphonies, a consistently fine modern cycle of six; choral works, operas, concertos, including those for cello, violin, oboe and five for the piano and his chamber music, including seven string quartets and a flute sonata. His artistic history content more creative periods, incl. postimpresionism, neo-classicism, expressionism etc.

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