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Yasunao Tone

YASUNAO TONE (刀根康尚) was one of the first Japanese artists active in composing "events" and improvisational music. He has been active in the Fluxus movement since 1962 and has also been an organizer and participant in many important music and performance groups such as Group Ongaku, Hi-Red Center, Team Random (the first computer art group organized in Japan). Primarily a composer, Tone has worked in many media, creating pieces for electronics, computer systems, film, radio and television, as well as environmental art.

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Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is the solo moniker of former Oasis guitarist and lead song writer Noel Gallagher. The band originates from Manchester, England, and includes former Oasis session pianist Mike Rowe, drummer Jeremy Stacey of The Lemon Trees and percussionist Lenny Castro. The band also varies guests on their debut album such as the Crouch End Festival Chorus and The Wired Strings.

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Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young includes his personal garage band Crazy Horse ("second best backing band in the world") to make raw and unpolished rock. Their gritty style of rock has influenced countless artists and music styles. Crazy Horse is best known for its long association with Young, despite having released five albums of its own over a 19-year span. It has been co-credited with Young as Neil Young and Crazy Horse on 13 albums, "Live at the Fillmore East" from the 1970 tour (2006) being the last.

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Jim'll's Brain

Born in 2458BC and frozen in Dr. Frankenstein's lab until rats chewed through the mains plug, Jim'll has found his way to London via a mix up at FedEx. He now performs a one man show that includes songs about mental illness, Damon Albarn and stalking, and this year will be releasing the all new album, "Brain Damage". Critics have acclaimed with comments such as "Best Titles Since Snakes On A Plane", and "This Is Your Life On Drugs". You can watch the YouTube channel here : http://www.youtube.com/user/jimllsbrain

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Chris Moyles

Chris Moyles is a Sony Gold award winning British radio DJ, who currently hosts the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show, 'The Chris Moyles Show'. Other on-air contributors are sidekick Comedy Dave, Producer Aled Haydn Jones, Day producer Sam (replacing Rachel in 2010) and newsreader Dominic Byrne and Tina Daheley who has very recently replaced longtime sportscaster Carrie Prideux (nee Davies) who left on maternity leave and, possibly, for good

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Ben Johnston

Benjamin Burwell Johnston, Junior (born March 15, 1926 in Macon, Georgia) is a composer of contemporary music in the just intonation system. Johnston taught composition and theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1951 to 1983. Johnston began as a traditional composer of art music before working with Harry Partch, helping the senior musician to build instruments and use them in the performance and recording of new compositions.

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