Annie Gosfield has created a body of work that includes large–scale compositions, chamber pieces, electronic music, video projects, and music for dance. Her work often explores the inherent beauty of non–musical sounds, and is inspired by diverse sources such as machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 records, and detuned radios. She uses traditional notation, improvisation, and extended techniques to create a sound world that eliminates the boundaries between music and noise, while emphasizing the unique qualities of each performer.
Contrabassist, based in Oxford, England. Active in free improvisation and other radical musical styles, he covers many stylistic areas, from the most intense free jazz to minimal textural explorations. Appears on albums with Philipp Wachsmann and Bruno Guastalla (as the Imaginary String Trio), with Taylor Ho Bynum, Harris Eisenstadt and Alexander Hawkins as the Convergence Quartet (who are touring the UK in April/May 2009), with Hawkins again and with Alex Ward and paul may as Barkingside. His most recent release documents a trio with Tony Bevan and Chris Corsano on the CD Monster Club.
Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964 in Warwick, Rhode Island) is an American jazz composer/arranger and saxophone and clarinet player. He grew up in Massachusetts, graduating from Natick High School. He performed and led groups while in high school and at McGill University in Montreal which he attended from 1982 to 1986. He is mostly self-taught as a musician, but studied intermittently with George Garzone in the early 1980s.
David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on 8th January 1947 in Brixton, London, UK) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, and actor. Active in six decades of popular music and frequently reinventing his music and image, Bowie is widely regarded as an innovator, particularly for his work in the 1970s. He has been cited as an influence by many musicians and is known for his distinctive voice and the intellectual depth of his work.
Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer. He is a pioneer of minimalism, although his music has increasingly deviated from a purely minimalist style. Reich's innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (examples are his early compositions, "It's Gonna Rain" and "Come Out"), and the use of processes to create and explore musical concepts (for instance, "Pendulum Music" and ""Four Organs").
Kreatiivmootor are from Tallinn, Tartu, Freiburg and other cities of the world. They combine dadatechno, low-fi-industrial, hysteric folk, free jazz, vocal deathmetal and hip-hop, creepy ambient, minimal post-rock (etc) and mix it all to highly explosive music. Kreatiivmootor are Roomet Jakapi (vocals, electronics), Eerik Hanni (electronics, visuals), Allan Plekksepp (guitar, bass, electronics), Harri Altroff (synthesizer, bass), Maria Lepik (saxophone), Ingrid Aimla (percussions), Kaur Garšnek (solo guitar, synthesizer), Madis Paalo (drums).
A spectacular presentation of eleven new compositions from Zorn’s Book of Angels by two passionate virtuosos whose work together is never less than perfection itself. Contextualizing the music into a classical recital for violin and piano, this is the chamber music of the future. Exciting and breathtaking, Mark and Sylvie have put together a program filled with imagination, lyricism and an intense energy. New Jewish music by one of the greatest violin/piano pairings ever. This is a whole new all-encompassing direction for classical music.
There are three bands named Child Abuse. The first was a 1977 LA punk band that later mutated into The Simpletons(posh boy). The second was a NJ hardcore band that released the single 'Bring It,' on Mutha Records in 1983. The third is the last remaining:
CHILD ABUSE bring together playfully wild keyboards, throbbed bass stabs, stuttering piledriver percussion and demonic vocal fits. To make matters more terrifying, CHILD ABUSE embody the musical spirit of a drunken Thelonious Monk in a head-on car wreck with Gorguts.