Thomas Adès (born in London, 1 March 1971) is a British composer, pianist and conductor. Adès studied piano with Paul Berkowitz and later composition with Robert Saxton at Guildhall School,London. He graduated in 1992 from King's College, Cambridge after studying with Alexander Goehr and Robin Holloway. His degree was classified as "double starred first", indicating outstanding academic distinction. He was made Britten Professor of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2004 was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Essex.
Terry Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer associated with the minimalist school. Born in Colfax, California, Riley studied at Shasta College, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory before earning an MA in composition at the University of California, Berkeley, studying with Seymour Shifrin and Robert Erickson. He was involved in the experimental San Francisco Tape Music Center working with Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Pauline Oliveros, and Ramon Sender.
Since 1998 Norwegians John Hegre and Lasse Marhaug have been making sound together as Jazzkammer. Debut album "Timex" in 1999 have been followed by a string of releases on labels like Staalplaat, Abisko, Xerxes, Smalltown Supersound, Utech, Bottrop-Boy and OHM Records, as well as touring and playing shows around the world. Remixed by friends on the "Rolex" CD in 2001. Live collaboration CD with Merzbow later the same year. Have done music for theatre and dance performances. Visited and worked in Singapore during the SARS-crisis in spring 2003, but survived.
There are at least 2 bands named Desiderium
1.Desiderium is a 1 man Post-Black Metal band from Cary, North Carolina. The only member is Michael Rumple. So far they have released one album called An Image of Solitude and one demo called Alpenglow. You can download all their music at desiderium.bandcamp.com 2.Desiderium is a gothic-doom metal band with female vocal. The band are not active. But they all have their own projects. More info at: http://swape.net/desiderium
Peter Rehberg (a.k.a. Pita) (born 29 June 1968, London) is an author and performer of electronic audio works. Rehberg has given live performances throughout Europe, North & South America, Japan and Australasia. He has collaborated with: Jim O'Rourke, Christian Fennesz, Dennis Cooper, Gisèle Vienne, Stephen O'Malley (as KTL), Tina Frank, Matmos, Tujiko Noriko, Kevin Drumm, Marcus Schmickler, MICHAELA SCHWENTNER (aka Jade), Matt "Skitz" Sanders, Russell Haswell, Florian Hecker, Carlos Giffoni, Gert-Jan Prins...
Nits, formerly The Nits (and sometimes labeled as such today in some releases), are a dutch art rock group, founded in 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Their musical style has varied considerably over the years, as has their line-up with the core of Henk Hofstede (the group's lead singer and lyricist), Rob Kloet, drummer, Robert Jan Stips (Supersister, Gruppo Sportivo, Golden Earring), keyboards.
Born 1983 in Santiago, Chile.
He studied music composition at Universidad Católica de Chile (2002-2005).
His work ranges from instrumental music to visual poetry.
As a songwriter he is the leader of the rock'n'dino band Cuchufleta.
Some of his highlights are a piano concert at Teatro Municipal de Santiago, a piano and sound poetry performance at The Klinker in London and at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York and an electronic work for Tsonami Festival in Valparaíso.
Gary Lucas is an acclaimed American guitarist, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and an international recording artist with over a dozen solo albums to date, and a soundtrack composer for film and television. He has been described as "one of the best and most original guitarists in America" (David Fricke, 16 Nov. 2006, Rolling Stone); a "legendary leftfield guitarist" (The Guardian, 24 Dec. 2005); "the thinking man's guitar hero" (The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2007), and one of "the most innovative and challenging guitarists playing today" (fRoots, March 2002).
Black To Comm is an alias for Dekorder label owner Marc Richter's audio excursions. Richter creates his music using scratchy shellac and vinyl records, field recordings, a so called "kitchen gamelan," and more traditional instruments like organs, guitars, pianos and mbiras. The layering and hypnotic repetition of short loops from Psychedelia, Free Jazz, Vaudeville, and various other old recordings reveals alternative melodic dimensions not apparent in the source material.
The Cherry Blues Project was formed in 2001 as a soundart project in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was created by two members that use the pseudonymns Cherry and Blues. The music of The Cherry Blues Project involves a lot of styles, scattered throughout their 100 albums, 150 singles and EP's. As a band, they rarely perform live.