John Martin Tchicai (born April 28, 1936) is a Danish jazz saxophonist. He was one of the earliest European free jazz musicians. He is of Danish and Congolese descent. Tchicai studied violin in his youth, and in his mid-teens began playing clarinet and alto saxophone, focusing on the latter. By the late 1950's he was travelling around northern Europe, playing with many musicians. After moving to New York City in 1963, Tchicai fell into the free jazz scene, co-forming the New York Contemporary Five and the New York Art Quartet, and playing on John Coltrane's epochal Ascension.
Loren MazzaCane Connors (born October 22, 1949, New Haven, Connecticut) is an American experimental musician and a gifted guitarist that has been recording his unique style of playing for more than a couple of decades now. During this time he has also recorded under the name Guitar Roberts. Now more than ever Loren MazzaCane Connors is getting his due recognition. His recorded output is quite staggering, having somewhere in the vicinity of 30 releases on different labels on various formats.
Ariel Pink (born Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24, 1978) is a Los Angeles based avant-garde/hauntology musician. Pink boasts a cult following and endorsements from more widely known artists such as fellow founding Paw Tracks group Animal Collective. After years of recording in relative seclusion in the hills of Los Angeles, Ariel Pink (the first non-Animal Collective member on the Paw Tracks roster) made his official Paw Tracks debut with The Doldrums. Recording at home with a guitar, bass, keyboard, and 8-track (the drum sounds were created with his mouth).
Hailing from Endicott, NY, Gary Wilson is an archetypal figure in the "outsider music" movement with other artists like The Shaggs and Jandek as its most notable members. Gary Wilson first came onto the scene in 1977 with "You Think You Really Know Me," which he recorded alone in his parents' basement. Using synthesizers and spinning disturbing tales of obsession with different women, Wilson's record had no effect on the mainstream but its cold detachment and electro-funk aesthetic was a hit with the college radio stations.
Jim Black has been playing drums for twenty-eight years. Born in 1967, he grew up in Seattle, WA, playing music ranging from garage rock to big band swing. In 1985 he went to Boston, MA to attend the Berklee College of Music. During this time he recorded numerous albums, performed in Europe and taught summer classes at Berklee. In 1991 he moved to Brooklyn, NY, and has since become one of the most in demand drummers in the jazz/new music scene today.
Billy Roisz lives and works in Vienna. She is doing video and sound experiments in the context of performance, installation and cinema.
She specializes in feedback video and video/sound interaction, using monitors, cameras, video mixingdesks, a selfbuilt videosynth, computer and turntables for video and sound generating.
She is a member of notthesamecolor (/w dieb13), AVVA (/w Toshimaru Nakamura), Efzeg (/w Boris Hauf/Burkhard Stangl/Martin Siewert)...
H.O.S.H. (Diynamic / Stil vor Talent / Kindisch) H.O.S.H from Hamburg / Germany formerly known as Holger Behn, started his producing career about five years ago, with the project Motion 040 together with Jay Pauli. With Releases on Get Physical, Paloma, Force Sense and Word and Sounds own Wizkidz / Waskidz and Remixes on Labels such like Plusquam or Pias he already got quiet a little bit arround.
There are multiple artists with this name: 1) ROME is a Luxembourgish dark folk/martial act founded in late 2005 as the main output for the songs of Jerome Reuter and was joined by co-producer Patrick Damiani as official member in early 2008. ROME signed to the Swedish label CMI in 2006 to release an EP entitled "Berlin" (June 2006) and the albums "Nera" (November 2006), "Confessions d'un voleur d'ames" (April 2007), "Masse Mensch Material" (March 2008).