Fascinated with texture, modified timbres and ethereal stasis, joseph scott is a musician whose output consists of lo-fi live improvised drone-based music and, more recently, mid-fi songs informed by the aforementioned more avant-garde works. He has a rather idiosyncratic emphasis on creating an ecstatic but emotionally ambiguous musical moment and then attempting to sustain it with as little deviation from the work's 'musical heart' as possible. www.myspace.com/blossomandsurrender
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).
The music of Alec Cheer who is based in Glasgow, Scotland. He has a few releases on Benbecula Records, Drifting Falling Records, & Worthy Records. More info at: www.mecheer.com
Composer Pauline Oliveros is a maverick in the field of electronic music. Oliveros' first instrument was the accordion; as a teenager in Texas she played in a 100-piece accordion group that appeared at the rodeo. In 1949 she entered the University of Houston, but in 1952 transferred to San Francisco State College. Oliveros studied music privately with Robert Erickson and began to associate with a loose confederation of like-minded composers; Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Morton Subotnick among them.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper is the musical moniker of Aly Spaltro. Spaltro began her music career writing and recording songs in a DVD rental store in Brunswick, Maine, using the store as her studio after finishing her midnight shift at the cash register. She anonymously gave out free samples of her first demo CD under the name Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, and quickly gained local popularity.
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.
German composer Marcus Schmickler first came to prominence as a member of POL, the project formed by Carsten Schulz (C-Schulz) that released Transomuba (1994), that mixes field recordings, world and techno music, and Baby I Will Make You Sweat (1995), the (vastly inferior) soundtrack to a movie. Schmickler then recorded Wabi Sabi (1996), an avantgarde work of computer-generated drones that updated Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music to the digital age. Onea Gako (Odd Size, 1994) was credited to Marcus Schmickler, and it was co-arranged and produced by C-Schulz.
his Namelessness Is Legion is an ambient/electronic/drone side project of Austrian musician Oliver Stummer aka Tomoroh Hidari. Stummer also is engineer, producer and programmer for Industrial outfit Kreuzweg Ost and founding father of Dystopian Dub Developments.
whereas his Namelessness Is Legion's first album Resonant Mindlessness focuses on electronic drones inspired by dream- and sleep-music, the second album "...