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Thomas Lehn

Thomas Lehn is a German-born piano and synthesizer player active in free improvisation and contemporary music.
Lehn has recorded with Marcus Schmickler, Keith Rowe, John Butcher, Phil Minton, Phil Durrant, Radu Malfatti, Axel Dörner, Cor Fuhler, Gerry Hemingway, Andy Moor of The Ex, and is a member of the electronic orchestra M.I.M.E.O..
In 1997 Lehn formed a free improvisation band Konk Pack.

Thomas Lehn on Last.fm.

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Maja Ratkje

Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, composer and performer (born Dec. 29th 1973 in Trondheim, Norway), finished composition studies at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo in 2000. Her compositions have been performed by Oslo Sinfonietta, The Norwegian Radio Orchestra, Arve Tellefsen, Cikada and Vertavo string quartets, Quatuor Renoir, ticom, Crash Ensemble, Torben Snekkestad, Spunk, Frode Haltli and Poing among others.

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Malcolm Goldstein

Malcolm Goldstein (b. Brooklyn, New York, United States, March 27, 1936) is a violinist and composer specializing in new music, free improvisation, avant-garde music, and music for dance starting in the early 1960s. Though a native and long time resident of New York City, he has also lived in Boston and has been an active member of the Boston arts community. He now lives in Montreal and Sheffield, Vermont.

Malcolm Goldstein on Last.fm.

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Peter Evans

Peter Evans is an American trumpet player based in New York, who specializes in improvisation and avant-garde music. Peter Evans has been a member of the New York City musical community since 2003, when he moved to the city after graduating from The Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Peter currently works in a wide variety of areas, including solo performance, chamber orchestras, performance art, free improvised settings, electro-acoustic music and composition.

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Alfredo Costa Monteiro

Born in Portugal in 1964, he has lived and worked in Barcelona since 1992. In 1992, he finished his studies at the Fine Art School of Paris with a degree in sculpture/multimedia. Apart from his work as a visual artist, he became involved in improvised music around 1995, concentrating on electric guitar and accordion. Monteiro has been a member of 22a, an independent collective for contemporary art, since 1998.

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Keiji Haino

Keiji Haino (灰野敬二) born 1952 in Chiba, Japan, and currently residing in Tokyo, is a Japanese musician whose work has included rock, free improvisation, noise, singer-songwriter, solo percussion, psychedelic, minimalism and drone styles, and covers. He has been active since the 1970s and continues to record regularly and in new styles. His main instruments of choice have been guitar and vocals, with many other instruments and approaches incorporated into his career’s work.

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Sylvia Hallett

Sylvia Hallett studied music at Dartington, and then spent two years studying composition with Max Deutsch in Paris. She now works both as a composer and as an improviser, and has had pieces performed in Britain and Europe. She has played in many international festivals since the late 1970s, working with several well-known and respected musicians, including Lol Coxhill, Maggie Nicols, Phil Minton, Evan Parker, and the groups Accordions Go Crazy, LaXula, British Summer Time Ends, The London Improvisers Orchestra, and the London Hardingfelelag.

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Mazen Kerbaj

Mazen Kerbaj was born in 1975 in Beirut and lived there since. His main activities are comics, painting and music. After a lot of works for different publishers and magazines, it is in March 2000 that he releases some of his more personal works in his Journal 1999 (a dairy in comics' format). He self-published eight other books and many short stories since. It is also in 2000 that he plays for the first time in concert, in the Strike's pub in Beirut. This concert, a duo with Lebanese sax player Christine Sehnaoui, is probably the first improvised music concert in the Middle East.

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