BCCM Laptop Ensemble

bccmProfessor Martin Herman, Chair of Design and Director of the Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio, has been a faculty member at CSULB since 1990. He holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in composition from the University of California, Berkeley. At CSULB he teaches composition/theory as well as electronic music classes in synthesis, computers and sound, and musical interactivity. Professor Herman is the Artistic Director of Bentstrings Productions, which supports the creation and production of new media and sound art works. He...

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Hope University & MLuM

MuLUMIn addition to being a featured artist on National Public Radio programs, MLuM, a Long Beach-based histriophonic ensemble, comprised of multi- national artists, has presented internationally (Musicacoustica, Beijing; NUS Arts Festival Singapore; Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona; Galerija 73, Belgrade; Galerie 21, Braunschweig; Smithsonian Week, Long Beach, CA; SoundWalk, Long Beach; Ear Meal & Il Corral, Los Angeles; SIGGRAPH LA [Music Box Henry Fonda Theater] Hollywood, CA; Computer Music Journal [MIT Press], et. al.). With an intercultural and inter-media aesthetic and praxis that...

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Borderline Antigone

BorderLine AntigoneBorderline Antigone is a philosopher with a specialty in film; a writer with an interest in landscape and conceptual and social practice arts; a voise (voice + noise) artist, sonifier and opera director with training and practice in poetry and visual art. Antigone and the other plays in the Oedipus cycle are the pivot around which their conversations and practice...

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Tom Zear & Wolf Gowin

Tom Zaar and Wolf GowinTom Zear has been experimenting with sound since joining and starting punk rocks bands in High School. His first combo piece, ‘Chamber Of Dementia,’ started as an installation so the viewers could interact and produce sound themselves. He went on to amplify guitar pickups mounted to sheet metal and run it into pedals like loops and delays. He has preformed and/or had his work installed at CSUF, undergrounds, galleries and street scenes. Wolf Gowin was born in Germany; studied art history, philosophy, and medicine. He lived and worked in Germany, USA,...

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Martin Espino

Martin EspinoMartin Espino - Long Beach resident, musician, composer and scholar of ancient instruments of Mexico, presents a new work called "SONICO LBC". Although most of his work is in the realm of creating music for his ancestral instruments, sharing his music/teachings in his concerts, workshops and residencies in schools and colleges; and at Aztec dance ceremonies, SONICO LBC, delves into his experimental side. SONICO LBC is a simple piece and is community friendly, inviting everyone to come play the THUNDER GOURDS he built for this work. The THUNDER GOURDS...

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Wheels

wheels Wheels is Madelyn Byrne, Ellen Weller, Randy Hoffman, and Bob Weller. Madelyn Byrne is a composer of both acoustic and electro-acoustic music, and much of her recent work combines acoustic instruments with computer-generated sounds. Some compositions in this area include For ANWR (commissioned by Yoon Jeong Heo), Rain, Sea, and Sky (commissioned by the NOISE Ensemble), and Dream Tableaux (commissioned by Colin McAllister). Past honors include ASCAPlus Awards, honorable mention in the “Suoni di Legno” competition, winner of the Friends and Enemies of New Music Composition Competition, and...

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Dr. Francene Kaplan

Dr. Francene Kaplan's Rubber Box OrchestraIn her past life Francene Kaplan thought of “art” as having to be objects of magnificence that all would agree to as being worthy. That feeling dissipated and she saw that the reward was in the creation process and the appreciation of the audience/participants. Kaplan works with sound at fundamental levels, to express how tonal qualities can be elicited simply. She also helps kids and teens appreciate sound art and to help them explore their potential in this medium. With Rubber Box Orchestra Dr. Kaplan invites participants to play boxes...

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Alan Nakagawa

Alan NakagawaAlan Nakagawa is a sound artist and hyper-collagist based in Los Angeles. He combines sonic and subsonic frequencies inspired by scientist Royal Rife with noise music and video montage. His video imagery incorporates 8mm app imagery, drawings and found imagery that often are recreations or responses of/to his dream states. Nakagawa developed his main instrument, the Iso Cube, to isolate micro percussion and found objects. He plays objects in the Iso Cube and processes the sound through modulators, distortion effects and sound loops. He is currently developing...

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Igor Amokian

Igor AmokianWelcome to the electronic music world of circuit bender, producer Igor Amokian. Whether he is taking you on a musical trip of bizarre noise or blasting the audience with his distorted beats, no two shows are ever the same. How could they be, he mostly uses circuit bent instruments and toys that are for the most part very random and unpredictable. Igor Amokian has been recording, releasing music and performing live for several years now, either solo or with various groups Amokian brings his unique sounds to the party...

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Clowns and Fetuses

Clowns and Fetuses is a collaborative project that consists of found sounds, spoken word, and various conventional, unconventional instrumentation used in non-conventional instances. They research historical facts and mix it with folklore to create a unique narrative. This provides a context for video art director Rich Polysorbate's interactive video collages, which helps set the mood for the performers. The Dream Machine was invented by Bryon Gysin to influence a dreamlike state through the flickering light and varying colors, which creates a dreamlike state for participants looking into the light. ...

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