Mariss Jansons (born January 14, 1943) is a Latvian conductor, the son of conductor Arvīd Jansons. His mother, the singer Iraida Jansons, who was Jewish, gave birth to him in hiding in Riga, Latvia, after her father and brother were killed in the Riga ghetto. As a child, he first studied violin with his father. In 1946, his father won second prize in a national competition and was chosen by Yevgeny Mravinsky to be his assistant at the Leningrad Philharmonic.
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MARTIN MESSIER IS A COMPOSER, PERFORMER AND VIDEOMAKER. IF SOUND STANDS AS THE DRIVING FORCE OF HIS WORK, MESSIER ALSO QUICKLY TOOK AN INTEREST IN THE CLASH BETWEEN ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC AND OTHER ART FORMS AS WELL AS IN ARTISTIC COLLABORATION. THAT WAY, IT IS THROUGH THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOUND AND MATERIAL (OBJECTS OR BODIES) THAT MESSIER’S WORK TAKE SHAPE. MESSIER CONSTANTLY REDEFINE THE FRONTIERS OF CONCRETE MUSIC BY CREATING SOUNDS WITH EVERYDAY LIFE OBJECTS, SUCH AS ALARM CLOCKS, PENS, SELF-CONCEIVED MACHINES AND SEWING MACHINES.
FM Einheit (also known as F.M. Einheit, FM, Mufti, real name: Frank Martin Strauss, born December 18, 1958, in Dortmund) is an industrial and electronic musician from Germany.
While primarily known for his percussion work with the influential industrial group Einstürzende Neubauten, he has also collaborated with KMFDM, Pigface, Goethes Erben and recorded several albums in collaboration with other musicians (such as Andreas Ammer, Ulrike Haage) and solo. FM Einheit was also involved into the projects Stein and Gry.
CoH is the musical alias of Иван Павлов (Ivan Pavlov), a Russian-born sound artist and engineer.
He has lived in Sweden since 1995. After Pavlov moved to Sweden, he adopted the alias COH which can be read in Cyrillic as well as in Latin and means in Russian 'sleep' or 'dream'. CoH was once a collaborator of Coil and also worked with Annie Anxiety, Richard Chartier and Cosey Fanni Tutti. Side projects include oxy and SoiSong (a band with ex-Coil member Peter Christopherson)
Cibo Matto is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda in 1994. Despite being based in the US rather than Japan, they have strong links with the shibuya-kei scene in their use of sampling and mixture of trip-hop and rock, but stand out amongst other such artist for their particularly strong use of Latin and South American music. Cibo Matto is an Italian phrase that means "crazy food".
George Crumb (born October 24, 1929) is an American composer of modern and avant garde music. He is noted as an explorer of unusual timbres. Examples include spoken flute (one speaks while blowing into the instrument) and glass marbles poured onto an open piano. After initially being influenced by Anton Webern, Crumb became interested in exploring unusual timbres. He often asks for instruments to be played in unusual ways and several of his pieces are written for electrically amplified instruments.
Schnebel has become one of the many important postmodern composers through a unique craft, challenging our definitions of music, its limits, and even its unusual sound capabilities from humans themselves. But before developing into a professional expresser of music as an art form, Schnebel underwent vigorous studies in various fields. He began with a general private music study with Wilhelm Sibler from 1942 until 1945, when he started piano lessons with another Wilhelm(!), Wilhelm Resch, and lasted with him until 1949 at the age of 19.
Zolan Quobble -Voice
Stephen Elwell - Bass
Pete Karkut - Laptop & Percussion
Zolan Quobble is a performance poet in his own right. He was part of Chicken Sidecar.
Stephen Elwell also plays electric drums with Foul Geese and guitar and keyboards with Bert Shaft Orchestra. He used to be the keyboard player in Brain of Morbius.
Pete Karkut uses samples including those made from his own collection of instruments and his own idiosyncratic recordings such as straw blowing in avocado soup and a fly trapped in a plastic bowl. He used to play percussion, keyboards and tapes with Leven Signs.