ABOUT

jw Joo Won Park – computer, toys, wind things

Joo Won Park’s goal is to make everyday sound beautiful and strange so that everyday becomes  beautiful and strange. He performs live with toys, consumer electronics, kitchenware, vegetables, and other non-musical objects by digitally processing their sounds.  He has studied at Berklee College of Music and the University of Florida, and currently serves as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music at the Oberlin Conservatory. Joo Won’s work is available on ICMC DVD, Spectrum Press, MIT Press, and PARMA Recording.

 

Flandrew Fleisenberg – drums and percussion, hardware, window

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Flandrew Fleisenberg plays percussion on an assortment of everyday ephemera and modified drum parts that he has reduced and eroded through a process of playing and breaking them.  A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, with a focus in conceptual art, he is musically self-taught and has developed a cadre of idiosyncratic techniques that are all his own.  Flandrew has been involved in the improvised and creative music community since 2001 performing solo, in ad-hoc improv groupings, and in set projects.

 

Bonnie Kane – saxophone, flute, electronics

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A pioneer in the area of feedback and extended saxophone and flute technique, Bonnie terms her work as avant-core, a music mixing the extremes of psychedelic rock and hard core with the energies of avant garde jazz. Her dedication to improvisation was influenced by an unusually early and continuous exposure to Sun Ra, a background of equal parts: Hendrix, Ayler and Zappa – and studies with Sonny Simmons, Paul McCandless, Glenn Moore, Ralph Towner (Oregon), and Jon Raskin (ROVA Saxophone Quartet). A stint in the original Club Foot Orchestra (whose members at the time included Snakefinger (The Residents) and Eric Drew Feldman (Capt Beefheart), introduced her to electronic processing for horns, and brief study at Mills College under Anthony Braxton solidified her direction. Her known discography boasts 40 releases, and she performs solo and in many projects in venues and festivals worldwide.

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