“Chicago bassoonist Katherine Young and San Diego violist Amy Cimini have been playing together as Architeuthis Walks on Land for more than a decade, starting when they both lived in Chicago and continuing now that they’re separated by half the country. The experimental duo’s new album, The Surveyors (Carrier), demonstrates that distance hasn’t diminished their connection; they’ve never sounded more in sync."
Judith Hamann is a cellist currently based between Melbourne/San Diego. Her performance practice stretches across various genres encompassing elements of improvised, art, experimental, and popular music. Currently her work is focused on expressions of immersion and saturation: explored through durational, spatialised and electro-acoustic approaches to the cello, as well as an examination of psycho-physical affect through collaborative work.
Judith has studied contemporary repertoire with cellists including Charles Curtis and Séverine Ballon, as well as developing a strong practice in improvisation and sound practices through collaborative projects both in Australia and internationally. She is a founding member of Golden Fur (with James Rushford and Samuel Dunscombe) and Hammers Lake (AUS). She also has duos with Anthea Caddy, and Rosalind Hall. She is a champion of new and rarely performed music, immersive approaches to sound, and engages with a range of interdisciplinary and experimental projects.
Suzanne Thorpe is a performer/composer whose work is fixed and improvised, performed, installed and recorded. Her compositions tend to be site-specific sound meditations that speak of, and with, their environment. She draws upon traditions of soundscape, land art, and improvisation, as well as phenomenology and deep ecology.
Thorpe has received residencies and fellowships from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, Meet the Composer, New Music USA, and the MAP Foundation. She was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in 2008, and has been a certified Deep Listening instructor since 2011. Currently she is a PhD candidate in Music/Integrative Studies at University of California San Diego, and serves as Co-Founder/Director of TECHNE, an organization that introduces young women and girls to technology-focused art making, musical improvisation, and listening.
Haydeé Jiménez is a cultural producer, transdisciplinary artist and entrepreneur based in Tijuana. As a producer/performer of electronic music (Hidhawk / Mundotheque / Tree Sap / Dagmar Midcap), Haydeé promotes fellow musicians and artists of the region through Borderland Noise - a community driven experimental electronic music series, tour and festival (Because We Love You Fest). She is currently developing an artist in residency program at Nett Nett, a space for network approaches to cultural production.
Helixhand is the audiovisual and electronic music project of Ashley Capachione. A Boston, Massachusetts transplant, she began recording experimental electronic music under the project name BATHAUS after finding sonic influence in New England’s sacred spaces and historical structures. Her work continues to dissect and revision spiritual connectivity, ritual and folklore within an audiovisual practice. She’s released music under Phantasma Disques, Cleopatra Records, Apothecary Compositions, Haute Magie Records and Unspeakable Records and has performed solo and collaboratively at SXSW, Together Festival, Discwoman NYC, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Her music has been noted for its atypical layering of samples and well as a wide array of influences ranging from industrial, techno, ambient and lo-fi. Capachione is the co-founder of Substructure Boston, an electronic music series and platform showcasing underrepresented artists and inspiring women to positions of power.