C. Spencer Yeh was born in Taipei Taiwan and is currently based in Brooklyn New York. Yeh's sonic practice first developed within the autodidactic and u venturesome strategies of the American and International underground, most prominently with his project Burning Star Core. Preferring the distinction of "working with sound and music" over more familiar nominations of "musician," Yeh considers not only timbre, texture, and temporality as material considerations, but the construction of genre, audience, and lore as part of the listener/consumer's experience. Having amalgamated numerous artistic mediums and roles over his numerous endeavors, Yeh's formative infatuation with noise and improvised music could still be regarded as his most unadulterated expression – a bespoke array of facilities and parlance on a foundation of unconventional musical pedagogy.
John Krausbauer is a music maker currently living in Los Angeles. He has performed his music in a multitude of settings - from basements and rock clubs to colleges and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in both the US and Europe.
In recent years his focus has been on his solo work, involving ritual endurance happenings with voice and violin, accompanied by synth and strobes; his compositions, mainly concerned with sytems-based phasing constructions; the Ecstatic Music Band, a collective exploring just tunings with amplified strings at high volumes and long durations, with stroboscopic lighting; The Essentialists, a country-blues-boogie-raga guitar/violin duo; and most recently the formation of the "M"inimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors.
Trance-Psychedelia is the aim and goal, thru experiential-architectural sound environments.
MADISON GREENSTONE / MICHELLE LOU
Madison Greenstone is a San Diego based clarinetist and writer who works in a wide array of creative environments as a performer and purveyor of contemporary music. As a dedicated creator of contemporary music, Madison's fluency spans many different modes performance. Madison is the clarinetist and co-founder of the [Switch~ Ensemble], a group dedicated to the performance and commission of works that incorporate multimedia into live performance. She performs in diverse duos specializing experimental contemporary chamber music, and electroacoustic improvisation.
Michelle Lou studied double bass performance and music composition, receiving her degrees from UCSD and Stanford University with additional studies in Italy and Austria. After almost 10 years away, she recently returned to her hometown of San Diego, and is dividing her time between composing for ensembles in the U.S. and abroad and playing in various musical projects on double bass, electric bass, guitar, and/or laptop in genres ranging from shoe gaze to Steely Dan covers to jazz to experimental new music to improvised noise. For more info: