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Plan 23 live at Sonic Front. Photo by Jim Anderson.
Plan 23 live at Sonic Front. Photo by Jim Anderson.

DOK GREGORY – Dok has been composing, performing and recording experimental electronic music since 1983. He is a member of seminal NYC based audio/visual group Amoeba Technology since 1997. He has toured and performed in festivals throughout the United States, Europe, Russia and South America and has had recorded works released in most of the same. Dok’s audio-visual works have been featured in programs at the Forum Des Images in Paris, Basel Art Fair in Switzerland, The Kitchen and Lincoln Center in NYC, to name but a few. In 2007 he began work on the ISRS system (a shortwave radio synthesizer) and continues to research, development and deployment the technology. Dok has also toured and collaborated extensively as a member of Silence Corporation, Psychic TV, Trance Pop Loops and the Ransom Corps.

 

PETER PRINCIPLE – Best known for his decades long association with the pan-national multi-disciplined performance music group Tuxedomoon (extensively described in the 2008 book “Music For Vagabonds” by Isabelle Corbisier), he has composed, played on, recorded or produced myriad works within a wide spectrum of alternative music fields including a number of critically acclaimed solo albums. He has also been associated with improvised ensemble music (Ecco Bravo, Zero Gravity Thinkers) at venues from the Knitting Factory in NYC to APositia in St.Petersburg, Russia. Tuxedomoon, besides recent touring in Europe, has released a 10 LP retrospective box set, and produced unique soundtrack work including the creation of a new score for James Bidgood’s cult film “Pink Narcissus,” and made a major contibution to Peter Braatz’s unusual documentary film “Blue Velvet Revisited”(2016), shot on David Lynch’s set in 1986.

 

KARL SCHOLZ – a New York City based multidisciplinary artist making software, audio/visual installations, movement, music, and fiber arts. Scholz has shown and contributed to work at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, AUNTS, Flux Factory, Danspace Project, and many more.

 

JEREMY D. SLATER – a multidisciplinary artist working in the areas of sound, video, computer art, performance, and installation. Born in Reading, England and a graduate of both SUNY College at Buffalo and School of Visual Arts with an MFA in Computer Art. Performances include sound and live performed video that is ambient and sometimes interactive/reactive. Video work includes single and multiple channel videos for screening and installations with sound and ephemeral sculpture. He performs as “( )” and is a member of ROTC (Rubaiyats of the Cicadas), Frogwell, tu, EMP. He is currently curator of “sonic front” at Front Room Gallery, a series exploring electroacoustic improvisation, electronic music, and sound art. He’s curated numerous performance events and gallery shows in New York including “A Sound Show” at Front Room Gallery, the sound/video performance series “kere.u” and “FLOW”, “Sun Khronos” at Millennium Film Workshop, and “Video as an Instrument” at The Tank and Supreme Trading Gallery. Jeremy Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has attended the Experimental Television Residency, was guest musician at Watermill Center and HERE with Cave/Leimay, and was artist in residence at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon in Seoul, South Korea. He has exhibited and performed in the United States, Canada, England, Germany, France, Italy, South Korea, and Japan.

 

WvS – studied computer music, classical composition and music theory in Europe with Wolfgang Rihm, Mathias Spahlinger and in the US with John Cage. He attended the ‘Darmstadt Ferienkurse fuer Neue Musik’ and many European Computer Music conferences, lectured at IDEA, was Artist in Residence at Harvestworks/PASS (NYC), exhibited in Spain at the Barcelona Museum of Modern Art, performed in New York City with sound-installations, solo and in collaboration with Richard Garet and others at Spectrum, Roulette, Sonic Front, Trans Pecos, Silent Barn, Palisades, Figment Festival, Governors Island Art Fair, Diapason, SHARE, BPM, Grace Exhibition Space, GrayZone Kingston, Goodbye Blue Monday, Flux Factory, Warper Party, the Knitting Factory, MonkeyTown ({R}AKE + FLOW), Generator Sound Gallery amongst other places, and managed Knitting Factory Records for many years. Having previously composed music for orchestras, chamber ensembles & solo instruments and conceptualized + realized computer controlled interactive performances, WvS currently focuses on performances and sound-installations of entirely computer-generated sound structures without the use of electro-acoustic samples or ‘field recordings’.