Andromeda Monk is an improviser and composer who lives and plays electronic instruments on occupied xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories (Vancouver). She quit her avant-pop singer-songwriter career to write fiction in 2018, only to be promptly drawn back into music by the power of Noise. She released her first electronic effort, a no-input mixing board album called Image, in 2021. Her current work on the Analog Four synthesizer concerns holding space and the interaction between technology and memory.
Andy Zuliani is a queer ambient musician, video artist, and primary caregiver who lives in “Vancouver”: a colonial fiction located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. His work is deeply invested in modes of collective healing and care; his ongoing project, YOUR FUTURE IS FILLED, explores both the healing potential and corporate baggage of new age and ambient genres. Along with Max Ammo, he co-runs Outer Spaces, a virtual performance and artist residency space.
Caro is a music producer, DJ and radio-host living and working on the unceded territories of the Sinixt people in so-called BC. Known for their vast and diverse collection, Caro’s sound lands somewhere between the realms of smoked-out experimentalism and deep rhythmic dub/dubstep soundscapes. The former being showcased on their weekly radio show on CJLY “The Tea”, and the latter being shared at festivals like Bass Coast, Shambhala and Burning Man. Their debut LP “Lowlands” was released on Limbo Tapes in 2021.
IHA is a Cavite-born DJ and producer whose sound is aligned with the translation of their alias, a Tagalog term used to call a “young one”. This childlike quality, percussive breaks, and tonalities thought to mimic their native language, define their mixes and production which are often experimental and forward thinking. Their repertoire consists of a number of self-releases as well as a track for Vancouver techno label PPRZ; Active Passive will be their first live PA performance.
Completing a sound art residency earlier this year with the Media Arts Committee, they have also become involved in the DIY music scene through Acceleration Radio: a collective whose events and streams are centered on promoting inclusivity and accessibility in the QTBIPOC community.
Classically trained and rigorously de-trained, possessor of a restless, semi-feral spirit, Lori Goldston is a cellist, composer, improvisor, producer, writer and teacher from Seattle. Her voice as a cellist, amplified or acoustic, is full, textured, committed and original. A relentless inquirer, her work drifts freely across borders that separate genre, discipline, time and geography.
Current and former collaborators and/or bosses include Earth, Nirvana, Mirah, Jessika Kenney, Ilan Volkov, Eyvind Kang, Stuart Dempster, David Byrne, Terry Riley, Jherek Bischoff, Malcom Goldstein, Steve Von Till, Lonnie Holley, Cat Power, Ellen Fullman, Maya Dunietz, Mik Quantius, Embryo, O Paon, Tara Jane O’Neil, Natacha Atlas, Broken Water, Ed Pias, Christian Rizzo and Sophie Laly, Threnody Ensemble, Cynthia Hopkins, 33 Fainting Spells, Vanessa Renwick, Mark Mitchell, Lynn Shelton, and many more.
Her work has been commissioned by and/or performed at the Kennedy Center, Sydney Festival, Cineteca Nacional de México, Tectonics Festival, Frye Art Museum, Time Based Art Festival (TBA), WNYC, The New Foundation, Paris Fashion Week, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, Seattle International Film Festival, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Bumbershoot, Crossing Border Festival, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Joe’s Pub, the Stone, University of Chicago, and venues large and small throughout North America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.
Miguel Maravilla is a first-generation Filipino immigrant, essayist, self-taught artist, musician, sound engineer, and activist born in Manila, Philippines, and currently residing on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.
As a self-taught musician, artist, and essayist, Miguel continues to interweave his text and cultural analysis into more immediate and community-oriented forms of media, through collaborative film, song-making, performance, and mixed-media installation.
Jen Yakamovich is a drummer, researcher, and improviser currently living and working as a settler on Coast Salish territories of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. Her work focuses on the relationship between sound, social ecologies, and embodiment. She received her Master’s in Environmental Studies from Dalhousie University in 2019.
Ora Cogan is a multi-disciplinary artist and singer-songwriter based on the West Coast of Canada. She is known for her singular voice and cinematic compositions. Cogan has released seven albums to date while collaborating with a multitude of artists and touring extensively throughout Europe and North America. She has performed at Le Guess Who Festival in the Netherlands, Pickathon Festival in Portland, Oregon and has shared the stage with the likes of Grouper, Mazzy Star and Lido Pimienta. Her new album Bells in the Ruins was released July 13, 2020 on Prism Tongue Records.
Western Canadian born artist, Jon Scherk explores collage in sound. The work takes shape as a sculpture does. Through a maelstrom of nostalgia and novelty, all expectations are turned upside down. In 2019, Scherk’s third record to date was released on the Berlin-based record label Faitiche of acclaimed German electronic musician Jan Jelinek. A sophomore record on the label is set to release in November of 2022.
PRS is made of prOphecy sun, Ross Birdwise and Soressa Gardner. Together they perform live improvised sets composed of processed vocals and a variety of small electronic instruments. Their sounds are a testament to their collective curiosity, passion and deep
commitment to listening through realms inside and outside of their bodies. The debut album celebrates sonic transcendence, light and darker spaces; improvised melodic textures, ambient, free flowing, unpredictable rhythms and non linear patterns.
tondiue is the vessel conveying the musical expressions of Seattle’s Cameron Kelley. These expressions take physical and sonic form as DJ sets, live performances, and productions that span a wide range of psychedelic sounds blending deep listening, ecstatic dance, and the roots of afrofuturistic sound design. Hypnotic rhythms, expansive atmospheres, rich textural detail and a highly transcendent energy coalesce holistically into the tondiue sonic environment. Take a deep breath, and step inside.
Outside of the tondiue zone, Cameron operates record label and party series Apt E alongside co-founder and longtime collaborator Max. Apt E has been making waves in the Seattle underground since 2017, hosting a number of all-nighters at off-the-beaten-path locations in and around the city, while proudly providing a platform to press records that shine a spotlight on up-and-coming talents around the Puget Sound.
Wallgrin is the experimental pop project of Vancouver-based composer, improviser, vocalist and violinist Tegan Wahlgren. Drawing from an array of musical influences — including a background in fiddling and choral singing — Wallgrin’s sound moves between lush string-based orchestration, beat-driven pop and ornate vocal arrangements. Their spirited and raw live performances have led them to perform at Tallinn Music Week, FOCUS Wales, Western Front, and the Queer Arts Festival, as well as alongside artists such as Okkyung Lee, Jenny Hval and Nicole Lizée. Wallgrin’s sophomore album, Yet Again The Wheel Turns, is due for release in 2022.