Category Archives: Performers

Gabriel Dharmoo (voice)

Gabriel Dharmoo

Gabriel Dharmoo’s artistic practice encompasses composition, vocal improvisation, drag, interdisciplinary performance and research. His works have been performed in Canada, the U.S.A, Europe, Australia, Singapore and South Africa. He explores mixed-identity, brownness, queerness, imaginary culture, satire as well as the interplay between tradition and subversion. Key projects include his album Quelques fictions, his mockumentary performance Anthropologies imaginaires, his opera À chaque ventre son monstre, and his new solo stage production with original songs as their drag persona Bijuriya (@bijuriya.drag). He is based in Montréal/Tiohtià:ke (Canada). (Photo by Civitella Ranieri 2021)


Harald Kisiedu (saxophone)

Harald Kisiedu is a saxophonist and improviser who studied with Ornette Coleman and Oliver Lake. He has performed with Branford Marsalis, George Lewis, Henry Grimes, and Hannibal Lokumbe and made recordings with the improvisational band Burnt Sugar, the Arkestra Chamber. Kisiedu is also a music historian and holds a PhD from Columbia University. He is a lecturer in jazz history and jazz studies at the University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück, Germany and has written on Peter Brötzmann, Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky, and Muhal Richard Abrams. His book European Echoes: Jazz Experimentalism in Germany, 1950–1975 was released in 2020.


Hudson Lanier (guitar)


is an avid teacher, arranger, and performer of solo and chamber music. As a faculty member at Arizona State University, he taught Rock Guitar I and II as well as Funk Ensemble from 2011–­2013. He currently teaches classical guitar in the  Austin, TX area and via the internet at

Highlights of Dr. Lanier’s solo classical guitar career include performances on the guest artist recital series at  Syracuse University and also Cornell University. He gave his debut as a concerto soloist in 2012 with the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, performing the Concerto de Aranjuez under the baton of Maestro Jere Lantz. Dr. Lanier is a member of Duo Brucoco, a classical guitar and bassoon duo with Laura McIntyre. The duo specializes in new music as well as outreach. Duo Brucoco’s highlights include performing at the 2013 International Double Reed Society Conference and also receiving a recognition for “outstanding and dedicated service and support to the youth of the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections” in 2012. Dr. Lanier studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, Eastman School of Music, and Arizona State University.


Jeff Morris (curator, electronics)

MorrisPerformingSquare is a composer, performer, and director of the PerfTech program at Texas A&M University (USA). He plays the laptop—building custom instruments and performance situations that allow audiences to consider the impact of techno-mediation on the human experience: presence, authenticity, and the passing of time. Often, this involves novel sounds, ways of moving on stage to play an instrument, and ways of building musical performances. He uses live performance to ask, “What does it mean to be human in the twenty-first century?”

He studied composition with Butch Rovan at the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia and studied improvisation with Butch Morris. He has presented works in the Milano Triennale museum, Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Austin Museum of Art (Texas), Flea Theater (New York City), InterArts Center (Lund University, Sweden), and the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (Texas). Jeff also writes about ideas explored in his work, in international conferences like the International Computer Music Conference, International Society of Improvised Music conference, and Computer Art Congress, and in publications by Leonardo and IGI Global. Jeff also build and curates Weblogmusic, as well as several student performances and installations on campus and abroad.


Joseph “Butch” Rovan (clarinet, electronics)—Signature Artist

rovan_NIME2007is a composer/media artist and performer on the faculty of the Department of Music at Brown University, where he co-directs MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments @ Brown) and the Ph.D. program in Computer Music and Multimedia. Prior to joining Brown he directed CEMI, the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, at the University of North Texas, and was a compositeur en recherche with the Real-Time Systems Team at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) in Paris. Rovan worked at Opcode Systems before leaving for Paris, serving as Product Manager for MAX, OMS and MIDI hardware.


Play the Joseph “Butch” Rovan Mix on Weblogmusic

Kevin Patton (guitar, electronics)—Signature Artist

pattonis a musician, scholar, and technologist active in the fields of experimental music and multimedia theatre whose work explores the intersection of technology and performance. The design of new musical instruments as well as interfaces and computer systems for analysis, improvisation, and projection is at the center of his practice. Patton is also a frequent collaborator in installation, network art, and performance art projects. His work has been recognized for his collaboration with visual artist Maria del Carmen Montoya with the prestigious 2009 Rhizome commission for the piece, I Sky You, an installation that combines chemically synthesized light, video tracking, and sound design.

Play the Kevin Patton Mix on Weblogmusic

Kristina Warren (Voice, Electronics)

kristinawarrenKristina Warren is an electroacoustic composer, experimental vocalist, and improviser based in Liverpool, England. Her creative work, including her graphic and text scores and her digital/vocal performance practice, explores choice, process, communication, and time. Warren’s compositions have been selected for performance at events such as Electroacoustic Barn Dance (EABD), International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), National Student Electronic Music Event (N_SEME), New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), and the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the US (SEAMUS) conference, and have been performed by ensembles such as Dither, Ekmeles, JACK Quartet, loadbang, the Meehan / Perkins Duo, Sō Percussion, and Third Coast Percussion. She has been selected as a PEO Scholar Award recipient (2016), an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2016), and a finalist in the American Composers Forum National Composition Contest (2014). Warren is a PhD candidate in Composition & Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia, and holds a BA in Music Composition from Duke University.


Krystee Wilder (voice, drawing)

Krystee Wylder is a singer, songwriter, improviser and collaborator. She creates over 100 songs a year and has the privilege of collaborating with some very creative and talented humans. She currently most frequently sings and improvises with the baritone ukulele, piano, 80s mini Casio, and tracks made by friends. She has sang in choirs, rock bands, solo in an acoustic setting , and with groups of musicians that were making it up as they went along. She has one studio album called Two of Two of Two of Hearts that was recorded in Chicago at Wholesome studios with orchestrations by Elisabeth Blair.

Malina Rauschenfels (voice, aerial dance)

Malina Rauschenfels is a soprano, composer, multi-instrumentalist and now aerialist who moved to Cleveland after 11 years in New York City. Praised by the New York Times for her “compelling” performances and as “remarkable” by the Village Voice, she loves performing both new music and early music.  She has performed with Quire Cleveland, Marble Sanctuary Choir, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, Nuove Musiche, Toby Twining Music,  Trinity Chamber Singers, Alarm Will Sound and C4 – the Choral Composer Conductor Collective. She attended the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School for her BM and MM in cello performance and composition. Recently Malina decided to move to Mérida, México where she is teaching English, yoga, starting orchestras, and building an aerial dance studio. She is very excited about her budding school/community center designed to bring the people in her neighborhood together with friends visiting from the US.



Mariana Gariazzo (flutes)


Mariana Gariazzo serves as President of the Chicago Flute Club and chairs the National Flute Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Current performance projects consist of presenting her new CD at national and international venues and inspiring generations of flutists to optimize performance through nutrition.  As an advocate for low flutes, she actively collaborates with composers in commissioning, recording and performing new music for C, alto and bass flutes. Her debut CD, Revelations, was released by MSR Classic Records in 2021. Her research focuses on new music by Latin American composers and she has served as a guest artist and speaker on the subject at prominent venues and conferences in Europe, Asia, Latin and North America. In solo and orchestral settings, she has performed in South America, Europe and the United States with such ensembles as the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Oak Ridge Symphony, the Santa Fe Symphony, the Philharmonia Orchestra at Yale, New Music New Haven, Neither Music, the National Youth Orchestra of Peru, the Academic Orchestra at Colon Theater, the National University of Cuyo Symphony, and the National Orchestra of Argentina. She has been invited to present and perform at the Texas Music Association Conference, the Puerto Rico Flute Symposium, World Flutes Festival (Argentina), International Flute Festival of Lima (Peru), International Low Flutes Festival (USA, Japan) and multiple times at the National Flute Association Convention in Albuquerque, Charlotte, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Chicago, Washington DC, San Diego, Minneapolis, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and Dallas.