Lary 7 is a multimedia artist/engineer working with modified and resurrected vintage electronics. 7 has been a prominent figure in New York’s experimental music scene since the late 1970's.
As a musician, Tokyo-born Taketo Shimada co-founded Messages with Tres Warren, Afuma with Stefan Tcherepnin, and Sink with Caitlin Cook and Calder Martin. In Japan, he plays shehnai with Watazumido shakuhachi player Sabu Orimo. As an artist, he most recently exhibited a group of photographs in Die Kette, Berlin. As a translator, he translates interviews and essays on Japanese postwar new music.
Spencer Herbst is a musician and artist based in Brooklyn NY with ties to Rhyton, Messages, and Matta Llama. He has performed, recorded & collaborated with a number of musicians in addition to his solo work.
雅秋 Masaaki (translated: elegance in autumn) is the experimental pop duo of Japanese artists Aki Goto (violin, vox) and Masami Tomihisa (piano, synth). Goto is a multimedia artist based in upstate New York whose media includes video, painting, and experimental performance. Tomihisa is a composer and pianist living in New York City.
Sandy Smiles is a Florida girl who studied music in the badlands back behind Kennedy Space Center. Sandy's sidekick tonight, Constance Cooper, has a PhD in composition from Princeton. Sandy had Cooper making her debut at rock venues this year, at age 77.
DJ Mick Collins is a guitarist and singer with roots in Detroit’s garage punk scene. Collins was the host of Night Train, a Saturday night show on WDET, Detroit Public Radio.
Working primarily with video synthesizers and bygone broadcast equipment, Cable_Visions explores the chaotic and colorful nature hidden in feedback loops and anachronistically analog signal paths.