MUSIC: THE POOOL'S COHORTS

 

NAVAL CASSIDY
HOPPY KAMIYAMA
JASON KAO HWANG
BRIAN MORAN
ROGO
JANE SCARPANTONI
EUGENE THACKER
DAVID WEINSTEIN &
& TIM SPELIOS


NAVAL CASSIDY(Jonathan Giles), samplist, gets the most out of 4 tracks of 8-bit sound, feeding old records and radio snippets into his 'Crunchy Bit Machine', an Amiga 600 computer. This co-founder of live video groups 77 Hz and Diver Gone has played with 99 Hooker, Lord Knows Compost, and Hoppy Kamiyama.

HOPPY KAMIYAMA, multi-instrumentalist, plays the Slide Geisha, Noise Violin, Digital Presidents, and tapes found in the garbage to create dense soundscapes both mesmerizing and discomforting. Hoppy has played with numerous musicians including George Clinton and John Zorn, and currently he records with his bands The Pugs, Fo-Mo-Flo, Olivia New-Ton-Jon, and Saboten, amongst others. He has produced CDs for several labels, including his own, 'God Mountain'.

JASON KAO HWANG,Composer, violinist. Hwang's ensemble, Far East Side Band, has 2 CD's: "Urban Archaeology" and "Caverns". They have performed both here and abroad, including Beijing International Jazz Festival. Hwang has also collaborated with: Vladimir Tarasov, Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, Makanda Ken MacIntyre. He recently received a Meet the Composer/New Residency Grant and an NEA to create an opera about Chinatown.

BRIAN MORAN is a dancer and sound artist who has been working in NYC since 1981. Moran curates "+/-", an ongoing dancer, electronic music and DJ improvisation series in New York. Other recent projects include Operating System Bug, an electronic sound trio, and "Agonist/Antagonist", a movement duet.


Hoppy Kamiyama and Jane Scarpantoni
with The Poool,
The Knitting Factory 1997

ROGO, found sound mixologist, travels the American East recording sounds to DAT as he goes. He incorporates these and found/appropriated sounds into gradually shifting tape loop montages.

JANE SCARPANTONI, cellist, draws on a diverse background playing pop, jazz, classical and experimental music with Lounge Lizards, Kristen Hersch, Indigo Girls and dozens of others too numerous to mention.

EUGENE THACKER, for now a mistery, unless you visit his site from the links page...

DAVID WEINSTEIN & TIM SPELIOS (IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC), keyboardists/CD-samplists, re-assemble appropriated music and unlikely samples into dense arrangements of diverse style, theme and technique. Weinstein has performed and/or recorded with John Zorn, Naked City, Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp/Carbon, Zeena Parkins and many others.

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