Born in 1994, An Murazato is from Omuta City, in the Southern prefecture of Fukuoka. In 2009 she joined
noise group Denshi Takujyo Ongakudan and now performs under the name Denshi Takuan. Since 2010 she is the drummer for junk-post- punk band Hakuchi. In 2011 she formed TOKOTOKOTONNTOKO’S and participated in L’Expérience japonaise held in Marseille, France in 2013. Other projects include solo with sampler and keyboard and two-piece band Kawaite Nodo.
Born in Miharu-cho, Fukushima. After university he moved to Koriyama Fukushima and formed the band Redd Temple. In 2013 he set up the rehearsal studio “studio tissue ★ box” in Koriyama and it quickly became an important gathering point for many musicians touring past the Fukushima area. He was fascinated by the encounters with a variety of music and people and that eventually led to him developing his own style of playing the guitar and viola, both in improvisation and in his band. He currently plays in Redd Temple, lasnotrikalkulo, jamps and spinks.
C. Spencer Yeh is recognized for his interdisciplinary activities and collaborations as an artist, improviser, and composer, as well his music project Burning Star Core. Recent presentations of work include “Modern Mondays” at MoMA NYC, “Sound Horizon” at the Walker Art Center Minneapolis MN, “Ed Atkins: Performance Capture” at the Kitchen NYC, “The Companion” at the Liverpool Biennial, “99 Objects” at the Whitney Museum NYC, “Great Tricks From Your Future” at D-CAF in Cairo Egypt, Borderline Festival in Athens Greece, Kinomuzeum at Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Poland, All Ears Festival in Oslo Norway, the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, the Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival, and LAMPO at the Renaissance Society in Chicago IL. Yeh also collaborated with Triple Canopy for their contribution to the Whitney Biennial in 2014. He was a 2015 Artist-in-Residence at ISSUE Project Room NYC, and was included in the performance program for Greater New York at MoMA/PS1.
Recent recordings include "Solo Voice I-X" (Primary Information), “Wake Up Awesome”, with Okkyung Lee and Lasse Marhaug (Software Recording Company), and “Long Pig” by New Monuments, his trio with Ben Hall and Don Dietrich (Bocian).
Yeh also volunteers as a programmer and trailer editor for Spectacle Theater, a microcinema in Brooklyn NY. His video works are distributed by Electronic Arts Intermix. He is also a contributing editor to Triple Canopy and BOMB magazine, as well as contributing to The Third Rail and Personal Best.
Best known as the former guitarist of Singapore out-rock group The Observatory, Dharma was with the band for the first 7 albums. His initial approach stems from guitar experimentations with effects and later on incorporating objects to bring it to a grittier, mystical and industrial-esque sonic dimension. Dharma’s solo practice, which came to fore with his 2013 solo debut, Intergranular Space, has opened up new vistas for his guitar work. Using prepared and extended techniques, his guitar no longer just plays notes and chords, but conjures forth colours, textures and even beats.
dj sniff (Takuro Mizuta Lippit) is a musician and curator in the field of experimental electronic arts and
improvised music. His musical work builds upon a distinct practice that combines DJing, instrument design, and free improvisation. He has performed internationally at various venues and festivals around the world, and has released 12 DJ mixes and 4 albums, which includes collaborations with Evan Parker, Otomo Yoshihide, Martin Tetreault, and Paul Hubweber. His work has been reviewed in the New York Times, All About Jazz, The WIRE, and MusicWorks. During his appointment as Artistic Director of STEIM (2007 - 2012) in Amsterdam, he curated and produced over 100 projects including large-scale international festivals and award winning art works.
Since 2012, he is based in Hong Kong where he is Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Creative Media CityU HK, and is Co-Director of Ensembles Asia / Asian Music Network.