JEFF MORRIS creates experiences that pop audiences’ minds out of the ordinary, to realize new things about the sounds, technology, and culture around them. His performances, installations, lectures, and writings appear in international venues known for cutting-edge arts and deep questions in the arts. He has won awards for making art emerge from unusual situations: music tailored to architecture and cityscapes, performance art for the radio, and serious concert music for toy piano, slide whistle, robot, Sudoku puzzles, and paranormal electronic voice phenomena.

 

He has presented work in the Onassis Cultural Center (Athens), Triennale Museum (Milan), D-22 (Beijing’s avant-garde music scene), the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum (Austin), the Chicago Architecture Foundation’s “Open House Chicago,” and the Boston Microtonal Society and won awards in the Concours de Bourges (France), Viseu Rural 2.0 (Portugal), “Music in Architecture” International Competition (Austin), the Un“Cage”d Toy Piano Competition (NYC), and the “Radio Killed the Video Star” Competition (NYC). Jeff’s writings exploring the aesthetic questions raised by his music have appeared at the International Symposium on Electronic Art, International Computer Music Conference, Generative Art International Conference, and Computer Art Congress, as well as in publications by Leonardo Music Journal, Springer, and IGI Global.

 

KARL BERGER is a six-time winner of the DownBeat Critics Poll as a jazz soloist and recipient of numerous Composition Awards (commissions by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation, European Radio and Television: WDR, NDR, SWF, Radio France, Rai Italy. SWF-Prize 1994). He has recorded and performed with Don Cherry, Lee Konitz, John McLaughlin, Gunther Schuller, the Mingus Epitaph Orchestra, Dave Brubeck, Ingrid Sertso, Dave Holland, Ed Blackwell, Ray Anderson, Carlos Ward, Pharoah Sanders, Blood Ulmer, Hozan Yamamoto and many others at festivals and concerts in the US, Canada, Europe, Africa, India, Philippines, Japan, Mexico, Brazil.

 

www.karlberger.org

 

JOE HERTENSTEIN is among the busiest and most versatile drummers in New York City, including playing at the Vision Festival, Red Hook Jazz Festival, Nublu Jazz Festival, and Clean Feed Festival at The Stone. He has also performed at the Hoeilaart Jazzfestival Brussels (Belgium), JekerJazz Maastricht (Netherlands), Portalegre Jazzfest (Portugal), Warsaw Jazz Summer Days (Poland), and in Germany: the Leverkusener Jazztage, Moers New Jazz Festival, Ruhr-Triennale, ViveLeJazz. He has performed with Butch Morris, Tim Hagans, Ravi Coltrane, Rufus Reid, Ivo Perelman, and Matthew Shipp.

 

www.joehertenstein.com

 

 

 

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