Alan F Jones (Dallas, TX, 1971) is a San Diego-based audio engineer, composer, and musician. An undersea acoustician, he has spent collective years underwater analyzing, studying and monitoring the acoustic environment of the world’s oceans. This performance will feature environmental recordings from recent travels to rural Mississippi and Hawick, Scotland, against which Al will improvise with lap steel and electronics. Al routinely works with other experimental musicians from his studio, Laminal Audio. He also runs the Marginal Frequency performance series and record label of the same name.
Judith Hamann is an Australian-born cellist currently based between Melbourne and San Diego. Her performance practice stretches across various genres, encompassing elements of improvised, art, experimental, and popular music. Judith has studied contemporary repertoire with many cellists, including Charles Curtis and Séverine Ballon. She is developing a strong practice in improvisation through collaborative projects and performances, both in Australia and internationally, including Hammers Lake (with Carolyn Connors) and Golinski/Hamann/Dunscombe trio. She has worked with artists and ensembles, including Oren Ambarchi, ELISION Ensemble, Ellen Fullman, Graham Lambkin, Jon Rose, Not Yet It’s Difficult, Ilan Volkov, and La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela. Judith is a founding member of Golden Fur and one-half of the immersive duo project Cello II (with Anthea Caddy).