Kaori Suzuki, Ecstatic Music Band, Damion Romero, Timm Mason

Kaori Suzuki (b. Tokyo) is a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music living in Oakland, CA. Her musical works are concerned with inner-sensory responses and transformative states, often emphasizing duration and dynamics through meticulous synthesis techniques.. Her projects include her handmade instrument building platform Magic Echo Music, various solo/collaborative compositions with analog synthesis, and solo computer music utilizing spectral properties of transducer-driven objects combined with the use of auditory distortion products and other inner-ear phenomena.

She has performed at various venues in the Bay Area and Pacific Northwest including Jack Straw Productions, Chapel Performance Space, Debacle Fest, TUFFest (Seattle, WA), S1 (Portland, OR), Berkeley Art Museum, Studio Grand, CCRMA (SF Bay Area), and recently the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival. She holds a master’s degree in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College.


John Krausbauer is a music conceptualist/multi-instrumentalist currently living in Oakland, CA. He has performed and presented his music in a multitude of settings for 20 years – from basements, sidewalks, and rock clubs to colleges, churches, and art galleries. Numerous recordings of his work have been released on independent labels in the US, Europe, and Japan (soon).

His recent musical work involves ritual-endurance happenings for solo voice, violin, and synth, and with the Ecstatic Music Band (a rotating 10+ member collective), both of which utilize ‘just’ tunings for amplified bowed strings at high volumes and long durations, with live stroboscopic lighting for TOTAL/immersive environments; The Essentialists (w/David Kendall), an electric country-blues-boogie-raga guitar/violin duo; the minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; and a new collaboration with the steel bodied resonator guitar player, R. Keenan Lawler.

Trance. Psychedelia. Veramusement.

Damion Romero (b. 1970, Los Angeles) is a sound artist working with amplified physical vibration. Known for his use of low frequency, Damion creates a tactile environment of tones, patterns, pulses and drones with a system of self built devices, power amplifiers, and the performance space.

Timm Mason is a musician working at the intersection of process music and improvisation. His solo performances chase a horizon where gestures and their reverberations through reactive electronic networks become indistinguishable. Current work is concerned with the generation of complex timbres and behaviors from the patch-programmable Serge modular synthesizer.

Timm recently relocated to Los Angeles after over ten years in Seattle. He has performed as Mood Organ since 2004 and was a member of Master Musicians of Bukkake, Midday Veil, TJ MAX, and the MOTOR Collective. He curates the cassette label Masters Chemical Society, issuing experimental music by local and international artists. He has contributed to recordings by various artists, including Eyvind Kang & Jessika Kenney, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Akron/Family.


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