Thea Farhadian is a composer based in San Francisco and Berlin. She comes from the background of new contemporary music and works primarily with free improvisation, and live electronic processing using the software program, Max/MSP. Her solo work integrates extended techniques, microtonality, and sound-based material in what Touching Extremes calls “..fumes of disassembled harmony and dissonant refractions.”
“Integrating a violin inside a Max/MSP-based interactive system, multi-disciplinary artist and teacher Thea Farhadian – a former student with various luminaries of improvisation and electronic composition – lets us inhale fumes of disassembled harmony and dissonant refractions. What separates her from the typical “just-plug-and-let’s-see-what-happens” tedium-transmitting specimens is the ability in rendering the most absurd-sounding complications with sensible unambiguity. “
Massimo Ricci, Touching Extremes, Nov 11, 2016
TIM PERKIS is a well-known figure in the worlds of improvised and electronic music. Over the course of decades he has played his unique computer-based electronic instruments with hundreds of musicians, including many of the leading voices in free improvisation from Europe and the US. He is also a founding member of several electronic music ensembles, including FuzzyBunny and the pioneering computer network band The Hub. Recordings of his music are available on the Artifact, Tzadik, New World and EMANEM labels, among others. His documentary film NOISY PEOPLE(2007) and NOISY PEOPLE podcast (2015) are available at noisypeople.net.
CARTER SCHOLZ is a writer (his books include Radiance, The Amount to Carry, Kafka Americana, and Gypsy), a composer (his music is recorded on Frog Peak, Bridge, Nonsequitur, and Other Minds), a pianist and improviser with a background in classical, jazz, and Javanese gamelan.