The prolific Buenos Aires-based composer Alan Courtis (aka Anla Courtis) has straddled the international noise underground and the academic-centered modern composition scenes since the early 1990’s. As a solo artist, with the pioneering Argentine experimental group Reynols, and in collaborations with Pauline Oliveros, Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple), Lasse Marhaug, Aaron Moore (Volcano the Bear), Okkyung Lee, and Daniel Menche among others, Courtis has amassed an impressive discography. He is touring the U.S. on the heels of his most recent full-length solo album “Los Galpones”, released by Brooklyn-based experimental label Fabrica Records.
As Rambutan, Eric Hardiman (Tape Drift/Century Plants) has released a steady stream of quality material on a variety of underground labels since 2007. Subtly bridging realms of noise, dub, psych, drone, minimalism, and musique concrete, Rambutan brings listeners into a unique sonic headspace that finds common ground between bliss and dread.
Luciernaga is the guitar-centric ambient recording project of Joao M. Da Silva. He began making treated guitar recordings in 2010, after moving to the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. As Luciernaga, Joao has released a series of cassettes, vinyl, CD-Rs, and also provided music for video features on The New Yorker magazine website, the Stringer’s End web series and, most recently, Circle In The Rock, a short film directed by Ellis Bahl and starring Brandon Sexton III.