Pauline Oliveros : May 30, 1932 – November 24, 2016

Pauline Oliveros was an American composer, accordionist and a central figure in the development of experimental and post-war electronic art music. She was a founding member of the San Francisco Tape Music Center in the 1960s, and served as its director. She taught music at Mills College, the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Oberlin […]

Anestis Logothetis : experimenting with graphical notation

Anestis Logothetis (10/27/1921 – 1/6/1994) was an Austrian avant-garde composer, noted both for his musical works and his invention of his own graphic notation system. He was born in Burgas, Bulgaria, of Greek parents, and moved with his family to Thessaloniki in 1934. After graduating from the German School, he left Greece in 1942 in […]

Jacob Gotlib : experimental chamber and electronic music

Jacob Gotlib was born and raised in Louisville, KY, and has written music for instruments, electronics, dance, and multimedia. His music is regularly played at festivals around North America and Europe, most recently at the Wellesley Composers Conference (Wellesley, MA), the Acht Brücken Festival (Cologne, Germany), Hear+Now (Louisville, KY) and June in Buffalo (Buffalo, NY). […]

Kate Soper : vocal experimentation

Kate Soper (born 1981) is a composer, performer, and writer whose work explores the integration of drama and rhetoric into musical structure, the slippery continuums of expressivity, intelligibility and sense, and the wonderfully treacherous landscape of the human voice. She was a recent Guggenheim Fellow as well as a 2012-13 fellow of the Radcliffe Institute […]

Pet Sound: Ryuichi Sakamoto + Taylor Deupree

Isolation, solitude, contemplation. These are the themes that discreetly weave their way through “Disappearance”, the first collaboration album between 12k’s Taylor Deupree and pioneering electronic composer and pianist 坂本龍一. The two began their musical dialogue in 2006 when Deupree was invited to remix a song from Sakamoto’s album “Chasm”. With the convenience of both artists living in New […]