The subject is "Making Instruments, Making Music," and it'll feature three musician-inventors discussing their work: Krystyna Bobrowski
, Chachi Jones
(born Donald Bell) and univac (aka Tom Koch).
...1. Krystyna Bobrowski is a sound artist, composer and musician living in Oakland, California.
In addition to French horn she
plays acoustic and electronic instruments of her
collection of original instruments includes prepared amplified rocking chairs, bull kelp horns, Leaf Speakers, Gliss Glass and the Harmonic Slide.Bobrowski received her M.F.A. in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and her B.A. in Computers and Music from Dartmouth College.She
has presented her
work in a number of music festivals throughout the US, Europe and Mexico.In addition to performing her
own work, Bobrowski
plays with the Bay Area-based, improvisation ensemble, Vorticella
.Over the last few years she has worked on prototype sound exhibits for the Exploratorium in San Francisco.Currently she teaches and directs the Electronic Music Program at the College of San Mateo.
More info at vorticella.com
2. Hailing from Oakland, California, Chachi Jones
has little reason to leave his
home.As an electronic musician and editor for S.F.'s
Robotspeak Magazine, Chachi (aka Donald Bell) spends lots of time pointing and clicking away at his
unique brand of darkly textured, neck-snapping electronic funk is created in equal parts by homemade circuit-bent instruments and precise laptop composition.His
music is filled with emotion and begs to be enjoyed, scrutinized and bumped from car speakers like some kind of Martian hip-hop.