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Saturday, August 29th at 8pm

Featuring the music of Help Is On The Way, Delicate Sen, Last Nights of Paris & Sublamp

Help Is On The Way is the collaborative effort of Justin Varis (Los Angeles, releasing with Audiobulb Records) & Kevin Ponto (Santa Barbara). The project revolves around a single piano. Melodies were written & recorded (with variations) over a period of two years. A third years was used to composite the material into a series of minimal piano compositions.

Delicate Sen is Billy Gomberg (synthesizer, laptop), Anne Guthrie (french horn) and Richard Kamerman (selected percussion, electronics). Billy Gomberg is a musician & video artist living in Brooklyn, NY. His studio practice incorporates analog synthesis, digital treatments, acoustic recordings & custom programming that gives rise to electronic sound caught gazing at its own physicality, acoustics in love with their own abstraction. Billy has exhibited or performed in New York, Boston, Providence, London, Lisbon, Graz, Zurich & elsewhere. His CD’s Comme and Days are available from mOAR & The Land Of, respectively. Anne Guthrie is a composer, performer & PhD candidate in Architectural Acoustics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Her acoustic compositions have been performed by the University of Iowa Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Pamplemousse, & the S.E.M. Ensemble, & her electronic works are available at & As a french horn improviser, she has performed with Edwin Prevost, Jeremiah Cymerman, Mattin, & Pauline Oliveros, among others. Richard Kamerman prefers small sounds to large sounds but that doesn’t mean they are always performed as quiet sounds. He also likes accidental sounds & collecting his instruments from people’s trash on the street. Although essentially a percussionist, he rarely sits behind a drum kit, preferring to explore the percussive behaviors of various repurposed electronics – computer circuit boards, mechanical parts. Other regular collaborators include Reed Evan Rosenberg (as the duo Tandem Electrics), Steven Flato, Gregory Reynolds, & the composer’s quintet Frogwell.

Originally a novel of mad love and mystery by surrealist author Philippe Soupault, Last Nights of Paris has been the solo sound project of d.g. eng since 1996. The project has produced soundtracks for film as well as compositions for video installation pieces.

Sublamp is Los Angeles based artist Ryan Connor. Born in 1979, Ryan was raised by scientist parents living in & amongst various national parks before settling in the Rocky Mountains. This early connection with nature & science led to a fascination with the textures of growth & decay, & with the cognitive abilities & instincts of animals (including humans). This is evident in his sound work, which explores an intuitive & emotional response to sound & the concept of consciousness without language. Relocating to Los Angeles to attend the California Institute of the Arts in 2000, Ryan also began to experiment with short video work exploring recursive image generation (video rescan) & the relationship of images to sound.

The RESONANCE music series is a forum for musicians, listeners and scholars to share, discuss, and collaborate on singular ideas in sound. Alongside lectures and audio installations, the series will focus on providing a showcase for experimental projects and offer an opportunity for composers to develop conceptual pieces or works-in-progress within a live, intimate setting. By bringing together diverse artists exploring various frontiers—from improvisational classical ensembles and avant-garde vocal virtuosos to unique instrument artisans and machine-manipulating noise technicians—RESONANCE encourages a deterritorialization among these practices, in pursuit of possible openings onto something otherwise, unintended and new.

If you would like to be considered for future events: please send details of your work and/or samples of your project to