Oakland-based composer-performer Kyle Bruckmann’s work extends
from a classical foundation into gray areas encompassing free
jazz, electronic music, and post-punk rock. He is a member of
acclaimed new music collective sfSound, the San Francisco
Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Splinter Reeds, and
Quinteto Latino. He has worked with the San Francisco Symphony
and most of the area’s regional orchestras while remaining active
in an international community of improvisers and sound artists.
From 1996 to 2003, he was a fixture in Chicago’s experimental
music underground; long-term affiliations include the
electro-acoustic duo EKG, the art-punk monstrosity Lozenge, and
the Creative Music quintet Wrack.
Percussionist Christopher Froh specializes in
promoting and influencing the creation of new music through
critically acclaimed performances and dynamic lectures. To date,
he has premiered over 150 chamber and solo works by composers
from 17 countries. His collaborations include some of the most
significant composers of the twentieth and
twenty-first centuries, including Chaya Czernowin, David
Lang, Steve Mackey, John Adams, George Crumb, Liza Lim, Matthias
Pintcher, and Keiko Abe.