Amy Obenski

Obenski’s multi-layered dreamscapes, haunting vocals, and enticing lyrics, are enhanced with Live Looping technology at her feet. She records up to ten part harmonies, multiple instruments, beat boxing and percussion. But at the core of her work is her songwriting. With lyrics about the experience of being human, her music has a way of connecting…

Alex Govan

Alexander Govan is a musician both from and currently based out of Northern California. An alumnus of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s High School All-Star Band, The Stanford Jazz Workshop as well as Berklee College of Music, he is currently the lead guitarist and synth wizard for Bay Area Psych-Pop group, Kid Mystic. A longtime educator,…

John Malkin

John Malkin is a musician and journalist known for his improvisational journeys on piano and percussion. John has performed with modern dance groups and created music for many choreographers including Mel Wong, Frey Faust, Tandy Beal and Nita Little. John performs solo piano concerts internationally and has performed with a variety of groups. For fifteen…

Darin Schaffer

Thus, tapping the bass becomes the drum part. Controlling the digital recorder with foot pedals, Darin stacks multiple sounds and chord progressions. Over the course of his set, it becomes increasingly hard to believe just one player can make this much music. https://soundcloud.com/darin-schaffer

Katie Martin

Performing across the Southeast since 2006, Katie Martin’s unique blend of blues, folk, and soul mesmerizes audiences in a way that has to be seen to understand. Her agelessly soulful vocals soar effortlessly above a rich propulsion of acoustic blues guitar reminiscent of Muddy Waters combined with the beautiful folk guitar of James Taylor, all…

Clay Bowman

Clay Bowman is a guitarist and electronic musician from Houston, Texas. Growing up on the Gulf Coast in the 1960’s, Clay brings regional influences to his sound. His musical career began in the 1980s with post-punk and new wave bands. He has since performed in dive bars, art galleries, performance halls, and on the Avenue…

R Duck

The R Duck show is a cooperation between man and machine in order to sculpt organic, improvised electronic music. The show nods its head toward old time variety shows and modern radio -life in the day- spoken dry as the coastal sands at low tide. Tune in for live improvised electronic music drama, performed by…

Bass Bureaucracy

Virtuoso bassists John Lester and Steve Uccello team up for an all basses, beats, and vocal set as Bass Bureaucracy. Both John and Steve play a wide variety of bass instruments from upright basses to acoustic and electric 4 and 6 string bass guitars. They each bring years of experience as in-demand sidemen in a…

Giacomo Fiore

Italian-born guitarist and musicologist Giacomo Fiore lives and works in San Francisco. He has performed in Italy, France, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Canada, Brazil, and across the U.S., premiering more than two dozen new works for justly-tuned, electric, and classical guitars. Giacomo has released eight recordings for Cold Blue, Pinna, Spectropol, and Paper Garden Records, as…

Christer Fredriksen

Christer Fredriksen is an ambient jazz guitarist and composer with a distinctive sound and a unique ability to tell stories through his music. Christer was born 1972 in Kristiansand, Norway and fell in love with the woods and the electric guitar at the age of 13. He studied music at the Agder University, finishing his…

Semih Yanyali

In 1998 Istanbul-based musician Semih Yanyali left Turkey for Munich, where he studied jazz and eventually founded a band known for its unique style and rich, complex sound. Since 2002, Semih Yanyali has performed internationally at a wide selection of renowned music festivals with Cazyapjazz and various artists, including Akbank Jazz Festival in Turkey, Marseille…

László Vajner

I’m a experimentalist artist from Debrecen, Hungary. I play various instruments, but the guitar and synthetisers recieve the greatest emphasis in my music. Considering the genre it is closest to ambient and post-rock. In the spring of 2016, I decided to revive the songs that I have written outside our post metal band, ABEL. Like…

Violoncheloops

Violoncheloops is a project that seeks to expand the common use of the violoncello through effects and mainly, the use of loops as a central part of the execution. It mixes the tradition of an ancient instrument with current technology, processing the sounds of the instrument to achieve different textures, thus creating soundscapes through layers….

Ivan Kapec

Guitarist Ivan Kapec started his music journey in 2001 when he recorded two acclaimed albums “Lancun” and “Bava” with his own trio. He is also the founder of the multimedia group “TrianguliZona” which performed at numerous festivals at home and abroad. Together with DJ Labosh, he is the author of the project “Loop Chamber Music”….

Joel Gilardini

Experimental guitarist and sound designer, Joel Gilardini is based in Zurich (Switzerland). Guided by the urge and the will to experiment with sounds, Joel followed a very peculiar path which lead him over a broad range of soundfields, touching different musical attitudes and genres like metal, ambient, doom, dub, noise and even blues. Involved in…

Wild Anima

Wild Anima is the wild soul, the raw state of nature sleeping inside all of us. The intimate part of our living essence. Vocal ambient electronic merging influences of trip hop, techno and ambient music with poetic lyrics and mermaid chants that feed the soul, the anima. Finding inspiration in Greek poetry, spirituality and personal…

ecnegrU

The project ecnegrU was born 2011. Before that, Romain Couillaud had many musical experiences between France and Italy, first as a player (in bands such as Otakatroi), as a live sound engineer and finally as a producer in his own home-studio. ecnegrU is therefore a mix of all these experiences, a kind of multi-instrument Live…

The Lucid Brain Integrative Project

The music of Emmanuel Reveneau a.k.a The lucid brain integrative project is at the crossroads of free improvisation, realtime orchestration, atheorical instrument self-learning and deep software conception. In other words, it’s all about elaborating on the fly some music vaguely inspired by jazz and stuff like Soft Machine with a home-made software and poor instrumental…

Midi Learn

All along eight years of hard work programming NOundo with Emmanuel Reveneau, guitarist and digital artist Jean-François Domingues has understandably passed beyond the mirror. Besides his work as a live composer for theater and dance, he summons since 2013 from time to time an ephemeral loop avatar, Midi Learn, using the software he is undoubtedly…

Leika Mochán

Musician and singer specialized on vocal ensembles and live looping. Since her childhood she has explored how to use the voice as more than just a melodic solo frontal instrument. Strongly influenced by world music, jazz, soundscape and experimental music she creates original pieces and arrangements with a very personal and distinctive touch. Since 1997…

Juan Pablo Villa

Mexican vocal artist, composer and interpreter who bases his work on vocal improvisation, Mexican traditional music, free jazz and chamber music. His voice is driven by the strength of his inner universe, and nurtured by diverse influences and singing techniques. In his beginnings, between 1995 and 2001, Villa wrote and sang songs accompanied by guitar…

Per Boysen

The Stick is like a space instrument from the future! In my instrumental solo Stick concerts I’m blending Scandinavian ethnic music from past centuries with original compositions and space age interactive electronics. I design my own performance system as a “meta-instrument” that allows me to instantly compose and arrange on the spot. Per Boysen has…

Bob Amstadt

Bass player, Looping inventor: drawn to bass guitar 30 years ago, and the new wave/punk/post-punk (now termed dark wave) musical styles before that, Bob was intrigued by what could be done with the early looping technologies. In 1994, he decided to create his own looping technology based on his own needs. This is now known…

George Demarest

George Demarest earned a BS in trumpet and computer science from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, studying trumpet with Raymond Mase of the American Brass Quintet. He has performed with the Cincinnati Ballet, Carmen McRea, the Santa Cruz Symphony, Ensemble Monterey, and New Music Works. He regularly records and performs as a freelance trumpeter,…

Greg Bryant

Greg Bryant is a multi-instrumentalist based in Los Angeles interested most generally in improvisation both in the context of groups, as well as through solo live looping. He has been playing, composing, and recording music for over 30 years influenced by a range of styles including punk/indie/noise rock, experimental soundscapes, musique concrete, psychedelic rock and…

Rejyna

A multidisciplinary sound, visual and word artist, enticing inspiration from fortuity and improvisation and assembling them onto paper, photo, video and sound recordings. Rejyna’s lyrics, drawings, songs and stories are the foundation of a dozen releases by prog folk/symphonic metal band, Citadel. She’s an endorsed DigiTech artist, referred to as a JamMan guru due to…

Grant Stoner

I’ve been looping for at least 10 years. I enjoy how it enables a “one man band” person like me to bring that to a live situation. I grew up back east, but have resided in California for the last 25 years. I’ve always been into music. I’m primarily a guitarist, but I attempt to…

Andy Graham

Andy Graham is an inventor, producer, and performer from the San Francisco Bay area. In 1995, Andy invented a unique didgeridoo racking system allowing hands-free playing of the instrument while playing drums and other instruments. Andy has invented various unique instruments over the years including electric stringed didgeridoos, and the Green Machine cocktail drum kit…

MANDOMAN

Hideki Nakanishi (aka MANDOMAN) is a live looping electric mandolin player/luthier from Osaka, Japan. Hideki uses most of him time in his Sol Anemo workshop building special order handcrafted stringed instruments for superior musicians with fine touch, and when that touch comes to music he creates with many looping pedals and one electric mandolin to…

CIAN

Band Members Liz Ruvalcaba: Voice / Loops Eliud Ernandes: Bass / Loops Hometown Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico About “A loop is a small work that has been specially prepared to be repeated during the audio file until its end.” -Hawkins Biography It begins as a need for creative escape between Liz Ruvalcaba and Eliud Ernandes, strongly…

ANI

ANI (Amy Lee), a San Francisco Bay Area native, has been doing improvised music since early childhood. Who knew that piano lessons and jazz band would have gotten crossed with her second love: computer technology. But she’s left the comfort of Cubase and Renoise in her home studio to play live sets with ultra-portable iPads,…

Future Cassette

John Connell AKA Future Cassette is an electronic/experimental/live looping musician from Santa Cruz, CA. John infuses his modular synth & iOS sound design with many influences, including the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, early industrial music, and UK Bass. John has performed at the Y2K International Live Looping Festival in Santa Cruz since 2008, and has has…

Rick Walker (Y2K Loopfest Founder)

Live looping artist Rick Walker is an electronic music composer, percussionist, trapset drummer, multi-instrumentalist and found sound musician. “I am a found sound/live looping/abstract electronica/world percussionist/drummer/lo fi toy digital video filmaker/multi media inventor living in Northern California with my wife, the talented multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, Chris Wedertz. I’m a found sound/live looping/abstract electronica/multi-instrumentalist who specializes…

Bill Walker

Bill Walker is a guitarist of uncommon stylistic range who blends a world of influences in to a unique and lyrical personal voice. His solo performance creates a rich tapestry of layered sounds, blending electric and acoustic guitars, lap steel guitars, and percussive guit-boxing techniques, with state of the art live looping techniques and sound…

Daniel Thomas

A busy musician, recording engineer, and producer, Daniel has contributed to dozens of CDs, soundtracks, and video game titles. His work includes chart topping albums for international recording labels, original compositions for film and television, and genre defining sound design work for major instrument manufacturers. Daniel has travelled the world supporting many international recording artists…