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,…

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…

stRiCtLy AlBeRt

Albert Mathias Audio/video artist, has been performing in San Francisco and abroad since 1991. He is a multi-disciplinary musician who creates live composition and recorded sound design for dance, theater, film, video, and Television. He also produces and performs his own solo music under the name StRiCtLy AlBeRt. Mathias is Music Director of la ALTERNATIVA…