released February 13, 2011
Lydia Lunch has for the past 3 decades forged a unique body of work that bares testimony to a creative schizophrenia which encompasses film, poetry, the spoken & written word, music and photography.
She was voted by "Time Out New York" as one of the most influential performers originating from NYC and has worked with dozens of musical renegades including Sonic Youth, Nick Cave and Einstürzende Neubauten.
Joseph Budenholzer is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Founder of Backworld, he has worked with Jarboe, Little Annie, David Tibet and Isobel Campbell.
James Johnston is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, and founding member of influential UK band Gallon Drunk. He plays with Krautrock legends Faust, was a member of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds from 1994 to 2008, and has recorded and toured with a variety of other musicians including Lydia Lunch, Barry Adamson, Dot Allison… He also composes for film, and has acted in independent movies including Clean (2004) by Olivier Assayas.
Bela Emerson is an innovative and prolific performer of electric cello, electronics, and musical saw, who creates passionate, evocative and spontaneous music of no definable genre. As well as collaborating widely with other musicians and artists, she has four solo releases (vinyl/CD); the latest one, "Hespera" appeared on BiP_HOp to great acclaim.
Fred Lonberg-Holm is an improvisor and composer living in Chicago. Principle projects include his Valentine trio and Lightbox Orchestra. He has recorded solo records for the
Emanem and FlyingAspidistra labels. He is also a member of The Peter Broetzmann Chicago 10tet, Vandermark 5, Frame Quartet and Fast Citizens. Over the years he has been credited for work on dozens of jazz, rock, pop, contemporary classical and country records, including those by The Boxhead Ensemble, Wilco, Freakwater, US Maple, Guillermo Gregorio, God Is My Co-Pilot, Anthony Coleman, Jim O'Rourke, Bobby Conn, The Flying Luttenbachers, ZU…
Manuel Zurria is a member of Italian ensemble Alter Ego, who performed on Touch's publication of 'The Sinking Of The Titanic' alongside composer Gavin Bryars and turntablist Philip Jeck. Throughout his 20+ years long carreer Manuel has collaborated with legendary
composers such as luc ferrari, alvin lucier, arvo part, john cage, morton feldman, lászló sáry, & many more...
Perceval Bellone plays saxophone, clarinet and Tibetan bowls. He has studied electroacoustic music, been active in improv scenes and managed to find a style both very personal and physical. He is an active member of Strings Of Consciousness.