Cameron Shafii // Krausbauer & Suzuki
/// Cameron Shafii ///
An Iranian composer practicing electronic and electroacoustic music. His compositions are inflected with a host of digital synthesis processes and are informed by aspects of acousmatic theory, particularly spectromorphology. He runs the Ge-stell label and is based in Philadelphia, where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Germanic Languages and Literatures and the History of Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
/// John Krausbauer ///
Composer/multi-instrumentalist/improviser based in Oakland, CA. A long time purveyor of the ur-drone and trance-psychedelia, his work involves audio transmissions for TOTAL/immersive sensory experience. Transcendence through repetition, duration, alternate tunings, maximum volumes, and (often) stroboscopic lighting.
His current music projects include the Ecstatic Music Band (a 10+ member-collective of strings players); solo music for voice, violin, and synth; his collaboration with partner, Kaori Suzuki, with bells, voices, strings, tape; the Minimalist psych-punk group Night Collectors; his systems-based phase compositions; and ongoing duo collaborations with Kentuckian steel bodied resonator guitar player R. Keenan Lawler, NYC bagpipe player David Watson, and Tokyo based guitarist Tetuzi Akiyama.
/// Kaori Suzuki ///
Tokyo-born music maker/composer residing in Oakland, CA. Her solo music involves electroacoustic sound technologies, intensely high register electronics, acoustic instruments and tape, seeking to create heightened listening states. She has toured and performed her music in various venues across the U.S., Japan, Mexico, and Canada, including the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (with Aaron Dilloway, Puce Mary/Liebestod, Suzanne Ciani), Berkeley Art Museum, Stanford's CCRMA studios, Mills College (with Maggi Payne and James Fei), Debacle Festival, Human Resources (LA), The Lab (SF), and many other independent venues. From 2009-2015 she ran her electronic instrument building project, Magic Echo Music, collaborating with musicians on making custom interfaces and instruments for live performance (ASTRO, Mood Organ, Manuel Knapp). Her feedback/synthesizer recordings are found on Newsun (Sounds et al), and her release of a durational composition for very high frequencies, Conduit, is out on Second Editions (Berlin). She currently plays drums in the Oakland based Minimalist psych-punk group, Night Collectors, and collaborates with partner, John Krausbauer, on voice, amplified strings, bells, and immersive light/sound happenings.
Krausbauer / Suzuki performance video (The Lab, SF. 2018)