Alan Courtis / Bridget Hayden / Culver
As founder member of Reynols, who spawned over 100 releases, Courtis has more than 100 solo releases and collaborations on labels like: P.S.F., Blossoming Noise, No-Fi, Porter, RRR, Riot Season, Kning Disk etc. He has toured extensively in Japan, Europe, USA, Australia, NZ & Latin America and has collaborated with musicians like: Pauline Oliveros, Lee Ranaldo, Jim O’Rourke, Phill Niblock, Otomo Yoshihide, Francisco López, Daniel Menche, Yoshimi, Eddie Prevost, Makoto Kawabata, KK Null etc.
His music always has strong experimental sense and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments.
Bridget Hayden is a musician and artist who found notoriety as a multi-instrumentalist in experimental drone music ensemble Vibracathedral Orchestra at the turn of the century. Since 2006 she has produced a catalogue of accomplished compositions and is accredited for a thoroughly contemporary and remarkably sensitive readdress to the blues music tradition, most notable of which is A Siren Blares In An Indifferent Ocean, released on KRAAK records in 2011 to critical acclaim. There are countless attestations to her captivating live work accruing online with each performance and more so now that Hayden is beginning to integrate her visual work – a body of abstract and figurative film, painting and drawing – with her aural performance, creating evocative installations of light, sound and movement that emerge from undomesticated origins.
Lee Stokoe is most well known for his inclusion in the later day line up of Skullflower and his sonically punishing solo venture Culver which boasts an extensive list of releases, some of which are on his own equally prolific tape label Matching Head. Having been a key player in experimental music, more specifically heavy drone, for over twenty years, Culver's first release was back in '95. Between then and now he has collaborated with the likes of Alan Courtis, Jazzfinger, Fordell Research Unit, Werewolf Jerusalem, Total, Our Love Will Destroy The World and head releases on labels such as At War With False Noise, Blow The Reactors, Mantile etc.