Brooklyn-based composer Rachika S draws on genres including ambient, contemporary classical, and shoegaze as she weaves multi-instrumental samples and synthesized sounds in her exploratory soundscapes. Performing live, she presents her music alongside found and personal video in a hypnotic light and scrim installation. Rachika is currently working on expanding that setup into an immersive musical installation to be presented at new NYC art space The Shed in 2020 as a showcased artist for the center's Open Call residency program. In the past, she's performed and spoken on panels at locations including Roulette Intermedium, Issue Project Room, MoMA PS1’s artBook, the Park Church Co-Op and Hampshire College.
Matthew D. Gantt
Matthew D. Gantt is an artist and composer based in Queens, NY. His practice focuses on (dis)embodiment in virtual spaces, procedural systems facilitated by idiosyncratic technology, and the recursive nature of digital production and consumption. He has presented or performed at a range of institutional and grassroots venues, including Panoply Performance Laboratory, New Museum, The Stone, Issue Project Room, and internationally at IRCAM (Paris) and Koma Elektronik (Berlin). Gantt releases music with Orange Milk and Oxtail Recordings, teaches extended media and experimental composition at Harvestworks, and worked as a studio assistant to electronics pioneer Morton Subotnick from 2016 – '18.
Passive Tones (Karl Hohn & Ezra Teboul) are just two boys and their noise toys. They create lush, richly textured instrumental music from a palette of analog instruments, homemade effects, 8-bit electronics, and thrift-store cassettes. Their debut EP was released on Afternoons Modeling in December of 2016, and their follow-up "Feel to Feel" was released on Index Drift in March of 2019.
Jessica Garson is a Python programmer, educator, and artist. She currently works at Twitter as a Developer Advocate. In her spare time, she is on a never-ending quest for the perfect vegan snack. Messica Arson is her current musical project where she writes code and live samples herself screaming for an electrifying performance.