Jim Horton Jim Horton studied at the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College in the early 1970s and performed extensively with non-keyboard analog synths in the mid 70s. Since 1976 he has been creating interactive algorithmic real-time computer music. He was a co-founder of the League of Automatic Music Composers, a member of RotaLeague and a founding member of the Just Intonation Network.
Bob Gonsalves From 1966 to 1972 Bob Gonsalves studied at the American Graded School, S_o Paulo, Brasil. From 1972 to 1976 he studied at Swarthmore College where he majored in comparative religion with additional work in music and radio broadcasting. His graduate studies, from 1976 to 1979, were at Mills College in the program in electronic music and the recording media, under the direction of David Behrman. From 1979 onwards he gave numerous, bi-coastal performances as part of the electronic music trio called The Scientists -- sporting portable music synthesizers which he designed and built. Since 1988 he has been a computer consultant to a variety of political researchers studying the U.S. national security establishment. Since 1990 he has been senior product engineer for Tolfa Corporation, designing computers to be used by people with disabilities.
Ben Azarm Ben Azarm holds an MS degree in cybernetics and an MFA degree in electronic music. He studied composition with Robert Ashley and David Behrman at the Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College. His work incorporates modern automation principles and innovative organizational concepts, and utilizes a wide range of media including computers, text, special function devices, surveillance circuitry, the human nervous system, and video. With an emphasis on collaborative work, his compositions have been performed extensively in performing arts venues, ranging from New Music America '81 to the Interpretations series at Merkin Hall, NYC. He has contributed articles to new music magazines and his writings have been published in new art journals. In addition, he has produced and hosted numerous new music radio programs and avant-garde festivals.
Sam Ashley For some 24 years Sam Ashley has been developing an approach to theater/performance which incorporates (he thinks) 'shamanic' mystical experience. He has created and performed numerous original pieces that derive from this theme. He has toured 2 solo theater pieces ('Seeing Things' and 'How To Make Things Go Away') with many performances of each. In addition, he has been composing and performing electronic music for more than 15 years, both solo and in various collaborations (including a 6 year collaboration with Ben Azarm, under the name A.A. Bee Removal), and has been singing professionally for over 12 years with principal roles in 5 contemporary operas. He has also worked in video. A recent multimedia project: 'Tarzan in the World Capitol of Civilization' uses audio and film source material he recorded/shot on an expedition to the jungles of the Amazon and Orinoco rivers.