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M.C. Schmidt

M.C. Schmidt has lived in Baltimore for 3 years or so and has enjoyed it very much. He enjoys the way free improvisation infects every good scene here, and feels that the High Zero Festival is still the current center of that historical influence. He hopes it rubs off on him and his band Matmos in which he has been playing for 16 or 17 years with his evil-genius boyfriend Dr. Drew Daniel. He has also played with Marshall Allen, David Grubbs, Mary Baker Eddy, Jason Willett, Willa Cather, Marshal Tito, Ecstatic Sunshine, Bjork, The Beatles and The Guess Who. Sometimes he lies. He tires of writing in the third person now, but looks forward with excitement toward listening to and playing "music".

Musicians from Afar »

Karen Borca (NYC): bassoon

Shayna Dunkelman (NYC): percussion

Ju Suk Reet Meate (Portland): trumpet

Hans Koch (Switzerland): bass clarinet

Andrea Neumann (Germany): inner piano

Tuna Pase (Istanbul): voice, flute, laptop

Juanjosè Rivas (Mexico City): circuit bending

Tomoko Sauvage (Paris): porcelain bowls, water

Gary Smith (United Kingdom): guitar

Keith Fullerton Whitman (Boston): electronics

Wobbly (California): electronics

Musicians from Baltimore »

Shelly Blake-Plock: stringed instruments

Ami Dang: sitar, voice, electronics

Drew Daniel: electronics

Dan Deacon: electronics, tuba

Tiffany Defoe: saxophone

Owen Gardner: strings

Ayako Kataoka: electronics

Liz Meredith: viola

Marc Miller: guitar

Stewart Mostofsky: electronics

Michael Muniak: feedback

M.C. Schmidt: electronics

Special Projects »

Dan Deacon (Baltimore)

Ayako Kataoka (Baltimore)

Dr. Johannes Rosenberg (Australia)

Dragos Tara (Switzerland)

Sound Installations »

Tristan Perich (NYC)

Karl Ekdahl (Baltimore)

Julie Benoit (Baltimore)

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Workshops »

Dragos Tara @ Goucher College (9/22)

Wobbly @ Peabody Conservatory (9/22)

Juanjosè Rivas @ MICA (9/22)

Hans Koch @ UMBC (9/24)

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