Booker Stardrum // https://bookerstardrum.com
Katherine Young // katherineyoung.info
Matt Mehlan // shinkoyo.bandcamp.com
Thin Hymns // https://thinhymns.bandcamp.com
Booker Stardrum is a Los Angeles based percussionist/improviser/composer. Born from his own idiosyncratic performance practice, his solo work exists at the intersection of minimalism, sound collage, and percussive virtuosity. Seeking to explore a slippery and elusive vertical sonic space, Booker’s recent compositions involve the dense layering of other instruments and a focus on pan-tonality and an intuitive approach to rhythm. A longtime touring and recording member of NYC bands Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Landlady and VaVatican, Booker has also performed and toured with Lee Ranaldo, Weyes Blood, Nels Cline, playwright and theater director Young Jean Lee, and more.
Katherine Young makes electroacoustic music using expressive noises, curious timbres, and kinetic structures to explore the dramatic physicality of sound.
Matt Mehlanis a Chicagoland native, artist, musician, and arts organizer. Based in Brooklyn for the last decade before returning to the Chicago area, Matt fronts the band Skeletons, the multimedia project Uumans, and runs the record label Shinkoyo.