Collaborators


ATOM, A.K.A. MATT INCONIGLIOS (Composer & Score Designer), has been experimenting with sound since he was 11 years old and re-wired his AM radio to play along with an old synthesizer through an electric guitar amplifier. Excited by the infinite possibilities of sound manipulation through electronics, ATOM now mixes whatever he can find to create surreal, sonic "paintings." Inspired by artists such as The Orb, Meat Beat Manifesto, and Akufen, ATOM creates compositions using elements of the entire sound spectrum, ranging from classical music, to found sounds of everyday life. Turntables, samplers, computers, virtual instruments—ATOM now harnesses whatever gear, software, and/or instruments he needs to interject elements of surprise and take listeners on an impressive, and oddly hallucinogenic journey. A chorus of crickets from a backyard, two notes of a blues harmonica player’s solo, or a funked-out 1980’s electro beatbox kick: ATOM will mix and morph sound from widely varied sources to get his point across.

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BRIAN AUMUELLER (Composer, Pianist, Producer) holds a degree in music composition from Ithaca College. A prolific composer and arranger of both acoustic and electronic music, he has scored films, live stage productions, and numerous television theme songs and spots. In 2002, Brian co-founded Blue Room, a New York City-based multimedia collective.


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THE BASSO MODERNO DUO (Musicians) has commissioned over 100 lyrical works for solo bass and piano by some of the world’s most prominent and exciting living composers. Composers from 50 countries and all 7 continents have written specifically for Allan Von Schenkel’s virtuosic and highly individualized manner of playing. Kristen Williams’ piano playing has been described as having “a light but firm touch.” Williams is a focused musician who is able to share her devotion to the piano with the listener. Their program is designed to delight and surprise audiences with a combination of lush sounds, tasteful writing and lyricism. www.solobass.org.

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Studied in language, music, computers and art, LINDSEY BOISE (Visual Artist) spends most of his time designing graphics, websites and audio. Shortly after moving to Nashville from New York City with his wife Ginger Burden, they embarked on the next stage of their journey together and co-founded Echo East Creative, a local design company working with national and international clients in several creative disciplines.

Lindsey loves the performances of Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends and is happy to be able to donate the time and energy to contribute to the Company's beautiful work.

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A graduate (BFA) of Berklee College of Music (Boston) and the New School (New York) TINO DERADO , who studied on a Eubie Blake Scholarship, was introduced to classical piano at age six and and crossed over to Jazz in his early teens. In reflection of his mixed cultural heritage (Croatian/ German), he soon developed a dynamic interest in ethnic and world music.
In his course of his brief but remarkable career, Tino performed with Gary Burton, Peter Erskine, Randy Brecker, Bill Evans, Paul Winter, Dave Liebman, Jimmy Cliff, Tom Rainey, Avishy Cohen, Craig Handy, Billy Drewes, Matthew Garrison, Rebekka Bakken, Nils Langren, Papo Vasquez, Orlando Marin y su orchestra, Andy Gonzales as well as Bob Moses, to name but a few, served as musical director for Gloria Gaynor, was finalist at the Fish Middleton Jazz Scholarship Competition, and toured extensively with various bands in Europe, South America, Russia and the Middle East. Mr Derado has lived the last 12 years in New York and has now moved back to Berlin/Germany. He is currently signed by Sunnysiderecords, released 5 CD’s under his name, is frequently working with the NDR Bigband and teaching at the JIB University (Berlin).

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ADAM ERDOS (Composer & Musician) is a musician from the New York City area. He has toured in Europe and the United States with various jazz musicians, including Wynton Marsalis. He currently lives on Long Island where he teaches music in the public schools.


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MARC FEIGENSPAN (Percussionist, Producer, Composer) earned his Masters in Jazz and Commercial Composition from the Manhattan School of Music. His band “Dukespan Music NYC“ has become a regular on the New York Music scene and has also toured extensively, appearing recently at the Kyoto Jazz Festival in Japan and the Storjo Festival in Sweden. Marc has scored and produced a series of commercials for Mercedes Benz, including a CD and Video production. He has also scored video and theater projects including original music for Genet's “The Balcony,” as well as orchestrating material for Dave Grusin on flutist James Galway's last recording. “Dukespan Music NYC,” featuring vocalist Tesz Millan, has produced a new recording, featuring New Orleans trumpeter Nicholas Payton with Vincent Herring on alto sax. In addition to his new CD, Feigenspan is also editing a video project, Ohrenkino.com, in Stuttgart, Germany.

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HELENA FREDERIKSSON (Costume Designer) Helena Fredriksson is a designer and visual artist, whose works explores the terrain between image, space, body and form. She has been an active collaborator in dance, art, installation and performance projects in New York, her native Swedan and Japan for the past 10 years. She has created costumes for artists such as Wangechi Mutu and Dorit Chrysler for Performa, Ana Matronic from the Scissor Sisters, Victoria Hanna, Olof Persson, Nancy Garcia, Felicia Ballos and more for their dance and performance pieces. She has designed uniforms for Japanese Sanshodo and been a part of several art and fashion exhibits in New York and Sweden. Her main endeavor for the past 7 years has been creating the H Fredriksson collection where her conceptual ideas, print work, art and design comes together as one brand. H Fredriksson has been presented in multiple fashion shows, installations and concept stores, has been featured in several international fashion books, magazines and television. The collection is sold in the US, Canada, Europe and Japan. www.hfredriksson.com

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GREGOR HÜBNER (Composer, Musician) Grammy-Nominee 2002, Born in Stuttgart in 1967, Hübner began studying piano and violin at age six. In 1994 he moved to New York to earn an MA degree in jazz piano/composition from Manhattan School of Music and won a "President’s Award." He performed at the World Exhibitions in Sevilla 1992 and Hannover 2000, the Athens Olympic Games 2004, and Tango Festivals in Montevideo and Buenos Aires in 1998 with Tango Five. With bandoneon master Raul Jaurena, Hübner was a soloist with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at the 1998 Tango Festival in Los Angeles. From 1995 to 1999 he was a member of Philharmonia Virtuosi, Chamber Orchestra of the Metropolitan Museum. In 1996 he joined Richie Beirach’s group and they have recorded several CDs. His latest with Beirach/Huebner/Mraz, "Round about Monteverdi" was released in March 2003. Previous recordings include "Round About Frederik Mompou" nominated for the Latin Grammy 2002. Most recently Gregor has appeared at Jazz festivals in Cork (Ireland), Tiblisi (Georgia), Montreux, New York (JVC, Bell Atlantic), Stuttgart (Jazz Open) and Porto (Portugal). He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Apollo Theater, the Berlin Philharmonie, Frauenkirche in Dresden, Gewandhaus Leipzig and has traveled extensively around the world. Since 1997 he has worked with Johnny Almendra’s cheranga band Los Jovenes del Barrio, Latin Jazz group Eye Contact and Son Radical with Juan Carlos Formell. In September 1997, two of his compositions (“New York Stories” and “In Memoriam Bela”) with Richie Beirach and Philharmonia Virtuosi, were released by Mediaphon. “New York Stories” was also premiered in April 2004 by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. "Russian Sketches" and "Concerto for Conga Piano Marimba Timpani and Strings" were premiered by the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. His latest works are “Bach21,” commissioned by the International Bachakademie in Stuttgart and performed at the European Music Festival 2005 and “Salve Regina” commissioned by the state Academy of music Ochsenhausen where he is a composer in residence. Gregor has recorded two CD’s with the Gregor Hübner Quintet, “Panonien” and "Januschke's Time". The Quintet, founded in 1995, includes Tim Hagans, Andi Maile, Harvie Swartz and Holger Nell. In 1998 Gregor received the Jazz Award of the State Baden-Württemberg.

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VINCENT INCONIGLIOS (Set Designer) lives and works in his studios on Gansevoort Street in New York, NY and Falls Village, CT. In March of 2004, he had a retrospective show (“Selections and Discoveries”) of his work from over 40 years as a visual artist. In 2003, he had his first exhibition in Europe of paintings and collage pieces that were landscape-inspired. His work has been reviewed in Art Forum and is in public and private collections, including the Chase Manhattan Bank collection, the Norton Simon collection, and the AT&T collection. He continually draws from his fine artwork and his collaborative experiences (like set design) as he works as a creative communications consultant for major businesses and corporations.


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DAWN MARCOCCIA (Costume Designer) has designed for numerous modern dance companies, as well as Off-Broadway shows. She has assistant designed with costume designers Bruce Harrow, Laura Crow, Toni Leslie James, and William Ivey Long. Ms. Marcoccia's costumes have been seen at the Children's Museum of Manhattan in the Peter Rabbit, Frog and Toad, and Monkey King exhibitions. Dawn has a Masters degree in costume history from New York University.


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LEAH GALE NELSON (Musician) LEAH GALE NELSON (Musician) specializes in historical violin and baroque violin performance practice of the 17th and 18th centuries. Based in New York, she has performed as a chamber musician and soloist throughout North America and in Europe, and is in demand as a concertmaster and recitalist for her interpretations of baroque and classical music. She has performed and recorded with leading early music ensembles throughout the US, including Concert Royal, the Boston Camerata, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, and the American Classical Orchestra. Her solo recording of the Biber "Mystery Sonatas" will be released in 2011. www.leahgalenelson.com

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Over the past few decades KURT OSSENFORT’s (Set Designer) paintings, sculptures and videos have been featured in numerous exhibitions in New York and Europe. “I see the world as a series of webs of movement, vectors of lines and spontaneous compositions. I will always be infatuated with accidents and chaos.” In the 1990’s, he established a multi-media production company that has since developed a long list of clients including: Conde Nast, Hoffmann LaRoche, Bertelsmann Music Group, Deloitte and Touche, Intel, Young And Rubicam, The Metropolitan Museum, Laurie Anderson, and David Lynch. In recent years, Ossenfort has worked on several documentary projects, such as: an exploration of the New York City water system; a study of a 90 year old trick rodeo cowboy; a portrait of a man obsessed with fruit and “The Thai Elephant Orchestra.” More recently he is has been working on a series of photographs with soundtracks and developing media for the ipad. www.ossenfortproductionpost.com

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STEPHEN PETRILLI (Lighting Designer) first designed for Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends during their March 2000 season at Joyce SoHo. He has also designed for Pilobolus Dance Theatre, Shapiro & Smith Dance, The Kevin Wynn Collection, Dzul Dance, Vissi Dance Theatre, Complexions, and Performance Artist Judith Ren-Lay. In the theatre, he has designed for the Pearl Theatre Company, Melting Pot Theatre Company, NAATCO, Second Generation, and The Village Theatre in Seattle. He toured as Production Stage Manager for Nina Wiener Dance Company and for Murray Louis and Nikolais Dance Company, and spent five years touring as the Lighting/Sound Supervisor for Pilobolus. Stephen and his wife Shannon are the proud parents of Liam, born in December 2002.

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ALESSANDRO RICCIARELLI (Composer) was born in Milan, Italy and grew up in Munich, Germany. In 1991, he won First Prize at the International Jazz Competition of Austria. After studying jazz guitar at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, he moved to New York City in 1996. Alessandro has performed with internationally renowned artists such as Matt Garrison, Abe Laboriel, Jr., Wolfgang Muthspiel, Jeff Andrews, Joe Locke, Satoshi Takeishi, Q, the Scales Brothers, and Johannes Enders. On his own, he has produced two albums as leader: "Say No More" and "Solar Plexus." He also created the soundtrack for the documentary "Enemy of the People," starring Eric Bogosian and served as both composer and on-stage performer for "The Grimm Tales," which was in the Fringe Festival of 1997 and enjoyed a second run in New York City in 1998. Alessandro went to India in 1999 to study classical Indian music with Rabindra Goswami. In 2001, Saatchi & Saatchi commissioned him to write a song for the advertising campaign for Emanuel Ungaro’s perfume, "Desnuda." In the same year, he collaborated for the first time with choreographer Isabel Gotzkowsky, creating the music for "Glimpses." In June 2002, Alessandro toured Germany with his own jazz quartet, receiving very favorable reviews. Also in 2002, he composed the score for the German film, "Birthday," which was featured at the Saarbrücken Film Festival and won first prize in the Drama category. His work is also featured in the PBS documentary "Girltime," which was the official selection of the Atlanta Film Festival. Currently, he is working on the original score for MSNBC’s documentary "Triple Crown."

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THE SIRIUS STRING QUARTET (Musicians) For over a decade the SIRIUS STRING QUARTET has championed innovative music. Expanding the classical repertoire, these four strong improvisers have enjoyed performing works influenced by rock, jazz and other popular styles. The Sirius has premiered works in Lincoln Center's Tully Hall, Merkin Hall, the Los Angeles County Museum, American Composers Alliance Music Festival, the Knitting Factory and the Kitchen. In Europe, they have joined John Zorn in performances at Koln’s Musik Triennal and performed with Nick Didkovsky and Dr. Nerve at festivals in Moers, Germany; Nancy, France; and Musique Actuelle in Victoriaville, Canada. Recent premieres include works by Gregor Huebner, Nick Didkovsky, Elliot Sharp, Billy Martin, Nancy Magarill, John Patitucci, Morley and Phil Kline. In the next two seasons they plan to perform new works by Anthony Braxton and John Eaton. The Sirius can be heard on CD with Jin Hi Kim on Living Tones (O.O. Discs), Einojuhani Rautavaara's String Quartet No.4 (Atalyst), Jeffery Schannzer's No More in Thralll (CRI), Dr. Nerve's Ereia (Cuneiform), and Billy Martin’s upcoming release on Tzadik. Frequently used as sidemen for film, rock and jazz recordings, the Sirius can be heard on trumpeter Jeremy Pelt's MAXJAZZ release Close to my Heart and Diana Reeve's Christmas Album. Their interest in new and nonacademic musical styles has brought them to younger audiences. For the last several years the Quartet has partnered with American Composers Orchestra and composer Randy Woolf to bring ACO's Music Factory and Rhythm Factory education programs to the public schools of New York City. The Sirius has also taught improvisation and composition workshops at numerous Hochschules in Germany and at the University of Pittsburgh. www.siriusquartet.com

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MIKE SKINNER (Composer) works with a wide cross section of New York’s art stars, indie rockers, noise bands, art filmmakers, fashion designers, video artists, transsexuals, and choreographers. He regularly tours the USA and Europe drumming for Kevin Devine (Capitol) and Black Moustache, and has just finished recording the next album for Kevin in Los Angeles with Rob Schnapf and Doug Boehm. He was recently awarded a Roulette Grant for Experimental Music and will debut this piece in September 2006. Mike has worked within the dance and performance art community for several years, along with long time collaborator Chris Bracco and Jeremy Wade. “8 Track Attacks”, an experiment in multiple sound source ambient music, was featured during the Venice Biennale this past year and as the first of PS1’s Podcasts. His involvement with PS1 continued with a performance at the museum on Easter 2006 as part of Jen DeNike’s Coloring Book Project. Four of his scores are hosted on WPS1.org. Recently Mike has produced albums for The Fatales, Bodies Rise/Kurt Mangum, Alex Grady, War Slut and Marissa Levy and singles for Amanda LePore and Scott Matthew as well as a remixes for Grizzly Bear, Bloc Party and Diana Ross. He is writing a second album with Spencer Product for Black Moustache, and has ongoing collaborations with Justin Lowe, Michael Portnoy and Sarah Morhaim. Mike began recording his own album in April 2006 with the help of Josh Abbott, from the Jealous Girlfriends. Additionally, he is collaborating with Gunny Scarfo, CEO of Allentium, to create custom software for a web based music installation to be launched by summer 2006. Mike has created sound for installations with Ugo Rondinone and James Drake as well as producing his own at Monkeytown, PS1, Southfirst Gallery, Alona Kagan, and Diapason Gallery. He has also produced fashion shows and show music for Libertine, Rodarte, Jasmin Shokrian and H. Fredriksson/GenArt.

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NADIA TARR (Costume Designer) has been designing costumes in New York City for many years. She has collaborated with companies and choreographers such as Frances Craig, Doug Elkins, Michael Foley, Gabe Masson, Isabel Gotzkowsky and Friends, SteeleDance, Shapiro and Smith, Doug Varone and the Kevin Wynn Collection.
Her costumes have been seen in various New York venues, across the United States, in Canada, and in Europe. www.butterbynadia.com


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