María Bulla is a music maker interested in the creation of flexible performance situations that allow individuals to experience art in a personal way. From the construction of miniature objects to oversized scores, instrumental pieces and field recordings, she attempts to create experiences in which music becomes part of everyday situations. María holds a bachelor’s degree in piano performance from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Bogotá D.C., Colombia), and a MFA in Composition and Experimental Sound Practices from the California Institute of the Arts. Currently, she is a student in Cornell University’s Composition DMA program.
is a violinist, scholar, and composer whose work combines close listening, research, and collaborative experimentation, exploring the ways in which cultural and material histories shape musical creativity and meaning. He has performed his original, collaboratively-devised music, dance, and theater works at festivals/series including the 92nd st Y, Luminato, PS 122 COIL, Stanford Live, the American Repertory Theater, Carolina Performing Arts, and the Momentary. He has released original music with Johnny Chang and Kyle Motl on Another Timbre and 577 Records, and frequently collaborates with composers including Carolyn Chen and Celeste Oram. He is a founding member of the American Modern Opera Company, who are the collective directors of the 2022 Ojai Music Festival. As a violinist he has soloed with groups including the Orchestra of St. Luke's, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Chinese National Symphony, Orquesta Filarmonica de Santiago, and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. He earned his PhD in Music (Integrative Studies) from UC San Diego in 2021, where he worked closely with Amy Cimini, Anthony Burr, and Steve Schick. He received the Chancellor's Dissertation Medal for the Division of Arts & Humanities. As an undergraduate at Harvard he studied Literature, and was awarded the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts. His research has been published in Current Musicology, Naxos Musicology, and the Orpheus Institute Series.
(born, Michael Pisaro, 1961 in Buffalo, New York) is a guitarist and composer and a long-time member of the Wandelweiser collective. While, like other members of Wandelweiser, Pisaro-Liu is known for pieces of long duration with periods of silence, in the past fifteen years his work has branched out in many directions, including work with field recording, electronics, improvisation and ensembles of very different kinds of instrumental constitution.
Recordings of his music have been released by Edition Wandelweiser Records, erstwhile records, New World Records, elsewhere music, Hubro, Potlatch, another timbre, meena/ftarri, Senufo Editions, Intonema, winds measure, HEM Berlin and on Pisaro's own imprint, Gravity Wave. His work is regularly performed throughout the US, Europe, South America and Southeast Asia.
Pisaro-Liu is the Director of Composition and Experimental Music the California Institute of the Arts.
(b. 1982, Kaohsiung, Taiwan) is an interdisciplinary artist, filmmaker, writer, and educator whose work is grounded in literature and the conceptual avant-garde. Her working method at various times involves handcrafted material, mixed media, and experimental interchange between new and old technologies.
Her writings include a novel, Write Across 惝情書 (2008); a play Sorrows of the Island 小島的憂鬱 (Finalist for the Taiwan Literature Award, 2011); a short story, The Couch 沙發, (Lin Yutang Literary Judges Award, 2011); and a printed book, 日裸: Hsing-Hsin’s Poetry and Photography (2013).
Cherlyn’s media-based works have been shown internationally at venues and festivals including Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK), Helsinki Festival (Finland), Festival des Cinémas Différents et Expérimentaux de Paris (France), 25 FPS Festival (Zagreb), Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival (Taiwan), and Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA).
She curates film and music events at small alternative venues and is one of the founders of Experimentalist Media Collective. She currently lives and works in the US.