Jeff Haynes

Grammy award winning percussionist and producer, Jeff Haynes has toured with the Pat Metheny Group, Al Jarreau, Harry Belafonte, and Cassandra Wilson. His creative direction as a producer on his recent release of Pete Seeger The Storm King, Pete Seeger spoken word set to multi-genre music from over 50 musicians, has been nominated for a […]

Marilyn Crispell

“Hearing Marilyn Crispell play solo piano is like monitoring an active volcano. She is one of a very few pianists who rise to the challenge of free jazz.” -The New York Times Marilyn Crispell has been a composer and performer of contemporary improvised music since 1978. For ten years, she was a member of the Anthony […]

Craig Chin

Composer Craig Chin records ambient sound with the goal of environmental enhancement through sound.  His performances are site-specific, spontaneous compositions influenced by both the physical characteristics of the space they are performed in and the occupants of the space. His interpretation of Tuning Score for the Nervous System is titled Alternating Currents.     More […]

Roswell Rudd

The trombonist Roswell Rudd, is primarily known for his music in free and experimental jazz and has worked extensively with saxophonist Archie Shepp since 1962. In 2001 Rudd and his producer and partner Verna Gillis of Soundscape, traveled to Mali to produce his album MALIcool, a cross-cultural collaboration with kora player Toumani Diabaté and other Malian musicians.  This […]

Thomas Workman

  “The experience of listening to what is new alters our world view, our consciousness and transmutes our physical…this transmutation is necessary for the next step in human evolution…The listener is the new music. All music is new music.” -John Beaulieu Thomas Workman is a multi-instrumentalist, certified sound healer, instrument builder, visual artist, teacher and founder […]

Naomi Benecasa

My approach to Tuning Score for the Nervous System involved seeking a balance between literal and interpretive readings of the score. Due to the visual symmetry of the piece, I chose to appropriate open intervals such as the perfect fourth, fifth, and octave as the piece’s principal harmonies. I used an oscillating gesture throughout the piece […]