In order of contribution
Tam Eastley is a writer and web developer based in Berlin. She has most recently been published on The Wild Word, Visual Verse and Drunk Monkeys. She likes writing about reality TV, tech, and the post-apocalyptic world and is editing her way through her first novel. These days you can find her curled up in her snuggie in front of the Netflix fireplace show, reading a good book.
Alex Eastley is a bassoonist based in Montréal who performs in a wide range of styles including classical, contemporary and free improvisation. She has played with orchestras in North America, New Zealand and Europe, including the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (GA), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (NZ), and the Hallé (Manchester, UK). She was Principal Bassoon of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2007-2018. Inheritance, an album of improvised music recorded with her group Civvie, was released in 2017.
Craig Pedersen is a trumpet player and experimenting musician living in Montréal. He plays in the collaborative duos Sound of the Mountain (with Elizabeth Millar) and Provisional Mailorder (with Anne-F Jacques). He is a member of Ensemble Supermusique and the Ratchet Orchestra. He also occasionally leads the Craig Pedersen Quartet, a band featuring Mark Molnar (Kingdom Shore; Horseman, Pass By), Bennett Bedoukian (Horseman, Pass By) and Thierry Amar (GY!BE).
Photo by Karol Orzechowski
C.T. Dinh is a Vietnamese American writer and artist. She is the founder of Backslash Lit and has work published or forthcoming in perhappened mag, Ample Remains, Strange Horizons, and Flash Point SF. Talk to her anytime about leitmotifs—she doesn’t know too much about them but she wishes she did.
Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters, Tegan and Maizie. He has published in a number of scientific journals, and has over 80 poems published or forthcoming in literary journals over the last year.
Brandon Auger (b.1978) is an electroacoustic artist, improviser and structural builder based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His minimalistic work promotes the amplification of electronic idiosyncrasies and vibrational nuances in both acoustic and synthetic environments.
Along with being an active member of suddenlyLISTEN and the improvising community in Canada, Auger is also one half of the microsound group Strata (w/cellist Norm Adams) and the founder of Northern Apparatus, an improvising trio with Andrew MacKelvie and Danielle Jakubiak. He has also worked greatly with members of Mocean Dance and Kinetic Studios, fusing his approach to sound with various choreographers. His compositions, installations, live performances and collaborative projects have been presented across Canada and the U.S. Check out his releases on Mystery & Wonder, and Ampnotec on Bandcamp.
Xan Indigo is a rogue astrophysicist with an overactive imagination and a mixed up ethnic background. They mostly spend their spare time drinking too much tea, cooking spicy things, mixing cocktails, and attempting to turn their apartment into a tiny rainforest.
Photo by Rene Grosso
A diverse musician, oboist Catherine Lee has performed extensively as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician on oboe, oboe d’amore, and English horn in a wide range of artistic settings, including classical, contemporary, and free improvisation. She is active in commissioning new solo works that explore experimental compositional and oboe performance techniques. Recent highlights include performing Nonaah Trio by Roscoe Mitchell at the Park Avenue Armory, and solo recitals at Open Space and Now Hear This Festival. Catherine is the Artist Associate of oboe at Willamette University, holds a Doctor of Music Degree from McGill University, and a certification from the Deep Listening Institute (New York). In May 2021 Catherine released the album Remote Together on Redshift Records.
Shih-Li Kow lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her short story collection Ripples and Other Stories (2008), was shortlisted for the 2009 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Her second book The Sum of Our Follies (2014), was translated into Italian and French. The French edition (translated by Frederic Grellier) won the 2018 Prix du Premier Roman Etranger. Her recent work can be found or is forthcoming in Mekong Review, The Arkansas International, Sylvia Magazine, and Short Fiction: The Visual Literary Journal.
Photo by Glen Sogge
Matt Hannafin (percussion) is a New York–born, Portland-based percussionist active in experimental music, improvisation, and Iranian classical and traditional music. His teachers have included composer La Monte Young, Indian vocal master Pandit Pran Nath, Persian masters Kavous Shirzadian and Pejman Hadadi, and percussionists Jamey Haddad, Glen Velez, Layne Redmond, and John Amira. He is the founder and director of Portland’s Extradition Series: www.extradition-series.com.