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TANIA CAROLINE CHEN
Tania Caroline Chen is an interdisciplinary sound artist and free improviser. She plays solo and collaboratively on the piano, electronics, objects and video. She is currently making a number of solo albums. Live and studio collaborators have been Henry Kaiser, William Winant, Wadada Leo Smith, Aki Onda, Carl Stone, Jon Leidecker, Thurston Moore, and David Toop. Her compositions have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, UK and KPFA Radio, California.
Jon Leidecker has been producing music under the name Wobbly since 1990, improvising with recordings to produce music which inherently resists the act of being captured. Recent performances deploy a battery of mobile devices driven by their built-in microphones, reacting instantly with error-prone variations on the notes and sounds they believe themselves to be hearing. Currently touring & recording with both Negativland and the Thurston Moore Ensemble, other live and studio collaborators include Tania Chen, Zeena Parkins, Dieter Moebius & Tim Story, People Like Us, Matmos, Laetitia Sonami, Fred Frith, Sue C., The Freddy McGuire Show and Sagan. In 2015 he inherited Negativland's long-running Over The Edge radio collage program, broadcasting from Berkeley's KPFA FM.