2002 EDGETONE NEW SONIC SUMMIT
October 25-27, 2002

Friday through Sunday, October 25-27th
$8 Advanced sales before October 23rd. $10.00 at the door
$24.00 Festival Pass sold in advance and on the first night.

MUSIC UNION HALL as part of the SIMM Series
116 9th St. SAN FRANCISCO, CA

A wide variety of adventurous modern music: experimental, improvised free jazz, from the Bay Area
Featuring performances by:

Friday, OCT 25 ~ 7:30 PM
Garth Powell
with Goodheart/Allen and special guest John Lauffenburger from KLiP trio
Garth Powell~drums, percussion/Matthew Goodheart~piano/Josh Allen~tenor sax/ & John Lauffenburger~bass, electronics
TRI-CORNERED TENT SHOW
Phillip Everett~drums/percussion/electro- mallets/Ray Schaeffer~ 6 string fretless bass
Andre Custodio ~ electronics/pocket trumpet
SAINT OF KILLERS
Jesse Quattro ~ voice/Alywnn Quebido ~ guitar/Tyler Cox ~ drums

Saturday, OCT 26 ~ 7:30 PM
TWINE
Doug Carroll ~ electric cello/Tom Nunn ~ inventions
TONY PASSARELL 4-TET
Tony Passarell + his band
SCOTT LOONEY – solo piano
FORWARD ENERGY DUO
Jim Ryan ~ tenor, alto saxophones/Spirit ~ drums/perc

Sunday, OCT 27 ~ 7:30 PM
6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Tribute Night
YINKOLLI
Daniel Bentley ~ Voice/electronics/inventions
SONIC SCREAM ORCHESTRA
(Katt Sammon & friends) ~ voices
Yehudit ~ elec violin/Danielle Degruttola ~ elec cello/Phillip Everett~ drums/perc
Jesse Quattro ~ voice/CJ Reaven Borosque ~ reading/Bob Marsh ~ cello/vibes/
Rent Romus ~ reeds/things/Dave Mihaly ~ drums /Bill Noertker ~bass/Darren Johnston~trumpet

ABOUT EDGETONE RECORDS

Edgetone Records originally began in 1991 to support self-produced modern jazz. After being in hiatus for over seven years, chained to a go nowhere distribution contract, Edgetone is back and more burley then ever. Unlike many music corporate structures that mimic a parasite, Edgetone is dedicated to a symbiotic relationship between artist and administration by releasing music by musicians who are “self-producers” and not just looking for the enslavement of the “deal”. Musicians who do not want to compromise their music to fit into a narrow definition of "commercially viable”, but expand that definition.  Those that double their efforts to support their ideas and dreams define what we are all about. Although there are many artists that need the administrative strong hold of a major label to run their lives, there are many like the artists of Edgetone that have what it takes to stand on their own.
It is the desire of Edgetone to make available recordings and creative products that act to support diverse creative music and art that is otherwise being pushed aside, misunderstood or, socio-economically marginalized. Aside from modern jazz, the new sonic series is the flagship and guiding light of Edgetone. Through solid grass-roots promotion we strive to bring to the public the legacy of New sonic which embodies a fifty-year ongoing journey which challenges the standard norm of music form and structure. During October 25-27 the SIMM Series founded by saxophonist/composer/producer, Rent Romus will feature the artists of Edgetone as well as their colleagues from all points in the Bay Area.

ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Rent Romus is a force spanning over seventeen years of creative improvised music. The current director and producer of Edgetone Records, the SIMM Music Series at the Studio 6 Musicians Union Hall, and co-curator of the Luggage Store Gallery Series with Ernesto Diaz-Infante in San Francisco, Romus has introduced countless musicians from the world over and multimedia events to the San Francisco Bay Area culture and throughout parts of the world.

During the mid 80’s, Romus enhanced his studies at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University, where he was blessed with the wisdom and guidance from Stan Getz, guitarist Bruce Forman, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Martin, and drummer Eddie Moore. In 1984 at the age of 16, Romus re-organized directed NAYJE (the North Area Youth Jazz Ensemble), a seventeen piece big band featuring some of the best young high school and college bay area musicians at the time. In the fall of 1986, while attending the University of California at Santa Cruz, he formed the group Jazz On The Line which became the focus for his compositions and productions. JOTL was an acoustic jazz sextet that fused jazz, blues, gospel, and hip-hop into original compositions. Romus produced three albums for this group including his critically acclaimed CD Jazz On the Line with Chico Freeman, In The Moment on Edgetone Records soon to be reissued. Mid span the group changed it’s name to 2AM, and was considered one of the founding bands of the “acid jazz” scene popular in the early nineties parallel to Charlie Hunter and the like.
In 1993 seeking a more expanded format to explore, Romus formed the modern music group RKZtet, which featured ex-ESP recording artist and drum master James Zitro and former Sun Ra Arkestra cellist Kash Killion, both noted for their contribution to the development of the “new jazz” of the sixties. Later in 1994 Romus renamed the group, The Lords of Outland, and brought in soon to be film music composer Vytas Nagisetty (Brock Lee) on bass, Andrew Borger (currently drummer for Tom Waits) and Jason Olaine (Jay O), (currently AR director for Verve Records Universal) on trumpet.
The Lords of Outland recorded their first album You’ll Never Be The Same, Jazzheads Records JH9493 in 1995, and were featured on the then fledgling BET Channel National Network Show, “Jazz Central” as part of the Jazz Discovery program. That same year Romus self-produced his first overseas national tour of Denmark which featured many of Copenhagen’s young improvisers discovering such musicians as pianist/trumpet player Jonas Müller who has recently moved the S.F. Bay Area, and drummer Stefan Pasborg.
In 1996 Romus returned to Denmark for his second tour with Jonas as the Rent Romus Sound Cirkus. The group also included San Francisco basists George Cremanchi and saxophonist Alex Weiss. After returning to the U.S. they continued on to the Bay Area to finish the tour. During that year he also assisted bluesman Paris Slim produce his first major American release with guitarist Joe Lewis Walker and Sonny Rhodes. In 1997 Romus had the honor of recording with tenor sax master John Tchicai. Tchicai is best known for his work with the NY Art Quartet, NY Ear and Eye Control, and his recordings with John Coltrane and Albert Ayler. The CD of this recording, Adapt…or DIE! was released at the end of 1997. In 1998 Romus released Blood Motions featuring his young Danish protégés Stefan Pasborg and bassist Jonas Westergaard.
In 2001 Romus re-opened his avant, free music lable Edgetone Records, where his current release can be found, interweaving science fiction, horror literature, improvisation, Finno-Ugric music traditions, and the inspiration of Albert Ayler.
Current releases on Edgetone:
Avatar In the Field, Lords of Outland
Out of Town, Guinea Pig
PKD Vortex Project
The Metal Quan Yin, Lords of Outland with CJ Reaven Borosque
Sonic Conspiracy, The Abstractions
Coming soon…
Rent Romus with Chico Freeman
'Thundershine' re-issue of In The Moment

Current releases on Jazzheads
You’ll Never Be The Same, Lords of Outland
Adapt…or DIE!, Lords of Outland with John Tchicai
Blood Motions, Life’s Blood Trio
 

ARTISTS

TRI-CORNERED TENT SHOW
Phillip Everett~drums/percussion/electro- mallets/Ray Shaeffer~ 6 string fretless bass
Andre Custodio ~ electronics/pocket trumpet
Almost everyday in the news there are stories about how a group of scientists after so many decades of painstaking research and work create a new drug or make new discoveries, but how many times does one read about a group of musicians that have done the same thing?
A trio of experimental and improvisational musicians called the Tri-Cornered Tent Show has done just that. It has taken them the last part of the last century (25 years to be exact) of dedicated practice, research, and patience that brings them to announce the release of “Maze Above the Abyss”, “Tri-Cornered Tent Show”, and “Beneath the Mountains of Madness” all encased in 3 compact discs.
The musical journey began with initial tracks being recorded using the ancient anti-deluvian technology of electronics from the 70’s. Though methodical deciphering of the Lovcraft short story “The music of Eric Zann”, other related stories expanded upon Lovecraft’s Greater Cthulu Mythos they began recording free improvisation and orchestrated sound sculpture over those 25 years to create the projects now available on the new bay area label Edgetone Records.
Now, they come out from their exile held up in a well-insulated dank little studio in the depths of Richmond California. By the shear force of will and their dedication to the world of improvisation, they have a unique set of music to merit them worthy of attention. In a world of pop can music they could teach a class in patience and creation.
Almost everyday in the news there are stories about how a group of scientists after so many decades of painstaking research and work create a new drug or make new discoveries, but how many times does one read about a group of musicians that have done the same thing?
A trio of experimental and improvisational musicians called the Tri-Cornered Tent Show has done just that. It has taken them the last part of the last century (25 years to be exact) of dedicated practice, research, and patience that brings them to announce the release of “Maze Above the Abyss”, “Tri-Cornered Tent Show”, and “Beneath the Mountains of Madness” all encased in 3 compact discs.
The musical journey began with initial tracks being recorded using the ancient anti-deluvian technology of electronics from the 70’s. Though methodical deciphering of the Lovcraft short story “The music of Eric Zann”, other related stories expanded upon Lovecraft’s Greater Cthulu Mythos they began recording free improvisation and orchestrated sound sculpture over those 25 years to create the projects now available on the new bay area label Edgetone Records.
Now, they come out from their exile held up in an well-insulated dank little studio in the depths of Richmond California. By the shear force of will and their dedication to the world of improvisation, they have a unique set of music to merit them worthy of attention. In a world of pop can music they could teach a class in patience and creation.

KliP Trio
Garth Powell~drums, percussion/John Lauffenburger~bass, electronics
Elliot Kallen~piano, electronics,prepared tape
The musicians who make up the KLiP trio have worked together off and on in various configurations for more than twelve years and have performed in a wide variety of venues, from concert stages to college campuses and nightclubs throughout California. Their backgrounds are as eclectic as their music, reflecting their involvement in western classical music, avant-garde jazz, industrial, electronic music, as well as funk, bebop, rock, and world music. Individually, they have recorded and/or performed with Marshall Allen, John Butcher, Eugene Chadbourne, Bill Champlin, Gianni Gebbia, Mats Gustafsson, Peter Kowald, Milcho Leviev, Eddie Moore, Jimmy Rowles, Wadada Leo Smith, Glenn Spearman, Saadet Turkos, Phil Upchurch, and Bennie Wallace.

Garth Powell
Garth Powell has performed throughout North America and Europe and is currently an active member and composer for more groups than you can shake a stick at.  Garth has performed and/or recorded with a plethora of world-class talent, including Jaap Blonk, Nels Cline, Marco Eneidi, Douglas Ewart, Gianni Gebbia, Vinny Golia, Mats Gustafsson, Raphe Malik, Miya Masaoka, Pauline Oliveros, Wadada Leo Smith, Bertram Turetzky, Eugene Chadbourne, Tom Nunn and The Jackson Krall Drum Quartet, just to name a few. Mr. Powell has recorded for Hearts of Space, 9 Winds, Sire/Warner Bros., and Leo Records, among others.
 

SAINT OF KILLERS
Jesse Quattro ~ voice/Alywnn Quebido ~ guitar/Tyler Cox ~ drums

A post-metal wave of improvised darkness Saint of Killers' primary objective is to leave listeners with the sensation that life is not all it's made out to be, that beauty and happiness can only be found once one can actually acknowledge the ultimate truth of the ugliness and horrors that is human nature. Either the audience either gets it, or is absolutely repulsed.
Tyler Cox (also of San Francisco proto-progressive punk outfit The Mass) lays down the crushing and free foundation of uncompromisingly voluminous percussion. Alwyn Quebido flanks the attack with a focused laser of unfocused aural mayhem on the guitar. Jesse Quattro rounds out the core with her stunning array of melodic/cacophony vocal sheets of sound.
They have also performed with the occasional guest(s): Miya Osaki, Rent Romus, David Slusser, Matt Waters of The Mass, to name a few. Saint of Killers, who sites Fantomas, Nels Cline, Meshuggah, John Coltrane, Frank Zappa, Diamanda Galas, and John Zorn as major influences, are constantly searching for new ways of expressing the sonic truth to themselves while never swaying from the sound that brought them together in the first place, which is searing, abrasive, obnoxious, and terrifying free metal destructo jazz.

JESSE QUATTRO
Jesse Quattro is a vocalist, composer and writer. Moving here from South Carolina 3 years ago, she has found her niche in the improv scene and most recently heavy metal. She is the featured vocalist of the thrash improv group Saint of Killers, the grindcore band Carniceria, and the "experimental" jazz improv group The Abstractions. She is writing for her first solo album that will feature all original works and a select handful of musicians. She collaborates with improvisers Michael Manring, Al Quebido, Tyler Cox, Moe! Staino, Jai Young Kim, Rent Romus, Colin Stetson, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, David Slusser; the list is never-ending.... Jesse is largely self-taught, influenced by the compositional styling of Frank Zappa, Mike Patton, The Melvins, film songs from Bollywood, John Zorn, Sade, etc. Jesse uses guitar pedals
to create noise, waves of soft crashing sounds, gender shifting, and so on. Jesse also doesn't do any of that and just sings or screams. She is currently studying Music Theory with Mills College Music Professor Steed Cowart.
TYLER COX
Coming from the vein of punk/DIY music, Tyler Cox prefers not to write an elaborate bio, feeling that his music speaks volumes in comparison to any life story or personal history (which is, in fact, quite boring). He is the drummer for Bay Area rock band The Mass, as well as the more experimental Saint of Killers. He also releases sporadic Noise compositions under the moniker Skull, and operates a nebulous production/inspiration think tank by the name of Skullworks Mfg., which recently hosted a successful celebration of noise and "difficult" music, the Oakland Noise Festival. Tyler offers that one listen closely to his various music/sound endeavors in order to gain more personal insight into his thoughts and feelings.

TWINE
Doug Carroll ~ electric cello/Tom Nunn ~ inventions

International cellist and composer, Doug Carroll expands into new sound domains with the use of electronic processing and creative thought. Carroll's compositions for electronic cello and tape feature the spontaneity and drama of a live performance combined with the richness and diversity of the taped material. His solo improvisations have received international acclaim for their stark originality and musical sensitivity. Additionally, he has composed for a variety of multimedia events, including modern dance, theatre, film, and video, as well as collaborations with visual artists. He studied composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen, Lou Harrison, and Anthony Braxton. He has an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College and a BA in Music from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. Other studies include the Darmstadt International Course for New Music and the Royal Conservatory at the Hauge, Netherlands.

Tom Nunn has designed, built and performed with original musical instruments since 1975, having received a B.Mus. and M.A. in music composition from the University of Texas at Austin and S.U.N.Y. Stony Brook. His instruments typically utilize commonly available materials, are sculptural in appearance, utilize contact microphones for amplification, and are designed specifically for improvisation with elements of ambiguity, unpredictability and nonlinearity. In addition to the more than 50 instruments he has made, Tom has performed extensively throughout the San Francisco Bay Area over the last 20 years, and in Canada and Europe, both as soloist and with other musicians, including the groups ROTODOTI and OFF RAMP, and has appeared on a number of recordings (see DISCOGRAPHY). In 1998, Tom completed writing and self-published WISDOM OF THE IMPULSE: ON THE NATURE OF FREE IMPROVISATION, a book that examines various aspects of this illusive art and presents a theoretical foundation for creative listening, analysis and discussion. Tom has also written a number of articles about the use of experimental instruments and improvisation in publications such as EXPERIMENTAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, MUSICWORKS and LEONARDO.
 

TONY PASSARELL 4-TET
Tony Passarell + his band

Musician, founder, producer, visionary, Tony Passarell covers all the bases from punk to experimental. Since 1979 he has slammed the West Coast with such groups as the Bub Orchestra, Mad Phat, Hunting Game, The Borman Six, Dutch Falconi, and Delta Head-Trip. As well as performing as a leader he has been featured with John Tchicai, John Ehlis, Scott Amendola, Gino Robair, Myles Boisen, and The Lords of Outland.
He was producer of the Airwaves Jazz Festival from 1994 through 1998, and coordinated and organized the Wednesday night modern jazz series at the club On Broadway, the Fringe Arts Festival, and various visual artists shows throughout galleries in Sacramento California.
In addition to performing and producing events Tony has produced numerous recordings and promoted world artists such as Charles Gayle, Bert Wilson, Myra Meford, Ben Goldberg, and Steve Coleman.
 

SCOTT LOONEY – solo piano

Scott R. Looney has been making noises on various instruments since he was about 3 years old, and comes from a long list of Cal Arts alumni, joining fellow improvisers Adam Lane and Aaron Bennett whom he regularly plays with. He first studied jazz and improvisation in the unlikely cultural atmosphere of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at Coe College under avant trumpeter Paul Smoker, also obtaining his BM in Music Composition. In 1990 he attended the Banff Jazz Workshop in Banff Canada, where he learned unique approaches to improvisation and composition from Steve Coleman, Robin Eubanks and Kevin Eubanks. In 1991 Scott attended the California Institute of the Arts, where he studied improvisation under Roscoe Mitchell and Wadada Leo Smith, as well as composition and interactive electronics under David Rosenboom and Morton Subotnick. After graduating with an MFA in Music Composition, he moved to New York, where he honed his composition and improvisation skills in sessions with Herb Robertson, Phil Haynes, Jim Black, and Randy McKean. In the summer of 1996, he moved back to the Left Coast, this time to Oakland, and since then he has been gradually emerging from his shell, composing and playing varying instruments in performances with Leo Smith, Dan Plonsey, Moe, and Rent Romus.
 

FORWARD ENERGY DUO
Jim Ryan ~ tenor, alto saxophones/Spirit ~ drums/perc

Poet, writer, philosopher and musician, Jim Ryan is an original member of the exploratory family of artists of the 20th century. His powerful playing style and truly original voice permeates the San Francisco Bay Area with vibrant spirit.
Jim Ryan was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and began listening to bebop at age 15. In 1958 after obtaining a degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota, Jim was drafted into the army and sent to Europe. After serving for 21 months, Jim found himself attending the Sorbonne in Paris France. After a short time he discovered he was infected with the writing bug and became involved with the beat poet community that was blossoming in France and throughout the world, rubbing elbows with such poets as Boroughs, and Ginsberg. Nearing his mid-30's it became more difficult to make a living writing and he found many of his former-writing friends were becoming involved in painting and other artistic endeavors. In 1968 Jim was given a wooden flute and shortly thereafter acquired a c-melody sax. At the same time many of the American new music musicians, Sonny Murray, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Archie Shepp, Anthony Braxton, and the AACM were given funding by the US Government and settled in Europe including France. Jim was in the right place at the right time and found himself jamming and performing with these rebels of creative music. As the migration of cutting edge American artists continued more straight ahead artists like Johnny Griffith and Steve Lacy began to arrive to take advantage of the European scene. In the early 70's Jim participated in a yearlong workshop organized and led by Steve Lacy while continuing to develop his writing. In 1975 Jim formed the Free Music Formation, a group which performed in Paris and other European cities.
In 1975 he returned to the United States in search of a fresh start and settled in Washington, D.C. where he formed the Art Performance Group performing throughout the area. In 1987 he moved California and lived in Marin County until 1993 when he moved to Oakland and became part of the San Francisco Bay Area improv and jazz scene.
After a long hiatus, in 1997, he launched one of his current groups Forward Energy featuring stellar artists like trumpet
player Eddie Gale and drummer Donald Robinson. Jim also performed with Marco Eneidi's "American Jungle Orchestra," and Eddie Gale's "Orchestra for World Peace." In 1998 he became the editor and publisher of Outside, an underground art and music zine in Oakland, which featured such artists as Positive Knowledge, Marco Emeidi, as well as many artists of Bay Area improv scene. For two years beginning in 1999 Jim was the booker for the Luggage Store Gallery Series in San
Francisco. At that same time he was also booking for the Starry Plow new music series in Berkeley, 2310 Telegraph Gallery in Oakland, and he currently curates shows occasionally at 21Grand Gallery in Oakland.
In the spring of 2000, he founded the Electro/Acoustic Sextet of Oakland, which was a melding of free jazz and avant academic styles. The group performed in Oakland and at the Big Sur Experimental Music Festival in May 2000. In the spring of 2000 he performed in the 401 Festival at Theater Artaud in composer Matthew Burtner's piece for nine tenor saxophones, "Portals of Distortion." You can hear this pivotal Bay Area saxophonist presently with Forward Energy and the Left Coast Improv Group.

Spirit speaks through the drum. Here he plays gongs, bells, rain stick, singing bowl, donno (West African talking drum), sheet metal, rachet, cymbals, & rototom, as well as his modified trap kit. “First of all, my thing is spiritual. Every human has a spirit – without it you’re dead – so your spirit is what I’m dealing with. Each note I play represents a certain message, so it depends on where I put the beat, on how I hit the drum that makes you respond to a certain thing. For me it’s a religious matter. Drumming goes with my religion. Drumming is a language – this language belongs to my religion. So, every time you see me walking, you see a religious person walking with a spirit. Everybody’s got spirit. Wherever you are, you’re a spirit of your own. So you have to find out about your spirit and make sure it gets on with other people’s spirits. That’s what happens when I play music with people.”
-Kwasi Asare Adae Senior drummer, Akonedi Shrine, Larte

6th Annual Edgar Allan Poe Tribute Night
YINKOLLI
Daniel Bentley ~ Voice/electronics/inventions

SONIC SCREAM ORCHESTRA
(Kattt Sammon & friends) ~ voices
Yehudit ~ elec violin/Danielle Degruttola ~ elec cello/Phillip Everett~ drums/perc
Jesse Quattro ~ voice/CJ Reaven Borosque ~ reading/Bob Marsh ~ cello/vibes
Rent Romus ~ reeds/things/Dave Mihaly ~ drums /Bill Noertker ` bass

Kattt Sammon (vocalist, actress and composer) started out in Dallas radio. She studied voice, acting and movement with Lissa Tyler Renaud. Movement studies have included the work of Moshe Feldenkrais, Rudolph Laban, Andre Bernard and Bonnie Bainridge Cohen. Ms Sammon was featured in the performance art piece "Futuressencexxx" by Gerhard Stabler and Kunsu Shim for performances in the Essen and Duisburg Art Festivals in Germany. In January 2002 she collaborated on the theatrical collage piece "Herbst Traume" at Earport in Duisburg, Germany. Ms Sammon has performed at venues such as Beanbenders, Meridian Gallery, The Lab, New Langton, and many others.
She is involoved in collaboration with Andrew Harkins and Peggy DeCoursey, The on-going "Futuressencexxx" performances in collaboration with the wunderbar composer/performance artists Gerhard Stabler and Kunsu Shim along with Peggy DeCoursey, Kevin Morrison and Kathie Schmid. In November 2002, we are scheduled to perform in NYC.
On-going collaboration with Marianne McDonald on Harp.

Violinist Yehudit (pronounced "yeah who DEET") is making a place for herself in the forefront of the jazz mainstream, demonstrating that the electric violin, in Yehudit's hands, is a convincing and innovative jazz instrument. A classically trained player with a solid grounding in the jazz idiom, her extensive professional experience encompasses ensembles as diverse as the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra and the jazz/blues band John Handy with Class. Performing on a five-string, all-electric violin, she produces a varied sonic palette, ranging from boppish licks and wails to warm, singing melody. Her music is firmly rooted in straight-ahead jazz, and spiced with blues, free improvisation, and a dash of funk.

Danielle Degruttola was born in Boston, MA. She is a composer and cellist and has performed on both acoustic and electric cello throughout the Bay area, the United States and Europe. She moved to Oakland in 1994 to attend the Center of Contemporary Music at Mills College and received her MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media. She has also studied performance, electronic music, and composition at Smith College (BFA), Berklee College of Music, and the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She has performed with many outstanding artists including John Oswald, Cecil Taylor, Buckethead, Henry Kaiser, Vince Welnick, Greg Goodman, Lukas Ligeti, Prairie Prince, Paul Plimley, Miya Masaoka, and Pauline Oliveros.

Her video projects includes appearances on MTV music videos (Journey, Will & the Bushmen), and cable network appearances on the Sci-Fi Channel and USA Network ("Cool Tech" show) and "21st Century Home" show.

Danielle has worked quite extensively with improvisational music, analog and digital recording, electronics and computers; writing computer programs using MAX (an object-orientated computer language) to develop interactive cello and electronic music pieces. Her experience with composition, electronics and cello performance in a variety of genres (improvisation, rock, jazz, fusion, classical, modern, hardcore, Indian, etc.) allows for a flexible and textural addition to all different types of live and recorded music projects.
 
 

C.J. Reaven Borosque is a deep new contemporary San Francisco Bay Area writer, musician, and abstract visual artist. From the time she was eight, her love for science fiction shows through her art while starkly melding sociopolitical issues of our times. Her uncompromising writings present stark truths about society at large, and the ever-changing mindset of the world and its myriad of cultural ehtic, enveloped in abstract futuristic fantasy and surreal mindscapes. Her influences include Phil K. Dick, Frank Herbert, Madeline L'Engle, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Allen Ginsberg. Edgetone is proud to release her first of many books to come of this new genre of poetry entitled, “The Metal Quan Yin”.
Currently, her most recent poem The Metal Quan Yin can be found on Dark Planet.
In 2000, The Lords of Outland presented a series of new music pieces based on man of her exploratory writings entitled "The Desitinations Suite" in the first season of the SIMM Series in San Fransico. In April of 2002, Edgetone will release an addition to her new book a CD of music written to her works by Rent Romus’ Lords of Outland.

Bob Marsh performs regularly on violin, cello, piano, vibraphone, flute, and uses extended vocal techniques.
He is the leader of the Emergency String Quartet, the Robot Martians, the Illuminated Orchestra, Opera viva; co-leader of Lucha de Leche with Ernesto Diaz-Infante and member of Aaron Bennett's Nonet and Jim Ryan's Left Coast Improv Group.
Current musical projects include : Gene Coleman's "Ensemble Noamnesia", Fred Lomberg-Holm's "Phenomenal String Quartet", Marc Perlish's "Stray Quartet", duo with Blaise Siwula in "(a+b) squared", founder/director "Quintessentials

Dave Mihaly
After studying drums with Andrew Cyril in New Jersey, this tall mantis-like creative master has been heard with countless groups and artists such as, Bando, Victoria Williams, and Eartha Kitt. He is however known in the Bay Area for his work with the Kalideophone Big Band, and After the End of the World Cortet.
Currently, Mihaly can be heard on After the End of the World Cortet CD 13, and Rent Romus' Lords of Outland.

Bill Noertker has been an active member of the Bay Area music and composing scene for the last fourteen years. He studied jazz history and theory in the early '80's with Bobby Bradford, Ornette Colman's first trumpet player. He began composing under the tutelage of Albert Ryz-Ryzky in the band Bardo in the late 80's. In 1989, he and other members of Bardo formed the After the End of the World Coretet (AEWC) as a forum for their compositional and improvisational ideas. The AEWC has released 3 recordings and continues to perform a unique style of jazz. Currently, Noertker is the bassist for the Lords of Outland.
Noertker has collaborated with dancers, composing music for ODC's "Pilot Project", and for "Liberty's Breast." He is currently composing music and seeking funding for two projects, "Angels and Acrobats," a jazz ballet inspired by Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies, and "San Francisco Suite," tone portraits of San Francisco neighborhoods.