Ken Field and Allison Tanenhaus
Ken Field is a saxophonist & composer. He leads the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, an experimental & improvisational brass band, and is a longtime member of the electronic modern music ensemble Birdsongs of the Mesozoic. His solo releases document his work for layered saxophones and his soundtracks for dance and film. Field's music is heard regularly on the children's television program Sesame Street. He is the host of WMBR Radio’s “The New Edge”, President of the Board of Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Member of the HONK! Festival Organizing Committee, President of the Board of JazzBoston, and former member & chair of the Cambridge Bicycle Committee.
Allison Tanenhaus (she/her) is a New York–born, Somerville–based digital glitch artist. She specializes in bold geometrics, kaleidoscopic color fields, trippy op art, thought-provoking truisms, and unexpected dimensional qualities. Her primary formats include retrofuturistic GIFs, loops, and music videos; abstract public art; street art cat stickers; and large-scale video projections. Source material consists of Allison’s original images (cellphone pics, satirical typography, salvaged works in progress) and collected artifacts that she alters via smartphone. Made with equal parts deliberation and experimentation, the results are rainbow-hued compositions that take on a psychedelic life of their own.
Violet Nox and Deb Step
Violet Nox is a Boston based, electronic-experimental, dark ambient, sonic, cosmic drone collaborative project with spacey shoegaze textural walls of sound; using synths, guitar, effect pedals, turntables, vocals, drum machines and beats.
Deb Step is a Boston based artist working in glitch, photography, and embroidery.
Produced by Callie Chapman
Callie is the director/founder of Studio at 550 and an independent choreographer, producer, and digital media designer.