Former Members


Eliot Bates – Oud and electronics

Eliot Bates is an ethnomusicologist specializing in digital audio recording cultures and the production of contemporary music in Istanbul, Turkey. His book Music in Turkey: Experiencing Music, Expressing Culture was published by Oxford University press. He teaches at Cornell University in the music department in conjunction with the Society for ... details

Time Feeney

Tim Feeney – Percussion; friction

Tim Feeney seeks to explore and examine the timbral possibilities inherent in everyday found and built objects. He treats his percussion setup as a friction instrument, using bows, scrapers, and rosined drumheads to capture and amplify frequencies that go unheard when an object is struck with a traditional mallet. He ... details

Jesse Jones

Jesse Jones – Bowed guitar; mandolin

Composer, conductor, and mandolinist Jesse Jones (b. 1978) is an American artist of wide-ranging tastes and influences. His music has been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia, and Mr. Jones has received numerous accolades as both a composer and performer. Most recently, he has been honored with a Barlow ... details

Aaron Tate

Aaron Tate – No-input mixer

Aaron Tate holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Northwestern Univeristy, an M.A. in Ancient Greek and Latin from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in Classics from Cornell. Aaron's interests range from ancient literature, linguistics, philosophy, and music to contemporary research on oral epic and lyric song traditions. Regarding ... details