Gabby Wen mainly works with sound improvisation and composition, focusing on the immediate corporal response to each sonic event, intentional or accidental, and its evolving/decaying physical existence in time. Born in Toisan, raised in Shenzhen, and living in Oakland, their works draw from early synthesizer music, Japanoise, folk music and rituals of various traditions, and natural or industrial polyrhythms. Gabby continues to develop a body of work combining synthesis, field recording, and guqin playing.
Sound artist and curator Jorge Bachmann has been involved in SF’s experimental music and dance scenes since the early 2000s. His eclectic work ranges from musique concrète to modular synth minimalism. Since the 1980s he has been collecting the microscopic sounds of everyday life and creating immersive soundscapes, blurring boundaries between wilderness environments and man-made sounds. He has performed and exhibited in North America, Europe, Japan, Taiwan and South America. in recent years with the likes of Alessandro Cortini, Bryan Day, Michael Gendreau, and Takahiro Kawaguchi. His last album Mare island is on Baltimore’s VauxFlores Industrial label.