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Writer and poet Jennifer Robin is a cross-disciplinary performer who lives in Portland. Jennifer’s live performances, both solo and with electronic musicians, are known as “cultural exorcisms.” She was the instigator of live theatre with THE GROOP between the years 2002-2007, and she has more recently performed with The Dead Air Fresheners and Jacob Anderson. Like Ramtha without the religion, Jennifer channels sci-fi beasts and bag lady bandits. Her first novel Bouzi, was released in 2000. Her work has appeared in PLAZM Magazine, Dark Bizarra, Unshod Quills and Whole Beast Rag. Her pieces showcase mad families, unraveled scientists, leaky maxi pads, and cults of personality. For nine years she booked and hosted a live experimental variety show, Night of the Living Tongue, on the Portland radio station KBOO 90.7 FM. Her work has been featured at Bumbershoot, The Olympia Experimental Music Festival, and Portland’s NOFEST.
A prolific veteran of Portland’s DIY experimental scene, guitarist Jake Anderson has been recording and performing in nearly 20 musical projects over the last decade. He currently performs as the ultra lo-fi Spirit Duplicator and as one half of the duo Activity Universal. Anderson is also the founder of long-time CDR label Tape Mountain based in Portland, OR.
Currently residing in Portland, Oregon, Jordan Dykstra is a film composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and studio engineer. In 2006, he composed a symphonic work called “The Sioux City Symphony” in homage to his hometown. He also writes and performs for his band “The Righteous and Harmonious Fists” (as well as his own project called “Dash!”) and has earned a BM in Music Composition from PSU. A violist and violinist since he was 4, Jordan Dykstra is also the VP of the Portland indie-label Marriage Records.
Experimental poet, spoken word recording artist and spirited performer Tom Blood is a staple of Portland poetry circles. From his avant-garde and darkly humored published work to his energetic, arresting and genre-defying open mic performances, Blood’s unique voice is a force within the performing arts community. Tom Blood’s second book, The Sky Position, won Tom Blood the 2007 William Stafford/Donald Hall Oregon Book Award for Poetry. Tom Blood lives in Portland.