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Marcus Fischer (b.1977) is a musician & multimedia artist currently based in Portland, Oregon. Field recordings, chance, and DIY instruments, coupled with acoustic instrumentation and visual art, define what has become Marcus’s minimal signature. In recent years he has also been involved with projects and performances for Art organizations such as the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, SASSAS, Dublab and Berklee College of Music.Past musical releases include “Monocoastal” (12k, 2010), “Arctic/Antarctic” (Luxus-Arctica, 2010), contributions and remixes to various compilations + net labels as map~map, “For Friends This Winter” (dustbreeding.com, 2009), various untitled ltd 3” CDRs, and two CDs as part of the duo Unrecognizable Now. Marcus’ music + visual art has found it’s way onto sites such as MAKE, create digital music, Swiss Miss +Apartment Therapy and the public radio show Radio Lab. (http://www.mapmap.ch)
Born in the US and raised in Japan, Corey Fuller is a musician and multimedia artist from Tokyo, Japan. Growing up between several different cultures and traveling extensively as a child have made geography and a sense of place major components of Fuller’s music. His work is a slow and gradual music composed of infinitesimal details comprised of processed and delicately treated acoustic instruments, field recordings, and other sound sources. In addition to his work as a solo artist, Fuller finds his collaborations with other artists invaluable. Besides his work with Date, he is currently collaborating with Mathieu Ruhlmann, Tyler Wilcox and Chihei Hatakeyama of Opitope. Fuller also belongs to a trio with Hatakeyama and Date called KUUKOKA. The trio’s debut album is scheduled for release in 2012 from Celer’s label, Two Acorns. Hatakeyama and Fuller have a full-length album entitled “euphotic” scheduled for release on Infraction Records in 2011. In December 2009, Fuller released his first solo album, Seas Between on Dragon’s Eye Recordings to critical acclaim. (http://illuha.com
Saxophonist and Composer Ian Christensen is equally at home in the worlds of Jazz, Rock, and Improvised Music. Inspired by the works of Sonny Rollins, Thelonious Monk, Albert Ayler, Claude Debussy, and Elliot Smith, Ian strives to cultivate a new and honest approach, anchored by a strong melodic sensibility and a passion for the unknown. Ian has studied music in New York City, at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, under the likes of Reggie Workman, Jane Ira Bloom, Andrew Cyrille, Tony Malaby, and Bill McHenry, and in Portland, OR under David Valdez, Renato Caranto, Tim Bryson, Ben Medler, Michelle Medler, Thara Memory, Randy Porter and Alan Jones. Ian has had the honor of playing with such luminaries as Mel Brown, Ron Steen, Terrell Stafford, Red Holloway, John Stowell, Javon Jackson, Dave Glasser, and many others. In March of 2010, Ian was invited to play at the Bern Internation Jazz Festival in Bern, Switzerland, with a group from the New School.Ian also remains an active composer, having written extensively for small and large groups.
Andrew Jones is a musician working in Portland, OR where he composes, arranges and plays in a wide variety of musical contexts primarily on electric and double bass. Before relocating to Portland from Arizona he performed and/or recorded with musicians as varied as LA drummer/performance artist Corey Fogel, Tokyo-based pianist Jacob Koller, jazz vocalist Dennis Rowland, downtempo electronica artist Coppe and began playing all over the US and Europe alongside theremin virtuoso Pamelia Kurstin with veteran Brooklyn Art-rockers Barbez, with whom he still regularly tours. Since moving to the NW he’s performed and/or recorded with the Blake Lyman trio, Andrew Durkin’s Protohuman, Portland Cello Project, Boy and Bean, Portland psych-folk outfit and electro-rock outfits Egg Plant and Small Skies, John Gross, Cameron Morgan Trio, Scott Cutshall’s Phraseology, Noah Bernstein, Ryan Meagher, Lee Elderton, Ryan Miller and Pinkish. He’s also spearheaded a local chapter of the Immersion Composition Society and plays his own music for voice, double bass and electronics alongside drummer Chris Johnedis under the name The Crenshaw.
Scott Cutshall, born 1963, Pennsylvania, United States of America, begin playing music first on flute, and after threatening to quit his school band, was given the Green Light to begin studying snare drum. This was 1969, and he still digs drums & percussion to this day. Cutshall cut his musical teeth on jazz studies while also playing in an endless stream of often unbelievably shitty rock bands. All his attention focused on Jazz Mecca, New York City, he left his hometown, and the shitty rock bands, for the Big Apple and never looked back. Cutshall began playing with saxophonist Dave Liebman (Miles Davis, Elvin Jones’ Jazz Machine), eventually recording with him as well. In addition to Liebman, Cutshall has also worked, recorded or toured with Ben Monder, Tony Marino, Tony Malaby, Russ Lossing & Herb Robertson amongst many other of New York’s elite musical visionaries. The list of those he has studied with is equally impressive: Bob Moses (Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorous, Jim Pepper) Bill Goodwin (Phil Woods, Keith Jarrett, Gary Burton) Ramnad Rhagavan (John McLaughlin and Shakti) Jamey Haddad (Oregon, Paul Simon) Cutshall has appeared at the JVC Jazz, Ford Detroit Montreux and Portland International Jazz Festivals… as well, he has played the Blue Note-NYC, Knitting Factory-NYC & Sweet Basil-NYC clubs. He has appeared on various international jazz labels: Red, Owl, Black Saint and CMP. Cutshall was a CMP Records (Koln, Germany) recording artist, with his debut album, Zyphoid Process (CMP 76) garnering rave reviews from European, Asian and American press.