Electro-kraut digital hardcore supergroup, The Miz'ries: noise sheriff Quinn Collins plays broken records on a turntable with crazy effects, mad genius inventor Jeff Snyder plays his own analog synth creation whilst Neuseelander songstress Leila Adu sings and plays electronic drum pads. The Miz’ries have been described as "a noise band that plays 3-minute pop songs", and as "the music that plays in the club the bad guys hang out in."
llama/lama is the mind melting, tongue-in-cheek collaboration of composers Quinn Collins and Paul Schuette. Drawing sonic material from turntables, modular synthesizers, real (and false) radios, handmade mbiras, and custom-built audio hardware, llama/lama plays prime numbers with prime numbers. They make high brow, low-fi noise music for all occasions, sharing bills with jug bands, puppet shows, math rock quartets, and new music ensembles in varied settings including public parks, basements, bars, art galleries, and contemporary music festivals.
ominous cloud ensemble
Erik Ruin's Ominous Cloud Ensemble is an ever-evolving, collectively-improvising large ensemble for projections and music, led by visual artist Erik Ruin, lauded by the New York Times for his "spell-binding cut-paper animations." Erik manipulates intricate paper-cuts and painted films on overhead projectors to create abstract landscapes and fragmentary scenes that are nonetheless charged with meaning, merging with music that ranges from dark atmospherics to ecstatic peaks of dissonance. Members of the ensemble include a rotating cast of Philly's finest musicians, who have collaborated with everyone from Anthony Braxton to the Sun Ra Arkestra, Chris Forsyth to Bardo Pond.