Daryl Seaver/Cameron Shafii/RM Francis

Daryl Seaver is a composer born in 1987 who currently lives in Portland, OR where she works as a mobile developer. Her background in mathematics inspires strict processes used to generate sound material that is later quilted together by ear, balancing formula against feeling and leaving space for listening. Daryl has released dance music under the name Samantha Vacation on L.I.E.S. Records and Jeff Witscher’s Salon Cdr label, in addition to numerous short-lived underground projects and collaborations. She has a background in formal music composition from the Hartt School of Music and also studied mathematics at Smith College.

Cameron Shafii is an Iranian composer practicing generative and electroacoustic music. His compositions are inflected with a host of digital synthesis processes and are informed by aspects of acousmatic theory, particularly spectromorphology. His works do not impose any temporal scheme upon the listener – rejecting the semiotic operation of ‘engagement/disengagement’ in the discourse of A.J. Greimas. Pithy & Prolix – his new piece for the Entr’acte label – features sound scenes that emphasize the materiality and morphology of spatial textures. In it, Shafii presents an asymmetrical narrative that articulates tension, amorphous forms, and complex sonorities, signifying a plurality of meaning and complication. Shafii has performed at concerts, festivals, installations and workshops in the US and Canada. He runs the Ge-stell label and is currently based in Seattle.

RM Francis is a Seattle-based musician working with computer-generated sound in performance, installation and recordings. Drawing on a panoply of digital synthesis techniques, his work interrogates the boundaries of musical form and performance. His work has been released by DRAFT, Agents of Chaos, Nada, and atrium. His spring 2017 release, Hyperplastic Other, is a compendium of non-redemptive transformations and asymmetrical translations in the twinned idioms of chocolate and sound. Francis is also a member of the networked computer music ensemble Mesh Collaborative.