WAYNE HORVITZ is a composer, pianist, and electronic musician. He has performed extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America. He has performed and collaborated with Bill Frisell, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Robin Holcomb, Fred Frith, Julian Priester, Philip Wilson, Michael Shrieve, Bobby Previte, Marty Ehrlich, Skerik, William Parker, Ron Miles, Sara Schoenbeck, Peggy Lee, Steven Bernstein, Briggan Krauss, and Dylan van der Schyff among others. He has been commissioned by the NEA, Meet The Composer, Kronos String Quartet, Seattle Chamber Players, Mary Flagler, PGAFF, BAM and others. Collaborations with choreographers include work with Paul Taylor/White Oak Dance Project and the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange. He is the year 2001 recipient of the Seattle Artist Trust Fellowship and the year 2003 recipient of the City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture fellowship He is the 2002 recipient of the Rockefeller Map Grant for his chamber orchestra composition, JOE HILL, 16 Actions for Chamber Orchestra, Voices and Improviser, which premiered October 2004. In 2008 he received the NEA American Masterpieces grant for “These Hills of Glory,” for string quartet and improviser.
YUKIO SUZUKI is a performer, producer and choreographer. He began training in butoh in the Asbestos House in 1997 and has performed in works by artists such as Ko Murobushi, Tuyoshi Shirai, Goro Namerikawa (the starting member of Sankaijuku), and performance group SAL-VANILLA. He founded Kingyo (the Japanese word for goldfish) in 2000. Widely reviewed in contemporary Japan, Suzuki’s dance pieces disregard established ways of bodily expression, allowing for the maximization of the dancers’ characters. He has received numerous honors, including the Lab Award from ST spot (Yokohama), and selection in the final performance of Next produced by the Saison Foundation in 2004. In 2005 he received the Audience Award at the Toyota Choreography Awards, and was nominated for the Kyoto Art Center Performing-arts Prize in 2007. In 2008, his work, “Confronting Silence,” won the Grand prix at the Toyota Choreography Awards; in 2009 he participated in the Yokohama Triennale, Dance Triennale Tokyo 2009 and Hong Kong Art Festival. In 2010, he collaborated with Wayne Horvitz for a site-specific performance of the Offsite Dance Project in TBA Festival in Portland. Suzuki. He leads workshops based on the butoh method, including a series of workshops as the resident artist of Session House (Tokyo) in 2005.
Dancers performing with Yukio Suzuki will include Haruka Akagi, Nao Ashimine, Taeko Horii.
YOHEI SAITO is a video jockey and filmmaker, as well as the visual designer for internationally acclaimed performance company Baby-Q. With a radical and avant-garde approach, including use of multiple projectors, live cameras and numerous monitors, he constructs spaces and visual performances that have been seen on four continents. Often blurring the line between music and visual art during live performance pieces, Saito has created a vivid, engaging, and often surreal aesthetic. In 2007 his piece Error Code, a video dance project, was nominated for the Dancing for the Camera: International Festival of Film and Video Dance. Saito has directed music videos for numerous musicians, including prolific Japanese musician Katsuhiko Maeda (performing as World’s End Girlfriend), Atsuhiro Ito, Cysts Rhyme, Damage, Supahaze, and Pig & Machine. When not working on videos, installations or Baby-Q productions, Saito can often be found doing live video jockey sets throughout Japan.
TUCKER MARTINE is a Grammy nominated recording engineer also known for his work as a record producer and musician. He was named one of the top 10 record producers of the decade in 2009 by Paste Magazine. As a producer and/or engineer/mixer, Martine has worked with folks such as My Morning Jacket, R.E.M., Bill Frisell, The Decemberists, Mudhoney, Laura Veirs, Sufjan Stevens, Quasi, Spoon, The Long Winters, Jim White, Tift Merritt, Death Cab For Cutie, Wayne Horvitz, Jesse Sykes, Mirah, Brian Blade, Sam Rivers and Julian Priester. He has released 2 records under the name Mount Analog which finds Martine collaborating in a more experimental context with many of his cohorts from his other productions. His 2004 electronic music collaboration with Wayne Horvitz, Mylab, was picked as one of the years 10 best jazz CDs by both Amazon.com and The New Yorker.