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SynthLab is a collective of electronic musicians and visual artists based in Long Beach, CA which produces multimedia concerts featuring original music, live video projections, and interactive installations. Using modular and digital synthesizers, drum machines, acoustic and electric instruments, loopers, effects processors and software, SynthLab's artists create a wide range of electronic music, including ambient, electronica, techno, house, experimental, noise...

SynthLab was founded in 2015 by Rychard Cooper and Matt Pogue.

 
 
 

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RYCHARD COOPER

QRUX

PABLO BERT

SANDER ROSCOE WOLFF

FARADAY CAGE

LOREN NERELL

SOM SHANKAR

UNIVAC

JESSE NASON

CANNIBALISTIC CATERPILLAR

 

RYCHARD COOPER

Composer, synthesist and sound designer, Rychard Cooper, teaches classes in electronic music & digital media at CSULB.

rychard.org

 

FARADAY CAGE

Matt Pogue has been wrangling electricity with his guitar for three decades. Now he does it with other machines as well.

 

UNIVAC

A consummate TechDweeb, visual artist and novatone "musician," univac continuously re-purposes the detritus of trickle-down technology and off-the-shelf toys and electronics in order to create circuit-bent audioVisual hybrids; causing the designers of the original items to shudder in disbelief. In addition to circuit-bent video gadgets, univac also constructs audioVisualizations utilizing Apple's Quartz Composer, a visual programming system, making short experimental films and performing live audio-reactive visuals for his own and others' live performances.

techdweeb.com

 

QRUX

Andrew Reitsma is an artist who blends music and photography to synthesize life around him. His compositions are both improvisational and crafted. When asked how he feels about playing music, he says, "everything else goes away."

qrux.com

 

LOREN NERELL

Loren has a richly varied musical background including research into analog synthesis, and the micro-tonal techniques of Harry Partch, complemented by his studies in Anthropology and Ethnomusicology.”
-Sam Rosenthal (Prokekt Records)

projektrecords.bandcamp.com

 

JESSE NASON

Jesse Nason is a California native that has been playing keyboards and drums in various bands in the OC/LA area, including Deccatree, AM, and currently with Perfect Beings. He is a collector of sounds, and modular is the next target on the checklist. Some of his influences for synth based music are Tom Morello, Pink Floyd, Alessandro Cortini, Suzanne Ciani and Brian Eno. He is a fan of melody, drones, and noise coordination.

perfectbeingsband.com

 

PABLO BERT

Pablo Bert is an electronic musician and mathematician from Long Beach.  Pablo got his start as a chiptune/IDM DJ in 2003.  Now he spends most of his time playing with synths and twiddling knobs. He prefers producing without a computer and performed at PUMP 2017 for the first time on an all-hardware synthesizer and sequencer setup.

 

SOM SHANKAR

Som's music defines the intersection of classical, timeless forms and modern electronic sound technology.”
-Epitonic

epitonic.com/artists/som

 

CANNIBALISTIC CATERPILLAR

Cannibalistic Caterpillar is a sound and vision project by Justin Scheid and Brian Akenoh. The group utilizes live projections, analog and digital synthesis, guitar pedals, homemade noise boxes, and live sampling to deliver intense and spontaneous improvisatory performances. Though primarily a duet, guest collaborators are not uncommon. The group is based in Long Beach, CA.

 

SANDER ROSCOE WOLFF

Sander Roscoe Wolff has worked with sound as an art medium since he was a child. He began to work more seriously during his studies at Long Beach City College where, in the early '80s, they had impressive recording and electronic music programs. Since then, he's pursued parallel interest: Composing, recording and performing traditional musical forms while, at the same time, creating sound-based sculptural work, systems-based performance, and abstract sonic landscapes for documentaries. He is currently one half of Toaster Music, an improvisational electronic music duo.

sanderis.com

 

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