SynthLab Presents: Rychard Cooper Performing at the Drone Show II October 19th, 2018 at California State University, Long Beach

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


Aka 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".

A consummate TechDweeb, visual artist and novatone "musician" univac continuously re-purposes the detritus of trickle-down technology, off-the-shelf toys and electronics 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 constructs audioVisualizations utilizing Apple's Quartz Composer, making short experimental films and performing live audio-reactive visuals for his own and others' live performances.

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.

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 plans to perform at PUMP for the first time on an all hardware synthesizer and sequencer setup.

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)


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


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 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.


Music PA at Cartoon Network Studios | Composer | Genderqueer Degenerate |