locationthe luggage storedateNOVEMBER 9, 2006, 8-10PM

$6-10 sliding scale, no one refused for lack of funds


Two artists from Los Angeles and two artists from San Francisco come together for an evening of improvisation, performing both solo and collaborative sets in a continuous current of sonic banter. Curated by Kadet.

Elise Baldwin:

Raised on a farm in Idaho, Elise Baldwin now resides in San Francisco,  where she recently completed her MFA in Electronic Music at Mills College. When not indulging her interest in pyrokenesis or reading  compulsively in the bath, E can be found cooking up aurally hazardous  byproducts in her studio or building software instruments for video  manipulation. She has spent much of the past decade as a sound designer  and recording engineer, as well as composing for theater, film, live  performance, and audio installations. Active in the Bay Area  experimental music scene, she focuses on solo and collaborative  intermedia performance, appearing recently at the ARTSfest 2004, E.S.P.  Media Lounge, CalArts CEAIT Festival 2003 and the National Queer Arts  Festival. She is a Harvestworks Artist in Residence for 2006 and  recipient of the 2004 Frogs Peak Award for Experimental Music.  (

Clay Chaplin:

Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser and video artist from Los  Angeles who explores audio visual improvisation with computer  instruments and networked systems. He uses computers and custom  electronics as musical and visual instruments which can of capture,  process, play back, or generate sounds and images in real-time. Clay is  continuing development of his wireless, interactive instrument named  ‘Stupid Thing’ which, through a connection with the body provides  mobility and physicality to his performances. During his career, Clay  has worked on many projects involving experimental music, video, dance,  computers, and related technology. His works have been performed  internationally including performances at the Los Angeles County Museum  of Art, the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College, the Lincoln  Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Sonic Circuits Festivals, the Piano  Spheres concert series, the Santa Fe Electronic Music Festival, UCSB’s  Cultural Turn Conference, UCSD’s Time-Forms Media Festival, the  Ex-Static Concerts in Sydney, the Korean Electro-Acoustic Society  concerts in Seoul, the Fringe Festival of Independent Dance Artists in  Toronto, the Olympia Experimental Music Festival, the International  Computer Music Conference in Hong Kong, the Baltimore Composers Forum concerts, the CEAIT Electronic Music Festivals, and the Electronic Music Threshold concerts. Clay is currently the Director of the Computer Music and Experimental Media studios at the CalArts School of  Music where he teaches composition, audio recording, and digital video. (

Milton Cross:

Milton Cross (who also goes by Tony) has been playing the violin since  the age of 4. He studied at the Oberlin Conservatory, the Curtis  Institute, and the Aspen Music School. He has performed, recorded  and/or toured with Tarentel, No Name Trio, Laughingstock, Dielectric  Drone All-Stars, John Vanderslice, Alfred, and many others. Milton has  composed and performed soundtracks for several films, including Frozen  Angels (Sundance, 2005, with co-composer and longtime co-conspirator  Zoe Keating), Oregon (South by Southwest, Seattle International,  Odense, Berlin, Taos Talking Pictures, and Sci-Fi Channel), Uncovering  Glen Canyon (Taos Mountain, Flagstaff, Durango and Santa Fe Film  Festivals) and Alfred (Cannes, 1999 and ResFest, 1998). Other activities include field recording (he has presented work at the  Field Effects series in San Francisco), writing (published a few times  in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency), and working as a Soundscape Monitor  in Muir Woods. Milton lives in San Francisco but grew up in New York  and Michigan. He has twice completed the swim from Alcatraz to San  Francisco. (

Kadet Kuhne:

Kadet Kuhne is a media artist based out of Los Angeles whose work  includes music composition, filmmaking and installation. Kadets fever for combining audio and video began over a decade ago when she started  shooting and soundtracking underground films. Kadet has two solo CD  releases, Seismic and Thin Air, and is featured on numerous  compilations including Women Take Back The Noise and MONO:POLY. As an  award-winning filmmaker, she has nine film and video shorts that are  screened worldwide, and designs interactive, audiovisual installations  for galleries and museums. Past exhibitions and performances include  the Museum of Art Lucerne, LACMA, Musees de Strasbourg, MOCA -LA, San  Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, REDCAT. The LAB, The Weisman Art  Museum, The CEAIT Festival, Highways Performance Gallery, New York  Underground Film Festival and The Knitting Factory. Since graduating  with an MFA in Music Composition & Integrated Media at CalArts, Kadet  has moved into teaching at UCSD and owns a Post-Production Sound  studio, Audible Shift, where she designs and mixes for cinema,  commercials, video games and music releases. (