Tashi Wada is a composer and performer based in Los Angeles. His works explore resonance and dissonance through alternate tunings and extended harmony, using simple structures to generate rich and unanticipated perceptual effects. Wada studied composition at CalArts with  James Tenney and for many years performed alongside his father, composer and artist Yoshi Wada. He has presented his music  internationally and collaborated with a range of artists including Charles Curtis, Simone Forti, and Julia Holter. Wada founded and runs the label Saltern. His most recent album Nue was released by RVNG Intl.
Julia Holter is a composer, performer, and recording artist based in Los Angeles. Her interest in sonic mysteries has led her to record in various
settings—in her home, outside with a field recorder, and in recording studios —as well as to perform live, often with a focus on the voice and the space between language and babble. Holter’s music is multi-layered and texturally rich. She has amassed a body of work that explores melody within free song structures, atmosphere, and the impulses of the voice.