Performance musician and composer.
Burre's uses samples and live inputs with granular synthesis software "Crusher-X" and sound processors "GRM Tools" to create moving sounds and lush textures with laptop computer. He also utilizes voice and effected electric guitar to create and communicate within the musical environment.
Burre was awarded "Best Guitarist - making a statement" in 2003 by newsweekly Metroland (Albany, NY). Metroland also awarded his art rock group BoneOil "Best Experimental Band" and "Best Album of 2000" for their debut cd "The Mist of Lust".
Burre is currently Assistant Executive Director at Electronic Music Foundation and holds a B.A. in Music from the State University at Albany.
Pierre Joris’ most recent publications include Poasis: Selected Poems 1986-1999, A Nomadic Poetics (essays)and 4x1 (translations of Rilke, Tzara, Duprey & Tengour).He has translated Celan, Picasso, Blanchot, Jabès, Meddeb, Schwitters and others and has received several PEN awards for translation. With Jerome Rothenberg he edited the Poems for the Millennium anthologies. He teaches in the Department of English at SUNY-Albany.
Drummer/percussionist Mike Lopez has been active in numerous and varied musical settings throughout the northeast over the past 18 years. Mike co-founded the long running avant-rock band 5chin400; in 1993 the band played to large and enthusiastic audiences in Prague and Berlin before closing their tour in Amsterdam with a (kid you not!) Hell's Angels riot-foreshortened set. In 1994 he replaced the drum machine in Solomons RamaDa - an association that continues to present with the band Faking Trains. Mike has since recorded and/or performed with many fine musicians including Sabir Mateen, Raphe Malik, Eric Zinman and Damian Catera. Current projects include ADICHATZ - a trio with Nicole Peyrafitte and Mitch Elrod - and VICE-VERSA with NYC jazz guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil. Mike also records and produces audiowith the Hudson-Mohawk Indymedia Collective and WRPI 91.5fm Troy.
is a well know guitar player in the capital district area. He performs with the Brian Patneaude Quartet every Sunday night at Justin’s, with Jocamo, as well as solo performer.
Muscatello studied at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. He honed his skills with Wayne Krantz and Rodney Jones while immersing himself in the music of modern classical composers such as Bela Bartok and Leo Brouwer. The guitarist has since become quite well known throughout the Capital District for his regular appearances at Justin’s, Savannah's, De John’s in addition to performances with heavy hitters such as Nick Brignola, Chuck D'Aloia, and Dave Calarco. George brings a unique sound and compositional approach through his many musical influences ranging from free jazz to contemporary classical. During the summer of 2004 Muscatello & Peyrafitte toured the French version of the Bi Continental Chowder in France.
Multimedia performance artist Nicole Peyrafitte was born and raised in the French Pyrenees. She performs locally, nationally and in Europe. She often collaborates with her partner, poet Pierre Joris, recently touring their “voco-visual performance” SUMERICABACHBONEs in Berlin (Germany), Austin (TX), The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Buffalo and Rochester. Peyrafitte recently performed with Mitch Elrod and Mike Lopez as the trio Adichatz! She collaborates with George Muscatello; they spent last summer performing the French version of Bi-Continental Chowder in Southern France.
Peyrafitte who conceptualized the performance MVVP Jam describes it as:“a period of time spent making improvised music & to experiment with new songs & poetry & techniques”.