Los Angeles-based Tim Feeney, Clay Chaplin, and Davy Sumner make ambient electroacoustic improvisations. They coax bass shakers, vibrating sheet metal, field recordings, synth tones, and tuning forks into evolving drones, disparate characters, and patient textures. Patient, but like a wall is patient.
Recent activity includes closing the 2019 Electronic Ensemble Performance festival at San Francisco’s Center for New Music.
Tim Feeney has performed as an improviser with musicians including the trio Meridian, with percussionists Sarah Hennies and Greg Stuart, pianist Annie Lewandowski, cellist and electronic musician Vic Rawlings, saxophonist Andrew Raffo Dewar, banjo and electronic musician Holland Hopson, video artist Jane Cassidy, and many others. He has toured throughout the United States, including notable performances at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, New York's The Stone, the Hong Kong International Festival, and the Big Ears Festival. He has recorded for Marginal Frequency, Weighter, Caduc, Accidie, Full Spectrum, Sedimental, homophoni, Cantaloupe, and Brassland/Talitres.
Clay Chaplin is a computer musician, improviser, and audio engineer from Los Angeles who explores the realms of audio-visual improvisation, sound synthesis, field recording, electronics, and computer processing for creative sonic expression. His works have been performed internationally including performances at the San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, the Bent Festival, the Busan International Computer Music Festival, the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektroakustiche Musik (DEGEM) studios, the Ear Zoom Sonic Arts festival, the Studio for Electro-Instrumental Music (STEIM), the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College (CCM), the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, the Sonic Circuits Festivals, and many others.
Davy Sumner is an installation artist and experimental musician, based in Los Angeles, CA, utilizing original electronics, spatialized audio, antiquated recording devices, repetitive movements, and feedback-based systems as key elements. His work has been featured at Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT, Stanford University, Grand Central Art Center, and The Emerge Impact + Music Festival, and he has worked as an Artist-In-Residence in projects have been showcased by The National Park Service, The Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Side Street Projects, and the Westben Centre for Connection and Creativity.