Tyler Futrell, born 1983 in northern California, studied primarily with Bent Sørensen and Hans Abrahamson at the Royal Danish Academy of Music (2004-06), and with Lee Hyla at the New England Conservatory (2000-2003).
Colin MacDonald is a freelance saxophonist, composer and arranger living in Vancouver, British Columbia. He completed a B.Mus. in saxophone at the University of British Columbia, where he studied with Julia Nolan and David Branter.
Bill Ryan has clearly found his niche - and the dream band of musicians to collaborate with. In his debut album "Blurred", his band (called "Billband," so there's no confusion) finds their groove right out of the gate, and keeps pace throughout the disc.
Xaur is classical and electronic musician. Since 1995 he worked as composer, producer, studio musician, DJ etc. Xaur plays all instruments in his recordings, composes mostly New Age and instrumental music. He is largely influenced by pre-1980's New Age artists like Vangelis, Kitaro, Jean Michel Jarre...
Real Quiet is a three man band dedicated to an exclusive repertoire of hard- edge acoustic and electric music created by today's leading composers. The three members- percussionist David Cossin, cellist Felix Fan and pianist Andrew Russo- are each highly accomplished soloists and chamber musicians whose careers have been dedicated to the advancement of contemporary music.
Paul Moravec is an American composer and the Music Department Chair at Adelphi University. He received his B.A. in composition from Harvard University, and his MM and DMA, both in composition also, from Columbia University. Moravec is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School.
Robert Moran (b. January 8, 1937), is an American composer. Born in Denver, Colorado. Studied 12 Tone Composition with Hans Erich Apostel in Vienna, l957-58; completed his Masters Degree in Composition with Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud at Mills College, l96l-l963.
Julia Wolfe (born December 18, 1958) is an American composer. She was born in Philadelphia and works in New York. Wolfe's music is rhythmically vigorous and often clangorously dissonant. As a composer associated with the downtown style of new music she is not averse to drawing on rock and minimalism as primary influences.
Jennifer Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and flutist. Higdon was born in Brooklyn, but spent her first 10 years in Atlanta before moving to Tennessee. With almost no advanced flute training, she studied at Bowling Green State University towards a degree in flute performance.