Sannety, Trevor Dunn, Zachary James Watkins


Trevor Dunn

Trevor Dunn was born in 1968  behind the Redwood Curtain in The Emerald Triangle traversing a fine line between hippies and rednecks.  His first instrument was the clarinet and he began to focus on the electric bass at age 13.  Four years later he co-founded the avant-rock band Mr. Bungle.  In 1990 he received a BA in music from Humboldt State where he performed Koussevitsky’s Concerto for Double Bass with the HSO.  In 2001 he was commissioned by the Elaine Kaufman Cultural Center to write a solo bass piece for Jon Deak.  Mr. Deak performed “Depaysemant” for prepared contrabass later that year at Merkin Hall, Lincoln Center.  Dunn has lived in Brooklyn, NY  since 2000 and can be heard on over 150 recordings including a disc of original film music entitled Four Films (Tzadik) and his original rock band MadLove (Ipecac).  He recently finished his String Quartet Nr 1 and Six Nocturnes for Piano which will be recorded this year.  Currently a “singer/songwriter” recording is underway as well as new music for his trio-convulsant (with strings), a duo project with Sannety called SpermChurch and more film music.  All of this will happen between tours with Dan Weiss’ Starebaby, Endangered Blood &  John Zorn’s bagatelles marathons.


Sannety is reconsidering writing in all caps

Sannety fux with you

Sannety is getting over your dystopian future bullshit

Sannety is mixed

Always question your Sannety

Sannety needs no reverb

You won’t find Sannety on social media

Sannety is putting your money where your mouth is

Sannety didn’t make it to the studio, that day when Kanye was on Sway in the morning

when reason is off the table, Sannety is out the window

Sannety is feeling yourself

Sannety is not writing a bio for you to not use it.

Sanne is a Dutch-Indonesian electronic musician. Her work focusses on the exploration of rhythms. For this purpose she created a software instrument to venture off grids and bend time, to create a panoply of polyrhithmic patterns. By playing games with temporal gestures and specific parameters, she builds a world of percussive sounds inspired by genres that approach rhythm with more adventure than a 4/4 bar has to offer, as well as by the great beat makers of our time.

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Zachary James Watkins

Among many other things Zachary studied composition with Janice Giteck, Jarrad Powell, Robin Holcomb and Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College. In 2006, Zachary received an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College where he studied with Chris Brown, Fred Frith, Alvin Curran and Pauline Oliveros. Zachary has received commissions from Documenta 14, the Kronos Quartet, The Living Earth Ensemble, sfsound and the Seattle Chamber Players among others. His 2006 composition Suite for String Quartet was awarded the Paul Merritt Henry Prize for Composition and has subsequently been performed at the Labs 25th Anniversary Celebration, the Labor Sonor Series at Kule in Berlin Germany and in Seattle Wa, as part of the 2nd Annual Town Hall New Music Marathon featuring violist Eyvind Kang. Zachary has performed in numerous festivals across the United States, Mexico and Europe and his band Black Spirituals opened for pioneering Drone Metal band Earth during their 2015 European tour. In 2008, Zachary premiered a new multi-media work entitled Country Western as part of the Meridian Gallery’s Composers in Performance Series that received grants from the The American Music Center and The Foundation for Contemporary Arts. An excerpt of this piece is published on a compilation album entitled “The Harmonic Series‚”  along side Pauline Oliveros, Ellen Fullman, Theresa Wong Charles Curtis and Duane Pitre among others.  Zachary recently completed Documentado / Undocumentado a multi media interactive book in collaboration with Guillermo Gómez Peña, Gustavo Vasquez, Jennifer Gonzalez and Felicia Rice. His sound art work entitled Third Floor::Designed Obsolescence, “spoke as a metaphor for the breakdown of the dream of technology and the myth of our society’s permanence,” review by Susan Noyes Platt in the Summer 05 issue of ARTLIES. Zachary releases music on the labels Sige, Cassauna, Confront (UK), The Tapeworm and Touch (UK). Novembre Magazine (DE), ITCH (ZA), Walrus Press and the New York Miniature Ensemble have published his writings and scores. Zachary has been an artist in resident at the Espy Foundation, Djerassi and the Headlands Center for The Arts.