These performers fit into a wider group of people in the self-made instrument scene, which is particularly vibrant in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“It is one of the main centers for people who make their own instruments and create their setups,” says Pamela Z.
This is partly because of the Bay Area’s high density of tech-savvy tinkerers, but also because of the experimental music courses taught in local colleges like Oakland’s Mills College — which spawned pioneer Steve Reich — Stanford and UC Berkeley. Rent Romus says it is one of the richest areas in the United States for experimental sound.
The summit is being recorded in audio and video, which will be available after the event for those who live elsewhere in the world.
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