"The main thing that drew me toward this event is how amazing it is to have such a concentration of female composers and such an opportunity to showcase the work that’s being created right now by women in this field,” said Sarah Reid, young composer and faculty member at California Institute of the Arts."
"Burnt Dot is an experimental jazz/noise group that exists between LA and Ashland. The ensemble transcends the physical limitations of concert halls and recording studios by beaming into their rehearsals and shows via telepresence.
We asked them what makes for good collaboration. Here is some of what they said."
"Noise acts are notorious as free-flowing collectives that include both sound and visual artists, and that's true of SANF8 headliners Burnt Dot. Founded by Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston, who in collaboration with visual artist Sahir Khan, strive for work that's "as quirky, fiery and thought-provoking as the world that inspires it." Festival co-curator Mark Soden of phog masheeen, who first saw Burnt Dot at NorCal Noisefest earlier this year, calls them a "dialogue duo" for the conversational discourse between Reid's trumpet and Gaston's modular synthesizer."
"In their concerts and videos, Burnt Dot magically and literally enlarges the space of collaboration and musical potential, with old technologies like breath as their anchor (and some cutting edge network audio technology).
Listen to Burnt Dot and you’ll enter a sound world so enmeshed and teeming it’s difficult to tell where one instrument begins or ends."
"Sarah Belle Reid (b.1989) is a Canadian born, Los Angeles based trumpet player, improvisor, intermedia artist, and composer who is often cited as having an onstage presence that is both captivating and passionate."