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Edward Schocker is a composer and performer who creates music with made/found materials and alternate tuning systems. He studied composition at Mills College with Pauline Oliveros, Alvin Curran, and independently with Lou Harrison.
Edward composed music for an UNESCO sponsored work with Echo Arts –a large bicommunal project in Cyprus that helped build understanding between communities in conflict. Recent commissions include Berkley Art Museum, Stanford Lively Arts, Theatre of Yugen, St. Ignatius Choir, Firebird Chinese Orchestra, and Youkobo Art Space in Tokyo. He was awarded The NEA/Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission Fellowship, and a residencies at Headlands Center for the Arts and the Berkeley Museum/Pacific Film Archive.
Sudhu Tewari has been called a professional bricoleur, junkyard maven and young audio-gadgeteer. An early interest in disassembling alarm clocks and coffee makers gave rise to electro-acoustic instruments constructed with the remains of discarded stereo equipment, kinetic sculptures and sound installations. Sudhu builds audio electronics, acoustic instruments, kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, and sound sculptures. He received his MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in 2002 and is currently a PhD candidate at UC Santa Cruz in the Cultural Musicology program, writing his dissertation on the experimental musical instruments of Tom Nunn, a local instrument builder.
Sudhu manages a bicycle program at the Crucible in West Oakland, working primarily with youth from West Oakland, teaching them to repair bicycles and training them for future employment as bike mechanics. He also teaches a bike frame modification class, in which students cut up, weld and modify old bikes to create unique “art bikes”. Sudhu also teaches youth kinetics and electronics classes at the Crucible and Camp 510 in Oakland. He’s about to embark on a second week long class at Camp 510, building a miniature golf course with groups of students over the course of a week. In addition to teaching younger students, Sudhu currently teaches three Audio Electronics classes at the Art Institute of California San Francisco and has taught classes in Electronics and Sound Art at UC Santa Cruz.