20th-century Italian composer Luciano Berio embraced many forms of music, from twelve-tone modernism, to Romanticism, to folk musics. His works range from pieces for solo instruments (called Sequenzas), to electroacoustic works, to works for orchestra. Berio was particularly fascinated with the capab
Matt Brinkman (aka Mat Brinkman, Meerk Puffy, Mystery Brinkman, Brinkman, Brinkmangler, Mucid Cuspidor, ZZ POT etc.) is an artist and electronic musician. He was a founding member of the Fort Thunder artist live-work space in Providence, RI. He recorded with the bands Mindflayer and Forcefield, who p
The Mars Volta can adequately be described as musical incineration, from the wailing vocals of Cedric Bixler-Zavala to the distorted guitar and unorthodox time signatures of Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.
The two musicians formed The Mars Volta in 2001 after the break-up of their influential punk group At