Anna Homler voice, toys, objects
Richard Sanderson toys, Zoom sampler, melodica
Anna Homler is a vocal, visual and performance artist based in Los Angeles. She has performed and exhibited her work in venues around the world. With a sensibility that is both ancient and post-modern, Homler sings in an improvised melodic language. Her work explores alternative means of communication and the poetics of ordinary things. She creates perceptual interventions by using language as music and objects as instruments. Anna Homler started out in 1980 with performance art, then around 1985 began to focus on the human voice. Anna travels the world with her music, singing with a wide array of different musical groups. She often combines these events with performance art and with found-object sculptures.
Since 1982 Homler has collaborated in America with composer/musicians Steve Moshier, David Moss, Ethan James, Steve Roden, and Steve Peters; and in Europe, with the Voices of Kwahn, Steve Beresford, Peter Kowald, Frank Schulte, Richard Sanderson, Geert Waegeman, and Sylvia Hallett, among others.
Richard Sanderson is an experimental and improvising musician based in South East London, originally from Middlesbrough in he North East of England. His instrument of choice is the melodeon (diatonic button accordion) although he also plays electronics, toys, guitar and organ. He has recorded with the bands Lost Robots, Minnow and Ticklish and in duos with Steve Beresford and Mark Spybey. His solo album "Improvisations for Melodeon" was released in 2011. He plays in Browne/Thompson/Sanderson, The Horse Trio and dances with Blackheath Morris Men. Very occasionally he re-activates his late 70's post-punk band Drop. He appears on the Linear Obsessional releases , "Bottles" and "Corks" (with Clive Pearman), "Tone Chambers" with skitter, "Berlin Toy Bazaar" with Steve Beresford and Anna Homler linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/berlin-toy-bazaar
and the solo releases "Precision" (an EP), "Air Buttons", "A Thousand Concreted Perils" and "Compass Rose". He also runs Linear Obsessional Recordings. archive.org/details/linear-obsessional-recordings