Blevin Blectum is an electronic music / multimedia composer, performer, and sound designer residing with avian animals in Seattle WA. Incorporating elements of text, video, acoustic and electronic instruments, her multimedia work is centered around a scored musical core, and inspired by the imagined realms of radio plays and speculated science fictions. Working solo and in collaboration she has released dozens of critically acclaimed recordings since 1998. As the duo Blectum from Blechdom, with long-time collaborator Kristin Grace Erickson, she received the Digital Music Award of Distinction at the Prix Ars Electronica 2001 in Linz, Austria. She is a recent co-founder of the Traveling Bubble Ensemble, with co-composer and violist Michael Kelley, violinist Elise Kuder, and performer/builder Marjorie Gere. Blevin's work has been featured and reviewed in publications including Wire magazine (UK), Neural, Pitchfork, Time Out (New York and London), Signal to Noise, Art Forum, Blow Up (Italy), Vogue (Italy), and Rolling Stone.
The Powers is the collaborative project of Katherine Kline, Emily Pelstring and Jessica Mensch.
Drawing inspiration from mythological archetypes, particularly trinities of sisters such as the Graeae, the Gorgons and the Fates, the Powers create a feminist pantheon of their own. The angry ghosts of our maternal lineages are conjured in a live, participatory ritual, where power is redistributed and the classical "hero's journey" is redefined.