CV & JAB (Christina Vantzou + John Also Bennett)
Christina Vantzou is a Kansas City, Missouri native of Greek descent who resides in Brussels, Belgium. A composer & experimental filmmaker, she works with space, sound, and image on a level of curiosity and refinement. Over the course of fifteen years she has built an audiovisual language very much her own. Vantzou has composed and released four albums of ambient-classical music on Kranky and has developed a form of graphic musical notation influenced by abstract minimalists. Her many collaborations have included performing with Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse), co-founding The Dead Texan, creating surreal videos/abstract films and performing with ensembles across 4 continents.
John Also Bennett is an American composer, flautist and synthesist based in Brooklyn, New York who creates music that could be described as avant-garde, ambient, or minimalist. As well as composing and performing solo under his own name he is a member of the trio Forma and founding member of the duo Seabat. His debut solo album Erg Herbe, which uses flutes, microtonal synthesis and field recordings, was released via Shelter Press in 2019. He has collaborated with Jon Gibson, Christina Vantzou, American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Theatre Of Voices, Jefre-Cantu Ledesma, Peter Burr, Zin Taylor, among many others, and performed at festivals such as Big Ears, Moogfest, Ambient Church (New York), MODE (London), Meakusma (Belgium), Jue (China), The World Minimal Music Festival (Amsterdam), and Summer Nostos (Greece). His work as a composer for animation and film has been screened at film festivals including the Sundance Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, 25FPS International Experimental Film/Video Festival, London International Animation Festival and ESPTV.
As of February 2020