The Quiet Village compilation “...have you ever tried to hear ALL the sounds around you?” features a selection of works from the artists who performed at Quiet Village 2.0.

Track listing and artist information:

Track 1 ruby gold + rothwell: casio - static - xylo

(Robert Hardin/Mariette Papic)

In 2014 a musician, artist, and graphic designer met an author, artist, and herbalist. Shortly after, they began collaborating on multi-media sound performances. As ruby gold + rothwell, they explore sounds and solve mysteries. Both together and individually, their work has appeared in museums, galleries, venues, and curiosity shops all across the US.

Both are suspected witches—a claim they will neither confirm or deny.

This is their second appearance at Quiet Village.

Robert Hardin

Mariette Papic

Twitter/Instagram @MsPapic

Track 2 Joshua Groffman: Landscape Dialogue - New Paltz, Main Street, August ʻ18

(Joshua Groffman) (ASCAP)

Joshua Groffman is a composer, performer, and scholar. His work frequently centers around place and nature, especially in New York's Hudson Valley, of which he is a native. He currently lives in western Pennsylvania, where is an assistant professor of music at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

Track 3 ArtCrime: Overtone Crisis

(John Korchok/Bob Siebert)

ArtCrime’s members are veterans of experimental music and jazz, arising in January 2011 from the Bergen County (NJ) Experimental Musician’s group.  ArtCrime are John Korchok and Bob Siebert

Track 4 oximeter: Borders I - excerpt

(James Curran)

Artist description:

Music to be ignored. Sounds to create silence.

Oximeter is James Curran. As a New Yorker, he found the only way to have silence was to create your own noise to blanket the racket outside and 

the music next door. He has been working under the name oximeter since 2017, prior to which he had composed, performed, and recorded under various monikers since the late 90s.

Track 5 Cowboy and Indian: Basic Shapes

(Brandon Chrisjohn/Jack Peeler)

Cowboy and Indian are Brandon Chrisjohn and Jack Peeler, two music producers who make ambient music with experimental, soundtrack and soundscape influences.

Track 6 Oneiromantix: Alexandria (In Memoriam) - excerpt

(Kristopher Bernard/Amanda Newman)

Oneiromantix are Kristopher Bernard and Amanda Newman.

Track 7 Edward Ruchalski: Music for Quiet Village

(Edward Ruchalski)

Edward Ruchalski has been commissioned by the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Helen Boatwright, Syracuse's Society for New Music, and dG Studios, among others. He has composed work upon request for the Buffalo Guitar Quartet, Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Robert Black, Stephen Porter, and Shiau-uen Ding. His compositions have been performed at Lincoln Center, Mass MOCA, Miller Theatre, Yale University, the Festival of Miami, Harvard University, Kirk in the Hills in Detroit, Symphony Space, the Everson Museum of Art, and elsewhere. Ruchalski's new composition ""For Carrie Mae Weems"" has be performed as part of MacArthur Genius Fellow Carrie Mae Weems' new production, Grace Notes: Reflections for Now, a gift for Barack and Michelle Obama, at the Kennedy Center. Ruchalski’s composition, “Winter Light” is included on the Innova recording Serendipity (2009), and to date, he has sixteen studio recordings available, including: WaterTrain (Humbug, Norway); Dark Night (Afe, Italy); and Refined Localities (taâlem, France). Edward Ruchalski is the Director of Music at Le Moyne College.

Track 8 David Mecionis: Impression 18/21

(David Mecionis)

David Mecionis is a self-taught composer, instrumentalist and music copyist. He has played guitar, bass and drums with bands in the U.S. and Europe. His Saxophone Quartet in E-flat minor, was premiered in October 2009 at SUNY Fredonia by the Coleman Prize-winning Mana Quartet. Since then, David has been composing chamber pieces and electronic music. In late 2016, David began composing under the guidance of Raoul Pleskow, a highly regarded composer of the Wolpe and Wuorinen circles. A song-cycle dedicated to Mr. Pleskow—Die Sprechmasken von Hofmannsthal for tenor, English horn, bass clarinet, violin and electric guitar—was premiered March 2019 in N.Y.C., featuring his dear friend Bob Lukomski as tenor. David is Concert Director of the New York Composers Circle.

Track 9 Bob Lukomski: The Visitors (QV edit)

(Bob Lukomski) (BMI)

Bob Lukomski is a composer of chamber, choral and electro-acoustic music. His works have been performed nationally and internationally. He is also a professional singer and audio engineer.  Bob teaches electronic music, theory and composition at SUNY New Paltz. He is the founder and artistic director of Quiet Village.

Track 10 buddha glues airplanes: Weʼve Got to Unplug TIM

(Robert Hardin)

buddha glues airplanes are Robert Hardin and Bob Lukomski.

for more information, contact Robert or Bob at one of the above email addresses/websites

Track 11 4 airports: Crater Lake

(Craig Chin/Nathan Yeager)

4 Airports is a collaboration between guitarist Craig Chin ( and synthesist Nathan Yeager

( Together they create improvised electronic soundscapes, exploring weird sonic terrain and deep ambient textures.

quiet village compilation CD

The first Quiet Village compilation CD,

“...have you ever tried to hear ALL

the sounds around you?”,

will be available exclusively at Quiet VIllage 2.0 on May 5.

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