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Will Northlich-Redmond
multi-instrumentalist, composer, electronic musician, and educator
Will Northlich-Redmond (aka BlipVert) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, electronic musician, and educator. He has played concerts and appeared at festivals with Eyvind Kang, Graham Haynes, Ruins, Blaise Siwula, Ron Anderson's PAK, Fennesz, Funckarma, Ceephax Acid Crew, Alec Empire, Gerri Jaeger and Raphael Vanoli (Knalpot), Richard Devine, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Time of Orchids, Mambo Mantis, John Savage, and Robert Dick. Performance and studio collaborations include work with Elliott Sharp, Phillip Johnston and his Captain Beefheart tribute project Fast N' Bulbous, Esther Lamneck, Eugenio Sanna, Marilyn Crispell, Pauline Oliveros, Paula Matthusen, the Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble, and Troika Ranch. Will's compositions have been featured at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, New York University, Wesleyan University, the NYC Fringe Festival, and numerous international venues. Work has been supported by the NYU Vilar Global Fellows, the Portland Flute Society, the STEIM research center, the Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble (Toneburst), the Wesleyan University Balinese gamelan ensemble, and the NYU New Music Ensemble. He has master's degrees in teaching, music composition, and ethnomusicology. He is represented on Eat Concrete Records, DTrash, RA Sounds, EMF Media, Sachimay Interventions, Trixy, and Jagged Edge/Totally Incarnate.

Will recent compositions have featured cross-cultural experiments with Balinese gamelan and large ensembles ("HIT" in three scenes; "Shi") operatic thrash ("Channard's Mode"), and collaborative electronic works ("Tintenfisch" for the Wesleyan Laptop Ensemble). Will's main project is his solo electronic music composed under the moniker BlipVert. He plays guitar in Marana Jocund, a free-hardcore multimedia group with drummer Rob Pumpelly and visual artist Megan McKearney. Will also leads the BlipBand, a group of rotating instrumentalists that he fronts with electric kalimba that features structured compositions, complex rhythmic passages, and free improv blowouts. He looks forward to blowing people's heads open with all kinds of sound for a long time to come.