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Istvan Peter B'Racz collaborated on Loop 2.4.3's first public performance and has been an important part of the group's evolution.  Istvan appears on 2012's American Dreamland, as well as countless live performances and in-studio radio programs.  An accomplished pianist and composer, Istvan's own works range from solo piano, to orchestral music, to electronica.  Istvan recieved a Fulbright Grant to study at the Franz Liszt Academy, and holds degrees from the Yale School of Music and Hartt School of Music.  Istvan will be featured on piano for Time-Machine_music performances on the East Coast this season.  http://istvanpeterbracz.bandcamp.com

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Tom Burnett, director, performer and musician, is a founding member of the performance orchestra Coocoohandler, presenting shows at many venues in NYC, including The Kitchen, Webster Hall, the Knitting Factory, Fez, Performance Space 122, MoMA PS1 and the South Street Seaport. He was co-creator and keyboardist in the popular downtown show Uncle Jimmy’s Dirty Basement as seen at Joe’s Pub, the Bowery Ballroom, the Toyota Comedy Festival and the Bowery Poetry Club.  As a director he has helmed multimedia performance events for Projects for a New Millennium based in New Haven, at sites as varied as the Stony Creek Quarry and the Bridgeport baseball stadium. Among his many other credits are co-director of Danny Mydlack’s Mr. Big company; director of plays by Winchester Chimes, with the Formica Cornice Theatre Company; and original works at The Kitchen.  Recently directed/co wrote and sound designed James Godwin’s solo shows “Lunatic Cunning” and “The Flat Iron Hex” at Dixon place in NYC, receiving the Jim Henson collaboration award and winning best in show at the 2014 National Puppetry Festival. Burnett has been a collaborator with Loop 2.4.3 from its inception in 2004.

Tom and fellow Loop 2.4.3 collaborator James Godwin in the NY Times:

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NYC painter and digital artist Catherine Rutgers included Loop 2.4.3 in her Stripes! (Art for Music) project, and developed an exciting, ongoing collaboration where-in Catherine's original and visually striking digital images are woven into the group's live video projections. Learn more about Catherine at catrutgers4art.com.

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Jon Waldo is a visual artist and painter based in NYC.  Jon has been a part of Loop 2.4.3 since 2011, when he started contributing paintings, photography, and open ears.  His artwork is featured in live performances, and on the LP and CD jackets for American Dreamland and Time-Machine_music.  Learn more about Jon through his gallery profile at:


Lorne Watson is a multi-faceted percussionist and composer currently living in Brooklyn, NY.  Originally from Michigan, Lorne met Thom playing in the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble which rehearsed extensively in room 243.  Lorne’s composition has been praised for its “remarkable rhythmic breadth and tonal depth,” (New Haven Advocate) in a way that “positively shakes with life.” (New-Noise.net) He spent several years teaching and performing on the the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation.  Highly regarded for his work with the Tribe, Lorne was invited to join the High Spirit Drum group and was honored to sit with elders and receive training on the Native American flute.  In addition to Robert Hohner, Lorne has studied with percussion legends Jim Chapin, Joe Morello, and Alex Acuna.  He currently studies and performs Cuban folkloric music with master drummer John Amira.  

Lorne has performed with Clogs, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The Javier Arau Big Band, The True North Orchestra, The Legacy Percussion Ensemble. He is the drummer for the band Willie McBlind, led by micro-tonal guitarist Jon Catler (La Monte Young, Forever Blues Band), and performs with singer Nina Vidal.  He has played at the Blue Note, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall.  He is on the teaching roster for the New York Jazz Academy, The Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York, The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and The Brooklyn Arts Council.  Lorne has been a featured clinician at Michigan State University, Ithaca College, Cornell University, Alma College, St. Clouds University, University at Buffalo.  He has published a drum method book titled, Three Dimensions: Hands, Reading, Drumset.