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Loop 2.4.3 is an "open format", collaborative ensemble organized by Artistic Director, Thomas Kozumplik. The artists listed here have for many years been involved with recordings and major performances. Please read below and visit their sites to learn more about their endeavors, and see the Loop 2.4.3 group bio for other recent collaborators...


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Sean Boyd helped promote Loop 2.4.3’s second album, Zodiac Dust, and went on to record and co-produce the group’s next 2 releases at his idyllic upstate NY studio. Sean’s talent, skills, and perspective have since been an invaluable presence. Please see Artfarmrecording.com.



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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:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/19/theater/review-the-flatiron-hex-a-delirious-tale-with-puppets-and-ickiness.html?_r=0



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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:
http://lindawarrenprojects.com/artists/jon-waldo/



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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)  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, Willie McBlind, led by micro-tonal guitarist Jon Catler (La Monte Young, Forever Blues Band), and singer Nina Vidal.  He has played at the Blue Note, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Carnegie Hall, and 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.


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David Zerbe is an Associate Professor of Music at Alma College (MI). He was the recipient of the Faculty Barlow Award in 2013 and the Outstanding Faculty Award for the Humanities in 2011. A founding member of the internationally acclaimed DMP recording group the Robert Hohner Percussion Ensemble, he has performed John Mackey’s Concerto for Percussion with the Alma Symphony, as a soloist for the Flint Symphony’s performance of Carman Moore’s Gospel Fuse and as a percussionist with the Midland, Saginaw, Traverse City, and West Shore symphonies. He was also featured with the C.M.U. Jazz Lab 1 performance of Rob McConnell’s I’ve Got Rhythm at the Montreux International Jazz Festival and Buddy Rich’s Channel One Suite arrangement at the Elmhurst and Aquinas Jazz Festivals. An active free-lance musician, Mr. Zerbe has appeared with Aretha Franklin, Michael Feinstein, Marie Osmond, Sharri Williams, Jive at Five, and for Rich Little. His Alma College Percussion Ensemble has been invited to perform eight consecutive years at the Notre Dame Collegiate Jazz Festival, with vibist Joe Locke at the Port Townsend (Wash.) Jazz Festival and opened the 2009 Detroit International Jazz Festival sharing the Chase Main Stage with the Hank Jones Trio and Chick Corea, Stanley Clark and Lenny White. He is also the director of the percussion section of the Alma College Pipe Band; US Open Pipe Band Champions in 2012 and 2013.  Dave Zerbe is the founder and director of the “Legacy Percussion Orchestra” a professional percussion ensemble with a national membership, which was a headline act for the Lionel Hampton International Jazz Festival, John Clayton Artistic Director, on February 26, 2011.