Bashi Rose is a Baltimore-based filmmaker, teaching artist, theatre artist, and musician. His work has been produced or screened at venues including Centerstage in Baltimore, Theatre Project, Creative Alliance, the Schomburg Center in Harlem, VH1 Soul, the Lafayette Theatre in New York City, Black Panther Party Film Festival, Black Femme Supremacy Film Festival, and the San Francisco Black Film festival.
Bashi began playing the drum-kit as a creative tool for mental/spiritual healing and as a bridge between the spirit and physical world— connecting him to his ancestors. In 2019 he was honored to play drum-kit on the Ocean Bridges album with the legend Archie Shepp.
In 2018 he cofounded Konjur Collective which incorporates the talents of a host of musicians and artists forming a creative mash-up of artistic expression for the advancement of experimental, radical, spiritual, and improvisational Black Music and culture. Konjur is looking forward to their first album release later this year with Astral Spirits Records.
The music of Thomas Dimuzio transports the listener to other worldly aural realms. “His work has a narrative, filmic tug that will draw you into its dark corners, ears alert… brilliant and rarely less than entertaining.” (Peter Marsh, BBC) His recordings have been released internationally by RéR Megacorp, Resipiscent, Asphodel, RRRecords, MonoType, No Fun Productions, Sonoris, Drone Records, Record Label Records, Odd Size, Seeland, and other independent labels. Among his collaborators are Chris Cutler, Dan Burke, Joseph Hammer, Marcia Bassett, Alan Courtis, Nick Didkovsky, Due Process, Voice of Eye, Fred Frith, David Lee Myers, Alaric, ISIS, 5uu’s, Matmos, Wobbly and Negativland. Recent performances include AngelicA Festival Internazionale di Musica, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, CCRMA at Stanford, Recombinant Media Labs Don Buchla Memorial Concert, Warner Jepson: A Night of Indeterminacy and Ende Tymes Festival of Experimental Art and Liberation. Dimuzio also hosted KPFA’s Frequency Modulation Radio which featured live on-air performances of sonic practitioners exploring the fringes of music. Dimuzio’s new live record “Sutro Transmissions” was released by Resipiscent in January 2020 to world-wide acclaim.