Electronic Planet Ensemble:
Electronic Planet Ensemble evolved in the 1990’s as a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team of artists who created six fully-realized multi-disciplinary works: Alien Experiments, Atomic Experiments, Animal Experiments, The Apocalytes, The Tetragons, and InCarNation. Each project was a collaborative work between musicians, poets, video artists, actors, and technicians. They were performed in Austin at The Planet Theatre, The VORTEX, and Hyde Park Theatre, and at a multi-media arts festival at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, Maine. Previous work has been recognized by the South by Southwest Interactive Festival and favorably reviewed by the Austin Chronicle and The Austin American Statesman.
About the artistic collaborators of Electronic Planet
David Jewell has lived in Austin and performed his poetry in many forms and at many venues for the past 25 years. He opened for Laurie Anderson at the Paramount Theatre, and opened for Leon Redbone, Lydia Lunch, and the Lounge Lizards at the Cactus Cafe. His poem “delusion angel” is featured in Richard Linklater’s film “Before Sunrise”, and he appears as himself in another Linklater film, “Waking LIfe”.
Sergio R. Samayoa has written original music and sound design for over 50 theatre productions as company member of the Vortex Repertory Company between 1990 and 2000 and won awards for best sound design including B. Iden Payne First Choice and Austin Critics’ Table. Many of his credits include original music for dancer/choreographer Andrea Ariel and her company Ariel Dance Theatre. He has also composed original music and video as a guest artist at the McNeese State University.
Chad Salvata has been creating visionary new operas and performance installations for the past 20 years with extensive experience as a composer, musician, visual artist, designer, and dancer. He is well known for his epic cybernetic operas: Elytra, Triskelion, Panoptikon, and The Black Blood. These operas feature amazing science fiction costumes, elegant scenery, spectacular lighting, and provocative sexual and mythological content. He received Austin Critics’ Table and B. Iden Payne Awards for Outstanding Original Score for his original works The Dragonfly Princess, Vampyress, and Pythia Dust.
Rachel Fuhrer has been making noise behind the drum set for over 25 years. Originally hailing from New York and eventually migrating to Austin, TX after a decade long pit stop in Boston, MA. Fuhrer was nominated for a 2006 Boston Music Award with EJ Labb and the Free Association and performed at many festivals and large venues including NEMO, SXSW, Virgin College Mega Tour, Dewey Beach Popfest, CMJ, and Ladyfest East among many others. She can be seen performing around central Texas with various local artists including electronic/indie band Many Birthdays.