Julia Hathaway, Soprano, is delighted to be singing in this unique production with Bad Unkl Sista. Aside from appearing with Berkeley Contemporary Players and premiering new works with the University of Chicago Orchestra, she has mostly performed traditional opera roles such as The Queen of the Night in Mozart’s Magic Flute, Marie in Donizetti’s La Fille du Régiment, Musetta in Puccini’s La Bohème, and Angelica in Handel’s Orlando.
Daniel Yasmin is a versatile and innovative drummer, percussionist and instrument designer with a deep passion for rhythms of any genre, and whose work with The Nocturnes and the bay area’s Gamelan X has captured the attention of both audiences and critics. While most of his time is spent experimenting with new concepts for metalurgical membranophones at The Crucible in Oakland, Daniel continues to search for that barely audible sound in the distance.
Surly (Laela Peterson-Stolen) is a polystylistic violist and composer who draws from a range of sources including the classical Turkish repertoire, downtempo electronica, European traditional, rock and roll, and funk. Her solo work focuses on an original set of avant-garde pieces for viola, an exploration of texture and breath. Her current collaborators include The Mutaytor, Brad Brooks, and Unwoman, and she has been a long time Bad Unkl Sista co-conspirator. General consensus suggests that, in all likelihood, she is up to no good.
F’kir Eldercake, a.k.a. Dream Shovel, is a DJ, self-taught musician and full-time music producer. F’kir has been an integral part of Bad Unkl Sista since its inception as a dancer, musician and collaborator. Inspired by Butoh and West Coast festival culture, he is releasing his first full-length album of electronic music in the spring of 2012.VISIT HIS SITE >
Connor is a multi-instrumentalist and producer living in San Francisco performing and recording with a number of bands and musicians as a sideman and as a leader. His current explorations include generating ambient soundscapes, straining his vocal chords in a punk band, and improving his bow skills on the upright bass.VISIT HIS SITE >