Bonnie Barnett, Carla Bozulich, Mitchell Brown, Vetza, Joe Potts, Rick Potts

(Pre SASSAS, organized by Cindy Bernard, recorded by Rod Poole)

Sunday, January 30, 2000
Sacred Grounds 468 West 6th Street San Pedro, CA 90731


After studying classical, 20th century and early music at the University of Illinois, UC San Diego and the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, vocalist Bonnie Barnett turned her focus to new music, publishing a pioneering paper on vocal multiphonics. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1986, Barnett has become involved in the L.A. free jazz scene.

Carla Bozulich was born in New York City, and raised in San Pedro, California. Her musical career began at age 17 in a garage in Lawndale, California, with her first band, The Neon Veins. Since then she has performed, recorded, and collaborated with a numerous artists in a variety of genres.

Mitchell Brown is an experimental artist and musician who has collaborated with Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) and has worked under the names Professor Cantaloupe and Nanny Cantaloupe.

Vetza is a cellist, vocalist, actress, and performance artist who has worked with Airway, the Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS).

Joe Potts was hailed by The Wire (UK) as “something new and revolutionary.” Though he holds degrees in Fine Arts he studied electronic composition at the California Institute of the Arts, dropping in on classes taught by Morton Subotnick and James Tenney. He has composed electro-acoustic music exclusively since 1973 creating Art/Sound installations in the U.S., Italy, Japan and Norway. He is a founding member of The Los Angeles Free Music Society, a seminal experimental music collective.

Rick Potts wrests strange and amazing sounds from surreal uses and abuses of an assortment of instruments, objects and toys including musical saw, electric toothbrush, old turntables, analog synthesizer and electric guitar. A founder of the LA Free Music Society, he has performed with Airway, Human Hands, Steaming Coils, Debt of Nature, Gothic Hut, and The Monique Experience.