Entarctic Shelf Festival: 23 June – 3 July, 1995
Timothy “Tim” George Hodgkinson (b. 1949, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England) is an English experimental music composer and performer, principally on reeds, lap steel guitar, and keyboards. He graduated in social anthropology from Cambridge University in 1971 but chose to pursue a musical career instead. His interest in anthropology, however, has remained and he drew on it later during a series of study trips to Siberia. He first became known as one of the core members of the British avant-rock group Henry Cow, which he formed with Fred Frith in 1968. After the demise of Henry Cow, he participated in numerous bands and projects, eventually concentrating on composing contemporary music and performing as an improviser.
Jim Meneses (1957, Philadelphia, US) a percussionist / composer. Since 1980 he has been active in the field of new music, and has worked in both the US and in Europe during this time. He has toured and recorded with a number of international ensembles as composer and performer. He is also known as an improvisor, and has worked with many of the established players in Europe and in the US. He has consistently been involved with projects which push the boundaries between rock and pop music and the avantgarde.He has toured in Europe extensively since 1985, and has worked (before and after the political changes) in Eastern European countries such as Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia and Lithuania.