Pushing the notion of making into the abstract realm of composition, FTAM presents four local experimental music acts - Lucky Bone, Bachelorette Party, Dan of Earth and The Smudge - who will bring their own takes on the noise genre to Maker Faire Milwaukee.Project Website
Based in Milwaukee, WI, Peter J. Woods is a multimedia performance artist that pulls equally from the worlds of sound art, theatre, conceptual art, and, most recently, film. His performances rely on stark imagery and overwhelming soundscapes to create minimal, haunting, and affective experiences. As a musician, he has collaborated with a host of internationally recognized musicians (Tatsuya Nakatani, Olivia Block, Victor DeLorenzo of the Violent Femmes, Alex Kmet of Climax Denial) and performed alongside many more (Negativland, Aaron Dilloway, Hiroshi Hasegawa, C Spencer Yeh, John Wiese). Woods has also performed in a number of acclaimed metal and punk bands (including Mountain Language and Galactic Cannibal), produced work at the Minneapolis and Milwaukee Fringe Festivals, and curated the Milwaukee Noise Fest for eight years. He currently acts as the chair of the music committee for the Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts in Milwaukee, WI where he also hosts the Experimental Education Series, a collection of workshops and concerts that amplify female voices in the experimental music world while simultaneously reaching out to new audiences.