Suki O’Kane, Production Manager
Suki O’Kane is an Oakland-based musician, composer, public artist, intermedia curator and arts administrator. Since 1996 she has been producing and managing projects for performance, public art and creative community engagement, with an emphasis on collaboration and social practice. She is the founder of The Illuminated Corridor, a nomadic public art project that has convened nearly 200 artists to create site-specific illumination of public space by drawing on local traditions of film and live music. Since 2005 she has provided production management for many Bay Area performing projects, including San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, Outsound New Music Summit, Music for People & Thingamajigs, Center for New Music, and intermedia projects with Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco Cinematheque, Oakland Underground Film Festival, Temescal Street Cinema and inkBoat.
Myles Boisen, Sound Engineer
Myles Boisen has enjoyed a 35-year career in recording, beginning as the lead instructor at one of the country’s first accredited university-level recording studio programs. With his roots in the punk rock/ D.I.Y. recording scene of the late 1970’s, Myles has avoided the world of major labels and top-dollar studios, choosing instead to pursue affordable recording from his Oakland, CA Guerrilla Recording/ Headless Buddha mastering complex for the past 20 years. Boisen’s articles and reviews over a ten-year span at Electronic Musician magazine were known for fiercely high standards, and a no-nonsense attitude that made him many friends among recordists and readers. Along the way there have been Grammy nominations, film soundtracks with David Lynch and composer Fred Frith, and sessions with a who’s who of the avant-garde, jazz, out-rock and blues worlds, working with Tom Waits, Anthony Braxton, Nina Hagen, Fred Frith, John Zorn, Kronos String Quartet, the Tigerlillies, Kim Wilson, Camper Van Beethoven, Johnny Dyer, Rick Estrin, and Francis Clay (Muddy Waters).
Allen Willner, Lighting Designer
Allen Willner has designed lights, set and video for a diverse range of theater, dance companies and musical groups for the last 15 years. Notable awards and nominations include: Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for the lighting design of inkBoat’s Line Between (2011) and Heaven’s Radio (2004), nominations for Isadora Duncan Dance Awards for the visual designs of Erika Chong Shuch’s 51802 and inkBoat’s Cockroach (2013), a Theater Bay Area Award lighting design nomination for Theater of Yugen’s This Lingering Life, and a Bay Area Critics Circle lighting design nomination for The Shotgun Players’ God’s Ear. Past collaborators include the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, Shinichi Iova Koga and inkBoat, Axis Dance Company, Kitka, Scott Wells and Dancers, the Traveling Jewish Theater, Gamelan Sekar Jaya, Intersection for the Arts, Kate Weare, ODC Dance, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Z-Space, Margo Hall and Marcus Shelby, Carla Kihlstedt, the Douglas Morrison Theater and Nanos Operetta, and others.