Nava Dunkelman is a Bay Area based percussionist and improviser. Born in Tokyo, Japan and raised in a multi-cultural environment by an American father and Indonesian mother. Her musical interests span the globe from Japanese taiko to Indonesian gamelan to American marching band, and from classical to contemporary to the avant-garde.

Nava’s current projects are electro-percussion experimental noise duo IMA with Amma Ateria, improvisational duo DunkelpeK with Jakob Pek, and percussion duo Nomon with her sister Shayna Dunkelman.  She also has performed and collaborated with Fred Frith, John Zorn, Meredith Monk, George Lewis, William Winant, Ikue Mori, Henry Kaiser, Matmos, Pauchi Sasaki, gabby fluke-mogul and many others. She has performed classical and contemporary pieces with the William Winant Percussion Group, Joan Jeanrenaud, San Francisco Girls Chorus, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and others.

Her work has been presented in High Zero Festival of Experimental Improvised Music (2015), residency at The Stone, New York City (2016), 15th Annual Outsound New Music Summit (2016), San Francisco Electronic Music Festival (2016),  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2017), San Francisco Art Institute (2018), CCRMA, Stanford University (2018), Other Minds:Latitudes (2019), SFMOMA (2019).

Jenny Gräf explores peripheral places and states through music, sound-based works and participatory performances.  In her music, she incorporates home-built instruments, field recordings and live processed vocals, weaving together compositions and freely-improvised sections. She uses the Tranoe, an analogue, touch sensitive synthesizer made by American inventor Peter Blasser, which she enters into dialogue with allowing it to “speak” through its sensitivity to the body. Jenny Gräf’s music is raw, immersive and unpredictable.

Ian Power is a composer and performer in Baltimore, USA. Power’s music is inscrutable, warm, insistent, and performer-driven, and has been performed by ensembles and soloists in the US, UK, Germany, Denmark, and Israel. He released two albums in 2020: Diligence on Edition Wandelweiser Records, featuring long solo works; and Maintenance Hums on Carrier Records, featuring chamber works, both available at ianpowerOMG.bandcamp.comDusted describes him as “a force guiding the rapid-fire development of instrumental syntax and its expressive components.” Power is Assistant Professor and Director of Integrated Arts at the University of Baltimore, where he won the Distinguished Teaching Award. His writing on rhetoric in new music and reviews of CDs and performances are published in TEMPO, and he has lectured at the American Musicological Society, American Studies Association, and universities in the US, UK, and Turkey. More information is available at

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The Red Room is a volunteer-run space in Baltimore dedicated to mind-expanding experimental culture, headquartered at Normals Books and Records.