artwork by Garrett Young
Fountainsun (on tour) www.fountainsun.com
Fountainsun was founded in-larva in Autumn 2011. Gradually approaching rigorous daily practice until the summer of 2013 & currently touring/recording sporadically, continuing to adjust and improve the fountainsong at live concert events and in daily life.
The core members are Fumie Ishii, of Tokyo and Daniel Higgs, of Baltimore. Both committed, through sound and gesture, to participation in a song-sustained state of higher communication with all present at live concert events and in daily life. Stylistically, the duo employs a universal-folkpsalm form, with voice, strings, drums, etc., an “all are welcome” sound. The Fountainsun album, Music Today, is being prepared for release in 2015.
Lauren B. Zuniga www.laurenzuniga.com
Lauren Zuniga is an internationally touring poet, activist & teaching artist. She is the author of two poetry collections, The Nickel Tour (Penmanship Books, 2009) and The Smell of Good Mud (Write Bloody, 2012), a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award. Her work has been featured on Upworthy, MoveOn.Org, BoingBoing, Autostraddle & Everyday Feminism. She is a three time national slam finalist and one of the top ranked female slam poets in the world. She has performed in over 200 schools and universities as well as prisons, shelters, churches, train stations and even on a city bus. In 2012, she served as Activist-In-Residence at the University of Oklahoma and was voted Best Local Author by the Oklahoma Gazette. She currently works as the Director of Literary Arts at SixTwelve Community Center and lives with her partner, two kids & dog in a house named Persimmon.
Tony has worked, and exhibited in many mediums. From surrealistic oil painting, live music photojournalism to pop-art stencilism and found-object assemblage, his portfolio continually developing as he seeks new avenues to manifest his vision. An avid musician, Westlund has begun developing experimental stringed instruments from scrap guitar parts, and strange objects suitable for the purpose at hand. His instruments are the embodiment of Novelity and Propriety.
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