Séance Centre artists listed alphabetically by last name. Check out their full artist pages for full bios, archival photographs, and videos.
Michel Banabila, born 1961, is a sound artist, composer, and producer. Banabila has released music since 1983 and has produced musical scores for numerous films, documentaries, theatre plays and choreographies. He has worked and performed in The Netherlands, Poland, Lebanon, UK, South Africa, Russia, Japan, Spain, China, USA and Belgium.
Beverly Glenn Copeland, born into a family all of whom were very musical, essentially studied the classical piano repertoire from ‘cradlehood’ while listening to his father playing the piano four to five hours a day. He went on to study classical music at McGill, and then after a few years of concertizing - singing the European song repertoire - he suddenly felt called to write music that would weave all the different musical cultures he had come to love.
Born and raised in Kansas, Michael Klausman currently lives with his family along Colorado’s Front Range. Since being expelled from University for excessive library late fines, he has gone on to work for a handful of influential record stores, and now helps produce reissues of obscure & out-of-print albums for various labels. He is also the co-founder of WRY, a small poetry press that operates out of his garage, and which mostly specializes in letterpress publications of obscure & under-known poets.
MJ Lallo is an award-winning composer, singer, and voice over artist. Lallo uses her voice to sound like trumpets, bass, cello, birds and drums. Often what you think is an instrument is actually her voice. She opened MJ Productions in San Francisco in 1983 as a post production house specializing in music and SFX. In 1998 she moved to LA and in 2000 she opened her own professional recording studio, where she scores music as well as sings in character voices for animation.
Eblen Macari-Garniel, is a Mexican composer and musician who for 40 years, has developed his unique style of creating music; fusing Middle Eastern rhythms, environmental textures and contemporary modal harmony with 8 and 6-string guitar and electronic processes. He has composed original music for documentaries, feature films, television series, planetariums and museums.
Vito Ricci's leading edge instinct and creativity have made him a vital and prolific composer of the downtown New York music scene since 1979. During his thirty-year-plus career, Ricci has scored over fifty productions including for concert, theater, dance, performance, film and video. Performances of his works have been presented at countless venues over the years, and recent collaborations include a residency at Sisters, Brooklyn in 2016 with Lise Vachon and a performance with Bob Holman at MOMA/PS1 in November, 2017.