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Comprised of Julie Joslyn (alto saxophone, live electronics, violin, vocals) and Leo Ciesa (drums, percussion, keyboards, vocals), Iconoclast has been part of Fang since near the beginning. Ciesa and Joslyn, composing and performing together since ’87, developed a bold and distinctive sound. Known for its intensity, physicality and ‘larger than duo’ impact, Iconoclast uses both acoustic and electronic sounds. The music moves between improvisation and composition without stylistic limitation. Playing regularly in New York City and throughout the US, Canada and Europe, Ciesa and Joslyn have performed at festivals such as the Avantgarde Jazz Festival in Imola, Italy; Audio Art Festival in Krakow, Poland; Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary; International Ring Ring Festival in Belgrade, Serbia; Pohyb-Zvuk-Prostor Festival in the Czech Republic; Il Festiwal Muzyka z Mozgu in Bydgoszcz, Poland; Interzone International Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia; The Festival of Women Improvisers and NYU Independent Music Fest in New York. The duo has been featured on various radio and television programs worldwide, including numerous interviews and live on-the-air concerts (e.g., WFMU-FM). Iconoclast composed and performed the title theme music for the cable television series Labor at the Crossroads, and has been featured on the TV series Welcome to Nocturnia (The Art World). The duo composed and performed the music for the documentary film Savage Acts: Wars, Fairs and Empire and the website The Lost Museum (American Social History Productions, Inc.), and provided the score for the Italian short film Con gli occhi di domani (With Tomorrow’s Eyes). Iconoclast contributed compositions to the compilation CD Transforms: The Nerve Events Project (Cuneiform Records). The duo has collaborated and performed with noted Polish poet Andrzej Dorobek. Ciesa and Joslyn have received grants from Meet the Composer and from Arts International: The Fund for U.S. Artists at International Festivals and Exhibitions, and are recipients of Artist’s Fellowships in Music Composition from the New York Foundation for the Arts.
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