We present interviews with three of the festival's most uncompromising voices. Debby Friday explores feminine aggression through her self-styled blistering Bitchpunk. Korea Town Acid is a classically-trained pianist who creates intricate, eclectic beats. Layia combines field recordings, instrumentation, and live vocals in dense ambient collages.
Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau creates another hybrid project built on a layering of keyboards, drums, woodwinds, voices, and strings—with a gloss of politics and religion along the edges. Occasionally brilliant.