In 1997, Mike Min (b. 1972) was discharged from the US Army. Between 1998 and 2000, he released three independent CD’s: Popollution (1998), At Chateau Dunbar (1999, under the auspices of Halogen Orange), and The Aberdeen Transplant (2000). All three failed commercially and critically. Outside of some private flute lessons and some audio engineering courses at the University of Washington, Min has had no formal music education. In 2000, he interned with composer Guy Whitmore, contributing mostly in adminutiae, but eventually partnering with Whitmore to found Music Design Network in 2001. Min then left MDN in 2003 because of his egregious ineptitude. He has scored for films and, for a brief period until its inevitable demise, IgooTV employed Min as its resident composer. Mike Min is a member of the Seattle Composers Alliance and serves as the Vice President of Sound Currents. Mike Min cries at night and sometimes during lunch.
Korby Sears (b. 1969) attended the University of North Texas as a composition major, studying under Thomas Clark and Cindy McTee, with an instrumental concentration in organ performance. Korby has contributed music and sound design to projects in diverse media, including the films The Chasid Under the Bridge, The Break, and Zeno; the plays Private Lives and The Castle; and the Playstation 2 game titles Grandia-X and R.A.D. – Robotic Alchemic Drive, and the Xbox title NHL Rivals 2004. As a performer, Korby has been principal contrabassist for the Sammamish Symphony, a pit orchestra member of the Peccadillo Players, and a freelance jazz pianist, accordionist, and contrabassist with various jazz ensembles in the Puget Sound region. As a journalist, Korby has contributed to the weekly alternative newspaper The Stranger, Seattle Weekly and P-Form Magazine. Korby is a member of the Washington Composers Forum, a founding member and Secretary for Sound Currents, and serves the Seattle Composers Alliance as Associate Vice President, in addition to hosting and curating the SCA’s Score Salon series, a monthly orchestral score study group.
Gay people love Liza Keckler (b. 1975). They love her name and they love her sass. As a senior television producer for Screaming Flea Productions, she has helmed shows like “Tool Belt Diva”, “Have Fork Will Travel”, “Move This House”, and “Give Me My Money, Bitch”. She has ins with the Food Network, Discovery Channel, and the CIA. She wears a bite plate to bed, just like Donald Rumsfeld. And also like Rumsfeld, she brings the hammer on all silly brown people. This is why she started painting – to bring the pain to the browns. Painting, like all art disciplines, led to degenerate debauchery and self absorbed obsession. Ask her about when she partied with the Stones at the Four Seasons. Liza is totally gay for the Stones. Gay people love Liza.