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Having graduated in 2016 from Indiana University with a double major in Biology and Jazz Studies, Matt Riggen is a riotous force on several instruments in several ensembles–trombone in the Wayne Wallace Octet, trumpet in the Sean Imboden Quintet, and on occasion even serving as drummer or pianist. The composer/performer/director is currently based in Chicago, IL., where he serves as the Director of Music at Marquette Park when he is not freelancing and teaching in and around Chicagoland.
Jack Langdon is a Chicago-based composer/performer, media artist, and writer. His work utilizes instrumental performance, theater, new media, and installation in concert, site-specific, and digital contexts. His work is conceptually concerned with reflecting on and reorganizing musical production and creating environments for deeper social engagement in performance. As a performer, Langdon has premiered works for organ, piano, and guitar. His areas of focus include pieces involving long durations, fragility, improvisation, and theater.