Akito van Troyer

Akito van Troyer, Ph.D., is a creative technologist, Associate Professor at Berklee, and Research Affiliate at MIT. His innovative Garakutakara (“junk-to-treasure”) instruments collapse boundaries between digital and physical worlds and reveal the sonic potential of everyday objects.

Akito van Troyer will be performing his work at 6:20 PM. You can check out his work below.

2017 Guthman Final Concert:


John Mallia

John Mallia lives and works in the Boston area and is a member of the Composition Faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music where he also directs the Electronic Music Studio. Additionally, he is a member of the faculty at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, as part of their low-residency M.F.A. program in Composition. His compositional process is informed by spatial constructs and concepts, and a fascination with presence, ritual, and the thresholds standing between states of existence or awareness.

John Mallia will be performing his work at 6:40 PM. You can check out his work on his SoundCloud site.


Dave Seidel

Dave Seidel composes and performs electroacoustic music with an emphasis on long tones and microtonal sonorities. Along with many Bandcamp releases (, he has two CD releases: “~60 Hz” on Irritable Hedgehog (2014) and “Involution” on XI Records (2021). In a previous life as a guitarist, he is best known for the premiere recording of Lois V Vierk’s “五 Guitars” (“Go Guitars”) on Vierk’s CD “Simoom” (XI Records, 1991) . He lives in New Hampshire.

Dave Seidel will be performing his work at 7:00PM. You can check out his work below.

Live at New England Synth Fest


Simon Hutchinson

Simon Hutchinson is a composer and interdisciplinary artist who uses technology as both a creative medium and a thematic focus. His work emphasizes the human dimensions of technology, challenging contemporary technoculture and advocating for a thoughtful approach to our digital age.

Simon Hutchinson will be performing at 7:20PM. You can check out his work below.

Benjolin Synthcore

Benjolin & Live Granulation

Accelerometer-Controlled Analog Feedback

Audio Downloads:
Performance from Bleep Blorp 2024



Andy Zimmermann grew up in West Virginia. He graduated from Harvard College in 1975, where he majored in psychology.  He exhibits paintings, welded steel sculptures, and digital multimedia works at major venues including the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, the DeCordova Museum Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA, and the Cedarhurst Sculpture Park in Mt. Vernon, IL. He has had solo gallery exhibits in Boston and New York City, and has participated in group shows internationally. He earned an MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art in 2003. His multi-media installation “Cars and Stars” was exhibited at the MIT Museum in Cambridge, MA. Zimmermann is also a musician and has collaborated on theater projects as a video and sound artist.

AndyZee will be performing his work “SNULPTURE” at 7:40PM. You can check out his work below.




Leaving On A Jet Plane (collaboration)

SNULPTURE performance from Bleep / Blorp 2024:


Bleep / Blorp 2024

Bleep / Blorp is a festival of synthesizer music that was founded in 2022. This year’s festival is on April 20th at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. All performances will be in Alumni Hall. Parking is available in the Alumni lot.


11:00AM Keynote: Daniel Warner
12:00AM Will Greene “Mind is a Symbol”
12:20PM Nick Homenda
12:40PM Build.
1:00PM Doomsdroid
1:20PM Consecrated Venom “Don’tgno” & work from “Thor’s Pile Drivers”
1:40PM NoizCode
2:00PM Ralphykeys
2:20PM Wizard Peter
2:40PM Nathaniel Cohen
3:00PM TotoRobyn
3:20PM Winterr
3:40PM Mute City
4:00PM Metal Tiger
4:20PM Rich Silva
4:40PM Ryan Campos
5:00PM Sam Marston
5:20PM Deftly-D “Deftly Demolition”
5:40PM Bob Familiar
6:00PM xperseai
6:20PM Akiko van Toyer
6:40PM John Mallia
7:00PM Dave Seidel
7:20PM Simon Hutchinson
7:40PM AndyZee “SNULPTURE”
8:00PM Oxalis
8:20PM Sherisa Sterling
8:40PM Daniel Warner


Bleep Blorp 2024: Call for Performers / Artists

Bleep / Blorp is a festival of synthesizer music that will be held at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts on April 20th. It will include live performances and a gallery of video performances & 2D artwork (photography, drawing, painting). Performers and  artists may submit in one or both categories, but each individual should fill out this form once, as it contains both categories. Preference may be given to New England based individuals. Students are welcome to submit. All musical styles are welcome. Submissions are due before midnight on December 31st, 2023.

Here’s a link to apply . . .


Stephanie Vasko

Dr. Stephanie Vasko is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher. She works with sound (field recordings, virtual synthesis, hardware synthesis), circuit bending, sculpture, video, photography, and extended reality. Her work explores warping perceptions and creating mashups of cutting-edge and obsolete technologies.

Dr. Vasko was the guest artist for Bleep / Blorp 2022. As guest artist, she delivered the festival’s keynote lecture, “Synthesizing the Sound of Space.” This lecture chronicled Vasko’s digital humanities project of the same name. The project explored how the development of the silicon transistor has shaped the ways in which the sounds of space are recorded and created. Initial work during the pilot year of this project focused on archival and online research, creating a beta version of a website, and developing an open-source lesson plan to teach about how to synthesize your own space sounds. This keynote covered an introduction to this project and deep dive into the sound creation activity, including addressing accessibility concerns, sound samples, and a tools/platforms comparison. Her performance, Layers, at the end of the Bleep/Blorp 2022 featured patches created using VCV Rack, sound samples, and tape loops.

Dr. Vasko was scheduled to perform her work “Ghosts” at Bleep/Blorp 2024. Unfortunately due to an injury she was not able to attend. Hopefully she’ll return for a future Bleep/Blorp. You can check out her work on her Instagram page, as well as by checking out the videos below.

Anxiety: A VCV Rack and Tape Loop Performance:

Bleep / Blorp 2022: Performance Excerpt: