PAS started in 1995 out of Brooklyn, NY, USA, driven by the creative talents of Robert L. Pepper working in the mediums of sound and video. Since then PAS has evolved into a collective with many different instrumentations and lineups. Permanent members include Robert L. Pepper, Amber Brien, Jon “Vomit” Worthley, Michael Durek. Guests and occasional collaborators include, ZEV!, Hati, Steve Beresford, Thomthom Geigenschrey, Matt Chilton (Vultures), Anthony Donovan (Vultures), Damien Olsen, Philippe Petit, Robert Pascale, and many others. PAS have released 9 full length releases and have been on several compilations throughout the years. Some of these can be found on www.cdbaby.com or iTunes. PAS have performed in various countries including the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, Lithuania, Macedonia, and Poland. Sound and video installations have also included Chile and the United States. PAS have also performed at Fausts Avant Garde Festival 2009 and 2010, the 18th Olympia Experimental Festival in Washington, the 2010 Spark Festival in Minneapolis, and the 2011 CoCArt Festival in Torun Poland. Robert L. Pepper has also founded the projects Magic Zorillo and Jazzfakers. He is also an active member of the SK Orchestra.
PAS also curates events in New York such as Experi-MENTAL nights and the Experi-MENTAL Festival once a year at Goodbye Blue Monday.
Past Collaborators include:
Rapoon, Loop B (Brazil), Blue Sausage Infant (Zeromoon Records USA), Valerie Kuhne (Prehistoric Horse), Brett Zweiman, Jesse Fairbairn, FluiD (Chicago), Philippe Petit (France) , Z'EV (Cold Spring, Tzadik Records) , Steve Beresford (Tzadik Records), HATI (Poland), Big Brother on Acid, LaptopAcidXperience, John 3:16, Black Saturn, Thorsten Saltau (Germany) Andre Gutsmuths (Germany) , Bob Siebert, Brian Olin, Thomthom Geigenschrey (Germany), Gay Tiger (Amsterdam), Visitor Q (United Kingdom), Render Plant (United Kingdom), Murmurists (United Kingdom), ithyphall.brel.gory (United Kingdom), Michael Clough (United Kingdom) Damien Olsen, Trinitron (Mark Weinberg), Abstract Artimus, Brandstifter (Germany) Dave Tamura, Wounded Knee (Scotland), Alex Ward (United Kingdom), Laurel Tree (United Kingdom), The Atomic Crashdown (United Kingdom), Neud Photo, Consort Zilmrah/o.., The Vultures (United Kingdom), The Strangewalls, Astrometria, Patrik Glassel, London Concrete (United Kingdom), Magnetica Ars Lab (Italy), Leonardo Casas (Chile)