William Harrington was born in Yonkers, New York. By the time he was a sophomore in high school, he was working as a professional musician. While at Cal State, Dominguez Hills he studied composition, performance, electronic music, and prepared piano techniques with Richard B. Evans, who authored the classic book on John Cage, “The Well Prepared Piano.” He was also influenced by seminars with several composers including Nicholas Slominsky.
After leaving college he worked in the wholesale record industry for two years where he amassed a sizable collection of electronic and avant-garde recordings before going on tour. He worked as a keyboard technician for several bands including Gentle Giant, before beginning a three year working relationship with Frank Zappa - including three American tours, two European tours, spending several months in the studio working on the album "Baby Snakes" and making a brief, credited appearance in Zappa's movie, "Baby Snakes". He was with Zappa in Paris when Pierre Boulez first visited.
Upon returning to LA, he attended the UCLA Extention Music Business course where he was awarded two NARAS scholarships. He studied record production with Nick Venet (producer of The Beach Boys, Creedence Clearwater and many others). His first cd, Urban Electronic Music, has received good reviews and airplay on NPR, college, and indie radio stations. In 2006, he was awarded a SUBITO grant by The American Composers Forum.
His first CD, Urban Electronic Music, was constructed using loops recorded over a 30-year period, analog and digital synthesis, as well as traditional instruments and found objects. It has received good reviews and airplay on NPR, college, and indie radio stations.
Recently, he has performed at The Ventura New Music Festival, electro-music 2006 (Philadelphia), Make Music New York, and appears in the indie film, 40 Bands in 80 Minutes.
With her percussive tapping style, avant garde sound artist Jilli Dart improvises with various guitars and stringed instruments while manipulating the output through different effects. In the 2 years since Jilli said "I
just want to make trippy sounds" with an acoustic guitar lying flat on her lap at her friend Todd Miller's (Newlydeads) house, Jilli's musical style has
evoked diverse and humbling comparisons, many she's heard of and a few she's been inspired to learn about...
Jilli's guitar style/sound has been compared to: Pink Floyd, Laurie Anderson, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Healey, Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Cocteau
Twins, Sonic Youth, The Cure, Interpol, My Bloody Valentine, KMFDM, Tangerine Dream, Sun Ra Arkestra, The Residents, Adrian Belew, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, Hans Reichel, Derek Bailey, Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Edgar Froese and Klaus Schulze. Her piano style has been described as sounding like "two people playing at the same time". Her vocal style/sound has been
compared to: PJ Harvey, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Nico, Marianne Faithfull, Joan Osborne, Carole King, Annette Peacock, Luscious Jackson, Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Slits.
spacekitti has had the opportunity to record and perform with some very talented musicians and has shared the stage with some great bands: Great
Northern, Sea Wolf, Urge Overkill, You Say Party! We Say Die!, Miss Derringer, Skyline Electric and Black Bird.
Recently spacekitti released the "galaxy" EP produced by Sam Collin
(Tricky, Acetylene Hayes), performed at NXNE, live on KCSN 88.5 FM and at a benefit for killradio.org. After spacekitti shows people have said: "you played an entire show without playing one chord", "that was the trippiest hour of my life" and "I haven't heard anything like that in 30 years, better than Pink Floyd".