Colin Woodford is an award-winning composer, percussionist, instrument builder, and improviser from Los Angeles. He is a regular performer/composer at new music series’, and guest artist at museums and art galleries. In addition, he has collaborated with dancers, animators, and visual artists. He was an Arteles fellow in Finland, and has a BFA from California Institute of the arts. He all but learned phrasing from George Carlin and Victor Borge, and has played with creative music greats like Wadada Leo Smith, Bennie Maupin, Dwight Trible, Vinny Golia, Larry Koonse, and Darek Oles. His solo cymbal record, ‘metal circles / sound spheres’ will be out in September of 2012.