artificial memory trace [a.k.a. Slavek Kwi) is a cultural and musical refugee. Intensity and the power of his will is present in all that he does, be it the organic sound realm he creates, or the graphics and handwriting he invented. His musical universe is a precisely structured and perfectly balanced mix of diverse "musique concrete" materials. Frederick Rzewski, his musical mentor, has assisted him over the past 5 years and has been a major influence, as has been John Cage.