Carla Kihlstedt

I am a Jill of some trades. I love to make things that are messy along the way, but result in a moment of stunning beauty, or simple truth-telling, or utter deliciousness… a song, a photograph, a loaf of bread.

I’ve written songs of all sorts – some with words and some without – for my own bands and for other folks. My projects, past and present, include Rabbit Rabbit, Tin Hat, 2 Foot Yard, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, Minamo, and Necessary Monsters. Other folks I’ve written for include the San Francisco Girls Chorus, The International Contemporary Ensemble, The ROVA Saxophone Quartet and The Bang On A Can All-Stars. I’ve made music for lots of dancers, including Jo Kreiter’s Flyaway Productions, Joe Good Performance Group, inkBoat.

I spent years traveling around the globe playing music. Now that I have 2 kiddos, I’m staying home and writing more, and quite enjoying the contrast… though the traveling is still a great adventure that will always pull me back.


Matthias Bossi

I played drums in Skeleton Key, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, and The Book of Knots, and made records with some of my favorite musicians, including John Vanderslice, St. Vincent, Pretty Lights and The Tiger Lillies.

My video game production company with bassist/engineer Jon Evans, Ridiculon, has written soundtracks for the best-selling video game “The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth” and soon to be released “The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth” “Super Meat Boy: 5th Anniversary” and “Super Meat Boy: Forever.”

As an actor, I’ve worked with the Shotgun Players, Pickle Family Circus, and action theatre pioneers Erika Shuch and Joe Goode.  My irreverent voiceover work can be heard on the sensational “Little Baby’s Ice Cream” commercials, and also on a guided tour of Golden Gate Park produced by the SF-based audio walk company, Detour.