New York native, Paul Pinto is a composer, vocalist and founding director of thingNY. As a multi-instrumental and vocal improviser, Paul has lent his talents to collaborative projects in theatre and film. His music has been performed in the International Istanbul Film Festival, Glasgow’s Shakespeare in the City Festival and by ensembles and performers around the world, including Pauline Oliveros, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Ensemble loadbang, The Royal Scottish Academy Chamber Chorus, the Carnegie Mellon Concert Chorus, the ai Ensemble and IKTUS Percussion. In addition to thingNY's experimental opera ADDDDDDDDD, Paul has also released three solo albums:The Gentlemen (2009), Every Note on the Piano (2010), and For Stefanos Tsigrimanis (2011).
Jeffrey Young is a composer and violinist from Brooklyn, NY who specializes in experimental classical music and rock music. He has toured the U.S. and Canada with many New-York-based groups and twice toured China as an orchestral violinist. He has recently played at the Lucerne Festival Academy in Switzerland and the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival. He is in demand as a recording artist, has performed all over NYC in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and has appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Rachael Ray Show, FOX's Fearless Music, and Bravo’s The Fashion Show. He graduated from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 2007.