Nyquist is a performing trio specializing in freely improvised electro-acoustic music. Sometimes quiet and introspective, at other times exploding with complex turbulence and high-energy noise, the group immerses it's audience in a highly varied, delicated nuanced sound world. An eclectic mixture of instrumental forces, Nyquist features Seth Cluett on fretless electric bass, voice, and occasionally sheets of metal and power tools; Scott Smallwood on amplified Trinidadian steel drum, computer, and small percussion; and Joel Taylor on Japanese shakuhachi, Indonesian suling, computer, and the Serge synthesizer. Of principal concern to these musicians is the development of timbre and texture through extended performance techniques involving both acoustic and electronic treatments and manipulations. This album features five improvisations, recorded in the fall of 1999 at the iEAR Studios & RPI, Troy, NY.