the Transhumans

The Transhumans are a trio based in Ventura, California who came together in early 2005 to continue the tradition of improvised music, but with a twist: electronics combined with the pulse of live acoustic drums. Maybe not entirely new, but definitely surprising when heard from their unique perspective.

The Transhumans have performed at several venues and New Music festivals in Southern California, have many more performances planned and have produced two CD efforts. Their music combines elements of "experimental," jazz, electronica and "noise" by means of a combination of electronic synths, FX and loops, as well as various acoustic percussion instruments.


BOB STERLING: Acoustic and electronic drums, hand percussion, sampler, Effects
PATRICK RODRIGUEZ: Synth, sampler, Effects
JUSTIN CASSIDY: Synth, sampler, Effects

CDs: Their first CD, "Five Stories," was released in 2005 as a five midi-disc set packaged with a small booklet of "stories" based upon the music. As many listeners have said, their music is imaginative and surprising in its spontaneous creativity. 

Their second CD, "Into the Maelstrom," was released in April 2007 on the pfMentum Label and marks an extension and elaboration on their experiments in live, improvised music. 

Please explore this site, listen to the music let us know what you think- and above all, come hear us play whenever you can.

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Last CD: "Exiled" available at Paper Cuts
Latest CD: "Sink"
To be released soon
on LoveEarthMusic

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