We are pleased to announce Nathan Blaz as our musical guest for Showga on May 31, 2017! Nathan Blaz is a cellist and composer based in Oakland, CA. He studied cello and music synthesis at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2006, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where he became a founding member of the indie rock band Geographer. He recorded and toured with the band for eight years. In 2013, he formed systemritual, an experimental dance/minimal synth duo with video artist Elia Vargas. The project constructs improvisational performances using analog modular synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines, with live visualizations and processing. Nathan's improvised solo performances explore the relationship between psychoacoustics, rhythm and tonality.