xeroid entity Howard Moscovitz Bill Fox Greg Waltzer Bill is a musician to the core. His motto, "I love music," is a phrase he collects in whatever languages he can. However, proof of the pudding comes from his pursuit of the lost cord. ("I think I plugged it into an amplifier over there somewhere...")
Essentially self taught from the age of 10 when he became interested in the guitar, Bill has gone on to dabble with bass, synthesizers (of almost every variety), mandolin, percussion, and saxophones. He has performed as bassist in the progressive cover band ShadowPlay, as guest chicken shaker with Devonsquare at Musikfest and Godfrey Daniels, and has performed in numerous musicals in pit orchestras, playing many instruments, not to mention singing and dancing(!) on stage. Bill was the principle musician in an all Beatles concert, singing backup vocals and playing acoustic (6 and 12 string) and electric guitars, bass, and tenor sax.
Bill currently plays with a new Progressive Rock project, Pinnacle, doing covers and original music. In Malarky, Bill's bass adds a modern drive to a traditional Celtic sound. He plays in two electronic music ensembles and as bassist/guitarist with the Critters, a band that plays classic covers. He holds the position of principle saxophone in the Municipal Band of Allentown.
His formal studies include music theory, composition, electronic music, and audio recording at Ohio State University while obtaining a degree in electrical engineering. Deeply immersed in all things Beatles, Bill's favorite book is "The Beatles Recording Sessions," a book that chronicles their every recording session. Bill is also a programmer (that's a fancy name for a DJ who decides what to play instead of having to follow a provided playlist) at WDIY where he presents EMUSIC, an electronic, ambient, and space music program of world renown (thanks to the internet). He also hosts THE AM/FM SHOW and AFTERGLOW on WMUH where he presents an eclectic mix of musical genres, with an emphasis on Progressive Rock. Long live free form radio! Last, but not least, Bill organizes the Soundscapes Concert Series as a concert companion to his EMUSIC radio show.
Born just outside Philadelphia, Edward Gregory Waltzer now lives in central New Jersey.
His interest in electronic music dates back to 1981, when he acquired his first synthesizer, a Korg MS-20. After a 20 year career as a data communications systems engineer with Bell Laboratories, he retired in 1999 and began to pursue music full time.
Greg has been an ardent student of the creative process in both art and music, developing theories of structured randomness, improvisation, and algorithmic techniques.
He is also a music technology enthusiast, with a particular appetite for synthesizers, arpeggiators, sequencers, and analog noise machines. He operates the Cloud Chamber emusic studio, where the music of Xeroid Entity and other artists has been produced.
His solo music is produced under the name Cranial Mythos. Since 1999 he has collaborated with James Lacey as Mutation Vector, specializing in demented retro european style electronic music. His recent collaborations, in addition to Xeroid Entity, include Fringe Element (spontaneous organic chaos) and Holosphere (electronic space music). He also enjoys playing folk music, and is a member of the folk improv ensemble New Atlantis.
Greg is organizer of the Pandemonium Symposium, an electronic music collective in the NJ area.
His musical influences are very diverse, including everything from celtic music (Silly Wizard) to swing (Benny Goodman) to traditional American music (Red Clay Ramblers) to baroque (J S Bach) to minimalist (Philip Glass) to progressive rock (Genesis), as well as the Berlin school of electronic music (Tangerine Dream).
updated February 11, 2004