Community of Sound

An Experimental Music Incubator

Community of Sound is a music incubator focused on experimental, contemporary art music, free improvisation, and sound art. 

The activities of Community of Sound involve Audience Development, Producing New Works, Education, Artistic Development, and Documentation. By pursuing these five areas of practice the founding members of Community of Sound improve their own work and add materially to the greater culture of Burlington Vermont and beyond.

Community of Sound is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift, and estate taxes. Our EIN is 83-4026332.



Benjamin Mayock
composer, field recordings, spoken word, and guitar, sound artist

Jane Boxall
composer, mallet and percussion, poet

Adam Ploof
composer-performer, piano, electronic music and jazz

Jo Bled
improvisational percussion

Matthew Evan Taylor
composer, saxophone, improvisation

Elizabeth Reid
viola, contemporary performance practices specialist

Brit Kane
soul pop composer and performer, jazz singer, dancer/choreographer/teacher.

Jesse Metzler
low brass performer & educator

Lauren Larken
musical theater composer and experience-maker

Nathan Meunier
surf gloom guitarist and composer

Mary Esther Carter

Matthew Jadin
jazz percussion

Stephen Scuderi
ecstatic dance dj

Ryan Osswald
guitarist, songwriter, improvisor

Gahlord Dewald
double bass, experimental, composed, and free improvised music

Members Emeritus:

Jeffrey Pierce (electronic music, composer, sound design)

Adrianne Cooper Smith (avant-garde banjo/accordion)

Clyde Powers (composer, instrument designer)

Reggie Achilles (electronic musician and composer)

Lauren Costello (cello, electronics, tape, curator, and composer)

Danielle O’Hallisey (composer, film scores, guitar)