COLLAPSS (COLLective for hAPpy SoundS) is a contemporary music and dance ensemble presenting unique experimental programs in non-traditional locations. Featuring saxophonists Laurent Estoppey and Steven Stusek, guitarist Nick Rich, flutist Tadeu Coehlo, singer Carol Ott, and movement artists Brianna Taylor and Emily Aiken, Collapss performs in museums, art galleries, book stores, bars, private residences, abandoned buildings, and out-of-doors. COLLAPSS specializes in sound and movement, but also features spoken word, theater, video, and visual art. More info at collapss.com
Laurent Estoppey is a Swiss saxophonist and composer residing in Greensboro since July 2010. His activities as a saxophonist include concerts with orchestras, chamber ensembles, and solo performances.
Steve Stusek, saxophone, is Associate Professor of Music at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Nick Rich is an electric guitarist and composer whose work deals with the intersections of music, memory, language, culture, and nature.
Tadeu Coelho currently teaches at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
Dr. Carole Ott is Assistant Professor of Choral Music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Brianna Taylor is a multidisciplinary movement artist, performer, teacher, scholar and investigator.