Compartment Music

 

Todd HodgesTodd Hodges spent most of his school age youth in Colorado Springs, Colorado, book ended with three years living in Jerusalem, Israel and finishing high school in Fullerton, California.  He attended his first round of college at UC Davis and finished with a double major in Music and Psychology.  After a rewarding and difficult two years working with emotionally disturbed children in Sacramento, Todd decided it was time to change careers.  He moved to the Bay Area and went back to school at Cogswell College in Sunnyvale studying music technology and software engineering, successfully combining his love of music and technology. 

Todd’s musical path began in the 4th grade, where he began taking violin lessons in the public school, grew to include singing and some piano, and had brief but unrequited affairs with some other instruments like guitar and viola da gamba.  Todd studied music history and theory at Davis, whetting his appetite for composition.  In particular, Todd discovered the joy of combining electronics and music and the creativity it inspired in him.  Having performed in several groups and choirs over the years, ranging from the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and an electronic industrial goth band, Todd loves sitting in his project studio creating odd sounds. 

 

Bobb AmidonBobb Amidon was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area.  After a false start as a geography major, Bobb changed paths and received his B.S. degree in software engineering with a concentration in music from Cogswell Polytechnical College--where he met Todd.

Bobb first became mixed up in this whole music thing in high school as a DJ spinning synth pop, industrial and alternative dance music. Gradually Bobb found his way into the house/rave scene, and spent the next 8 years spinning at underground house parties, as well as many SF Bay Area clubs, and raves around the USA. He also pulled a 3 year stint as a Radio DJ at KSCU FM with a DJ mix show spinning house, techno, trip-hop, drum and bass, and ambient music.

One thing led to another, and Bobb began making his own music, and remixing for others. Several projects under various names were born from this including "Malnoia" and "5-Htp". Over the years, Bobb has developed and interest in DIY electronics, circuit bending and home brew musical instrument design.  He enjoys studying guitar, traveling, and adding to his collection of odd and exotic musical instruments.