Oa is a collaboration between writer Hugh Behm-Steinberg and experimental musician Matt Davignon. Using CDs, tapes and samples from a growing pool of speakers, Oa breaks spoken language down to abstract sound elements, which are then improvised into musical textures and
Hugh Behm-Steinberg's books include Shy Green Fields and The Opposite of Work. He is a member of the unranked faculty collective bargaining team at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.
Matt Davignon has been electronically manipulating sounds for over 20 years, including building an organic voice for drum machine on releases such as Living Things.
Oa will be releasing a cassette (and digital EP) later this year on the Banned Tapes label. It'll be called Aeriform Cities.