CSMA was formed in 2013 by Chrissie Caulfield and Stuart Russell, both experienced composers in electroacoustic and other forms of music, formed to develop new musical approaches that technology offers. Not just confined to laptops, CSMA use hardware synths, both analogue and digital, sequencers and self-developed effects & software to create intricate rhythms and complex loops of shimmering, sometimes dark, sometimes light soundscapes. Once described as “Tangerine Dream without the boring bits” they have two albums out on Manchester-based Altitude Records.
Although based in Yorkshire, both Stuart and Chrissie have individually played several Lincoln events in the past and Chrissie has sessioned and toured with Lincolnshire-based progressive rock band Crippled Black Phoenix. CSMA also headline the Electromatronic series of tours that are intended to showcase a range of genre-eclectic and gender-inclusive electronic music.
For 2016 they are taking the show on the road with gigs in Catford (again), Oxford, Lincoln, Margate and Leigh-on-sea.