Alan S. Tofighi is composer and performer who began these practices in tandem with his art practice. Electric Guitar, analog and digital electronics, self-made instruments, and extreme modification are Alan's primary instruments. Alan's work and interest lies in Free Improvisation and concepts of collaboration and interaction/distancing within various groups. As a composer Just Intonation, Acoustics, preparations, scordatura, extended techniques, interaction, and listening techniques are placed evenly in importance.
Alan has performed the works of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Rhys Chatham, Elliot Sharp, Lee Ranaldo, Ulrich Krieger, Michael Jon Fink, FaUSt, Isaac Aronson, and Pierre Henry & Michel Colombier, & many others
Alan has also performed with Michael Jon Fink, Vinny Golia, Eyvind Kang, Ulrich Krieger, in the Feeback Wave riders large ensemble, and FaUSt on the album Fresh Air
Alan co-founded and maintained the Nouroboros Industrial Concern imprint from it's inception to it's closing from the years 2007-20017. The label focused on hypo-limited releases, and free digital downloads. The Archive can be accessed here
in 2017 Alan S. Tofighi created the Flat Ledge Imprint which deals in hypo limited releases and free digital downloads it can be found here