Ezra Buchla was born in California in 1981. He is a musician/technologist from Los Angeles who uses viola, voice, and software. He fronted the avant-pop-core band Mae Shi from 2003-2006, played in the band Gowns from 2005-2010, and now performs solo work that deals in folk tonality, indeterminacy, dense psychedelic song, and electronic formalism. He also collaborates and performs with many artists, including clipping, Chelsea Wolfe, Andre Vida, Father Murphy, and Claire Cronin. Ezra also develops music software and firmware, recently creating the framework for the open-source 'aleph' sound processor by monome.