Violinist Eyvind Kang is from Seattle, where he studied music at Cornish College for the Arts, in addition to studying violin with Michael White. In 1994, Kang received an Artist Support Program grant (by the Jack Straw Foundation) and used it to record the first seven of his series of musical compositions called "NADEs." This recording, 7 NADEs, was released on the Tzadik label in 1996, followed two years later by his Theater of Mineral Nades. Using structures similar to those of classical music, and conventions similar to those in jazz, Kang draws from a variety of traditional and popular styles. Besides composing and playing his own material (and occasionally playing the tuba), Kang has played violin in Bill Frisell's quartet, with John Zorn, the Sun City Girls, and in Wayne Horvitz' 4 + 1 Ensemble. In 1999, an album with clarinetist Francois Houle and drummer Dylan VanDerSchyff entitled Pieces of Time was released on the Canadian label Spool.