VUCA is a manifestation ~ the working of an art collective.
I am VUCA - the magical working of an art collective. I inspire the stones to bound and waters to bellow; humming the hymn of forms. I am the first, the only, and the forgotten. Say my name and together we will remember.
A community is only as healthy as its artists. Our combined efforts explore the nexus of technology and art, seeking new environments for artists to discover and advance.
VUCA couples each project with an essential nonprofit partner to help raise awareness and resources for our community.
Hailing from Milwaukee, WI, Amanda Huff is a multi-genre artist defined by her ability to cleverly merge the stylings of jazz, electronic and the cinematic into something raw and unconventional. Since her official solo debut in 2018 with the release of album “Hemiptera”, Amanda has garnered multiple awards from the Radio Milwaukee Music Awards, Milwaukee Film Fest and the WAMI's. With a powerful team of collaborators including electronic producer Cristian Strehlow, Steve Peplin and his band "Strangelander", Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's Peter Thomas, and Hear Here Presents' William Gardiner, Amanda straddles multiple musical grounds with intent to construct an innovative and emotional new realm.
Steve Peplin concurrently serves as adjunct jazz guitar instructor at Lawrence and as Professor of Composition, Major Instrument Guitar I-IV, Harmony and Music Appreciation at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Berklee College of Music with a B.A. in composition and earned an Associate degree in Occupational Music from MATC.
In addition to performing with his own group, Steve has performed with a variety of artists such as Jamie Briewick, Aaron Gardner, John Price, Sam Belton, The Static Chicken, De La Buena, Organica, Como No, David Wake, Art Davis, the Milwaukee Symphony, Doc Severinsen, Maureen McGovern, Howard Levy, Jack Grassel, Melvin Rhyne, Invocation Trio and others.