Albert Mathias is an audio/video artist, and career-long collaborator of Kathleen Hermesdorf, who has performed in San Francisco and abroad since 1991. He is a multi-disciplinary musician who creates live composition and recorded sound design for dance, theater, film, video, and audio media. He also produces and performs his own solo music under the name StRiCtLy AlBeRt. Mathias is music director of la ALTERNATIVA and works independently with choreographers, improvisers, musicians, and visual artists. Mathias was a member of the multi-disciplinary performance group Contraband from 1995-97, and is the drummer/percussionist for LiveHuman, the internationally acclaimed improvisation-based trio with DJ Quest and jazz upright bassist Andrew Kushin.