Formed in 2001 by Chris Foote, Dmitri Suleymanyan, and Jesse Saltzman, Ars Nova consists of a rotating lineup of members, performing songs written by Chris Foote, and acting as an advocate for various causes.
Amongst these causes are:
- Sharing information on the exponential growth of technology, and its implications
- Promoting 'Citizen Science'
- Ending the so-called "Loudness War" in the recording industry, and it's practices of extreme dynamic range compression on musical recordings
- Showing support for Net Neutrality
- Promoting vocal harmony in modern music
Ars Nova also support the idea that information should be free, and, as such, all recordings are available online at no cost.
Members at times include
- Chris Foote - songwriter, vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, percussion, programming, other
- Jesse Saltzman - drums
- Dmitri Suleymanyan - vocals, guitars
- Brad Golden - bass, vocals
- Duane Blakeslee - bass
- Rebecca Hubble - vocals, percussion
- Roz Clayton - vocals
- Tim Morin - drums
- Kyle Colter - bass
- Lindsey Wiltse - vocals, flute
- Michelle Allen - violin
- Liz Dieleman - vocals
- John Wenger - bass
- Lori Zilmer - vocals