The child of a former monk and school teacher, Annamaria was encouraged to learn about the world around her and to question her assumptions. She believes there is divinity in creativity. Annamaria has a neurological condition called synesthesia, where she attaches color and shapes to sound. Anna began playing violin at age 6 and then switched to the flute when she was 9. Anna wrote her first lyrics when she was 8. She later studied music theory at the Juilliard Institute and voice with Barbara Mestre, Francesca Mondanaro and Katie Agresta. Anna’s lyrics canvass spirituality, politics, self discovery, the corporate machine, nonduality and consciousness.
Best known as the lead guitarist in New York's industrial pioneers BILE during their most prolific "Sex Reflex/Demonic Electronic" period, Dave Sussmann brings an element to Vajra that combines influences that range from Pink Floyd to Jane's Addiction and Ministry.
A composer and multi-instrumentalist, Adam Louis Klein is influenced by music from around the world, ancient and modern. Vajra is the perfect space for Adam to explore his propensity for driving, exotic, and hypnotic bass playing. In his solo work, Adam creates ambient soundscapes using both sampling and traditional rock instrumentation.
Born in Sapporo, Japan, Shu started playing drums mainly because he wanted to be popular with the girls but was too shy to play anything in the front of the stage. He is completely self-taught and specializes in the hard-hitting style of Keith Moon and Chad Smith. He believes music is one of the best spices in life. Cooking is another one of his hidden talents.
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