Bryan Eubanks (b. 1977, US) is a musician primarily active within the traditions of experimental and live electronic music. Growing up in the desert region of eastern Washington State, he was trained in analog photography before becoming musically active in Portland, Oregon in the late 1990's. There he was part of a fertile music community and organized a large amount of concerts, small festivals, and collaborations, as well as forming the record label Rasbliutto with Jean Paul Jenkins and Joseph Foster in 2001 (operating until 2011). From 2005 to 2013 he continued to be an active musician and organizer in New York City, working most often with Andrew Lafkas in a variety of contexts as collaborator and co-curator, and is currently living in Berlin, Germany. He has no formal musical training and is, for the most part, an autodidact, although he received an MFA in 2012 from the Milton Avery School of the Arts at Bard College. He works with the soprano saxophone, electronics of his own design, and computer music. He improvises, composes, and is developing sound installations exploring acoustic holography.
Łukasz Szałankiewicz (alias ZENIAL) – historian, sound artist and electronic music performer, member of the Polish Society for Electroacustic Music (PSeME). He currently lives and works in Poznan.
In his work Szałankiewicz focuses on musical explorations, audiovisual performances and interactive installations.He has extensively contributed to the organisation of several festivals. He’s also a co-founder of Audiotong label/platform. Releasing as Zenial (and formerly as Palsecam) he also co-creates the project AABZU with Maciej Szymczuk and contributes to the project Dizzy Kinetics with Marek Chołoniewski.
Szałankiewicz is also involved in conducting sound workshops and creating interactive musical installations for children. One of these, Dzwiekoswisty, was presented during the Little Warsaw Autumn (as part of Warsaw Autumn Festival) to high critical acclaim.
Alan (Anla) Courtis was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 22, 1972. He studied classical guitar, piano, theory and composition. He holds a degree in Communication Science from the University of Buenos Aires, where he currently runs an annual music workshop. He played electric guitar in diverse bands and in 1993 he co-founded the group Reynols. With this group he has released more than one hundred CDs and vinyls worldwide in labels like Trente Oiseaux, Digital Narcis, Drone Records, Locust, Sedimental, Beta-Lactam Ring Records, Celebrate Psi Phenomenon, RRR, Audiobot Records, Roaratorio, JDK, Reverse, Matching Head, American Tapes, Last Visible Dog, Carbon Records, Mikroton, etc.
Photo: Nora Lezano
He has toured extensively in Japan, Europe, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and even near the North Pole (!). He has composed music for films, installations and has also been coordinating music workshops in Europe, Japan, New Zealand, USA and LatinAmerica. His music always has strong experimental sense and usually based on high-skilled techniques of prepared sound, tape manipulations, processing of field recordings, live electronics, objects, cymbals, synthesizers, computer tools, playing traditional (both acoustic and electric) instruments as well as self-built, strange and unusual instruments (eg. unstringed guitar).
Tim Coster was born in Auckland, New Zealand in 1980 and currently lives and works in Melbourne. He graduated with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Sculpture) from the Auckland University of Technology in 2003.
Since graduating, Coster has worked as an installation and sound artist with a particular focus on published audio releases (running the labels CLaudia, and then Fictitious Sighs) and live performances. Now based in Melbourne, he uses synthesizers, field recordings and other gathered musical sounds processed by digital and analogue devices to create shifting and sculptural sound environments.
Fredrik Olofsson is educated in music composition at the Royal Music Academy in Stockholm and at the Music College in Piteå. He writes software for interactive installations, fiddles with electronics and performs audiovisual pieces under the alias redFrik. Alongside collaborations, commissions, residencies and live performances he is doing contract work for the project rhyme.no in Oslo and teaches computational art at Universität der Künste in Berlin.
Photo: (c) Steve Welburn 2012
Yutaka Makino (b 1976, Japan) lives and works in Berlin. On the basis of his research into areas such as phenomenology, experimental psychology, acoustics, social science and system theory, Makino’s work probes the processes of emergence and the mechanisms of perception.