Suzanne is a five-time Grammy award nominated composer, electronic music pioneer, and neo-classical recording artist whose work has been featured in countless commercials, video games, and feature films. Over the course of her 30+ year career, she's released 15 solo albums, including "Seven Waves," "The Velocity of Love," and most recently, the live electronic album retrospective, "Buchla Concerts 1975". She has been recognized as Keyboard Magazine's "New Age Keyboardist of the Year," provided the voice and sounds for Bally's groundbreaking "Xenon" pinball machine, played concerts all over the globe, and carved out a niche as one of the most creatively successful female composers in the world. 

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Ciani is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds a Masters in Music composition from the University of California at Berkeley.  A Life in Waves, a documentary about Ciani’s life and work by filmmakers Brett Whitcomb and Bradford Thomason, will be released in 2017.


David Burraston (aka NYZ, Dave Noyze, Noyzelab, Bryen Telko) is an award winning artist/scientist working in the areas of technology and electronic music since the late 1970s. His experimental arts practice encompasses field recording, landscape-scale sound art, chaos/complexity, sound synthesis and electronic music. He performs, lectures, conducts workshops and creates art installations in Regional NSW and around the world. David also designs and builds sound synthesizers based on his theories of chaos/complexity science.
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Photo by Richard D. James

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Influenced by minimal visual art and traditional Japanese music and theatre, composer, performer, and sound artist Robert Coburn merges minimal sound and silence in a perceptual experience of time and personal memory. 

His compositions often integrate field recordings with live performance and video. He was a founding member of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology and has created gallery installations and permanent soundworks as public art throughout the US.
For ten years he was artistic director of the SoundImageSound International Festival of New Music and Visual Image and currently directs the Composition Program at the Conservatory of Music, University of the Pacific.
While at EMS he will create new compositions for traditional Japanese sho and analog synthesis for a performance in Tokyo in April.
Samuel De Souza-Meally (Birmingham,1988) is an artist based in Berlin, Germany.
Samuel De Souza-Meally positions himself as an arbiter within his works, regardless of their media or format. Engaging with his sound-based compositions, manipulated film material and live installations, we are made intensely aware of the porous division between the living and the inanimate. The technologies he utilizes feel sensate, prone to swerve or breaking pattern, and gesture to the mechanized qualities of human consciousness. Thus, rather than an author, we can see De Souza-Meally an interpreter. His practice opens a channel, allowing us to converse with technology in a fluency that is provisional as always, but unmistakably present.
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