Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek sound artist, curator and author, currently based in New York City. She works within the fields of experimental and electro-acoustic composition, including sound design for dance and video, field recording, telematic performance, installation and radio art. Papadomanolaki aims to establish a refined relationship with space, memory and identity through the many different manifestations of sound as a source material, a carrier of a dense network of information, an aesthetic intervention, a physical or ethereal trigger and a form of detritus or novelty and re-evaluation, just to name a few primary ones. Her work is also characterized by the notions of participatory understanding and exploration of shared experiences and surrounding environments, as well as the sonification of textural and material peculiarities such as the hidden life of surfaces and urban architectural structures. In the past, she has worked extensively on text-based soundpieces and on the idea of expanding a written text in space through the use of interactive music software; a field that she often revisits. Her collaboration with the NY State-based non-profit arts organization free103point9, has led her to a series of important realizations about the shape and nature of radio and transmission as platforms of artistic expression and experimentation; a line of thought rooted back in 2008 while pursuing her studies in sound art and working as a volunteer sound engineer for a community arts radio station (Resonance FM) in London. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally at a variety of galleries, institutions and events, such as the 7000IS International Experimental Short Film Festival (Iceland, 2007), the Sunrise Festival (Sommerset, UK, 2007), the Athens Video Art Festival (Athens, GR, 2008), the IMT Gallery (London, UK, 2008), the National Review of Live Art (Glasgow, UK, 2009), the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre at St. Mark’s Church (New York, USA, 2009), Cabinet Magazine’s Gallery Space (New York, USA, 2010), Flushnik Studios (New York, 2010), the DHRA Conference (London, UK, 2010), the Center of Mediterranean Architecture/K.A.M. (Chania, Greece, 2010), the Niu Arts Space (Barcelona, Spain, 2011), the SKUC Gallery (Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2011) among others. She has produced experimental radio pieces and exhibits, as well as standard-form radioshows which have been featured in a variety of radio stations such as Resonance FM (London, UK), WGXC (Acra, NY), Radio Campus Paris (France), Sound Art Radio (UK), Radio One 91FM (Dunedin, New Zealand), CFRO Vancouver Co-operative Radio (Canada) and Cooradio (Thessaloniki, GR). As a researcher and writer, she has produced work that has been published and presented at international conferences. Her paper “Radio as the voice of community, locality, interactivity and experimentation”, presented at the ECREA Radio Research Section 2009 conference, has been published in the volume ”Radio Content in the Digital Age: The Evolution of a Sound Medium” (Intellect Books, 2011). She is also the co-author of the book “Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves” (PAJ Publications, 2011). She has received awards and fellowships by the Nagoya University of the Arts (2007), the Schilizzi Foundation (2007) and the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (2008). She holds an MA in Sound Art from the London College of Communication at the University of the Arts London.
Dave Phillips: animalism, humanism, bruitism, voice, body, musique concrete, field recordings. bunch of releases and constantly touring. 1991 - now: member of Schimpfluch-Gruppe, a collective of bruitists and performers dealing with psychophysical tests and trainings, at the core consisting of Rudolf Eb.er (also: Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock/R&G), Joke Lanz (Sudden Infant) and dp. 1994 - 2004: various trips to Asia for field recordings, especially of insects. 2000 - 2004: founding member of OHNE, with Tom Smith (To Live & Shave in L.A. ), Daniel Lowenbruck (Tochnit Aleph label, Raionbashi) and Reto Mader (rm74). 2004 - now: 'dead peni' one-man-doom/metal/sludge-project. 1987 - now: live performances and tours (solo and with various projects) in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Russia, Republic of Belarus, Romania, Canada, USA, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand. Co-founded hardcore Swiss extremists Fear of God in 1987.
Daniel Jansson. Deadwood is a one man project that was created in 2003 under the name Deadwood Murder, its only purpose was/is to satisfy my lust for raw and filthy black industrial music. It has been a slow process with the re-making of several songs and no vocals recorded until summer 2004. A demo was made and sent out to several labels, the response was excellent. That same summer a split tape with black metal band blodulv called The Havoc We Seek was released on the French BM label Forgotten Wisdom productions. And a few weeks later Cold Spring records agreed to release the first full length deadwood album named "8 19".
Disturbance is a side project of Francesco Landucci, founder of TILAK. Polyinstrumentist, guitar and sitar player, traditional folk music researcher, producer, sound engineerer programer and experimental electroacustic and electronic musician.
Alexander Lisovsky. Djet exists since 2002. The basic direction in creativity Djet is synthesis of various styles and directions in electronic, acoustic and noises to music. Connections rational with irrational, eclecticism and sound installation, soundart and soundscape are the basic clothes covering the main core - the rhythm. Style can be named as - electronic/synthesis experimentation.
Drakh started his musical career back in 1995 when the classical Swedish industrial outfit Machinenzimmer 412 was reformed as MZ.412 and the concept of true black industrial created. During his musical journey he has explored several different ways of musical expressions and constantly changing boundaries and challenge clichés within the scene. This has e.g. resulted in releases like Symmetrical Sodomy (as Sublime Musing), The third power of Alfta (as Al-Wahaar Dhin) and Psychoacoustics (as L/A/B together with Henrik N Björk and Petri Laukka). In 2001 he teamed up with scientist/artist K.Meizter and started the duo Beyond Sensory Experience who instantly set out to explore and change the musical universe of dark ambient. Together with his fellow MZ.412 colleague Henrik N Björk he also form the duo Nordvargr/Drakh who has released several albums of cold, dark and desolate ambient with profound guitar work.