Rod Summers (born 1943), born in Dorset, England, is a sound, visual, conceptual artist, performance poet, dramatist, mail artist and book artist, publisher, archivist, and lecturer on intermedia. He is based in Maastricht, Holland. The results of Summers' multiple, art-related activities have often appeared as part of his concept of VEC (Visual, Experimental, Concrete), which he originated in 1973. In 1999 CNN International featured Summers in its Art Club show as a representative of avant-garde art in Holland. In addition, over the last 20 years, Summers has performed his work at various festivals in Europe and Iceland, including the Reykjavik Art Festival (1991), the Polypoetry Festival of Sound Poetry (Bologna, 1993), and the International Sound Poetry Festival (Bologna, 1997), among others. Summers features among the "second wave" of intermedia artists, the first wave including Dick Higgins, Vito Acconci, John Cage, Allan Kaprow, Joseph Beuys, and the Fluxus artists of the 1960s. He differs from Higgins and members of the first generation, however, in that he is less theoretical and more experiential in his approach to his art. There have been no VEC manifestos published by Summers, although one may intuit what it encompasses by examining the activities undertaken and products issued under its sign.
Switzerland born Roger Rotor has been involved with music since the early 1980s with various music styles, even going into the realm of death metal. As his interest in other genres increased, Roger Rotor has become involved with a growing list of artists, resulting in a lengthy discography and myriad of sounds to his credit. However, it wasn't until 1997 that Roger Rotor came to work on his own. The music produced now is a far cry from the metal of before, having moved into a realm of minimalist IDM. Tracks pulsate with dense electronics and rhythmic percussion, creating a thick atmosphere of trance inducing grooves. Changes take shape gradually, beginning often with a simple sequence. Few additional sounds are introduced, and undergo a variety of manipulations resulting in a multitude of tonal shifts. This makes for tracks that are highly hypnotic, mildly harmonic, and perfect for those who like to vanish into the music on a late-night dance floor, surrounded by solid waves of sound.
Rudolf Eb.er (a.k.a. Runzelstirn & Gurgelstock/Wash Your Brains] is a Actionist Performer from Switzerland active from 1985, who leads Schimpfluch Gruppe. He prefers to identify his own work as "psychoacoustic trainings". He is constantly touring with fellow Schimpfluch Gruppe members like Joke Lanz performing actions, which often lead to riots and subsequent ban of Gruppe in certain countries.