'artist built instruments' articles

Ewa Justka (PL/UK)

Ewa Justka is a polish electronic noise artist, self taught instrument builder and electronics teacher based in London, whose amplified performances mix noise sensibilities with stripped back crunched beats and illuminated stroboscopic light bulbs.

Phantom Chips (AU/UK)

Tara Pattenden aka Phantom Chips is an Australian born noise-performer who makes wearable synthesizers that can be stretched and squeezed to create sound.

Leafcutter John (UK)

John Burton aka Leafcutter John designs, builds, and develops his own light controlled musical interfaces which are music performance systems comprising a light sensitive controller and specialised software that is played gesturally using handheld lights and other light sources in response to the performer’s actions.

Myriam Bleau (CA)

Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montreal who creates audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen, such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces investigating music performance as a codified cultural manifestations.

Mariska de Groot (NL)

Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot makes and performs comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations.

Dawid Liftinger (AT)

Dawid Liftinger explores sensory and synaesthetic states through hand built electronics harnessing the essential properties of light and sound across installations and performances.