'artist' articles

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.

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.

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.

James Holcombe & Secluded Bronte (UK)

Against Cinema is an unfolding 16mm artists’ film project by James Holcombe in collaboration with Secluded Bronte (Richard Thomas, Jonathan Bohman and Adam Bohman) which abstracts and dramatises moments from the lives of UK inventors of early optical sound cameras including the Auricon Cinevoice in an absurdist improvising formation of projection, dubious instruments, left field actions, and accidental comic mishaps.

Esperanza Collado (ES)

Esperanza Collado is an artist-researcher whose work explores the philosophical vocation of cinema often through non-filmic forms, seeking critical and historical modalities around a possible ‘a-disciplinary’ cinematographic practice.

Foxy Moron (UK)

Hannah Catherine Jones aka Foxy Moron is a London-based artist, researcher, radio presenter, composer and conductor, and founder of Peckham Chamber Orchestra, creating works that juxtapose ancient musical modalities with sci-fi timbres to produce what she calls ‘sonic antagonisms’.

Jörg Piringer (AT)

Jörg Piringer is a media artist, musician, software programmer and poet who weaves complex onotological narratives, from the building blocks of single letters, computer code and expressions of his own voice.

Ziúr (DE)

Ziúr is a Berlin-based DJ/producer dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework clearly intended for loud soundsystems.

Yaxu (UK)

Alex McLean aka Yaxu makes live broken techno using his handmade programming language TidalCycles - a technique called ‘live coding’ - has received accolades in the experimental and live club scenes. He co-founded Algorave, bringing live coding to dancefloors, a growing movement that has already spread to over fifty cities around the globe.

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.

Spatial (UK)

Spatial is an electronic musician and multimedia artist from London whose work pushes the dynamics of sound system culture incorporating low frequency vibration, hacked code, and optisonic experiments.

Laurie Tompkins (UK)

Laurie Tompkins writes and performs playful, erratic music for instruments and electronics, creating improvised noise situation for laptop, smashed objects, Ikea shopping bags, and altered personalities.

Marta Forsberg (SE)

Marta Forsberg is a Swedish composer, sound artist and violinist working in the field of installation art, drone music and free improvisation. Dedicated to creating an all embracing environment, Forsberg’s work extends the sensory realm through multichannel expansion and via light sculptures into a sonic visualisation.

Billy Roisz & dieb13 - RISC (AT)

RISC is a collaboration between video and sound artist Billy Roisz and turntablist, composer and video artist dieb13 aka Dieter Kovačič - both active in Vienna’s electronic, improvised, noise music and experimental film scene since the 1990s.

Chloe Frieda / Alien Jams (UK) - DJ

Chloe Frieda runs the Alien Jams record label and an NTS radio show of the same name. Operating since 2014 the label has released artists including Karen Gwyer, Beatrice Dillon, rkss and Design a Wave. Chloe’s DJ sets typically encompass bizarre electronics, industrial-tinged techno and minimal synth oddities.

Tristan Bath / Spool's Out (UK/AT) - DJ

Tristan Bath established himself as a music journalist in London, writing for the likes of The Wire and The Quietus, also hosting his weekly Resonance FM show dedicated to cassette music, Spool’s Out. Currently based in Vienna, Tristan’s increasingly busy as a DJ and musician in his own right, hosting gigs in the Austrian capital.

Benedict Drew (UK)

Benedict Drew works across video, sculpture and music, creating large-scale multimedia installations, which comment on the effects of socio-political and environmental issues. Beyond a strong presence in the visual arts, Drew holds a long-standing and unique reputation in London’s experimental and underground music scene.

Audrey Samson (CA)

Audrey Samson is an artist-researcher in the duo FRAUD̸. Audrey explores the forms of slow violence and necropolitics that are embedded in the entanglement of archiving practices and technical objects, and erasure as a disruptive technology in knowledge production.

Stephen Cornford (UK)

Stephen Cornford is a media artist and experimental musician who works by reconfiguring consumer electronics into expressive and reflective devices as a means of critiquing the ideologies they embody.

Graham Dunning (UK)

Graham Dunning is a self-taught artist and musician whose work explores sound as texture, timbre and something tactile, drawing on bedroom production, tinkering and recycling found objects. Graham’s visual work and interventions explore time and commemoration cross examining how people store their memories in personal archives.

Christine Schörkhuber (AT)

Christine Schörkhuber’s work is concerned with listening, primarily at the intersection of audio and visual arts and focussed on politicised and collaborative working experiences. She seeks to understand language and phonetics through pure abstraction, focusing on the ephemeral qualities produced as artifacts of the body in communication.

Ulla Rauter (AT)

Ulla Rauter is a new media artist and musician working at the intersection between sound and fine art, performative sculptures, music performances and self-built instruments. Ulla’s works are transfigurative interpretations articulating her interest in making and programming new technologies - outputted as wearable instruments and unexpected instrument-digital-human interfaces.

Reni Hofmüller (AT)

Reni Hofmüller focuses on art in technological contexts and is especially interested in the relationship between art, technology and society. Reni has primarily focussed on sound art as her main artistic tool, and considers sound a social and participatory practice which she brings to the community.

Theresa Schubert (DE)

Theresa Schubert is an artist and researcher at the intersection of art and science, and a slime mold enthusiast and self-thought mycologist based in Berlin. She researches the role of creativity and collaboration from a posthuman perspective, and is interested in generative systems.

Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) & Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll (AU/UK)

Nikolaus Gansterer and Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll present a new collaboration based upon Nikolaus’ Translecture series of performative lectures, and Khadija’s interests in alternative art histories. A special event to accompany the exhibition Emotion + the Tech(no)body. In collaboration with sound artist and musicologist Christopher Haworth.

Conny Zenk (AT)

Conny Zenk is a visual composer, video and media artist working across topics dissecting social media, migration, gender and feminism as well as urban, architectural and spatial concepts. Conny uses mediums such as projection (2D and 3D), video and screen based art in the context of performances and installations to create mobile performances with laser-projection and smartphones and interactive site-specific urban events.

Kim Knowles (UK)

Kim Knowles is an academic and curator specialising in historical and contemporary experimental film.

Atau Tanaka (UK)

Atau is a composer and performer of live computer music and professor at Goldsmiths. He uses muscle sensing using the EMG signal in musical performance where the human body becomes musical instrument.

Jamie Sutcliffe (UK)

Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer based in London and a publisher at Strange Attractor Press. He writes regularly for Art Monthly, Frieze and Rhizome.

Joel Stern (AU)

Joel Stern is a curator and artist based in Melbourne, Australia, who has been an active organiser, instigator and agitator responsible for festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts within the Australian sound art and experimental film communities for thirteen years.

Gustave Evrard / The Wire (UK) - DJ

The Wire magazine staffer and regular Resonance FM and NTS Radio host, Gustave Evrard’s musical interests range from ambient to noise, industrial to italo, West African percussions to black metal and beyond.

Emily Bick / The Wire (UK)

Emily Bick, deputy editor at The Wire, is a music writer, web and technology specialist, and media and cultural studies lecturer.

Iris Julian (AT)

Iris Julian works at the interface of fine art, choreography and cultural science. The in/visible club culture project is a series of art interventions in public spaces that scrutinise the borderline separating everyday movements from choreography, focusing on various clubcultures.