Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot makes and performs comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations.
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 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 explores sensory and synaesthetic states through hand built electronics harnessing the essential properties of light and sound across installations and performances.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Franziska Lantz is a Swiss artist and musician based in London, founder of Global Warming Records, and radio host of DriftShift on Resonance FM.