Lawrence English is composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. English utilises a variety of approaches including live performance and installation to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.
Yui Onodera (b.1982) is a composer, sound artist and sound space designer based in Tokyo, Japan. After learning music and architecture, he started working as an architectural acoustics designer focusing on relationship between sound and space. In terms of environmental functions and spacial relationships of sound, he employs materials from various sources ranging from field recordings, electronics, and voices, to various musical instruments, for process-based restrained electroacoustic pieces. Onodera's recordings have been released from labels in different countries such as France, Germany, Belgium, the US, and Japan. The venues of his past concerts include NTT Inter Communication Center, Iwate Museum of Art, Kawagoe City Museum amongst others.
John Grzinich has worked since the early 1990s as an artist and cultural coordinator with various practices combining sound, image, site, and collaborative social structures. His interest and work with sound combines such divergent methods as field recording, kinetic sculpture, electro-acoustic composition, performance, spatial perception and acoustics, filmmaking, group workshops and exercises in listening. His compositions have been published on international labels such as: SIRR, Staalplaat, Erewhon, Intransitive, Cut, Elevator Bath, CMR, Orogenetics, Mystery Sea, Invisible Birds,and/OAR and others.
Hior Chronik was born in Athens in 1974. His relationship with music started working as a radio producer for Jazz fm in the early '90s and as a columnist for various music magazines. He began creating music about 7 years ago and today his focus is on minimal ambient based mainly on piano, characterized by cinematography, melancholy, scattered notes and long melodies that form expressive engagements. His music is featured in various films, documentaries and art performances as well. Hior Chronik has another one project called Pill-Oh and last October released from Kitchen Label “Vanishing Mirror” album.
TU M' was a multimedia duo from Città Sant'Angelo (Pescara, Italy); formed by Rossano Polidoro and Emiliano Romanelli in 1998; they worked until 2011 in the fields of electronic music, video art, photography and graphic design. Through a personal use of digital and analog instruments, the TU M' revealed a complex universe made up of present and past.
TROUM is a duo located in Bremen, Germany, established in early 1997. The two members were active before in the in fluential ambient industrial group MAEROR TRI. TROUM is the old German word for "DREAM". The dream seen as a central manifestation of the UNconscious symbolizes the aim of TROUM to lead the listener into a hypnotizing dream-state of mind, a pre-verbal and primal consciousness sphere. TROUM uses music as the direct path to the Unconscious, pointing to the archaic "essence" of the humans inner psyche. TROUM tries to create music that works like a direct transformation of unconscious matter.
Jos Smolders started as a composer of electronic and electroacoustic music in the early 1980's. Next to publishing music he published reviews and articles on underground electronic music. Since 1987 he runs EARLabs, a sound research laboratory and currently predominantly a mastering studio. EARLabs produced and mastered the music of Scanner, Jozef van Wissem, Tobacconists, Beequeen, Stilluppsteypa, Vincent Bergeron, Nils Rostad, Merzbow, and many others.
Yves De Mey (°72) started out as a drum’n’bass – breakbeat producer and quickly moved to the field of the more experimental side of things, with music for theater, performances, contemporary dance and movies. At the same time he made a few larger scale sound installations. Over the years, his work was released on his own low profile label Knobsounds, Line, Time to Express, Modal Analysis, Sandwell District, Morse,...
He also works together with Peter Van Hoesen as Sendai.
Sound Artist, Musician & Composer Janek Schaefer was born in England to Polish and Canadian parents in 1970. While studying architecture at the Royal College of Art [RCA annual prize], he recorded the fragmented noises of a sound activated dictaphone travelling overnight through the Post Office. That work, titled ‘Recorded Delivery’  was made for the ‘Self Storage’ exhibition [Time Out critics choice] with one time postman Brian Eno and Artangel. The ‘Tri-phonic Turntable’  is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the ‘World’s Most Versatile Record Player’. In 2008 he won the Paul Hamlyn Award for Composers Prize, and The British Composer of the Year Award in Sonic Art.
Simon Scott is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and sound designer from Cambridge, UK. His third album ‘Below Sea Level’ was released on 12k in 2012 and is based on field recordings composed from areas of the Fens in East Anglia and processed in MaxMSP. This was followed by the 12k collaborative album 'BETWEEN' featuring Scott with Taylor Deupree, Illuha and Marcus Fisher released on 12.12.12. Respected German record label Kompakt included Scott's track 'For Martha' on the prestigious compilation 'Pop Ambient 2012' and Scott also runs the label KESH. He has produced Finnish artist Hannu, drummed for UK shoegaze band Slowdive (between 1990-1994).
Over the course of 25+ years, Dale Lloyd has been a sound artist, publisher,
graphic designer, producer, musician, and visual artist. In 2001, Dale founded and/OAR in order to support and publish artists involved with environmental
recording documents, sound art, avant-garde and electronic music.
Composer Kenneth Kirschner was born in 1970 and lives in New York City. An advocate of open source music, he releases his work freely online through his website, which offers a complete, freely accessible archive of all of his published recordings. His music has also been released by labels such as Sub Rosa, 12k, Line, Sirr, Leerraum, and/OAR and Room40, as well as online through a wide variety of netlabels and other sources.
music: he received his formal training in electronic music at the Berklee College of Music in the early 1970's, and in 1976 continued his studies with Dana McCurdy at the New School in New York City. After moving to San Francisco in the 1980's, and gaining experience as an electronic technician in the audio industry, Cascone worked with David Lynch as Assistant Music Editor on both “Twin Peaks” and “Wild at Heart.” Cascone left the film industry in 1991 to concentrate on his company Silent Records, a label that he founded in 1986, transforming it into the U.S.'s premier ambient electronic music label. Kim has released more than 40 albums of electronic music since 1984 and has recorded/performed with Merzbow, Keith Rowe, Tony Conrad, Scanner, John Tilbury, and Pauline Oliveros among others. Cascone is the founder of the .microsound list which focuses on post-digital music and laptop performance.
steve roden is a visual and sound artist living in Pasadena, California. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance. roden began his musical life in 1978 as the lead singer of the los angeles punk band "seditionaries". in the mid-1980's, after leaving the punk scene and entering art school, he began to work with instruments, objects, field recordings and contact microphones towards quiet abstract soundscapes. in 1993 he released his first CD under the name "in be tween noise", and in 1994 he began to work with sound installation, exploring various conversations between sound, site and architecture. over the past 20 years, roden's visual and sound works have been exhibited in numerous international arts spaces, and he has released nearly 50 solo recordings on his own "new plastic music" label, as well as various other labels.
Federico Durand’s music is a weave of sound searching introspection and delight through simple melodies and field-recordings, made in the heart of Argentina.