Artists

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Ryoko Akama
www.ryokoakama.com

“I am a sound artist/composer/performer who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space. My work aims to offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences, and is connected to literature, fine art and mixed media (technology). I employ small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles in order to create tiny aural and visual occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. I compose text scores and perform a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists.”

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Jorge Boehringer
www.jorgeboehringer.com

“I am an artist, composer, performer, writer, and educator. I am interested how things form, how they change over time, and how we experience them. Exploring these themes, I create sound installations, performances, musical scores, recordings, texts, three-dimensional objects, drawings, and other situations. I believe that we can test the borders of our relationship to the world, and develop models of how things can work, by creating and presenting artworks. My artworks are experimental processes.”

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Colin Frank
Colin Frank Youtube Channel

Colin Frank (CAN/UK) experiments with sound, electronics, theatre, and percussive instruments. In attempting to blur delineations between composer, performer, improviser, and technician his practice perpetually mutates: narrowly focusing then sprawling chaotically. He is, however, interested in excess, pushing the body to physical extremes, barely controllable instruments, and rich, raw noises.

Photo courtesy: CeReNeM

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Pablo Galaz
Pablo Galaz Soundcloud
Pablo Galaz Youtube Channel

Pablo Galaz Salamanca (Chile, 1983) began his musical training with classical guitar. In 2010, he received his diploma in composition at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Chile where he studied under Aliocha Solovera, Cirilo Vila and Jorge Pepi Alos. Thanks to a scholarship from the French government, he continued his studies in composition at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) in the class of Stefano Gervasoni. Pablo has also attended the CURSUS 1 (Practical Training in Computer Music) and CURSUS 2 (Specialized Training in Composition, Research, and Music Technology) at the IRCAM-Centre Pompidou; during this time he was artist in residence at the Cité Internationale des Art de Paris. In 2015, he was composer in residence at the Liszt School of Music Weimar (Germany). The next year, he finished a second Master’s degree in Musicology, Creation, Music and Society at the Paris 8-Saint-Denis University, where he studied with José Manuel López López. He is currently studying for a PhD in Music Composition at University of Huddersfield under the supervision of Aaron Cassidy.

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Nicola L. Hein

http://www.nicolahein.com

Nicola L. Hein is a guitarist, composer, philosopher and sound artist.

Jazz Music (B. A.), Philosophy / German Studies (B. A.), Sound Art Composition (M. A.).
Visiting Scholar at Columbia University, New York.

Work as a musician mainly in the area of improvised / contemporary music and jazz.

The starting point of the sonic language is the extension of the current playing techniques of the instrument by a wide range of idiosyncratic sounds and techniques.

He also works as a sound artist and composer both in the fields of installation and performance, with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaborations, the creation of (performatively usable) sound sculptures and the aesthetic reflection and processing of different philosophical theories.

Theoretical works in the field of music philosophy and aesthetics.

Concert tours to: France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark, UK, USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tanzania, Hungary, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Japan, Taiwan, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Italy, Malaysia, South Korea, India, Russia, Turkey etc.

Worked with: Evan Parker, George Lewis, Phil Minton, John Russell, Paul Lovens, Paul Lytton, Rudi Mahall, Tobias Delius, Christian Lillinger, Burkhard Beins, John Butcher, Axel D rner, Mazen Kerbaj, Thomas Lehn, Wilbert de Joode, Nate Wooley, Miya Masaoka, Ute Wassermann, Tristan Honsinger, Fred Lonberg-Holm, Michael Thieke, Sofia Jernberg, Audrey Chen, Peter Jacquemyn, Alfred Zimmerlin etc.

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David Vélez
www.davidvelezr.tumblr.com

David Velez is a Colombian artist working with composition, performance and installations exploring found objects and field recordings. David has performed in Cafe OTO in London, the MoMA in NYC and in festivals and events such as Mutek, Tsonami (Chi), Umbral (Mex), CT::SWAM (NYC), Liminaria (Ita) and Aural Detritus (UK). His installations and sculptures has been presented in museums and galleries like FRAC des pays de la Loire (Fra), Pi Artworks (London) and in public spaces in Colombia, Italy, Brazil and Mexico. David’s compositions have been published by Flaming Pines (London), Dinzu Artefacts (US), Eter (Col), Unfathomless (Bel) Linear Obsessional (UK) and Gruenrekorder (Ger) among others labels. David is part of Impulsive Habitat and Sonic Field two projects that he co-founded.

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Viola Yip

http://www.soundcloud.com/violayip

A Native of Hong Kong, Viola Yip is a New York-based experimental composer, performer, curator and instrument maker.  Her recent interests fall on exploring the sonic materiality of instruments and found objects, as well as incorporating our musical listening and performing bodies as a form of technology in creating new musical expressions.

Her works and performances have appeared in places such as Missouri Experimental Sonic Arts Festival, Ravinia Festival and Elastic Arts in Chicago, UC San Diego, The Stone, Barbes, Abrons Arts Center, JACK, Center for Performance Research, DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Secret Theater and Flushing Town Hall in New York City, Boston Conservatory, LilyPad and Third Life Studio in Somerville, Brandeis University,  Bowling Green State University, LA outhaus, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, University of Florida, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, NASA saxophone conference, PAUSA Art House in Buffalo, Hong Kong Cultural Center, Hong Kong City Hall and Radio 4 at Radio and Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong University, unternehmen mitte in Basel, ZHdK in Zurich, Willows Nest and West Germany venue in Berlin, University of Huddersfield, Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for contemporary music and electronics in Portugal and internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Germany.

She has received commissions from pianist Lauren DeBoer, viola d’amore player Marco Fusi, Kylwyria Trio, International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Hong Kong New Music Ensemble and  Ensemble Dal Niente.

She is currently pursuing her PhD in music composition at Graduate School of Arts and Science of New York University.