Sara Galan is a Spanish multidisciplinary artist based in Valencia.
She holds a Bachelord in Fine Arts and MA in Creation & Investigation from Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), MA in Visual and Media Arts from the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), specialising in sculpture, sound and new media.
She also studied music and new technologies for performance, working since 2008
in projects that hybridise this step along the academic world of the classic music
and this most conceptual artistic formation.
As a musician focuses she focuses her research on discovering new ways of sound creation
through improvisation and purely performative work.
Her works have been published by labels such as Audiotalaia (Spain) o LOUD! Label (Italy),
Envelope Collective (Spain) and RRS Reina Sofia Museum.
She has participated in festivals in Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Granada, Gijon, Bristol, London and Rome leading to live performance her personal project and Cello + Laptop project
(with Edu Comelles) with whom she appeared at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona 2013.
Currently involved in several individual and collective artistic projects that come into direct relationship with sound and performing arts.
Brinstaar — project of Moscow based artist, musician and designer Mikhail Myasoedov.
Started in 2006 Brinstaar prefers spontaneous and improvisational approach whether working on tracks or playing live performance. Involving the whole galaxy of instruments like guitars, modular synthesizers, shamanic whistles, vargans, harps and toys, Brinstaar creates vivid soundscapes ranging from chaotic noise and warm ambient melodies to structured rhymes and heavy guitar feedbacks. Each performance holds a great share of unexpected surprise even for Brinstaar himself, because usually everything is made on the fly with no preparation.
Moreover, Brinstaar is known as a co-founder of Russian label Kotä,
focused on discovering new borders of avant-garde music.
Veronique Vaka is a cellist and composer from Montreal, Canada, based in Iceland.
She studied electro-acoustic composition at the University of Montreal.
In 2012 Veronique received a grant from the Canada Council of the Arts
for a mentorship in instrumental and electronic music in Iceland.
During her stay in Iceland she composed and recorded her first EP called Tveir Heimar.
Alongside her personal projects, Vaka composed scores for Seltjarnarnes Sinfoniuhljomsveit Ahugamanna's orchestra, Ensemble Paramirabo and Icelandic's Duo Harpverk in 2013/2014.
Meanwhile, Veronique Vaka composed soundtracks for film, theatre and has taken part
in many collaborations, both as a performer and composer, with different bands from
Iceland, Canada, Germany, Russia and more.
Tsumugine are a music performance group which is active since 2008,
initiated by Yasuno Miyauchi.
They play by using mainly voice and keyboard harmonicas.
Instead of reproducing a timeline which was created in advance,
every member becomes a particle of the sound.
The particles follow a simple rule, and everyone creates a sound while moving, colliding, changing, and fusing. The performance evolves spinning these spatial sounds together. Tsumugine aims for a music performance which is not only producing sounds, but extends to special and visual expression.
Jura Laiva is the name of sonic experiments with electric guitar, some efx pedals and imagination
by Latvian sound artist Jurii Santalov. Name itself in translation from Latvian means "Jurii's Boat", hinting on a metaphoric vehicle by which he travels through space and time.
Of course, "experiments" might be a cliche or a trade nowadays, but really, starting point
and the process behind most of his audio material can be described as "what if ..." , and the results may vary between ambient spaces, atmospheric tones, pulsating drones or sheer noise
whole frequency spectrum, depending on the state of his mind.
Jurii's influences are too wide and too immense to list, in general it is very good music, where really good stands for whatever he likes to listen to, but some of them heroes are worth mentioning for these artists inspire and move , like a sail - Jonny Greenwood, Warren Ellis,
Fred Frith, Marc Ribot, Oren Ambarchi, Edgar Rubenis, Patrick Higgins to name a very few.
Cyril Secq learnt guitar lonely, attracted by its «noise/experimental» range of use,
then he went to other instruments (piano, harmonium, rhodes, analog synthetiser, sound objects).
He played in different bands then started astrïd in 1997, with Yvan Ros.
From the begining of the 2000’s, he started to produce and record albums and has played with different artists.
(Mathias Delplanque, Floating roots orchestra, Charles-Eric Charrier «oldman»,
That Summer, Sylvain Chauveau, Rachel Grimes, Orla Wren Thousand and Bramier,...).
Weave is the music project of Barry Leake.
Combining various musical instruments from around the world
with electronic and computer manipulations.
He also creates artwork that utilises what is possibly a unique form of photography.
The name under which Melbourne singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Paddy Mann records and performs.
Grand Salvo has quietly and unassumingly developed a body of work
that has inspired both hardcore devotion and more recently, wider recognition.
Grand Salvo has engaged a depth of feeling to a most unique and affecting level.
It’s another affirmation of a true talent in Australia.
Lori Scacco and Eva Puyuelo first met through mutual friend and collaborator
Guillermo Scott Herren when Lori was asked to tour as part of the Savath & Savalas live band.
They soon discovered that they had a deep-rooted creative connection and a shared love of 70’s psych-folk one-offs.
Lori Scacco was a founding member of Seely (Too Pure, U.K.)
and released her first solo recording, Circles, on Eastern Developments Music.
She lives in New York.
Eva Puyuelo is a member of Savath & Savalas (Warp). She lives in Barcelona.
Born in 1978 in Paris, Frédéric D. Oberland began music on the piano at the age of 6.
As a teenager, bored with his inability to play jazz piano he gave up on classical music and turned to electric guitar.
As a composer and musician, he has since collaborated with a wide range of talent:
from modern-classical The Rustle of the Stars with Richard Knox,
The Freemartin Calf with Gaspar Claus to ambient outfits Colin Johnco, Monolyth & Cobalt,
folk Arborea, Three Black Eyes, Dave Olliffe, spoken word Elisa Point, Brian Lewis Saunders,
free-noise-psychedelic Le Réveil des Tropique electroacoustic Bérangère Maximin, Sacha Gattino
Cinémathèque Française in Paris afforded him a carte blanche ‘Les Songs d’une Nuit d’Eté’, featuring a retrospective of his work.
Aaron Martin began his musical life at age 11, switching between guitar and drums.
At the age of 17, he decided to change paths and learn how to play the cello,
which he went on to study in college.
While earning his music degree, he began to experiment with recording.
After creating several self-released collections of music,
and graduating college, he recorded Almond,
which caught the attention of the Australian label Preservation, and became his debut release.
He has gone on to record two more albums for Preservation, River Water and Chautauqua
as well as one album for Experimedia called Worried about the Fire.
He has also collaborated with a variety of other musicians,
including Machinefabriek, Orla Wren, Part Timer, Dawn Smithson (as Winter's Day),
and Dag Rosenqvist (as From the Mouth of the Sun),
with releases on Type, mobeer, morc, and Under the Spire Recordings.
Aaron Martin lives and records in Topeka, Kansas.
Katie English, aka Isnaj Dui, writes neo-impressionistic music using flutes,
home-made dulcimers and electronics.
She has released several critically acclaimed albums, performed at venues such as
the National Portrait Gallery and Union Chapel and has collaborated live and on record with numerous artists from electronica acts to folk bands.
Katie is also one half of the bands Littlebow and Lowered.
Keiron Phelan is a multi instrumentalist.
Along with David Sheppard he was one of the founding members of post rock luminaries
State River Widening.
Together as Phelan Sheppard they then released the album Harps Old Master on
The Leaf Label.
Keiron formed the band Smile Down Upon Us with Japanese vocalist and musician
Moomlooo in 2008, they released a self titled album on Static Caravan.
Currently Keiron is one half of the band Littlebow with Katie English.
Jessica Constable sings written texts or stream-of-consciousness lyrics
that she uses to explore resonance and texture, sometimes using electronic filters,
echoes and modulation to transform her voice.
Jessica also plays as a duo with New York sound artist Andrea Parkins
tours regularly with Ellery Eskelin, Andrea Parkins and Jim Black
(with whom she has also recorded two critically acclaimed cd’s:
which also included guests Marc Ribot and Melvin Gibbs and Quiet Music).
She has composed for dance and theatre and performed in recent years with
French Jazz Patriarch Francois Jeanneau’s Pandemonium big band.
And has recorded albums and/or toured with amongst others
Orla Wren, Jeff Sharel, Soulreactive, The Flow and Tellemake.
Russudan Meipariani is a Georgian composer, pianist and singer. Russudans music refers to elements from Georgian, Scandinavian, Indian folk music, as well as from classical, rock, minimal and medieval music.
Heidi Elva is a sound and visual artist who grew up in a small town in New Zealand.
She lives in Melbourne, Australia.
Heidi creates music using an iphone, ipad, an app, 3 part harmony vocals,
the harp, minimal beats, delayed effects, samples and loops.
Her art is influenced by ancient mysticism, 90s hip hop, the moon
and the galaxies, fashion, cinematic modern classical pieces found on the internet,
South American culture, landscapes and streetscapes.
Hinny Pawsey is a North East based fiddle player that I first met
when she was busking at the Central Arcade in Newcastle city centre.
She is a graduate of the Folkworks music course based at Sage Gateshead.
Hinny now teaches at home and at Sage Gateshead,
providing youngsters great opportunities to watch, listen and participate
in traditional music, song and dance.