Rachel Holstead is an amazing composer from Corca Dhuibhne in the southwest corner of Ireland. She writes instrumental and electronic music and enjoys collaborations with artists in many different artforms.
Tom is a digital artist working mainly in the medium of sound installation. His practice and theory based output involves the creation of technology led environments for interaction.
Bill is a composer, sound artist and ‘luthier electronique’ whose current research explores performance practice and the re-use of purpose built electronic musical instruments in electroacoustic music.
Henry is an active composer and performer of new music whose works appear in productions of theatre, dance and concert music that focus solely on modern artistic trends. His music ranges from virtuosic instrumental writings to subtle colourful compositions orchestrating traditional instrumentations with the world of electronic sound.
Pedro is a composer/digital artist working in electroacoustic music, digital media and installation. His approach to music making is informed by the use of improvisation and interdisciplinary structures.
Ed's' music is often characterized by its strong rhythmic energy, extreme contrasts and the combination of acoustic, electronic and multimedia elements. His body of work includes large-scale orchestral works, ensemble pieces, solo works, electronic music, opera, installations and works for dance and film.
Smalley's works have been widely acclaimed, winning a number of international awards including the Prix Ars Electronica in 1988. He has made original contributions to thinking about electroacoustic music, in particular his investigations into the listener's perception of electroacoustic music, and his development of the notion of spectromorphology (the shaping of sound spectra through time).
Cort's works are performed internationally and recorded around the world. He has been active in the field of interactive computer music for more than 20 years.
Wishart's compositional interests deal mainly with the human voice, in particular with the transformation of it and the interpolation by technological means between human voice and natural sounds. He is also a solo voice performer and an improviser of extended vocal techniques, using the recordings of his own improvisations to compose his electroacoustic pieces as well.
Barry specializes in real-time implementations of granular synthesis, often of sampled sounds, and soundscapes. He developed the first ever implementation of real-time granular synthesis and was the first composer to explore the range between synchronic and asynchronic granular synthesis. The real-time technique suits or emphasizes auditory streams, which, along with soundscapes, inform his aesthetic.
In the late 40’s, in Paris (France), Francis intuitively discovered with magnetic wire what Pierre Schaeffer would later call “musique concrète” and consequently conducted solitary experiments with the musical possibilities of sound recording. Later, leaving behind instrumental writing, he dedicated himself exclusively to electroacoustic composition.
Iannis Xenakis was a Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect-engineer. He is commonly recognized as one of the most important post-war avant-garde composers. He pioneered the use of mathematical models in music such as applications of set theory, stochastic processes and game theory and was also an important influence on the development of electronic and computer music. He integrated music with architecture, designing music for pre-existing spaces, and designing spaces to be integrated with specific music compositions and performances.
Stockhausen was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He is known for his ground-breaking work in electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization.
Jason is a musician, technologist and interactive media consultant. His trans-media work focuses upon large-scale telematic interactive events realized over both low-bandwidth consumer and high-bandwidth research networks.
Ed Perkins is a composer and performer. His work draws on aspects of both current psychological research and historical forms of performance in the visual and sonic arts.
Kasia’s artistic output embraces musical media of every kind, as she collaborates with stage directors, choreographers, visual artists, musicians and conductors on original works for opera, dance and symphonic orchestra. Her works are distinguishable by their force of expression and colour.
Torsten is a composer and academic. He specialises in electroacoustic and instrumental composition. His theoretical research focuses on the computational modelling of composition and music theories.
Ricardo's work focuses on the articulation of structure in interactive game-audio and music composition. The architecture of his works often employs mosaic-size sonic materials, which he has exposed across a wide range of outcomes and media tools.
John Godfrey has been a composer, a performer, and a promoter of contemporary art music for more than 25 years. His praxis deals with composing, performing and listening as inseparable and often homologous acts.
Miguel's musical world reflects an approach that relies on his multifaceted capabilities as composer, performer and poet. This threefold activity closely reflects an almost mystical vision of music and art.
Jonathan Harvey was a British composer. He was a prominent disciple of Karlheinz Stockhausen, whose experimentalism and use of electronic instrumentation influenced Harvey's early works. But from the 1970s he began to establish his own distinctive voice, drawing on an abiding interest in spirituality and world religions.
Parmegiani is known for his innovations in electroacoustic music, spinning together natural and synthetic sounds. He joined France's musique concrète collective Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) in the late 1950s, working with the likes of Pierre Schaeffer and Iannis Xenakis. He also worked as a film and television composer.
Jonty Harrison is an electroacoustic music composer based in Birmingham, England. He is the director of BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre) and the Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham.
Robert's current endeavours are focused on acousmatic music. More specifically, his compositions employ esthetical criteria whereby he creates a ‘cinema for the ear’ in which ‘meaning’ as well as ‘sound’ become the elements that elaborate his works. Along with concert music he now writes incidental music, especially for the theatre.
Gilles has been focusing his work on acousmatic and mixed music since 1985. His works fall close to what is called ‘cinema for the ear.’ Many of his pieces have been inspired by literary works and attempt to let us ‘see’ through sound.
Ligeti was one of the most important and innovative composers of the second half of the 20th century. His list of works includes masterpieces of choral and orchestral music, concertos, exquisite chamber music, keyboard solo works, and a spectacle of an opera. His compositional influences span from early contrapuntal music, including works of Machaut and Ockeghem, to late 20th-century avant-garde styles, electronic music, and minimalism, and embrace both Western art music and a variety of world musics, from Transylvanian folk songs to the hocket of the Aka pygmies of the Congo, and Cuban dance music to Indonesian gamelan.