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James Andean is a musician and sound artist. He is active as both a composer and a performer in a range of fields, including electroacoustic music, improvisation, sound art, and audiovisuals. He is a lecturer at the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre of De Montfort University.
Guillaume Côté and Guillaume Campion The collaboration between composers and sound artists Guillaume Côté and Guillaume Campion began during their master degree studies in electroacoustic music at the University of Montreal. In 2016, the duet launched Projet Archipel, a multi-platform work halfway between radio documentary, interactive media and electroacoustic music. From the basis and aesthetics of this first co-creation, Côté and Campion formed the collective Trames (www.tramesaudio.com), aiming to regroup their various projects in sound art, interactive media and cultural mediation.
Sarah Dew is a songwriter, composer, sound artist, singer, pianist, penny whistler, music teacher, choir leader and performer. Currently she is studying for Masters in Music degree (MMus) at Hull University, UK. Her work is inspired by her local coastline, where she records people and places of personal significance, adding credibility and an archival angle to the immersive experience of her creations.
Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, performer and sound artist based in Toronto, Canada via Vancouver, Canada. Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her sounds by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r. Most recently, she released the audio-visual project, Dancing, written in protest of the often suffocating and unsafe environment within male-dominated art and music scenes.
Daniel Linn-Pearl is a Welsh artist engaged with the mediums of sound and moving image. His work explores storytelling, both fact and fictional. He is also interested in the minutiae of emotions in real-world scenarios and how they reflect the human condition. He has exhibited work both nationally and internationally.
Martin Marier was born in a small, brown and horizontal town. Even though he left his home town a long time ago, he is still inspired by shabby taverns, huge and empty parking lots, and the beauty salon "Chez Électro-Lise". He is a composer and a performer who is mainly interested in live electronic music using new interfaces. He is the inventor of the sponge, a cushion like DMI (digital musical instrument) that he uses to perform his pieces. The main goal of this approach is to establish a natural link between gesture and sound in electronic music. He aims at improving the interaction with the audience and with other musicians. His research on the sponge is the topic of the doctorate he completed at Université de Montréal under the supervision of Professor Jean Piché. He recently composed and performed (along with four other spongists) the first quintet for sponges. Martin is also a lecturer at Université de Montréal where he teaches sound recording and mixing, as well as physical computing.
Andrew O’Connor is an independent radio producer, and sound artist based in Toronto. His work reflects an interest in sound, storytelling, and transmission, and explores these ideas through formal broadcast radio as well as installation art, sound design, and pirate radio. Andrew's work for the radio has been featured across the CBC network, syndicated internationally and was most recently featured in the Radiophrenia Festival put on by the Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art. He currently hosts and produces a weekly pirate radio show called Disco 3000 on his own low watt FM station Parkdale Pirate Radio. Andrew's installations and sound design have been presented at festivals across North America including Megapolis in Baltimore, the Third Coast Filmless Festival in Chicago, the Vancouver New Music Festival, and at Open Ears. Andrew has been a visiting faculty member at the Banff Centre for the Arts, received a commission from the Klondike Institute for Art and Culture to create a site specific work for their yearly thematic series The Natural & The Manufactured, helped create the award winning theater project BOBLO and had his work included in the anthology "Transmission Arts: Artists and Airwaves."
Alexis O’Hara The interdisciplinary art practice of Alexis O’Hara exploits allegories of the human voice via vocal & electronic improvisation, sound installation and performance. Her work is influenced by her love of the destabilizing and transformative power of humour and improvisation. The eclecticism of her work attracts international programmers from various disciplines. She has presented work in Scotland, Austria, Mexico, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Ireland, Slovenia, Australia, Finland, Denmark, Brazil, Monaco, Serbia, Switzerland, the U.S. and across Canada. She lives and works in Montreal.
Lyn Rose is a multimedia artist from Toronto (who happily lives in South River now), with two degrees in Fine Art ~ one from OCAD and the other from NSCAD. She was trained as an oil painter, and gradually grew into a love for many forms of sculptural / maker modalities, incorporating naturally fallen branches, string, crystal, stone and scraps of wood. Lyn is now beginning to add video, sound, light and water to her sculptures.
Jenni Schine is a sound artist, broadcaster, and community-engaged researcher. Excited about public engagement and collaborative projects, she has extended her work into film, radio, electroacoustic composition, and installations. Jenni is a proud member of The Kingcome Collective, a place-based art initiative that creates art for Indigenous Peoples and non-Aboriginal society. She is passionate about bringing art and science together, and teaches Acoustic Ethnography and Science Storytelling at the Bamfield Marine Science Centre. Jenni loves hanging around boats and currently serves on the board of the Salmon Coast Field Station, where she is developing an Artist-in-Residency Program.