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Sonia Paço-Rocchia is a composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe. Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. Talented improviser, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented instruments and sound automatons, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics. Working on the form, most of her work have visual elements and are non-linear, choices given to the players, or, for installation work, interactivity shapes the compositions. - http://www.musinou.net
Stephanie Castonguay - Fascinated by the origins of our current digital media, Stephanie Castonguay is an experimental artist who explores the materiality of our disrupted communications through DIY electronic devices and sound installations. Her work has been shown in Montreal (International Montreal/New Music festival, the International Digital Arts Biennial, Perte de Signal, Eastern Bloc, Fondation Molinari) and abroad, at Centre Fokal (HT), STEIM (NL), Tsonami (CL). She has performed her work at festivals such as Sight & Sound, PirateBlocRadio, Ibrida Pluri III, Printemps Numériques, Instruments Make Play (NL) and Festival Tsonami (CL). She is a member of Perte de Signal.
Contanza Piña is a visual artist, dancer and researcher that is focused on experimentation with electronic media, open-source technologies and DIY practices. Her work reflects on the role of machines in our culture and the human-technological units, questioning the idea of education, capitalism and patriarchy techno-centrist as opposed to open knowledge, autonomy and enhancement of technical manual work. Constanza's sound art project Corazón de Robota (Robot Heart) uses recycling, hardware hacking, soft-circuits, handicrafts and electronic wizardry in order to build DIY synthesizers. She works under the philosophy of free culture and electronic anarchy and her research on handmade synthesizers and electro-textiles can be seen at http://www.corazonderobota.wordpress.com
Marc Sepic is an internationally recognized guitarist/composer, whose child-like sense of play and some electronic loop-wizardry make his concerts an irresistible joy-ride into the magic of music. the A passionate environmentalist, Mark’s “Junkestra” program, a hands-on wonderland of recycling, integrates sports, music, and art, celebrating the musical potential of everyday things. In schools, galleries and festivals throughout Ontario, Mark has helped Canadians recycle over 250,000 items, giving tin cans, toilet paper rolls and plastic jars a musical afterlife as drums, kazoos and maracas. Junkestra has been featured at the 2015 Pan-Am Games launch, Toronto Fringe Festival, Roy Thompson Hall’s “Share the Music” and Nuit Blanche.