Hector Centeno is a digital media artist and interactive systems designer and developer who is working independently and collaboratively. His focus is on immersive sound, visuals and interactivity that seeks to engage the audience into a self reflection of existence, place and reality. Among his artistic activities are international presentations of his individual multi-channel sound art works, installation collaborative work, live sound and video improvisation performances and virtual reality art installations. As a software developer he has created spatial audio mobile applications, video game mechanics and simulation systems, hardware sensors and micro-controller systems, and virtual and augmented reality interactive experiences. He has led workshops on electronics and sound design for artists and worked as technical director at New Adventures in Sound Art in Toronto. He currently teaches at the Digital Futures program at OCAD University, and works as Technology Director at Impossible Things, creating augmented reality experiences.
Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik are a Dutch multi-disciplinary sound art duo that have been working together since 1983. Their work combines movement, sound and architecture in every thinkable way: concerts, installations, performances, in situ projects and graphic works as well. Both artists are the co-founders of Antarctica multi-media group that performed in Europe from 1987-1992. In 2010 Petra and Mario started their research project WAVES where they investigate the artistic possiblities of creating subsonic feedback, vibration feedback, double feedback and combined feedback systems. Besides that they make projects that translate one medium into another medium: e.g. timetables of public transportation into musical scores.
Geronimo Inutiq is a multimedia and electronic music artist and DJ. His solo exhibition ISUMAGINAGU was presented at Gallery 101, in Ottawa (Ontario), as part of the Asinabka Festival. ARCTICNOISE has been shown at Trinity Square Video (Toronto), grunt gallery (Vancouver), and AKA Artist-Run (Saskatoon). Inutiq’s videos have been featured in the exhibition Beat Nation and at A-Space Gallery (Toronto), as part of the 2015 ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival. He has performed live and deejayed at Transmediale in Berlin, the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, and has composed theme songs for film and television (Inuit Broadcasting Corporation and NFB). Born in the Canadian Arctic and having lived in Montreal for a long time, Inutiq has roots in Quebec and the Far North.
Lisa Jackson - Anishinaabe director Lisa Jackson’s award-winning fiction and documentary films have screened widely at festivals such as Berlin, Hot Docs, SXSW and London BFI. Her work has also aired on many networks in Canada and earned her a Genie Award (Canada’s Oscar®). Lisa’s upcoming projects include an IMAX film and more traditional film and TV work. Visit her website. Photo by Michael Labre.
Leanna Kirchoff American composer Leanna Kirchoff writes vocal and instrumental chamber music, choral music, and opera. Her music has been performed in concerts at the International Congress of Voice Teachers, the National Opera Association convention, and the American Choral Directors Association conference, and at Carnegie Hall, among others. Audiovisual collaborations with Chris Malloy have been showcased in conferences in Argentina, South Korea and locally, in Colorado. Kirchoff holds a doctorate degree in composition from the University of Colorado and teaches at the University of Denver.
Chris Malloy is a composer and sound artist in Denver, Colorado, USA. His work has been presented throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. His Ph.D. is from Brandeis University, where his principal teacher was Martin Boykan. He has taught at Brandeis University, the University of Surrey, and the New England Conservatory at Walnut Hill, and currently chairs the Composition Department at the University of Denver. His portfolio ranges from fully notated scores for traditional instruments to cutting-edge experiments in algorithm, multimedia, and score animation.
Taqralik Partridge is a spoken word performer, Inuit throatsinger and writer originally from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (Northern Quebec). She has performed on stages from Toronto to Iqaluit to the UK and Norway. Her work communicates a mix of influences from hip-hop to Inuit story-telling. Taqralik is one of the featured emerging artists in the CBC’s upcoming Next! series.
Christine Webster was born 1962 in Karlsruhe, Germany, she lives and works in Paris. She creates sounds and experimental music for different kind of media and contexts. Initially trained as a graphic designer she studied electroacoustic music with Jean Schwartz in the late eighties. Since 2003 she has produced music and sound design for independent media producers such as Lardux Films, Terminal Images and for mainstream producers like Folimages, Les Productions de l’Èrable and Ubisoft. She worked with France Musique, was commissioned on multiples residencies for Tapage Nocturne, as well as on CD audio books projects for Ocora-RadioFrance and collaborates with the Orchestre de Radio France. Since 2006 she has worked with virtual reality and social 3D platforms like Second Life and worked for a French in-world marketing company, Community Chest. In October 2013, Christine Webster joined the ENSAD-LAB Spatial Media department in Paris, leading her flagship VR project Empty Room : an electroacoustic composition spatialized in VR, using binaural, object oriented sound objects and ambisonic technologies. Since October 2016 Empty Room is the center of her Phd research at CICM – Paris 8, directed by Anne Sedes. Christine Webster is also well kown in France as a writer and reviewer for KR-HomeStudio and MCD Digitalarti.