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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.
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.