Awarded sound artist and composer Kaffe Matthews was born in Essex, England and lives and works from Berlin. Since 1990 she has made and performed new electro-acoustic music worldwide with a variety of things and places such as violin, theremin, wild salmon, Scottish weather, NASA scientists, bicycles, hammerhead sharks, school children, desert stretched wires and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Lisa Hall is a London based sound artist exploring urban environments using audio interventions and performative actions. Interrupting behaviour and questioning design, these works aim to make space for something new. Techniques include hijacking headphones, hiding speakers in trees, ringing bells online, writing architectural plans, drawing blue prints and blowing bubbles in other people’s gardens.
With an early education in weaving, bell ringing and 8 bit computers Dave Griffiths hopes for a future with more long term thinking, and attempts to contribute via the improbable connexion of games design, computer languages for livecoding performance, the reuse and reverse engineering of games hardware and working with artists, biologists, robotics engineers and psychologists to bring this to public attention in various ways.
Sukandar crafts modern musical instruments made from code and microchips, as well as the more traditional wood or brass. He is ever curious to tackle the multifarious tech problems musicians and artists throw at him, and has recently picked up his own guitar playing again. After he brought sound to electric cars in a recent project, it is now time for superior vehicles.
Researcher, composer, and performer, Federico holds a PhD on music and body movement from the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research, University of Plymouth, UK. His research interests include gesture in music, motion-sensing technologies, machine learning, and embodied interaction. He has presented his research at several international conferences, and his work as a performer is centred on the use of body movement and physiological signals in electronic music. He is currently based in Berlin.
An artist, researcher and programmer, Tom seeks out marginal and often obscure technological objects to work with. He selects technology that transforms and amplifies the social relations of our everyday lives. Objects of interest for Tom have been automated vacuum cleaners, municipal databases, wireless protocol, algorithms, individual electrical components, mobile devices, cloud servers, biological and environmental sensors.
An electrical engineer and musician based in Houston, Monse is committed to bringing awareness to engineering through art. This passion led him to create a non-profit organisation Vampire Squid Labs and to join the BRI, all in addition to his job at NASA Johnson Space Centre. He hopes that sharing a creative use of engineering through art will inspire individuals and communities to learn, conceptualise and create.
A mobile bike mechanic proudly serving South Birmingham and beyond.
Cameron is a cycle mechanic with over 10 years industry experience, and a background in everything from Animation to Silversmithing. Having worked in various local shops over the years honing his mechanical skills Cameron set up his own venture, Romance Cycles in 2015. Pooling all his pent up creative energy and collected skills into bespoke bicycle frames, and other new and exciting vehicles.