People

Below you can find more info about some of the awesomely talented peeps who are currently involved (or have previously been involved) in FLO projects 🙂

2016

Female-Laptop-Orchestra-PQ2015-Nela-BrownNela Brown (founder and creative director of FLO), is a Croatian sound artist, composer, sound designer and technologist currently based in London. After graduating with a BA (Hons) in Sonic Arts, she got involved in designing sound for contemporary theatre, dance, interactive installations and documentaries as well as exhibiting her electroacoustic work. From 2006-2010 she was a resident sound designer with three theatre production companies and one film production company. Her sound work in the past few years has been heard by the audiences across Canada, Italy, Brazil, Spain, Czech Republic, England, Scotland and US where she was invited to present her work at USITT Conference and Yale School of Drama. Nela is currently undertaking PhD research supported by EPSRC at Queen Mary University of London, where she is also a leader of G.Hack, an art & technology lab for female researchers focusing on sharing knowledge and developing interactive media projects through collaboration with other universities, art organisations and industry partners. Website: http://nelabrown.blogspot.co.uk

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Magdalena Chudy is currently a PhD student at the Centre for Digital Music, London. She is also a cellist, a graduate from St. Petersburg Conservatory in Russia with a broad professional experience as a performing musician and teacher. Following her interests in timbre-based automatic recognition of music performer she studied Computer Science at Warsaw School of Information Technology and now continues her research at Queen Mary University of London. Her thesis topic focuses on player-dependent aspects of musical timbre. Her particular interest lies in studying the relationship between gesture (bowing controls), tone quality (acoustic features) and perception (timbre dissimilarity) in classical cello performance. In addition to her research and performance activities Magdalena is involved in QMUL’s Women in Science and Technology focus groups such as WISE@QMUL and GHack. Website: http://magudy.wordpress.com/

Ximena Alarcon is a Colombian sound artist and Research Fellow at CRiSAP. Her practice-based research focuses on the creation of telematic sonic performances and networked environments to expand our sense of place, using field recordings and spoken word in urban and migratory contexts. She has a PhD in Music, Technology and Innovation, from De Montfort University, and was awarded with a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship 2007-2009. Her art projects include the online environment Sounding Underground (London-Mexico-Paris), Networked Migrations – a series of telematic performances exploring through Deep Listening migration and dislocation in UK, Colombia, Mexico, Troy, and Bangalore, and Sound Matters Framework for the use and re-use of field record- ings and speech through interfaces for relational listening. Websites: http://www.crisap.org/people/ximena-alarcon      http://ximenaalarcon.net

Maria Papadomanolaki is a Greek artist who works within the fields of sound design for dance and film, networked performances, exploratory work- shops, installation and transmission art. She has a background in literary and sound studies. She has presented her work and research at galleries, conferences and festivals in Europe, UK and the US. Maria is conducting PhD research on ur- ban sonic perceptual ecologies at CRiSAP, UAL, London. She is the co-founder of SoundCamp and is the producer of Sensing Cities, an ongoing series of interviews broadcast on Resonance FM. Website: http://www.voicesoundtext.com

ZAF (18) Zagreb Flute Ensemble – ZAF, the only ensemble of the sort in Croatia, has been founded in the year of 2012. The very core of the ensemble is a flute quartet but, depending on the piece that is being performed, the number of the players can be multiplied without limitations. This unique ensemble unites experienced performers with the young aspiring artists and flute students, thereby giving these young musicians a rare opportunity to gain experience and expand their own repertoire, all of that with the support of more experienced colleagues. Beside Renata Penezić and Tamara Coha permanent members are Jelena Geček, Lidija Ljubičić, Marija Esih, Danijela Klarić Mimica, Ivana Vukojević, Katarina Horvat and Ana Batinica. They were all educated at various musical institutions and specialised at home and abroad.  ZAF gives particular attention to performing musical pieces composed by native composers, in a hope of ensuring even more pieces that will continue to explore auditive and interpretative possibilities and combinations of the various instruments of the flute family. Miljenko Prohaska, Tomislav Uhlik, Alfi Kabiljo, Ivan Josip Skender, Bruno Vlahek, Gordan Tudor and Branimir Rezić composed pieces for the ensemble. Besides the classical repertoire adapted for the ensemble, future projects will also include pieces of the 20th and 21st century composers that use exceptionally advanced playing techniques which create fascinating new auditory landscapes. The following projects include collaborations with Museum of contemporary art, Zagreb concert management, Faculty of textile technology, Academy of dramatic art and „Female Laptop Orchestra“ organisation, which will give a new dimension to already existing works, emphasizing their character and with the synergy of related arts create a completely new piece.

After two concert seasons Three seasons in Matis absolute lounge there are nine premiered pieces, numerous successes in the country and two international tours: La Perle du Nord (Novi Sad, Beograd, Skoplje, Bitola i Solun) and Karusel (Sevilla, Malaga, Benalmadena i Barcelona), every time followed with excellent critics;

HRT- Radio Rijeka, 16.07.2013.

If we knew the sound of angelic flutes in the stories about heaven, we would say we were there last night. Twelve beautiful women merged with their flutes in an unbelievably acoustic space of Trsat’s cloister, twelve balanced, clean, crystal clear tones of all colors flute can produce, spilt their chords all around the thrilled audience with every musical number. Very attractive and professionally chosen programme…

…Rhythmically well-coordinated, with melodical interpretations, dinamically playful and in love with their instrument, the girls from the Zagreb flute ensemble mesmerised the audience on whose request they performed an encore – Argetinian tango. It was a night to remember…

Website: http://zaf.website/en_US

David_MastikosaDavid Mastikosa (composer) is a young prolific Bosnian composer. He was born in 1992 in Prijedor, where he started his musical education by studying clarinet and music theory at the Secondary Music School “Savo Balaban” in Prijedor, before moving to Banja Luka to study Composition at the Academy of Arts in the class of Tatjana Milošević Mijanović. At the Banja Luka Academy of Arts he won the ‘best student’ prize as well as the third prize in the competition for his composition titled “Edict of Milan of 313”. David was elected twice, among the fifteen composers whose works have been performed in concerts that are organized by Vox Novus, held in New York titled “15 Minutes of Fame”. His compositions were performed in different countries around the world (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Japan and the United States), as part of different cultural and musical events (such as: “Dani Vlade S. Miloševića“, “Noć muzeja“, “XIX Curso Internacional de Clarinete – Julian Menendez“, “The Basement Concert“, “Make Music New York“ and “Festival Note tra i Calanchi” and his composition “Unknown flow” was premiered in 2014 at Branko’s Award Ceremony at Sremski Karlovci) and by different musicians and ensembles (Sauro Berti – bass clarinet (Italy), Quator Girard – string quartet (France), Matthew Rosenberg – bassoon (USA), Novosadski duvački kvintet – wind quintet (Novi Sad), Ken Kunita – bass clarinet (Netherlands / Japan), Robert Botti – oboe (USA), Aleksandra Kopić – flute (Serbia / Bosnia and Herzegovina), Zagreb Soloists – string orchestra (Croatia), Ana Batinica – flute (Croatia), etc.). His compositions were also published in publishing houses Alea Publishing (Tacoma, Washington, United States) and Ayotte Custom Musical Engravings (Detroit, Michigan, United States). He participated in seminars and masterclasses: KompArt 2, Novi Sad 2012; Academie Musicale de Villecroze in 2013, France, Villecroze 2013; Sarajevo Sonic Studio 2013; Workshop for Contemporary Music, Novi Sad 2014; Workshop for solfeggio, Banja Luka in 2012 and Workshop for clarinet, Gučevo 2010 and he worked with Philippe Hersant, Philippe Manoury, Tamara Basarić, Vinko Globokar, Wolfgang Heiniger, Aleksandra Vrebalov – Composition; Nikola Srdić, Milan Milošević, Đuro Pete – Clarinet; Slavica Smiljanić Marković – Solfeggio. David was part of Academie Musicale de Villecroze (France) in 2012 and he was a scholar of Fond Dr Milan Jelić, the most important scholarship in the Republic of Srpska. He is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Composition at the Academy of Arts Banja Luka where he composes classical, electroacoustic and electronic music as well as music for theatre and film.

Sounds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx59ymv8SUXnvjhlmVpYI6A/videos

anja-kavicAnja Kavić is a Bosnian film director born in 1989 in Banja Luka. She studied Film and TV directing at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka in the class of Professor Predrag Velinovic. Her short documentary “Some girls are bigger than others” won the award at ‘Get me this day’ festival (specialising in films made about people with disabilities), the award for best short documentary at the Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and the award for best production at 61. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (Serbia). The documentary was screened at Dok Leipzig (Germany), one of the biggest documentary film festivals in the world and was competing as part of the biggest student film festival VGIK in Moscow (Russia). Anja’s short fiction film “Some of us” won the Special Jury Award at the Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Best Short Film award at the Star Film Festival in Sisak (Croatia), Best Regional Student Film at the 62. Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (Serbia) and Best International Student film at Bristol Film Festival (UK). Anja was one of the participant at the first Cinema City talent campus in Novi Sad. She also participated in the annual regional conference “The future of European cinema from the perspective of young authors, respecting equality of sexes” in Belgrade and was a member of the jury at the 3.STIFF Student International Film Festival, which took place in October, 2016. She made two short films for international projects “Filming the others” and “Tempus”. Her films were shown at festivals across the whole Europe. She is currently enrolled on an international postgraduate course DocNomads, which takes place across three different European countries.

STEFANO-SOLANI-WebindraStefano Solani (Webindra) is a double-bass player, composer, educator and a versatile artist, always challenging his creativity by associating with various musical styles, ranging from traditional jazz to avant-garde, whilst keeping an eye on classical music and collaborating with several artists and musicians. Graduated in double bass at the Conservatory in Alessandria under maestro Emilio BENZI. Self trained in jazz, he mastered his skills with Dave HOLLAND and Enrico LUCCHINI, with whom he played continuously for 5 years. Attended masterclasses with Alvin CURRAN, Allan HOLDSWORTH and Steve LACY. He creates a project called “Webindra Jazz Workshops” consisting of various projects with changing formations with musicians as Jimmy Weinstein, Matthew Renzi, Guido Canavese, Cinzia Gizzi, Luciano Troja, Carmelo Coglitore and Massimo Minardi. Member and co-founder, since 2005, of “Soundpainting Italian Orchestra” in Milano, and, in classical music, founding president of Youth Chamber Orchestra of Teatro Civico in Vercelli from 1987 to 1990. Also player in numerous large ensembles and orchestras in the fields of jazz, classical and avant-garde music. Collaborates in several groups with countless musicians and groups with leaders as Claudio “Wally” Allifranchini, Alfredo Ponissi, Jimmy Weinstein, Antonio Marangolo, Massimo Cartello and Luciano Bertolotti that combine music with other forms of artistic expression like architecture, sculpture, cinema, design, theatre, poetry, engraving, painting and comics in special concerts and performances for the works of Giò Pomodoro, Barbara Weil, Roberto Gianinetti, Mirco Marchelli, Carola De Scipio, Jack Hirschman, Agneta Falk, and archistar Daniel Libeskind. Performer in numerous national and international festivals of arts in Italy, EU, USA and Japan in no less than 1000 concerts with musicians as Eliot Zigmund, Steve Gut, Valeri Ponomarev, Matt Renzi, Michail Urbaniak, Antonio Marangolo, Walter Thompson, Anthony Braxton and many others. Active in many recordings for various international labels such as Leo Records, Studiottanta Fortuna Records etc. Regarding education and musical training, member-instructor of the association “Jazz Mobile” by Alfredo Ponissi and “Traveling School” by Lilli Santon and Jimmy Weinstein with various of his masterclasses and workshops for ensembles, in double bass and special programs. In 2010 he conceives and founds, together with Gabriele Artuso, “Webindra” organization that, with its course “The Music In You”, a pedagogic project for the practice and study of improvisation, establishes annual courses, stages, workshops and artistic activities for the diffusion of such values. In 2014-2015 workshops with Webindra and its course “The Music In You” and educational planning inside the program of “Novara Jazz Festival Winter Edition” On the 20th of March 2015 participates at the first edition of TEDx Novara “The Future Is Now”, lecturer presenting his project “The Music In You – Improvisation: a musical pedagogy” On the 28th of May 2015 player at Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation’s “THE SONIC GENOME” (3rd performance ever presented worldwide) occurred inside the renewed Museo Egizio in Turin for the “Torino Jazz Festival 2015”. In Semptember 2015 participates with the presentation of the course “The Music In You” to the finals of “TÄLLBERG FOUNDATION GLOBAL LEADERSHIP PRIZE 2015”. Tällberg Foundation in this occasion, acknowledges Webindra, together with other 200 worldwide organizations, an innovational role on global scale. In May 2016 founder member and director for ensemble I.U.H.O. with whom he participates at the second edition of Fake Festival at Falseum – museum of forgery and deception located in Verrone (Biella).

MICHELE-ISONI-WebindraMichele Isoni (Webindra) is a bass player, sound engineer and musicology student Student in Cremona at the Università Degli Studi Di Pavia department of musicology. Studied languages and linguistics from 2009 to 2011 at the Università Degli Studi Di Pavia but did not graduate. Graduated in November 2013 in sound engineering at the CPM music school in Milan after a two years course with teachers Diego Maggi and Lorenzo Cazzaniga. Summer 2013 working stage at Alari Park-Jungle Sound studios in Milan. Sound engineer for Novara Jazz Festival winter edition 2012-2013 / 2014-2015 and Novara Jazz Festival 2013 / 2014. Studied electric bass with several teachers, from 2009 to 2010 with Andrea Imelio and from 2011 to 2015 with Fabio De March. Student of double bass with Stefano Solani from 2012. Student of Ewe (Volta region between Ghana-Togo) African drums, attended courses with professor Faith Conant (Mount Holyoke University, Stony Brook University), David Locke (Tufts University) and Ruben Agbeli in Pontassieve (Firenze) and Cremona. Active member of Webindra since 2013 with the role of translator. Completed a 3 years Webindra’s TMIY (The Music In You) laboratory course. Founder member, bass player and live electronics in 2016 IUHO Ensemble at Fake Festival #2 at Falseum in Verrone (Biella).

GABRIELE-ARTUSO-WebindraGabriele Artuso (Webindra) graduated in flute at the Conservatory of Turin with Michele Mo, studied in depth contemporary and modern music with the same Michele Mo, Giampaolo Pretto, Carlo Bertola, Daniele Vineis. He played with the Toujour Ensemble of Turin for the play “Chronicles Animals” – with music Nicola Campogrande, poetry by Toti Scialoja (Teatro Alfieri Turin Piccolo Regio Torino, Parco di Santa Cecilia Rome Academy of Music, Theatre of the Cough of Genoa, live recording for Radio RAI-3). He also studied double bass, composition, improvisation, jazz music with Maestro Stefano Solani and took part in seminars Travelling School of Jimmy Weinstein. Followed international improvisation workshop with Pierre Vaiana (Belgium), William Parker (United States) and Stefano Battaglia (Italy), Barry Harris (United States) and flute with Carlo Nicita (Italy). In 2003 he received the special award for composition and musical performance at the International Festival “Strade del Cinema” of Aosta with the project OrJazz the composer Giulio Pedrana. In 2004 he recorded the disc with Orjazz “The tragic Night Dr. Hives”. Active in projects: FuturArkestra (“The Bald, The Hypertensive and Forgetful” CD2014), Workout (finalist at the European Jazz Contest 2010). Co-founder in 2010 of the WEBINDRA project together with Stefano Solani, which promotes music education based on improvisation seen as a relational practice of creative development and new forms of expression alongside the canonical study programmes. In 2010 he creates with Webindra the permanent and travelling “TMIY” (The Music In You) lab. Promoter, with Webindra, of Soundpainting language created by Walter Thompson. Workshop and presentation with Webindra at the Milan Conservatory “G. Verdi” In 2014 Webindra is the educational partner of Novara Jazz Festival. On the 28th of May 2015 player at Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation’s “THE SONIC GENOME” (3rd performance ever presented worldwide) occurred inside the renewed Museo Egizio in Turin for the “Torino Jazz Festival 2015”.  In May 2016 founder member and director for ensemble I.U.H.O. with whom he participates at the second edition of Fake Festival at Falseum – museum of forgery and deception located in Verrone (Biella). He has also collaborated on projects and performances in multicultural areas with artists such as: Stefano Solani, Alfredo Ponissi, Emilio Costantini, Enrico Caruso, Stefano Di Lorenzo, Giulio Pedrana, Edward Cassaro, Antonella Vigliani, Funky, Claudio “Wally” Allifranchini, Alessandro Fadini, Roberto Olzer, Nicola Boschetti, Claudio Guide, Stefano Melis, Luca Bertinaria, Riccardo Ruggeri, Carlo Sola, Gianni Virone, Tardito Marco, Marco Puxeddu, Emanuele Zumella, Francesco Gariazzo, Fabio Buonarrota, Jayadeva, Nina Sunlight, Walter Guabello, Verio De Bona, Claudio Salina, Giovanni Panato, Oplab Orchestra, Lorenzo Cominoli, Ivan Bridon, Callixto Oviedo, Chichitico, Alex Cristilli, Gabriele Ferro, Fabio Mora, Augusta Bande, Emanuela Boggio, Silvia Savoy, Eleonora Simeone, Andrea Manzoni, Simone Torriano, Paul Seghizzi, Mirco De Matteo, Annamaria Morici, Anna Canale, Fulvio Angelini, Fabio Ardino, Roberto Bongianino, Antonella Enrietto, Alessandro Curti, Isadora Pei, Anna Canale, Alessandro Pacific, Fulvio Angelini, Luca Beritnaria, Marella Motta.

Hrvoje-KorbarHrvoje Korbar (theatre director) nakon završene Srednje glazbene škole Pavla Markovca (smjer violinist) i XVI. gimnazije upisuje Akademiju Dramske umjetnosti, odsjek Kazališne Režije i Radiofonije. Tijekom studija asistira na opernim projektima, a honorarno radi i kao novinar na portalima specijaliziranima za kulturu (Teatar.hr, Ziher.hr) i kao voditelj ureda za odnose s javnošću na filmskim i kazališnim festivalima. Pohađao je radionice dokumentarnog filma (Sedam dana stvaranja, Pazin), izvedbenu radionicu Falka Richtera (Venecijanski Biennale 2015) i radionicu radiofonije (Mijene srca). Osim suradnje sa ZAF-om, u 2016. godini realizirao je i koncert Mozartovo Operno Putovanje u Sisku, dječju predstavu Kako Nastaje Kazališna Predstava s kojom gostuje na festivalima u Hrvatskoj i regiji. Član je kolektiva koji je realizirao radijski program Radio Koji Je Tu Prije Radio, jednodnevne umjetničke intervencije u gornjogradski eter, u sklopu koje režira dvije radiodrame te s dramaturginjom Sunčicom Sodar postavlja zvučnu instalaciju posvečenu Mariji Braut, ikoni hrvatske fotografije 20. stoljeća.

Aygul ErceAygul Erce (singer/songwriter) is greatly recognized as a Singer, Songwriter, Lyricist and Vocal Coach based in Turkey. Her path to a career in music initiated at Izmir 9 Eylul University (Turkey). Aygul, trained as an opera singer and holds 4 years graduate diploma from 9 Eylul University. She worked at Izmir Opera House for 2 years as a choir member. Moving to London has developed her interest in Jazz and Popular music. She holds a Jazz and Popular music certificate from Goldsmith University also holds a Teaching Singing Certificate from Royal School of Music. Since 1996, Aygul composes her own songs. Recently her songs ‘Pinar’s Song’ and ‘Mum Rescue Me’ ‘Benim Sana Verecek Bir Oglum Yok Pasa’ had a successful review; hence, it was broadcasted on TV channels as well as the Radio Stations. She has released a bilingual (Kurdish –Turkish) album (Stranen Ji Ese re, Aciya Sarkilar) through a record company called Kom Muzik in Turkey. Her album was chosen one of the best album by a very well known music critics (Naim Dilmener) .

Website: http://www.aygulerce.com/?page_id=

2015

Shelly_KnottsShelly Knotts is a Newcastle, UK-based composer, performer and improvisor of live electronic, live-coded and network music. She has engaged in various collaborative and experimental projects over the past few years which have seen her engage with diverse musical practices and styles ranging from electroacoustic tape music to free jazz improvisation and live-coded dance music. She performs solo and as a member of various collaborations, presenting her work around the UK and internationally. Her work has been published on Chordpunch record label, Absence of Wax netlabel and in Leonardo Music Journal. She has received commissions and residencies from PRSF and Sound and Music and is currently part of the Sound and Music ‘New Voices’ scheme. She is currently studying for a PhD in Live Computer Music at Durham University with Nick Collins and Peter Manning. Her research interests lie in examining the political practices implicit in collaborative network music performance and designing systems for group improvisation that impose particular social (and/or anti-social) structures in performance situations. As a live-coding performer Shelly has given around 30 performances in various solo and collaborative contexts including as part of a free-improvising mixed acoustic-electronic ensemble; streaming performances with the Grande International Audio Streaming Orchestra; as part of an ongoing collaboration with Alo Allik including live coding and generative systems; in network music collaborations with distributed control; as part of a live coding and dance performance and in other concert and club contexts. Current projects include network music bands BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) and The Scratchtop Orchestra (based at Durham University) and live coded generative audiovisual performance [ Sisesta Pealkiri ] with Alo Allik as well as performing solo at Algoraves and other live-coding events.

Website: http://shellyknotts.wordpress.com/  Sounds: https://soundcloud.com/shelly-knotts

Andrea Young 2014

Andrea Young is a composer-performer specializing in experimental voice and live electronics. In her work, she uses an amplified, processed and resynthesized voice, in all its combinations and permutations, as well as a repurposed, sound-controlling voice enabled through feature extraction. While her work relies on digital innovation, her musical output relies on the integration of her digital voice interface with analogue and re-purposed electronic media.

(photo courtesy of Rodrigo Velasco a.k.a. RI RV)

(photo courtesy of Rodrigo Velasco a.k.a. RI RV)

Libertad Figueroa is a Mexican performer and improviser of live-coded music with SuperCollider as well as senior student of the BA in Communication Science (Faculty of Political and Social Sciences-UNAM). She has studies in English Literature (School of Philosophy and Literature-UNAM) and is currently studying music theory and music history at the Faculty of Music (UNAM). She has worked and collaborated with diverse musical practices and styles such as the Ensamble (‘bo), in which she was member and founder, using traditional musical structures of Mexican music to produce a combination that involved live coding and several other instruments such as electric guitar, cello, and flute and, at the present time, as a member of the laptop ensemble LiveCodeNet (Hernani Villaseñor, Emilio Ocelotl, Eduardo H. Obieta, and José Carlos Hasbun) related to networked music and with which she has performed at /*vivo*/ 2013 and 2014, as well as at the Digital Culture Centre (CCD), the José Vasconcelos Library, the National Centre for the Arts (CENART), the Cultural Centre of Spain (CCE) in Mexico, and the Faculty of Music-UNAM. As a solo laptop improviser she has been awarded with two scholarships for the ninth and tenth International Festival of Music and New Technologies “Visiones Sonoras” at the Mexican Centre for Music and Sonic Arts (CMMAS) at Morelia, Mexico; and, more recently, two of her compositions were selected to take part in “Creadoras. Música para percusión y electroacústica” [Creators. Music for percussion and electroacoustics] in the Museum of Modern Art of Ecuador, a project that is looking to support, and encourage, the musical creation of women composers of contemporary music in its hosting country as well as in Latin America.

Link to musichttp://soundcloud.com/libertad-figueroa

LiveCodeNet Ensamble [spanish]https://livecodenetensamble.wordpress.com

Creadoras/Creators [spanish]: http://sonus-ensamble.weebly.com/creadoras.html

JKPickett (photo courtesy of Teo DulDom)

(photo courtesy of Teo DulDom)

JKPickett (artist-composer) is a member and collaborator with the artists’ collective and cultural project: APO33, and realised various collective works both in contemporary music and visual arts including; GIASO : Great International Streaming Orchestra, Chaoslab and BOT project. JKPickett performs with electronics, prepared guitar and percussion in the projects “Cellule de Bass” and “Solar Return” and is a member of ORGONE (contemporary percussion group) and ONsemble (contemporary musique ensemble). JKPickett’s practice crosses: sound-sculpture/installation, drawing, video, interactivity and performance, showing & performing internationally. She has collaborated and played with: Julien Ottavi, Kasper Toeplitz, Keith Rowe, Eva Ursprung, Phil Niblock, Christian Wolff, Emmanuelle Gibello, John Tilbury, Jérôme Joy, Soizic Lebrat, Shelly Knotts, Antye Greie-Ripatti, Kadet Kuhne, Keiko Uenishi, Seamus O’Donnell, Erin Sexton, Phillippe Cavaleri, Shu Lea Cheang and others…
Websites: http://www.apo33.org  /  http://www.jennypickett.co.uk
Sound: http://solarreturn.bandcamp.com/releases /  https://soundcloud.com/j-pickett

Female_Laptop_Orchestra_Annie_MahtaniAnnie Mahtani is a composer and sound artist working and living in Birmingham. After completing her doctoral studies in composition in 2008 she has worked as a freelance composer, performer, curator and educator. As a composer, Annie has collaborated with dance and theatre and worked on a number of site-specific installations. Her work has been performed extensively in concerts, conferences and festivals internationally. Annie has have completed a number of commissions including those from the University of Birmingham, Rosie Kay Dance Company, Birmingham Hippodrome, Jazzlines and PRS Women in Music. Annie is a lecturer in Electroacoustic composition at The University of Birmingham. She is also co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham based organisation which she founded in 2010, dedicated to promoting local sound artists and composers.

Website: www.anniemahtani.co.uk

 

 

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