Antye Greie-Ripatti (DE)
Antye Greie-Ripatti is a digital songwriter, sound artist & curator, composer, poet, feminist, activist and public speaker.
She is also known as AGF, Laub and poemproducer.
Born 1969, raised in East Germany, she lives and works in Hailuoto, Finland since 2008. She works with language, sound, listening, voice and communication, which is expressed in mixed media, audiovisual live performances, digital communication, sound installations, commissions for radio, movies and theatre, exhibitions and conceptual works.
Greie-Ripatti has released 30 long player records and numerous collaborations under such aliases as AGF, AGF/Delay (with Vladislav Delay), Greie Gut Fraktion (with Gudrun Gut), and The Lappetites (with Kaffe Matthews and Eliane Radigue), many collaborations with the award-winning classical composer Craig Armstrong. She runs the production company and music label AGF PRODUCKTION and has produced records for other artists most famously for Ellen Allien (SOOL, 2009, BPitch).
In 2011 Greie-Ripatti founded the arts organization Hai Art in Hailuoto and practices as artistic director, executive producer and workshop leader. Hai Art has organized a conference on remote art, 10+ Artist-In-Residencies, extensive sound program with children in Hailuoto, the iPad Orchestra Hailuoto, the Organum, the Hailuoto (mini) MediaLAB and numerous artist camps.
Since 2011 she works as independent sound curator.
Rikke Frisk (DK)
Rikke Frisk is the founder and co-director of the community focused culture production company: Indgreb, which is based in Copenhagen. Indgreb specializes in projects within participant-driven art and innovation events. Within their portfolio is the creation of the international innovation and art competition festival, Afsnit I. Rikke’s latest initiative is Talk Town – a debate festival on gender, equality and feminism of which she is co-initiator and festival director, a position she is familiar with from her time as manager and co-creator of Strøm – the leading festival for electronic music in Scandinavia, which she ran for several years. Later on Rikke was head of the secretariat for the Copenhagen hosting of WOMEX – the world’s biggest world music fair and festival. Among several obligations she is a member of the board of Denmark’s leading venues for contemporary, experimental Jazz and world music: Copenhagen Jazzhouse and Global. With a background in architecture and communication she is an experienced creative leader, with renowned relational abilities to unfold peoples skills and ideas.
Ludger Brümmer (DE)
Born and raised in Werne, Germany. Masters in psychology/sociology at University Dortmund. Composition studies with Nicolaus A. Huber and Dirk Reith at the Folkwang Hochschule Essen. Collaboration with choreographer Susanne Linke and the Nederlands Dans Theater for “Ruhrort” with his work “Riti Contour” for orchestra. International Performances at GRM, Paris at ICMC’s in San Jose , Tokyo, Banff, Thessaloniki. Visiting Scholar at CCRMA Stanford University, teaching Assistant at the Folkwang Hochschule, TU Berlin, School of Design Karlsruhe, research fellow at Kingston University, lecturer for composition at the Sonic Arts Research Centre Belfast. Since 2003 head of the Institute for Music and Acoustics at ZKM|Karlsruhe and guest professor at School of Design. Member of the „Academy of the arts“ Berlin. 2010 Amazonas, Opera Biennale Munich / Sao Paulo, 2012 “The origin of Noise, the noise of the origin”, Donaufestival Krems.
Focus in physical modelling of sound, Video, granular synthesis, sound synthesis techniques, spatial music, databases.
Awards: Folkwang Award Essen, WDR Award Cologne. Busoni Award Akademie der Künste Berlin, Golden Nica Ars Electronica 1994 and second prize at the Ars Electronica 1997, Larry Austin Award, ICMA, Pierre d’Or Bourges 1997 and 2001, first prize at Rostrum for electroacoustic music by the UNESCO. Musica Sacrae 2001, Fribourg Switzerland. Menzioni D’Onore at the Luigi Russolo Award, Italy and the Stockholm Electronic Music Award.
Myriam Bleau (CA)
Myriam Bleau is a composer, digital artist and performer based in Montreal. She creates audiovisual systems that go beyond the screen, such as sound installations and performance-specific musical interfaces. Her hybrid electronic practice investigates music performance as a codified manifestation and seeks avenues of subtle disruption through the recontextualisation of pop culture elements and historical tropes. Her work has been presented and recognized internationally: Ars Electronica (AT), Sónar (ES), Sonic Arts Award (IT), Elektra (CA), ISEA (CA), Transmediale (DE), ACT (KR).
Emre Erkal (TR)
Emre Erkal is a practicing architect and sound artist. After becoming an electronics engineer, he worked on research projects in artificial intelligence, cognitive science and interactive technologies. He received his professional degree in architecture from Harvard, while participating in research projects at MIT Media Lab. His prize-winning projects for Architectural and Urban Design competitions, as well as completed buildings in various countries received several awards. In addition to professional designs in interactive media in Turkey and the USA, his spatial sound installations have been featured in venues including the Istanbul Biennial, ZKM, Mediamatic and Netherlands Institute of Architecture. He has presented and participated in organizations including ISEA, SIGGRAPH and Ars Electronica. He co-founded NOMAD in 2002, an organization in Istanbul for producing international events in digital arts and culture.