Zoë Skoulding was born on 18 November 1967 in Bradford, United Kingdom, and is a poet, writer, musician, performer, and also a lecturer in creative writing. Since 1994 she has edited the creative writing magazine Skald, more recently alongside co-editor Ian Davidson with whom she also writes collaboratively, and is the current editor of Poetry Wales.
Yuri Landman (born February 1, 1973) is a Dutch musical instrument inventor and musicologist who has made several experimental electric string instruments for a list of artists including Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Liars, Jad Fair of Half Japanese and Liam Finn. He has also been active as a comic book creator, musician, and singer.
Zavoloka (full name, Kateryna Zavoloka) is a contemporary experimental music and electronic music composer, sound artist, improviser, performer and graphic designer from Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. She was born in 1981. The word zavoloka means deep fog and also maverick in Ukrainian. Zavoloka's main interests in music are to mix ancient Ukrainian traditions with modern electronic music technology. She combines melodic experimental electronic music with self-recorded Ukrainian folk music.
Philip Best is a pioneer of power electronics who formed the band Consumer Electronics in 1982 at the age of 14. He joined the group Whitehouse, led by William Bennett, in 1983. After a nine-year hiatus starting in 1984, Best rejoined and remained with the group until its temporary disbandment in 2008. In the early 1980s Best also ran his own DIY label Iphar, releasing compilations of power electronics.
Cor Fuhler is an Amsterdam-based musician who plays in the style of electroacoustic improvisation. His primary instrument is the piano. He explores the possibilities of the piano, manipulating it’s sound with use of various string stimulators like ebows, rotating threads and spinning disks. Fuhler also manipulates sounds from turntables and other electronic devices, and filters them through an analogue synthesizer.
Burkhard Beins is a German composer/performer who works with percussion, selected objects and electronics. Living in Berlin since 1995, Beins is active in experimental music and electroacoustic improvisation. Since the late 1980's he has appeared on international festivals, concerts and tours throughout Europe and overseas.
Jerome Noetinger is an improviser and composer of electroacoustic music based in Grenoble, France. He also runs the record label and record distributor Metamkine and writes in the French magazine Revue Et Corrigee
Judy Dunaway is an avant-garde composer, free improvisor, conceptual sound artist and creator of sound installations who is primarily known for her sound works for latex balloons. Since 1990 she has created over thirty works for balloons as sound conduits and has also made this her main instrument for improvisation.
Klaus Röder (often spelled Roeder) is a German musician and music teacher, born 7 April 1948 in Stuttgart, Germany. He currently lives and teaches in Langenfeld (Rhld. ), Germany. Röder is married and has two children. He studied violin and piano, then began a study of sound engineering in 1968, later switching to part-time studies in composition and guitar at the Robert Schumann Academy in Düsseldorf, ultimately graduating in 1980 with a diploma in electronic music composition.
Kai Fagaschinski is a Berlin based free improvisational clarinet player and composer. He is self-taught, and his music has been described as "rooted in abstraction, but with an increasingly insidious melodious element."
Earl Howard (born 1951) is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, saxophonist, synthesizer player and multi-instrumentalist. Howard is one of the pioneers of what is called “new” music. He has been in the industry for over thirty years. Howard has performed with Anthony Davis, Gerry Hemingway, Georg Graewe, Mari Kimura, Mark Dresser, Yuko Fujiyama, Evan Parker, Thomas Buckner, George Lewis and many of the other most prominent musicians in his field.
Craig Wuest is an American keyboardist currently based in Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known as the founder and leader of the electronic music group Earthstar during the 1970s and 1980s. Earthstar was only American band who participated in Germany's Kosmische Musik/electronic music scene while still at its height.
Sollers is a band based out of Osaka, Japan. Sollers is based on Zen Spirits & French philosophy. (They are named after French Author Phillipe Sollers. ) They formed in early 2007 from a group of musicians who, after playing together in various groups and guises decided to bring it all together under one new name.
Andrei Oişteanu (born September 18, 1948) is a Romanian historian of religions and mentalities, ethnologist, cultural anthropologist, literary critic and novelist. Specialized in the history of religions and mentalities, he is also noted for his investigation of rituals and magic and his work in Jewish studies and the history of antisemitism. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, he also became noted for his articles and essays on the Holocaust in Romania.