Kaffe Matthews born in Essex, England. Lives and works in London. Has been making and performing new electro-acoustic music since 1990. She is acknowledged as a leading figure and pioneer in the field of electronic improvisation and live composition, releasing 6 solo CD’s on the label Annette Works.
Recent works include: Sonic Bench_Mexico, Laboratorio Arte Alameda, Mexico City, 2007; Body Abiding, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra with Jonathan Harvey, City Halls, Glasgow, Scotland,2007; Viewing_1, work for wireless headphones,The World Financial Plaza, New York, 2007; Sonic Bed_Shanghai, Xuhui Art Museum, Shanghai, China, 2006; This is for you, work for chaise longue, Arnolfini, Bristol, 2005; Three Crosses of Queensbridge, work for bicycles + radios, Drawing Room, London, 2005; No-one here but us chickens, The Starr auditorium, TATE Modern, London, 2005.
In February 2006 Matthews was made an Honorary Professor of Music, Shanghai Music Conservatory, China. At present she is Director & Founder of music for bodies and Artistic Advisor to STEIM, (electronic music studios) Amsterdam, NL. Her 2004 collaboration Weightless Animals was awarded a BAFTA, and in 2005 she received a NESTA Dreamtime Fellowship and an Award of Distinction, Prix Ars Electronica 2006 for Sonic Bed_London.
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David Muth is a London based musician, programmer and artist with a background in architecture. He collaborates with various art collectives, and has been a member of art group and new media agency Soda since 2000. His work has been shown internationally, including exhibitions / performances at the Wroclaw Media Arts Biennale (Poland 2005), the Kiasma Museum of Modern Art in Helsinki (2004), and the Musée d’Art Contemporain in Montreal (2001). David also lectures at the Royal College of Art and Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication.
“We are Car”, a recent collaboration with Chris Lum aka XperXr, utilised a running motorbike engine controlled via MIDI as a musical instrument in order to record and subvert selected Rock classics, exploring parallels between emotional thrills induced by acceleration, speed and Rock. Other excursions into the world of Rock and Pop led to releases on Satellite Records as member of band Karamasov, and to the formation of pseudo-pop band Omo together with Berit Immig in 2004.
Bringing together both programming and music making, David has been undertaking research on using computer simulated physics as playful audio controllers, work that he presented at NIME03 (New Interfaces of Musical Expression) at the McGill University in Montreal (2003), and recently gave a talk on at the Spark Festival of Electronic and Art in Minneapolis.
Alex Haw is an architect, teacher, writer and video maker.
He heads the experimental collaborative practice atmos, whose work explores the interconnection of space.