artists – unexpected territories (in alphabetic order)

Miriam Akkermann (DE) – musicologist, sound artist
Miriam Akkermann is musicologist and sound artist. She studied flute, composition, Music and New Technologies, and took a doctorate in musicology. Her research focus includes 20th/21st century music, music technology, performance practices, and archiving. Her sound installations, electroacoustic music works and live electronic performances have been shown at international festivals. Currently, she holds a junior professorship for empirical musicology at TU Dresden. (website)

Liz Allbee (US) – composer, performer, improviser
Liz Allbee is a composer-performer and improviser who works with the imaginarchic potential of sonic material. She performs most often on self-designed quadraphonic trumpet, electronics, trumpet and voice. Her work encompasses electro-acoustic composition, spatialization, improvisational strategies and instrument creation, with an ear towards embodiment and extension. She has performed at venues & festivals including wien modern, Maerzmusik, CTM, Huddersfield Cont. Music Festival, Donaueschingen, Darmstadt, Berlin Jazzfest, Berghain. She lives in Berlin. (website)

Alberto de Campo (DE) – musician, composer, artist
As Professor for Computational Art at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK), and with the Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, he explores the possibility spaces of programming as an art practice, often with complex networks in which people, machines, and processes influence each other. (website)

Paul DeMarinis (US) – media and sound artist
Paul DeMarinis studied film at Antioch College and composition and electronic music at Mills College. Beginning in 1976, he collaborated with David Tudor, the group Composers Inside Electronics (CIE), and David Behrman, among others. In 1979-1982 he was artist-in-residence at Wesleyan University (Middletown). Paul DeMarinis has received numerous awards and grants, including being a guest of the DAAD's Berlin Artists' Program in 2004 and 2009, and receiving the Prix Ars Electronica's Golden Nica in the "Interactive Art" category in 2006. (website)

John Driscoll (US) – sound artist, performer
John Driscoll is a composer/sound artist who is a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics and collaborated on David Tudor’s Rainforest IV project since its inception in 1973. He has toured extensively in the US and Europe with: CIE, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, David Tudor, and as a solo performer. His work involves robotic rotating loudspeakers, compositions and sound installations for unique architectural spaces, and music for dance. His four Rainforest V (variations) collaboration with Phil Edelstein has been acquired by MoMA, Museum der Moderne, MAC Lyon, and Arter Museum. He is currently collaborating with Cecilia Lopez on a new installation work. (website)

Phil Edelstein (US) – sound artist, performer
Like John Driscoll, Phil Edelstein is a founding member of Composers Inside Electronics (CIE) initiated by Tudor. His work includes compositions and software as well as sound installations for architectural spaces, focused sound fields and video. In recent works he has used fractals and data mining as compositional tools. Since 1973, he has continuously devoted himself to the further development of David Tudor's "Rainforest" project. (website)

Hannes Hoelzl (DE) – musician, media artist
Hannes Hoelzl's fields of work include sound installations, live performance, composition, spatial sound, and the development and hacking of musical software and hardware. His work is consistently based on generative methods with digital or analog media. He is artistic collaborator for generative arts/computational arts at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). (website)

Michael Johnsen (US) – researcher, circuit designer, performer
Michael Johnsen is a circuit designer, performer, teacher, and researcher from Pittsburgh, USA.
His recent research work concerns the circuit-level documentation of David Tudor’s “folkloric” homemade instruments. His work has been shown widely at MoMA, SF Cinematheque, Radio France, Idiopreneurial Entrephonics, and Musique Action. As a performer of live electronics he enjoys an integrated menagerie of custom devices whose idiosyncratic behaviors are revealed through their complex interactions. The extensive patching of large numbers of devices produces teeming chirps, sudden transients and charming failure modes; embracing the dirt in pure electronics. (website)

Raul Keller (EE) – sound artist, performer
Since the end of 1990s Raul Keller has been engaged in a multitude of contemporary art practices, focusing on site-specific sound installation, performance, improvisation, DIY culture, video- and radiophonic art. Sonic performances and radio art with LokaalRaadio (with Katrin Essenson, Hello Upan). Performances and recording as free impro noise duo Post Horn (with Hello Upan). Performed as Paul Cole with his group The Great Outdoors in burlesque americana rock genre. Founding member of MKDK, A Dynamic Collective of Music and Arts. Founder of radio art festival Radiaator (with Katrin Essenson). Member Estonian Artist Union (EAA) and Estonian Electronic Music Society (EES). 2014 - 2019 professor and head of New Media chair in the Estonian Academy of Arts. 2020-2022 recipient of artist laureate salary. He lives in Tallinn, Estonia. (website)

Jacob Kirkegaard (DK) – artist, composer, performer
Jacob Kirkegaard's works artistically address such complex themes as the radioactive catastrophes in Chernobyl and Fukushima, the phenomenon of borders, and climate change. Two of his most recent works are immersive acoustic explorations of global waste disposal and processes of human death. Since 2006 Kirkegaard has also been intensively engaged with physiological questions and works with them in his performances as well. (website)

hans w. koch (DE) – sound artist, composer
hans w. koch studied music, history and physics at the Pädagogische Hochschule Weingarten and from 1988-1995 composition with Johannes Fritsch at the Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Since his student days, he has been intensively involved with the works of John Cage, Morton Feldman and David Tudor, also as an interpreter. Artistically, his interest is in the creation of sound and structure as a process. His works have been presented at various festivals and by different broadcasting companies in Germany and abroad. In addition, he curates concerts and sound art events in Cologne, such as BrückenMusik (1999-2012). Since 2016 he is also professor for sound at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. hans w. koch lives in Cologne. (website)

Mats Lindström (SE) – composer, performer
Mats Lindström's performances are characterized by the use of live electronics, intermedia and the integration of scenic and visual elements. As an engineer in the electronics industry, Lindström has designed and built a number of electronic musical instruments and apparatus. In the 1990s he worked for the company Fylkingen, both as producer and president. Since 2004, he has been artistic director of the EMS electronic music studio in Stockholm. (website)

Julie Martin (US) – author, producer
Born in 1938 in Nashville, Tennessee, Julie Martin graduated from Radcliffe College and received a Masters degree in Russian Studies from Columbia University. She joined the staff of the foundation, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.), in 1967 as editor of the organization’s newsletter, and over the years worked closely with Billy Klüver on projects and activities of the organization. Currently she is the Director of E.A.T. She is editing a book on the art and technology writings of Billy Klüver. She is working with Jacob Kirkegaard on a multi-part audio documentary of the history of E.A.T.

Laura Mello (BR/DE) – Performerin, Komponistin
Brazilian-born composer and performer Laura Mello's works include instrumental pieces, installations and interventions as well as audiovisual performances. In her solo performance series "Composing for many media including me" she reflects - through the use of her body, electronic instruments and video projections - on her role as a composer and artist in a multicultural environment. She has written instrumental and mixed media pieces for ensembles such as Adapter, LUX:NM, and Garage. She has been a member of Errant Sound since 2016. (website)

Wolfgang Musil (AT) – composer
Wolfgang Musil is a composer, sound artist, software and hardware developer. His artistic works include fixed media, performance, sound installation, theater music and radio productions. In collaboration with numerous composers such as Peter Ablinger, Bernhard Lang or Günther Rabl, he has performed at festivals such as Wien Modern, Salzburger Festspiele, Musikprotokoll, Ultraschall. He is a lecturer for electroacoustic music at the ELAK Vienna.

You Nakai (US) – musicologist, researcher, musician
You Nakai fabricates music(ians), dance(rs), haunted musical houses, nursery rhymes, and other forms of performances as a member of No Collective, and publishes experimental children’s books and other literary oddities as a member of Already Not Yet ( He has been conducting extensive research on David Tudor’s music, the results of which have been published as Reminded by the Instruments: David Tudor’s Music (Oxford University Press, 2021). You is currently affiliated with the University of Tokyo where he hosts the Side Effects Lab ( and teaches courses on “zoomusic,” “The Archaeology of Influence,” “Fake Western Music History,” among other curiosities. (website)

Sophia Ogielska (US) – visual artist
Between 1994 and 1996, visual artist Sophias Ogielska and David Tudor collaborated on the initiative of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) to combine Ogielska's ideas of a visual synthesis of complex structures and David Tudor's principles of work and composition. Their project, entitled "Toneburst Maps and Fragments," was first presented publicly in 1996. The visual part is based on an intermedial graphic program and can be interpreted as pictorial representations of David Tudor's music. (website)

Matt Rogalsky (CA) – sound artist, researcher
Matt Rogalsky studied electroacoustic composition with Martin Bartlett and Barry Truax at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver from 1985 to 1990. Until 1995, he worked at Wesleyan University with Ron Kuivila and Alvin Lucier, focusing on David Tudor's Rainforest and the contexts of organizations such as Experiments in Art and Technology and Tudor's group Composers Inside Electronics. After David Tudor's death, he was involved in archiving the Tudor’s writings as well as securing Tudor's electronic instruments. In 2006, he published his dissertation on Tudor's Rainforest projects entitled "Idea and Community: The Growth of David Tudor's Rainforest, 1965-2006." Since 1985, he has also worked as a composer and sound artist with exhibitions and performances in North America and Europe. In addition, Rogalsky teaches as a professor at the Kingston Conservatory of Music in Canada. He lives in Canada. (website)

Ioana Vreme Moser (RU) – sound and visual artist
Ioana Vreme Moser is a Romanian transmedia narrator and sound artist engaged with hardware electronics, speculative research and DIY experimentation. She places electronic components and control voltages in different situations of interaction with organic materials, lost and found items and environmental stimuli. Her works are dominated by technological artefacts, bits and pieces of garbage, intimate objects and low-tech that resound in diagrams, installations, sound sculptures, hand-made instruments or sound- performance setups. She has been closely engaged with the Electroacoustic Music Studio Krakow (PL), kinema ikon multimedia Atelier Arad (RO) and Simultan, Media Art Association, Timisoara (RO). She lives in Berlin. (website)

Anne Wellmer (NL) – composer, performer, sound artist
Anne Wellmer is a sound artist and composer performer of electronic music. Among her works are compositions that are based on clearly defined frameworks within which the performers freely move and improvise. She works with field recordings and uses digital and electronic processes. Anne Wellmer lives in The Hague in the Netherlands. Since 2017 she has been teaching experimental music in the class for Computational Arts at the UdK in Berlin. (website)

Jan St. Werner (DE) – composer, performer – Michael Akstaller (DE) – artist, researcher
Best known as part of the electronic formation „Mouse on Mars“, Jan St. Werner has also pursued a solo career, creating work under his own name as well as Lithops, Noisemashinetapes and Neuter River. Since the mid-1990s, as part of the Cologne-based A-Musik collective, St. Werner has released numerous records both as a solo artist and with Mouse on Mars. From 2017 to 2021, he was Professor of Interactive Art and Dynamic Acoustic Research at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and is currently Guest Professor of Sound at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich.
Michael Akstaller studied  Fine Arts, media theorie and fluid mechanics. His research focus are spatial perception via directed sound sources in sound installations, interactions between hydrodynamics and morphological processes in fluids and pure acoustic phenomena. Together with Jan St. Werner, he initiated the Class for Dynamic Acoustic Research at AdBK Nuremberg, which is now operating as an independent artist collective. Akstaller participated at several exhibitions like the 6th ural industrial biennial of contemporary art, "State and Nature" at Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and the "Sound of Distance" Festival HKW.