THE DIM COAST
Steve Bates is an artist and musician. His work has been exhibited and performed in North America and Europe. He lives in Montréal.
Joshua Bonnetta is an artist, working with film, video and sound in various modes of theatrical exhibition, performance and installation. His work has been shown within North & South America, U.K., Europe, Russia and South Korea.
Dr. Didi Bruckmayr (1966) lives in Traun/Upperaustria. Doctor of economics. Dissertation on the national socialist welfare-system in Austria 1938-1945. Work in national and international archives for several years. Actor at Burgtheater/Vienna, Theater im Rabenhof and Landestheater Linz. Extreme vocalist for contemporary composers like Peter Androsch and Maurizio Squillante/Rome and for orchestras like Klangforum Wien and RSO Wien in various pieces. In his solo vocal performance work Bruckmayr is making trips into the subconscious. Hyperventilation, throat and overtone singing and various strange voices are the proper equipment for these expeditions.
Angélica Castelló. Born in México City 1972. After living, studying and working in Mexico, Canada and Holland. Lives presently as a music pedagogue, curator and freelancer musician and composer in Austria.
Lanterner is an improv/noise/rock band from Montréal. M-A Reinhardt plays drums and electronics. Steve Bates plays guitars and electronics. Occasional infiltration occurs.
Douglas Moffat trained as a landscape architect and has worked with offices in Montréal and Vancouver. His work explores the relationship between sound and the built landscape. Utilizing field recordings, electro- acoustics, and landscape architecture, his projects are spaces built for listening.
Toshimaru Nakamura is a Japanese musician, active in free improvisation and Japanese Onkyo. He began his career playing rock and roll guitar, but gradually explored other types of music, eventually working on circuit bending, producing electronic music on a self-named “no-input mixing board.” No external sound source is connected to inputs of the mixing board. The Larsen effects that result are manipulated with great finesse. Since the mid-1990s, Nakamura has given numerous concerts in Japan and elsewhere and has collaborated with Otomo Yoshihide, Keith Rowe, John Butcher and Nicholas Bussmann, Taku Sugimoto, Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn and Sachiko M.
Andrea Neumann studied piano at "Hochschule der Kunste" in Berlin. Since 1996 primarily active as improviser and composer in the areas of experimental and new music. In the process of exploring the piano for new sound possibilities, she has reduced the instrument to strings, resonance board and metal frame. With the help of electronics to manipulate and amplify the sounds, she has developed numerous new playing techniques, sounds, and ways of preparing the dismantled instrument.
Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt is a musician and scholar based in Montreal. He is a member of Hyena Hive (with Bruno Julian) and Lanterner. He has performed with experimental filmmakers Karl Lemieux, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt and Philippe Léonard amongst others. He is currently completing a PhD in Comparative Literature and working on an intermedial installation project entitled Sel. From 2009 to 2011, he was an assistant editor for the journal Intermedialty : History and Theory of the Arts, Literature and Technologies.
Billy Roisz lives and works in Vienna/Austria. Specializes in feedback video and video / sound interaction - using monitors, cameras, video mixing desks, a self-built videosynth, computer, bass guitar and turntables for video and sound generating. Member a.o. of NotTheSameColor (/w dieb13), AVVA (/w Toshimaru Nakamura), CILANTRO (/w Angélica Castelló), kutin|roisz (/w Peter Kutin) and SKYLLA (/w Silvia Fässler). She has also performed with Burkhard Stangl, Taku Unami, Mario de Vega, Ilpo Väisänen, Sachiko M., Martin Brandlmayr, eRikm, Martin Siewert and Metamkine – a.o.
Martin Tétreault, an internationally-renowned Montréal DJ and improviser, originally came from the milieu of the visual arts. His path has been marked out by various productions on compact disc and live performances with a range of collaborators: Diane Labrosse, René Lussier, Jean Derome, Michel F Côté, I8U, Otomo Yoshihide, Kevin Drumm, Xavier Charles, Ikue Mori, and many more. He has abandoned the musical citation that he had been using in his work since he began in 1985 and now explores the intrinsic qualities of the turntable: the sound of the motor, of interference, and so on. When he feels the need for a break from music, he goes back to the visual arts, where he sands, scrapes, cuts up books and magazines, and so on.
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