Andres Bosshard (born in Zurich in 1955) is an internationally recognised expert in his field. He playfully designs towers, islands, gardens and skies of sound in the public space; Bosshard was in 1993 one of the co-founders of the World Forum for Acoustic Ecology. He studied music and art history and since 1976 performs as a musician and sound artist and plays at festivals in Europe, America, Japan and India. He works with sound architecture, sound installations and sound gardens and interacts with landscape planners and architects.
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies
Madelynne Cornish is an audio-visual artist and curator based in Bogong Village, Australia. Her works explore the effects of climate on natural and built environments, and the social dynamics informing remote communities. Madelynne employs duration, landscape and stillness as a means of responding to the temporal and spatial morphology of place. Her multi-layered and affective artworks are reflections of how humans engage with and define their environments.
Philip Samartzis (born 1963, Melbourne) is a sound artist, scholar and curator with a specific interest in the social and environmental conditions informing remote wilderness regions and their communities. His art practice is based on deep fieldwork where he deploys complex sound recording technology to capture natural, anthropogenic and geophysical forces. The recordings are used within various exhibition, performance and publication outcomes to demonstrate the transformative effects of sound within a fine art context.
Cheryl E. Leonard is am American composer, performer, field recordist, and instrument builder whose works investigate sounds, structures, and objects from the natural world. Her projects cultivate stones, wood, water, ice, sand, shells, feathers, and bones as musical instruments, and often feature one-of-a-kind sculptural instruments and field recordings from remote locales. Leonard is fascinated by the subtle textures and intricacies of sounds, especially very quiet phenomena.
Felix Hess (born 1941 in Den Haag) is a Dutch sound artist and natural scientist, graduated 1967 in biology at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Between 1975 and 1979 he was researcher at the University of Adelaide, where he became interested in the communication patterns of frogs. He wrote his doctor's thesis on the aerodynamics of the boomerang and did research on the hydrodynamics of ships and fish and on the atomic structure of metals.
Justin Bennett (born 1964 in UK, based in The Hague) works with sound and image. Trained in sculpture and electronic music, he uses drawing, video, sculpture, and a diverse array of sound forms in his research. One recurrent theme is our experience of architecture, urban development, and the (un)built space. He employs sound in order to render it audible as well as palpable: in his work, listening carefully provides a radically different way of seeing and experiencing. Bennett's recording of sound is comparable with the shooting of video.
Ximena Alarcón is a sound artist and academic researcher interested in listening to in-between sonic spaces and how they are manifested in dreams, underground public transport and the migratory context. Connecting this to individual and collective memories, her practice involves deep listening, sonic improvisation, and the creation of online environments to expand our sense of belonging and place.
Ann McMillan (born 1923, New York City, died 1994) was an American composer and musician, famous to be working with environmental sounds. McMillan was part of the burgeoning musique concrète and electronic music movement, forming sparse, eclectic sounds through tape manipulation.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, (born in Birbhum, India), is a media artist, researcher, and writer. He studied Cinema specializing in Audiography at national film-school SRFTI in Calcutta (2003-2006), and later received Master of Arts in New Media with an emphasis in Sound Art from Aarhus University, Denmark (2007-2009).
Angus Carlyle is a British researcher and teacher, working with other sound artists in the CRiSAP Research Centre. He teaches at the University of the Arts London where he was the Co-Director of CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice) from 2005 - 2017. He is interested in landscape and in other things besides and curious about how we make sense of the environments we inhabit. Sound is an important part of that curiosity but Angus also works through text and image.