Joseph Kamaru, aka KMRU, is a sound artist and experimental ambient musician, raised in Nairobi, Kenya, and currently based in Berlin where he is a Master’s student in Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Universität der Künste. His work posits expanded listening cultures of sonic thoughts and sound practices, a proposition to consider and reflect on auditory cultures beyond the norms, and an awareness of surroundings through creative compositions and installations.
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies
Lasse-Marc Riek (born 1975 in Germany) uses field recording as a means to capture and explore acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics and soundscapes. Since 1997, he has operated internationally, staging exhibitions and concerts, releasing recordings, and delivering lectures and workshops. Diverse venues have hosted his performances: galleries, art museums, churches and universities. His work has featured on public media, including public radio channels.
Aino Tytti is a sound recordist, sound artist and composer. He regularly receives commissions from partners as diverse as the BBC, the Wellcome Trust and Ace Hotel, with projects taking him to destinations as far as the Snæfellsnes volcano in Iceland, the wilds of Patagonia and as close to home as the Millennium Mills in London’s docklands. Tytti’s latest self-initiated release is Millennium Mills, released on the Touch record label in the UK.
Grant Smith is a British artist and writer working on sound, transmission, text, domestic and social projects in Loughborough Junction, South London. Smith co-founded the Soundcamp cooperative with Kirsty Collander-Brown and Maria Papadomanolaki in 2013 soundtent.org. Soundcamp’s Reveil (2014-2022), a 24 hour broadcast of the sounds of daybreak on International Dawn Chorus Day each year presented in partnership with Wave Farm and broadcast on WGXC 90.7-FM.
Yannick Dauby (born 1974, France) is sound artist, field recordist, sound designer/mixer for film, audio documentary maker and electroacoustic music composer based in Taiwan. His works are inspired by ethnography, amphibian conservation, stories from the forests & mountains and marine biology. Collaborates with communities and individuals in Hakka villages and Indigenous territories. As a field recordist, he has particular interest for animal or natural environment sounds as well as urban or industrial contexts and unusual acoustic phenomenon.
Richard (R.I.P.) Hayman (born 1951 in New Mexico) is an American composer and performer. He studied at Columbia University and with John Cage, Ravi Shankar, Chou Wen-chung, Petr Kotik, and Philip Corner. He has wandered the ways of newspaper boy, gardener, minstrel, medical aide, social worker, political campaigner, construction worker, pipe organ renovator, census enumerator, audio engineer, law researcher, sleep researcher, peddler (ear plugs in the subways), cook, bartender and publican, (Ear Inn), editor (Ear Magazine), and sailor (Eark).
Leo Leroy Beranek (born 1914 in Solon, Iowa, died 2016, in Westwood, Massachusetts) was an acoustics expert and a founder of the company Bolt, Beranek and Newman. His ancestors came from West Bohemia. Edward's Baranek (Leo's father paternal grandparents) Josef Beránek and Anna Šimandlová were from Nynice and Jarov respectively. Beranek attended Cornell College in Iowa, where he graduated in 1936 with a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics.
Cédric Peyronnet is a French sound artist. He is working since the ’90 around phonography (Field recordings, “sound hunting”…), soundscapes, using the principles of concrete, acousmatic, electroacoustic music. His work, whose main theme is the exploration of places by sound recording, listening and sound sculpting, takes form of compositions and sound pieces (CD, Vinyl … more than sixty references published since the ‘90), concerts, sound screenings and sound installations.
Ernst Karel works with sound, including electroacoustic music, experimental nonfiction sound works for multichannel installation and performance, and postproduction sound for nonfiction vilm [film/video], with an emphasis on observational cinema. His recent solo projects are edited/composed using unprocessed location recordings; in performance he sometimes combines these with analog electronics to create pieces which move between the abstract and the documentary.
Tim Shaw is an artist and musician interested in the relationships between site, sound and technology. His practice is concerned with the many ways people listen, specifically how listening environments can be constructed or explored using a diverse range of techniques and technologies. His work is anchored in the creative use of field recordings and he often appropriates recording and communication technology to consider how these devices change the way we experience the world.