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Christophe Fellay is a composer, musician, drummer, sound artist and performer living in Switzerland. He has composed music for orchestras, string ensembles,
string quartet, chamber orchestras, jazz ensembles and solo instruments. He made several interdisciplinary works including sound installations and performances. His own artistic research area encompasses acoustics, architecture and the interaction between human and machines.
His work has been performed internationally in Europe (London, Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich, Bern, Geneva, Montreux), North America (Seattle, Atlanta, San Francisco, New York.), South America (Buenos Aires), South Africa (Johannesburg, Pretoria). He has been artist in residence at the Red House of New York (2000), Steim Institute in Amsterdam (2004) and Exploratorium in San Francisco (2005).
Christophe is currently member of the London based orchestra: Notes Inégales and has been asked to replace the world famous drummer: Bill Bruford in the project : Skin and Wire from Piano Circus and Colin Riley in London.
Christophe teaches at the Sound Dpt. at ECAV in Sierre, Switzerland where he is in charge of research.
Ricardo Rivera makes video, sculpture, performances, and drawings. His most recent work is interactive, and is made in the realm of social sculpture and humor. He will present interactive video with the composers, and musicians. He is an adjunct professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and Stanford University, and San Francisco City College. Rivera is also opening a new collaborative exhibition at the Berkeley Art Center, Oct. 9 for the fall season. Ricardo likes to think of the multiplicities of experiences in his new work.
David Coll, a versatile, young San Francisco-based composer, has written music for various disciplines, from concert hall to theatre and dance to interactive installations. He has studied at the University of Illinois and IRCAM in Paris, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California-Berkeley. Through ongoing emphasis in notation, the visual, and technology, his works create situations that investigate the physical presence of performers onstage. Through this investigation, sounds, interaction, motion, all are considered as
material, and the results vary between what might be considered wholly music, theatre, or some mix of the two. David studies primarily with Edmund Campion and Erk Ulman, and has participated in master classes with composers Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Brian Ferneyhough, Alvin Curran, and Philippe Leroux. He is a member of poto (potoweb.org). For more information, visit davidcoll.com
“Percussion Ball” 2010
Terry Berlier is an interdisciplinary artist who works primarily with sculpture, installation, and video. Her work is often kinetic, interactive and/or sound based and often focuses around everyday objects, the environment, ideas of nonplace/place and queer practice. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows both nationally and internationally (Europe, Australia, Middle East) including Barcelona, Venice, Girona, Meinz, Tel Aviv, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Sacramento. She recently received the Kala Art Institute fellowship and residency for 2009-10 in Berkeley, CA. In 2008-9 she received the Visions from the New California Residency at the Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art and Human Perception in San Francisco through the Alliance of Artists Communities. She has received grants from California Council for Humanities California Stories Fund, City of Cincinnati Individual Artist Grant, and the City of Davis Art Contract.
She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University. Terryberlier.com
Currently based in Oakland, CA, sound artist and composer Rama Gottfried’s recent work focuses on feedback systems and the disembodiment of compositional structures revealed through physical computation, and/or concealed through the application of physical computation as hidden structure.
Rama is currently a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley in the Music and New Media departments, and is associated with UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Previously he completed studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont. Since 2002, he has been artistic director of New York based Ensemble Pamplemousse exploring electro-acoustic techniques, conceptual curation, and installation performance.