Kai Riedl is a composer, performer, and director, whose latest collaborative project, Electrophoria, combines the work of musicians in Southeast Asia and Athens, Georgia. Riedl is based in Athens, where he has recorded and performed extensively, and where he has taught on Asian religions, music and religious culture, religious ritual and ethnomusicology at the University of Georgia. He is a graduate research assistant at Ideas for Creative Exploration at UGA
Eric Marty is a Québecois-Californian composer and sound artist who works in interactive audio and hybrid forms. His work explores the emulation of life, the hybridization of soundscape, and the transubstantiation of architecture. Honors include the Canada Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer Prize, the ALEA III International Composition Prize, top prizes from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ASCAP and SOCAN (Canada). He has been exhibited and performed at numerous international festivals and venues, including the Ojai Music Festival, ISCM World Music Days (Zagreb), the Akademie Schloss Solitude (Stuttgart), the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Klangraum (Stuttgart), the MANCA festival (Nice), Schlossfestspiele Ludwigsburg, Festspiele Europäische Wochen (Passau), and the WAKS Festival (Cape Town). He holds a PhD in Composition from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) at the University of California at Berkeley, and currently teaches interactive art at the University of Georgia. He is featured in the documentary “The Solitude Cycle,” produced for ARTE TV. Recordings: CRS, Merz/Solitude.
Chris Eaket is on faculty at the Department of English and Department of Theatre and Film Studies at the University of Georgia. He specializes in Digital Humanities, Modern Drama & Critical Theory, with particular interests in digital storytelling, science fiction, locative media, spatial theory, hypertext and media-specific analysis.
Gene Kansas is creator and host of Sidewalk Radio, a show that intelligently covers Atlanta’s history and culture as explored through art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation. With Sidewalk Radio, Gene covers Atlanta’s physical and cultural development and has interviewed over 90 experts, artists, administrators and opinion leaders since the show debuted in October of 2010.
Michael Oliveri is Associate Professor in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia, where he teaches in the department of Art X: Expanded Forms.
PRESS/MARKETING: Rachel Bailey
DESIGN: Isabel Lucena
WEB DEVELOPMENT: Jan van Bruggen
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tobin Russell Photography
VOLUNTEERS: Alyssa Alig, Gabe Cymerman, Terry Dotson, Caitlin Glennon, Katie Gregg, Mary Stuart Hall, Ryan Harris, Chris Howe, Caity Johnson, Brandon Raab, Paula Reynaldi, Danielle Robarge, Hannah Settle, Roger Stahl, Hanna Lisa Stefansson, Lucy Tavernier
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