Tom Mays (1968)
Tom Mays is a composer and computer music designer, with works for electronics, instruments with electronics, dance, theater, interactive installation and film. He has worked extensively with movement detection using cameras to generate sound, and more recently has used the Karlax as his main electronic instrument. As an improviser, he has performed with some of the top musicians on the French scene : Pascal Contet, Carol Robinson, Xavier Rosselle, Sylvain Kassap et Xavier Charles. He is currently working on “The Well-tempered Patch” - suite for real time processing and solo instruments, and other projects involving gestural performance of real-time computer systems. He teaches electroacoustic music composition and performance at the Académie Supérieure de Musique de Strasbourg.
Stefan Zintel, born 1967 in St. Ingbert, lives and works in Saarbrücken (Saarland). Since 1996 he has directed of the Studio for Acoustic Communication at the HBK Saar and teaches “electronic music” at the Hochschule für Musik in Saarbrücken. Many years of work as a composer and sound designer. Studied fine arts at the HBK Saar in Saarbrücken / mixed media under Prof. Christina Kubisch. Diploma Fine Arts with Honours / appointment as Master Student. 2006 founded “~tildmusic®”, a label and press for electronic music.
With projects such as SCAN, GTS and Pecada he celebrated worldwide success. Stefan Zintel, a man who thinks beyond the box, returns with a brand new progressive house track. This driving track involves a broad and diverse musicalpalette creating a unique blend of sounds. Stefan uses the freedom of being a label owner to express himself musically without limitations to his full potential.
Ulf Pleine (Noise Canteen)
On the one side noise canteen means an open musical concept. It deals with the genre of noise music, but includes a wide range of musical styles and creative, sound-based practices. On the other side it refers to the real spatial situation. The initiators of noise canteen pleines & liebold both are architects. They use the strong spatiotemporal character of sounds for their so called ‚live sound building‘. It influences the spatial situation with particular properties in a very straight way. With techniques of failure, indeterminacy and improvisation they turn a location into another one. It means: noise canteen could be anywhere.