AGF / JOANNE ARMITAGE
AGF aka Antye Greie-Ripattis a digital songwriter, sound composer, poet, curator and educator. Her work emphasises the relationship between language, sound, voice, communication and non-human agency. It is expressed in music, audiovisual live performances, sound installations and commissions for film, theatre and exhibitions.
Greie-Ripatti has released 30 records and numerous collaborations under aliases including AGF, Laub, AGF/Delay (with Vladislav Delay), Greie Gut Fraktion (with Gudrun Gut), and The Lappetites (with Kaffe Matthews, Ryoko Akama and Eliane Radigue) and many collaborations with the award-winning classical composer Craig Armstrong. Antye is active with the international arts collective female:pressure and has realized Nerdgirls, VISIBILITY and the Rojava project.
Joanne Armitage (aka Joannnne) is a researcher in computer music and physical computing, and a composer and performer of algorithmically influenced music. She practises live coding in SuperCollider to control an array of hardware synthesisers. Her noise making has been described as “[varying] from the abstract and experimental to more harmonic and 707 jacking material, with a rare but seemingly effortless ability to humanise her machines.”
She is a current PhD candidate at the University of Leeds working within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Scientific Research in Music (ICSRiM). This work focusses on the development of bespoke vibrating interfaces for ‘feeling’ sound to explore the audio-tactile relationship. She also teaches music technology as part of the Music, Multimedia and Electronic (BSc) programme at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds.