David Velez / Ryoko Akama / Ben Gwilliam
David Vélez is a co-founder and Editor of Sonic Field research project, co-founder and Director of the label Impulsive Habitat and co-founder and Curator of international media art festivals Radar and Satellite. He works with sound compositions, installations, sculptures, concert performances and music for theatre, focusing on the recording of sound in open environment and studios. Installations include ‘Orden natural’ at the Valenzuela Klenner Gallery and ‘Deriva and catastrophe’ at Rojo Galería.
Ben Gwilliam is an artist whose work spans sound, film, installation and performance. His practice uses the mechanics of media to reflect upon the contexts for reception. His curiosity about sound and image production shifts perception of time, often looking at the reframing of listening. He has exhibited and performed internationally in spaces including La casa Encendida Madrid, The Cornerhouse Manchester, Artists Unlimited Bielefeld, Modern Art Oxford, and FACT Liverpool.Gwilliam has published material via many labels and imprints, his work is also held in international collections. His music draws upon plastic materials, from open reel tape, light bulbs toice. Gwilliam is currently studying for a PhD in SARU at Oxford Brookes.
Ryoko Akama is a UK-based composer and performer whose work, ranging from text compositions to sound installations, pursues minimal, reductive, cumulative, and contemplative experiences in sonic art practice. She directs the melange edition label and is co-editor of the independent publisher mumei.