Stereocilia / ate
Stereocilia is Bristol based guitarist and composer, John Scott. John uses his guitar, analog synths and live looping techniques to create dense, rich layers of sound.
Over the past 10 years John has performed all over the UK and Europe with various projects. In the past he has shared a stage with acts including Gnod, Daniel Lanois, Ex-Easter Island Head, White Hills, Acid Mothers Temple, Ben Frost, Josef Van Wissem, Yuri Landman, Mick Turner (The Dirty Three), Machinefabriek, ThisQuietArmy, and Noveller. He has also presented work for live radio broadcasts, and regularly composes for Short Film. He has also performed in three of Rhys Chatham’s 100 piece guitar Orchestras.
ate (Bulgaria/Poland) - being a member of a musical family, Petar Petkov quickly discovered his fascination with sounds though constant contact with music. He studied classical guitar at music academies in Bulgaria, Sweden and Poland. Searching for the unlimited rules of music theory he has created the project ate, where gentle guitar parts based mainly on loops are mixed with analogue modulation, creating hypnotic soundscapes. Inspired by the works of Steve Reich, Arvo Pärt and Terry Riley, ate explores the power of simplicity, minimalism and repetition. He made his live debut in February 2016 at Kolonia Artystów in Gdańsk, his first release being on Bulgarian label Amek.