FELIX KUBIN Felix Kubin is a composer, radio-playwright, curator and media artist. He began recording and performing experimental electronic pop music at the age of 12. In the 1990s he turned to electroacoustic noise music and formed “Klangkrieg” with Tim Buhre. From 1992-1994 he co-organised artistic political interventions with the Dada-communist Party KED and the “Liedertafel Margot Honecker” singing group, whose notorious actions received wide media coverage. In 1998 Kubin started to produce Futuristic pop music and launched the independent record label “Gagarin Records”. Over the past decade he has performed at eighty international music and media arts festivals including Sonar, Club Transmediale, Mutek, Wien Modern, Ars Electronica and MaerzMusik.
Since 2001, Kubin has been writing and producing radio plays for national broadcasting corporations WDR, BR, DR, SWF and ORF. He has composed music for film and theatre productions, including work by Christoph Schlingensief, Mariola Brillowska and Schorsch Kamerun. His recent commissions include writing compositions for the chamber orchestra “ensemble Intégrales”, and he has been invited to give workshops and lectures at art institutions and universities in Europe, the USA, Canada and South America. Kubin’s music is released on labels such as A-Musik, Dekorder and Wwilko.
SARAH WASHINGTON is a musician, instrument builder, teacher, writer, and broadcaster. She creates hand-made electronic instruments by circuit bending toys, and utilizes ultrasonic devices and radio technology. Washington plays in several groups including the experimental electronics duo Tonic Train, whose work explores the sensitivities of wild circuitry and radio feedback. In her ongoing experiments in broadcasting, she has produced hundreds of hours of radio art programs for the station Resonance 104.4FM in London, which she helped to create. As a co-founder of the Radia network, Washington seeks possibilities for international collaboration by forming new radio art projects with independent stations around the world. Her project Mobile Radio with Knut Aufermann sees them taking radio production, broadcast, performance and installation work to varied and unusual settings across Europe. The Tate Modern in London commissioned her to create the radio art series : Hearing in Tongues (2007).
KNUT AUFERMANN born in Hagen (Germany), studied chemistry, audio engineering and sonic arts (MA Middlesex University). From 2002-2005 he was the station manager of Resonance104.4fm in London, now he is active across Europe as a musician, radio artist, organizer, curator, consultant and workshop leader. Knut Aufermann plays improvised electronic music using various forms of audible feedback. Together with Sarah Washington he runs the project Mobile Radio investigating alternative means of radio production. Their works have been broadcast in 12 countries on 28 different radio stations. He is a founder member of the international Radia network of independent cultural radio stations.
PAUL DEVENS In his work, Paul Devens (Maastricht, 1965) manages various concepts of reality by adapting codes, formalities and identities and embedding these in a different ‘re-invented’ condition. These adaptations often derive from aspects of an institutionalized society. This process of adapting and embedding is sublimated in different manifestations, such as time- and space related installations and minimal act, frequently with a performative quality. The output consists of installations, with sonic and architectural elements, electro-acoustic performances and video screenings. Both the awareness of an audience being together and present at the venue as well as an audience being at home, in their intimate privacy, has a great impact on the performance of Paul Devens.
Recognisable concrete sounds from field recordings and abstract synthesized sounds are subjected to the partly improvised composition. The tool for this process is a computer with custom build modular software, tactile (midi-) controllers and sometimes synthesizers, make-shift components and circuit bent instruments. After the live performances for ‘Arts Birthday’, at the national VPRO studios by satellite and Internet (2009), after ‘Radio Zero’, radio art from Lisbon (2008), radio at the Biennial of Athens, radio shows from NY, Skopje, Amsterdam and Antwerp, now the specific qualities of this medium radio will be appropriated for a live performance at the festival in Tallinn.
NEBOJŠA MILIKIC is an artist and cultural activist, Belgrade, Serbia. Since half of Nineties he is involved organizational, artistic and curatorial practice in alternative culture; author and co-author of a number of politically and socially engaged artistic projects and actions. (Works in Cultural center Rex in Belgrade as the initiator and coordinator of the Speech Programs and the Programs of decentralization and democratization of culture.
ANNA FRIZ Since 1998 Anna Friz has predominantly created audio art and radiophonic works for extensive international broadcast, installation, or performance in more than fifteen countries. She is a PhD candidate in Communication and Culture at York University in Toronto, and divides her time between Chicago and Montréal. Anna Friz is a free103point9 transmission artist.
SHAWN PINCBECK splits his time between is native Edmonton, Canada and Tallinn, Estonia where he has performed, collaborated, and taught at numerous universities over the last 10 years. Active as an artist since the mid-80's, his recent work centres on interactive sound and video installations, computer vision, dance performances, electroacoustic music composition, and live electroacoustic music performances. He is currently a PhD research student at the University of Birmingham, UK, and a part-time lecturer at the Baltic Film School Tallinn, Estonia.
ERKKI LUUK artist (text, performance, installation, music, sculpture, painting). over 50 different projects in estonia as well as abroad, solo as well as in group
DR. ROOMET JAKAPI is a philosopher and the senior scholar of Tartu University. When off hours, he is a musician - the vocalist of Kreatiivmootor. He has collaborated with different bands and solo-performers, such as Luarvik Luarvik, EDASI, Lippajad, Luulur, fs, Eleonora Tikas, Tanel Palliale and Taavi Tulev. Lately he has become more involved in vocal improvisations and gives concerts as a solo-artist, interpreting this way and that the existence or non-existence of text and lyrics.
EESTI ELEKTER is a small orchestra that unites several experimentally thinking Estonian electro-musicians. Eesti Elekter uses a wide range of electrical sound-producing devices as instruments, at the same time none of the traditional musical instruments or laptops are being used. Instead, the instrumentarium of EE consists of tape recorders, self-made noise-machines, circuit bending, radio sets, microphones, loopers, no-input mixer desks, etc. At 'Radiaator' festival, Eesti Elekter explores radio engineering.
ELEONORA TIKAS aka eleOnora is an artist. Most of all she likes strange and peculiar sounds. For these sounds she desires to find a place, an opportunity and an audience of their own. KALLE TIKAS is a musician and an inventor.
RAUL KELLER has been involved in different modern art practices since 2000, focusing mainly on site-specific sound installations,performances, do-it-yourself culture, and video and radiophonic art. In 2000, he became holder of a master's degree with his radio art performance 'Segaja/Jammer' (Projekt Unison) and the tutorial video 'Radio... It is super-easy!?' about assembling micro-radio sets. In cooperation with the local radio broadcasting networks he has participated in several exhibitions and given concerts as a member of LokaalRaadio. He has taken part in the radiophonic art programmes in Estonia, France and the Netherlands, and is now one of the curators of the radio art festival 'Radiaator'. He is also one of the founder members of MKDK (the Music and Art Dynamic Group), a team that supports and develops local experimental and independent culture.
KATRIN ESSENSON is a free-lance choreographer, performer and producer and is more widely known to the audience as a solo-performer and experimentalist. Lately she has adventured in the no-man's-land in between different branches of art and hence has become more interested in the moving environment - may it be theatre, dance, music, performance, radio broadcasting or any other area. Most of all she likes borderlands. From the artistic point of view radio exists as a visual phenomenon for her. Trained as a choreographer andprofessional dancer, she focuses on the sound and textual environment of radio broadcasting, absorbing into the subtleties of communication and information exchange. She is one of the curators of the radio art festival 'Radiaator' and has attended several festivals at home, in Europe and more far-away countries of the world.
LOKAALRAADIO is a radio art station started by Raul and Katrin, and an experimental live group giving live performances while exploring the immediate surroundings through radio medium.