Novi_sad (Thanasis Kaproulias, b. 1980) lives and works in Athens, Greece. Influenced by the pioneers of audio assault, his artistic output displays a high level of technical ability, as well as a sensitivity to the nuances of location. Amplified environmental recordings, drone manipulations, ambient soundscapes, microtones vs overtones, all come together in a hyper structure of iconoclastic form. Every sound that occurs is treated with a sculptural integrity. His approach is similar to cinema pour l’oreille (cinema for the ear) and in turn would like to donner à voir (lead to seeing) by means of sound. Being immersed in his sonic environment offers an absolutely visceral experience. His latest project, Sirens, is based on various methods of audio analysis to explore the aesthetics of information in sound by using quantitative and numerical data from major stock market crashes in history.
Colin Andrew Sheffield (b. 1976, El Paso TX) currently focuses on the strict re-contextualization of other commercially available recordings. Using only use a turntable, a nearly 20-year-old sampler, and a portable 64-track digital workstation, his aim is to distill the essential qualities of these works and to then utilize that essence for new recordings. Usually only very brief sections of the original works are selected. These raw components are then contracted, expanded, layered, and/or otherwise processed until something new is forged. The resultant music is an atmospheric soundscape, gradually shifting and unfolding, offering subtle nuances and quiet restraint. Sheffield is the founder of the Elevator Bath recording label which has continually issued experimental works from a variety of artists from the United States and abroad