founding partnersBeing aware of the structural limitations of academic and commercial institutions, Gerriet K. Sharma and Johannes Scherzer established an independent lab and residency dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of the spatial aesthetics in sound to advance the auditory qualities of spatial media by bringing together the perspectives of art, science, and technology.
Gerriet K. Sharma, sound artist, composer, artistic researcher, founding partner of IKO weave and spæs
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Andrea ParkinsAndrea Parkins is a Berlin-based sound artist, composer, and electroacoustic musician who engages with interactive electronics as compositional/performative process. She is known for her pioneering gestural/textural approach on her electronically processed accordion and investigation of embodiment and chance with her custom-designed software instruments.
Eric RaynaudFraction (Eric Raynaud) is a new media artist whose work focuses on immersive and audiovisual experience design. His practice has developed from a background in music composition and spatial sound, which led him to put together complete skills in the field of new media art. He now devotes his time writing and producing pieces integrating digital materials of different kinds. He is particularly interested in forms of experience that have strong interactions between generative art and sonic matter. Combining complex scenography and hybrid digital writing with visuals, sound, and physical media, he aims to forge links between contemporary art and digital scope within the frame of radical experiences.
Verena LercherVerena Lercher is an award-winning media artist based in London and Berlin with a 15-year background in professional stage play, theatre ensemble work, and off-production performance. She had ongoing collaborations with Christoph Schlingensief, Anja Behrens, Søs Gunver, Anna-Sophie Mahler, Krystian Lupa, Alexander Giesche, and Bram Jansen. From 2018 to 2020, she was a postgraduate student in exmedia at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM, DE). Since 2021 she is engaged in practice-based artistic research on Sounding out Identities of the Artificial Voice with Adrian Heathfield, P.A. Skantze, and Angus Carlyle (GB).
Julia CremersJulia Cremers graduated with a Bachelor of Audio Visual Arts from the Gerriet Rietveld Academie Amsterdam in 2016 and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Bergen under Brandon LaBelle in 2018. Julia is part of the sound collective Errant Sound and co-organizes the art/science collective Parallax Lab. Her works have been exhibited at Alte Feuerwache Köln, KDK Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Bergen Kunsthall, Eye Film Museum Amsterdam, Museum Perron Oost Amsterdam, amongst others.
Daniele FabrisDaniele Fabris is a sonic designer involved with live electronics performances, the coding of digital tools for electronic musicians, designing sound for studio productions. He combines creative and technical expertise to develop immersive audio experiences and to research digital musical interactions. He pursued a BA and MA with the highest distinction in Electroacoustic Music Composition and Multimedia Technologies from the Conservatory “A. Pedrollo” of Vicenza (IT). His formal education includes studies at the Sonology Institute of the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (NL).
Elif Gülin SoğuksuElif Gülin Soğuksu is a composer, sound artist, and performer based in Istanbul. Having received both merit-based and achievement scholarships, she continued her education at Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department in 2016. She is currently studying composition and audio technology. She is interested in mixing and crossing performance arts, visual arts, digital arts, and new media to set them into relationships with sounds. She is currently working on sound art projects and composing music, doing sound designs for digital and live theatre, films, performances, and installations.