Elías Merino (b. 1985) is a Spanish-U.K. based sonic artist, researcher, and multidisciplinary practitioner. His recent and ongoing projects are included in a certain range of different aesthetics that Elías develops under different monikers. From algorithmic abstract computer music, to contemporary unusual electronics or instrumental music. He is interested in different approaches related with sound, digital culture and new media art, such post-digital materiality, object- oriented composition, time exploration, and posthumanities. Combining his personal activity, Elías is involved in collaborative projects.
His work has been exhibited, performed and diffused in festivals, galleries or museums across the U.S., Spain, South America, U.K. Romania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Poland, Finland, or The Netherlands. His recorded albums have been released in different labels including leerraum or Room40 among others.
Tadej Droljc (b. 1981) is a Slovenian interdisciplinary artist and creative coder who works in the field of electronic music, computer-generated audiovisual composition and other forms of intermedia art. His recent work is focusing at what he calls a pluralistic approach to real-time audiovisual composition, where various hierarchies between sound and image co-exist inside individual compositions.
For his solo works, Tadej was awarded the Lumen Prize Student Award, Dennis Smalley Scholarship in electroacoustic music and he won the Most Promising Video Artist prize at the Madatac. He performed and exhibited his works at the festivals such as Ars Electronica, L.E.V. Festival, Brighton Digital Festival, Semibreve, Node or Athens Digital Arts Festival among others. Currently, he is collaborating with Ars Electronica’s Futurelab on the project Immersify