Paulina Sundin studied at the Royal College of Music and at EMS in Stockholm (Sweden). Her music has been played and broadcast all over the world. In 1999 she was chosen by the Rotary Foundation to be their goodwill ambassador in the United Kingdom where she began her post-graduate research at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. In 2006-08 Paulina Sundin was Composer in Residence at CoMA in Växjö (Sweden) and taught electroacoustic composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm (Sweden). She completed her PhD in electroacoustic music at the University of Huddersfield gaining the Vice Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Thesis. Her work in concerned with new harmonic systems in electroacoustic music – particularly those based on the ideas and techniques of William Sethares. She is currently a freelance composer and researcher in Stockholm, Sweden.
Monty Adkins is a composer and performer specialising in electro-acoustic music. His work is published by Audiobulb (www.audiobulb.com) and empreintes DIGITALes (www.electrocd.com). His work is characterised by slow shifting organic textures with a focus on small fragile details. He is currently Professor of Experimental Electronic Music at the University of Huddersfield
Adrian Gierakowski is classically trained pianist of Polish origin, a composer of instrumental, electroacoustic and electronic music and a self taught programmer. He received a 1st class honours degree in Creative Music Technology from the University of Huddersfield with a special award for creative programming. His works have beed performed in London (Kings Place), Aldeburgh (Snape Maltings, Britten Studio), Champaign (IL, USA), Huddersfield and York. Over the last few years he has been focused mostly on researching and developing software tools and innovative interfaces for real time performance of electronic music.
He is currently studying towards a PhD in Media and Arts Technology at the department of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering at Queen Mary University of London. The main focus of his research is the use of music technology in the context of rehabilitation of patients with neuro-disabilities.
Parallel to his academic activities, he also runs a small software company, developing bespoke tools for the needs of composers, researchers and intermedia artists.
Jonny Axelsson has achieved great recognition worldwide and has been praised by music critics for the depth and dimensions in his interpretations. Andrew Clements in The Guardianwrote: ”There is nothing flamboyant or fussy about Axelsson, he just goes about his tasks with dazzling musicianship”, Roger Thomas in The International Record Review: “Axelsson´s playing is fluid, organic and highly textured – in short, simply superbly musical” and Anna Picard in the Independent: ”I mean no disrespect to other percussionists when I say that Axelsson is the most extraordinary drummer I have seen”.
Jonny Axelsson received his education at The University of Music in Gothenburg. He was already then very active as a chamber musician and soloist, and it laid the foundation for the personal and distinctive attitude his musicianship stands for today. In 2004 he received the “Swedish Composers Association’s Interpretation Award” with the following commendation:“With a tremendously good spirit and outstanding musicality he has found a place in our hearts and remained there.”
Jonny Axelsson has performed all over the World and collaborated with composers such as Johannes Fritsch, Karen Tanaka, Christopher Fox, Christian Wolff and Kevin Volans. He is featured on numerous cd´s as a soloist and chamber musician. His solo cd “Percussione Con Forza” was chosen by the International Record Review as “the best contemporary music CD of the year 2000″, and his recordings of Zyklus and Kontakte by Karlheinz Stockhausen was praised by Karlheinz Stockhausen himself, and by György Ligeti. He has released a CD with solo music by Kevin Volans on his own label, which received overwhelming reviews internationally.