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(aka Hi-HsinHsin*) lives and works in Taiwan, OR as a musician, new media artist, and digital hustler.
Teng, Wen-Hsin holds an MFA from the Graduate School of New Media Art, National Taiwan University of Arts. Founder of the cross-disciplinary new media group Nomad Planet, Teng embraces multiple identities, including new media artist, digital art performer, VJ, electronic bassist of the band lead vocalist of ATW Girl and DVJ of YUGU.
Teng specializes in digital noise, electronic synthesis, video, and video installation, and seeks to illuminate technology and life with aural and visual experiments. Won the first prize of The 7th Digital Art Performance Awards with “Prisoners under the torch” in 2016, as director and sound design. Her video series “Floating” (2014) has been screened at the 27th Festival Les Instants Video, Marseille, France (2014), Sample Digital Audiovisual Arts and Technology Acontemporáneas (MADATAC) 07, Madrid, Spain (2016), and OSMOSIS Audiovisual Media Festival, Taipei/Kaohsiung, Taiwan (2016). Teng performs and participates in music/art festivals and art fairs by combining sound, images, and performances. Her work attends to the anxiety between humans and technology and attempts to explore the soul and digitized-abstraction of the self through the body.
MAX RIEFER (Germany) founded his first new music ensemble at the age of 18. Currently, he is the percussionist with Inverspace (Switzerland) and Zero Crossing (Germany/Singapore). He has also played with renowned groups like Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt) or Zeitkratzer (Berlin). Max Riefer is “Chair of Percussion Studies” at UiTM Faculty of Music/Malaysia. Previously, he was lecturer on the percussion faculty at Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiana in Lugano, Switzerland. Furthermore, he had been invited as guest lecturer at the Birmingham Conservatoire (UK); Toho Gakuen School of Music; Tokyo Ongaku Daigaku (Japan) or the National University of Singapore amongst others. Performances at international festivals including „MaerzMusik” (Berlin), „Tokyo Experimental Festival“ (Japan), “Wien Modern” (Austria), or “two days and two nights of new music” (Odessa, Ukraine). Max Riefer has received several awards and scholarships including those from the German National Merit Foundation, the Arts Foundation Baden-Württemberg (all Germany), Toho Orchestra Academy of Japan, and a residency-scholarship by Tokyo Wonder Site, Japan. Premieres by composers like Dieter Mack, Peter Edwards, Nicolaus A. Huber or Keiko Harada. Collaborations with musicians such as flutist Robert Aitken, guitarist Nathan Fischer, percussionists Bob Becker, Emmanuel Sejourné, or Fritz Hauser. After focusing on instrumental projects, Riefer has broaden his sphere with intercultural and -disciplinary projects involving dance, acting, electro-acoustical music, and video. Broadcastings at radio stations such as DeutschlandRadio Kultur, DLF, Saarländischer Rundfunk, SWR 2 (all Germany), and BBC 3. His first solo album will be released in 2016.
O.G Azrin, current drummer for doom rock outfit BOHR, has also played for the bands Arah Kiri, Myheadcorrupt and Think!Tadpole!Think!
Sudarshan Chandra KUMAR has performed for the CHOPPA Music Fest (Singapore), Playfreely (Singapore), Switch On (Malaysia) and KLEX Festival (Malaysia). He participates in Serious Play Improv Lab (SPIL) regularly, a monthly experimental music series in Kuala Lumpur. Sudarshan has contributed vocals and live electronics to the following bands: HKPT, Takdir, Sorry and Think!Tadpole!Think!. Working with music for theatre, he is the music facilitator for Main Wayang (2015-2016), a children’s theatre workshop which emphasizes on the basics for orchestrating D.I.Y multimedia performances and has directed and scored music for his musical “The Propitiation of Fundamentals” (2015).
KOK Siew-Wai is a vocal improviser, artist-organiser and video artist. She has performed in festivals such as Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, SoundBridge Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Choppa Experimental Music Festival (Singapore), Playfreely Festival (Singapore), RRRec Fest (Indonesia), E-Poetry Festival (USA) and more. Her video text + vocal improvisation performance piece “Language of Self” is collected by He Xiangning Art Museum in Shenzhen, China.
YONG Yandsen is an improvised saxophonist. He has played at the Kuala Lumpur Contemporary Music Festival, Asian Meeting Festival (Japan), Mosaic Festival Singapore, Choppa Eclectic Improvised Music Festival (Singapore), Turn Around Free Jazz & Improvisation Festival (Singapore), Music Matters Festival (Sri Lanka) amongst others. Yandsen, together with Darren Moore and Brian O’Reily, form an improvised trio called Game of Patience. They have toured to Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand. They released debut CD album “Trial and Error” and a vinyl album “The Bad Sleeps Well”.