Jason Dixon

Jason Dixon is an Irish composer currently based in Norwich where he is in the process of completing his PhD in composition. His work explores issues of language, perception and memory in music. More recently he has been focusing on the Irish storytelling tradition and its place in contemporary Ireland. As part of this, SeanchaĆ­ was premiered at the University of East Anglia in 2010. Featuring both ancient and contemporary texts, SeanchaĆ­ explores the traditional Irish storytelling tradition and proposes the contemporary Irish author and poet as seanchaithe.

He is a keen improviser, circuit-bender and SuperCollider enthusiast, performing regularly as a solo artist, as part of the duos Curious Collections, The Raw and the Cooked and JDTJDJ, or as part of the network ensemble JackSon 4. Jason has also performed with the Belfast Legion for Improvised Sights and Sounds (BLISS) and primitiveFailed. He previously worked as a technician at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast and continues to work as a freelance sound technician, recording engineer and educator.

Website: www.mutantsounds.com

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Edgar Curtis

Edgar Curtis is an experimental artist specialising in creating electronic instruments, generative music and real-time interactive audio-visual systems. His work tends to focus on the cognitive relationship between sound and image in a performance context and the cultural relationship between media objects and their audience. These areas are explored through mythical themes and archetypical characters, with a strong literary influence from fairytale and poetry.

MySpace: www.myspace.com/edgarcurtis

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Guest Performer: Jovana Backovic

Jovana Backovic

was born in Belgrade, Serbia, where she graduated in composition from the Faculty of Music Art in 2006. She composes music for feature and documentary films, theatre, and also runs the Arhai project, original music inspired by Balkan traditional melodies. At this moment her main interest is within the field of electroacoustic music.

Website: www.arhai.com