This page is being constantly updated with details of all Cybersonica contributing artists, performers and collaborators:

· ALT*CTRL
ALT*CTRL started in a smoky Camberwell bar in London and rose up through legendary Brixton venues such as the infamous Dogstar and the debauched Telegraph. Regular guest spots playing live at Fabric, The Egg, The End, festivals and a host of international gigs followed.

While focusing on promoting AV nights of an electronic, dance-floor nature, the ALT*CTRL soundsystem were busy mastering their own audio visual creations. Abstract visuals, 3D landscapes and home-made heavily effected film work feature heavily, alongside a bastardised selection of twisted breaks, freaky electronics and wonky techno that leave you pulling shapes and grinning your face off.

· body>data>space
body>data>space merge live audio-visual interaction with telematics, the new generation of intelligent materials and wearables computers. They take installations and live performances into large-scale public environments and architectural builds, shifting the relationship between the artist, the media/content and the user/audience.

Converging artist-led content with architectural expertise to create both public and commercial outputs, body>data>space has created a business that thrives on the cross-pollination of ideas and practices between arts, creative industries and commercial sectors. The group delivers content-led, community-connected, intelligent and innovative projects in the UK and internationally. It specialises in the participation of public and performers in real time environments where the content generated expands perception and enhances human attributes of relativity, identity, memory, touch and presence.

· Sophie Clements
Process and rhythm are the two main themes of Sophie’s work,; by forcing herself to use different processes and media she keeps her work fresh and forward moving. Sound and rhythm is inherent to her work, and is, in most cases created with equal, if not more importance, than the visual aspect. It is the way in which sound and image interact and reinforce each other, that she takes most pleasure from. This is often realized in the creation of the sound, and the rhythm of the editing.

· Brian Duffy's Modified Toy Orchestra
MTO are a collection of abandoned and reconstructed children’s electronic toys, played as instruments by a selection of musicians. As a solo artist Brian Duffy has been performing, lecturing, and demonstrating the MTO and the philosophical implications of his experiments for six years. He is now joined by Laurence Hunt (Pram), Darren Joyce (Dreams of Tall Buildings), Mike Johnston (Plone, Mike in Mono), Michael Valentine West (Twiggy and the K-Mesons) and Chris Plant (Colour Burst).

· Dynamite Fishing
Dynamite Fishing is an audiovisual collaboration between Olly Venning (aka Pixel Juice), and Edd Dawson-Taylor (aka Uncle Bunkle). Their style of VJing is a welcome departure from the typical random patterns, kaleidoscopes and fractals that flood the screens of clubs around the country. The content they produce is a mixture of re-contextualised public domain footage, graphic design, and their own 3D animations. They mix all these elements to live music using audio feeds, MIDI controllers, and a few unconventional input devices.

· D-Fuse
This year at Cybersonica, D-Fuse are screening the DVD accompanying the recently published book
VJ – audio-visual art and vj culture, which features documentaries, live performances and videos from featured artists. “To my eyes, the best VJs are creating a new, fluid interface between sound and image – one that is genuinely mould-breaking and aesthetically invigorating, and one that deserves to be recognized as a 21st century art form…” Mike Faulkner, D-Fuse

· Max Eastley
Max Eastley has been working with sound and sculpture since 1971, investigating the relationships between nature, chance, music and art. He has exhibited kinetic sculptures all over the world, from Ireland to Latvia, from Mexico to Japan, some operated by electrical power and some by the forces of the weather.

He is well known as a musician and composer, having played and recorded with musical luminaries such as Brian Eno, David Toop, Evan Parker, Thomas Koner and having recently composed for the Siobhan Davies Dance Company. He is also involved in the Cape Farewell project (www.capefarewell.com), in which scientists and artists raise awareness of the effects of global warming on the Arctic environment. He made three visits to Spitsbergen between 2003 and 2005 and has produced kinetic sculptures and music inspired by those visits which have been seen in 2005 and 2006 at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, the Natural History Museum London and in the Liverpool Biennale.

· Eclectic Method
Dubbed "the future of nightclub entertainment", their fans read like a 'Who's Who' of musical innovation. Ranging from Fatboy Slim and Gilles Peterson, to Norman Jay and Brian Eno the virtues of Eclectic Method have been recognised on a grand scale - punk innovators at the start of the 21st Century.

Their unique take on mixing music video and film snips like DJ's mix records is a king-sized leap away from any preconceptions. Take a healthy dollop of post-modern irony, a Britney sample here, a rock riff there, an electronic dance anthem or two and a peppering of pop classics and you're on your way to understanding their vibe. Top that off with some rare hip-hop and film action mania and you've got an all encompassing audio visual experience in a party atmosphere like never before, shuffling together mainstream and underground to create a live, visionary, high impact remix experience.


· Martyn Ware / The Illustrious Company
Martyn Ware was a founding member of both The Human League and Heaven 17. Vince Clarke is best known for his work as a member of Erasure, Yazoo and Depeche Mode. The Illustrious Company, founded in 2001, is their exciting joint venture in which they use the latest innovatory sound imaging techniques and technology to create 3-Dimensional aural soundscapes that completely envelop the listener, allowing for an immersive sound experience.

· Fijuu
fijuu is a 3D, audio/visual installation. Using a PlayStation-style gamepad, the player(s) of fijuu dynamically manipulate 3D instruments to make improvised music.

By correlating manipulation of 3D forms with audible signal processes in an intuitive fashion, players of Fijuu2 encounter immediate relationships between what is seen and what is heard, in essence, 'sculpted' compositions, whereby sounds appear to have a materiality of their own.

· Ray Lee
The spinning, whirling and pendulous sound installations/performances of artist Ray Lee manage to transform live music into a visual experience while simultaneously questioning the orthodox manner in which science and philosophy attempt to represent the universe according to currently fashionable trends. For Lee, the body of work that he has produced over the last twenty-five years represents a deep fascination with the hidden world of electromagnetic radiation and, in particular, how sound can be used as evidence of the invisible forces that surround us.

· Little Boat and Perico
An original Bournemouth-based band who mix spaghetti western, flamenco, Weimar cabaret and Mexican ranchero to form their own distinctive style of music.

· Chris O'Shea
Chris O'Shea is an interactive media artist and researcher. His focus is on creating works that encourage new methods of play and collaboration, challenging our perception of space and physical objects.

In 2006 he was the curator and co-ordinator for the Cybersonica Sonic Art Exhibition. This exhibition comissioned 5 new artworks, and displayed 7 existing works, that had an exciting approach to sound through physical interaction and a cross discipline approach.

· Shelley Parker
London- based DJ, Shelley Parker has been rocking dancefloors all over the UK and Europe. A fan of electro, techno, acid, hardcore, drum & bass, grime and all shades in between, she adeptly flicks between genres yet maintains a brooding dark minimal edge underlying the mix.

· Someth;ng

Someth;ng draw on experience and expertise in fields ranging from interactive and digital arts, audio-visual engineering and software design to business management, advertising, marketing, broadcast and print media, web design and development. Someth;ng’s artistic work springs from research and experimentation in interactive media, developing concepts that exploit the potential of interactive applications in creative and engaging ways. Recent works Headspin and Tape are presented at this year's festival:

Tape, an electro-kinetic sound installation, uses simple analogue playback to allow users an arena in which to play with self-recorded sound and explore the effects of playback and sound synthesis. Housed in a transparent acrylic panel, Tape allows its user not only to view the oft-hidden components needed to record sound, but also to manipulate them as they see fit.

"Immersive" probably describes the effect of the Headspin installation best. The visitor is asked to put his/her head into a washing machine and set it spinning. The surprisingly good acoustics of the machine's drum accompanied by its different cycle speeds and visual effects, create an unexpected result from a familiar and well-known domestic device.

· squidsoup
squidsoup present Freq 2 - originally inspired by the drone installations of La Monte Young, it is part of an exploration into plastic audio waveform generation, or “drawn sound”. Users are able to use their whole body as an interface through which to create and control sound. What you see is literally what you hear, as the drawn wave is immediately audible as a real-time dynamic drone. Even very subtle movements are detected and create immediate audio feedback.

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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith built a steam-Driven network of real-time video performance tools, founded an innovative Audio/Visual improvisation group called Laptop-Jams, performs with Avatar - An improvisational visual
performance for Dancer, Animator and Sound Designer. He has been extolled by the likes of Brian Eno and shows his work both nationally and internationally.

Stuart's Speakolascope will be part of Cybersonica - it is a simple installation that invites the user's participation through a question projected on the wall. The person leaves their message or feedback using a 'push-to-talk' microphone, which triggers a video/audio recording. The response is immediately projected, it is played back once and then other clips are projected at random. The more users, the more clips to project.


· The Sancho Plan
The Sancho Plan are a ‘rock ‘n roll’ band for the 21st century – a rare alchemy of accomplished musicians, refined animators, intuitive designers and craftwise coders. Citing influences as diverse as Oscar Fischinger, Len Lye, Wassily Kadinsky, Salvador Dali, Terry Gilliam, Tim Burton, Kruder and Dorfmeister and King Tubby they fuse together animation, music and sound, gaming, technology and live performance to produce unique live AV experiences.

· Troika
Troika is a multi-disciplinary art and design practice founded in 2003 by Conny Freyer, Eva Rucki and Sebastien Noel, who met while studying at the Royal College of Art. Their approach focuses on the contamination between the arts and design disciplines and is born out of the same love for simplicity, playfulness - and an essential desire for provocation.

Their work Schizoporotica is a ‘modern’ music box that acts as a ‘melody shredder' , inspired by the old punch card system. It was and remains the one example of digital information that is physically stored. The object itself was designed mixing influences from old musical boxes commonly found in upper class sitting rooms all over Europe at the dawn of the 19th Century, and modern card systems found in everyday life such as ATMs or car park ticketing machines. The user tears the flyer apart and inserts it into the machine. The machine then takes a picture of the flyer and electronically analysis the picture taken pixel by pixel to recover the geometry of the torn pattern. The highs and lows of this torn pattern will then be used to create a melody by pitching base sounds up and down. If a second flyer is introduced before the previous melody is finished then the new melody will start playing on top, creating a polyphonic harmony.

· Trojan Sound System
Since its creation in 1968, Trojan Records has led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican sounds, from the Rocksteady and early Reggae sounds that dominated in the years of its launch, up to the modern styles of Dancehall and Jungle. Formed in 2004 from London Sound System legends, the Trojan Records Sound System represents the label in England and throughout the world with hugely successful solo shows and performing alongside some of the greatest names in reggae.