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The 5th annual Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2010) was played out through February 19-20-21, 2010 , in the sylvan spaces of Sattal Estate, near Bhimtal, in the Himalayan Indian state of Uttarakhand.

CeC 2010 was part-funded by Pro Helvetia Arts Council of Switzerland

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:::: Performances ::::
February 19-20-21, 2010
[performances will open each public session ~ Morning (except Day-1) | Afternoon | Evening]
artist details listed under Presentations


Friday, February 19:

1. Paola Lazo, Aparna Panshikar, Jayen Verma, Michael Ormiston
2. 'Intervolution' ~ Aparna Panshikar, Bettina Wenzel, Ingrid Lode, Lawrence Casserley, Michael Ormiston
Saturday, February 20:
1. Rune Sochting, Zeenath Hasan
2. Dafna Napthali, Vidya Shah
3. Hans Tammen, Joker Nies, and Dafna Napthali

Sunday, February 21:
1. Kurt Korthals
2. '3rd Thought' ~ Abhinay Khoparzi
3. Lionel Dentan (Capitan Dubrovshnev)
4. Experimental Collaborations, with live video by Dhanya Pilo (VJ DeCoy)

:::: Presentations ::::
.. Primary Participants ..
Friday, Feb. 19 ~ 2:30 to 5:30pm
Saturday, Feb. 20 ~ 9:30am to 5:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 21 ~ 9:30am to 5:30pm


Abhinay Khoparzi (India)
Abhinay Khoparzi is good friends with technology, new and old, hard and soft, and loves putting together old components for new uses. He is also a cinematographer, editor and music composer with an agile hand for percussions. In the past, he has been a technology reviewer and continues to do so at a personal level hence remaining updated in quick solutions for innovative needs. He is currently developing a new software and technology platform for a first generation art-music product. He is one of the founders of 3rd Thought Entertainment and 3rd Community.

also at http://www.myspace.com/3rdthought

Aparna Panshikar (India)
Aparna Panshikar was born into a family renowned for its passion and achievements in various forms of performing arts, and had an early introduction to Indian Classical music from her mother Meera Panshikar, a disciple of Padmavibhushan Kishori Amonkar and Pandit Bhaskarbua Joshi. Her own individual singing style has been well received, and often awarded, by audiences as well as connoisseurs in innumerable concerts around India and several other countries, with a repertoire ranged from pure-classical to semi-classical forms and also experimentation in combining North and South Indian Classical music, as well as several collaborations with international electroacousticians, most notable including Lawrence Casserly (see below), with whom she has performed in several countries since 2006.

Album releases so far include: HMV - 3 titles released as "HMV presents A Voice for the New Millennium", 2000; Inreco Records released a 'jugalbandi' (fusion) between Aparna singing the Indian Classical style with Sudha Raghunathan singing the Carnatic Classical style of music, under the title "UNITY" in 2000; Mook Sound, South Korea published a fusion between Indian music composed and sung by her, and Korean music played by leading exponents from that country, under the title "Winds from Ayuta", in 2002. This won the "Critics' Best New Release Award" in South Korea for 2002; Mook Sound went on to release another title "Diamond Sutra" and "Punyapur ki Sarita" in 2003; Deep Emotions ( Silk Road Communications ) released "Shivoham" - a collection of verses by Adi Shankaracharya sung by Aparna, accompanied with sarod and keyboard, 2004.

In addition to her albums and her work with Lawrence Casserley, she has also successfully worked with Greg Turner - an American musician based in South Korea playing Indonesian gamelan(!), with whom she first exchanged ideas, followed up with basic music pieces and finally created a song, without ever meeting each other. She has also worked virtually with Kai Turnbull, of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, USA, but Kai eventually came down to India and recorded classical pieces directly from her, modified to suit western rhythm patterns as used in pop music. When she travelled to France for a promotional tour of her album 'Shivoham', she worked with the composer and singer Rudolfe Burger to create an experiment that resulted in a small concert for music lovers and connoisseurs. She has participated in and led various seminars and discourses in recent years and is presently taken up with establishing her dream "Bandish ~ The School of Music", as an umbrella institution for supporting learning, research and propagation of Indian music all over the world, and also as a convergence point for musicians of all description.

Arun Mehta (India)
Arun Mehta is a software writer, lead developer of the Ruby on Rails based platform ‘Skid’, which is designed to make it easy to develop new web-based modules to meet the growing communication and educational needs of children, particularly those with mental challenges such as cerebral palsy and autism.

His experience in human rights began with 15 years volunteering with Amnesty International, including two as president of its Indian section. More recently, he has campaigned vigorously for the rights of persons with mental challenges.

He has made academic contributions to address the communications issues of persons with autism. He is chairperson of the computer engineering department and a professor, at JMIT Radaur, Haryana, India.

He is the founding president of the very recently started Bidirectional Access Promotion Society, bapsi.org, which unites technological, legal and campaign efforts in promoting the ability to communicate, of those who are chronically information poor.

Bettina Wenzel (Germany)
Bettina Wenzel is a vocal-artist, searching beyond the limitations of the human voice. Besides her composition of vocal pieces, she establishes relationships between video and voice, in a play between reality and illusion, trying to stick both sides together as close as possible by real time interactions between voice and images. In her piece ‘fresi.son’, walls subtly start to move and to turn into waves in response to her voice. A virtual dialogue between light and voice is the main subject of ‘neon.son’. The pieces for voice & tape create the illusion of a virtual choir. Her recent works ‘black-fan-quartet’ and ‘tree’ developed in collaboration with the filmmaker Shrikant Agawane, were presented at the National Centre for Performing Arts during an arts residency she served in Mumbai, August 2009.

Dafna Naphtali (USA)
Dafna Naphtali is a sound-artist/improviser/composer from an eclectic musical background. As a singer/guitarist/electronic-musician she performs and composes using her Max/MSP programming for sound processing to alter the sound of her singing, vocalisms, and personalized recordings, as well as the sound of any musician playing with her. She collaborates and performs regularly with many well known experimental musicians, and co-leads the digital chamber punk ensemble, What is it Like to be a Bat? with Kitty Brazelton (http://www.whatbat.org ) and She's received numerous grants (NYFA, NYSCA, Meet the Composer, Experimental TV Center, and commissions -- American Composers Forum (for pianist Kathleen Supové, and for Magic Names vocal ensemble -- 2010 premiere) and Brecht Forum. She has had residencies at STEIM (Holland), Music OMI and iEAR at Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute. She performs and travels widely and under usual circumstances for her music.

Dafna also teaches and gives workshops at universities in the US and Europe, and holds a Masters in Music Technology from New York University, where she is part-time faculty . She has been teaching, programming and consulting about computer music since1995 at Harvestworks in New York and as a freelancer, and has done sound design and/or programming work for the projects of many artists at the forefront of digital and interactive music. Dafna can be heard on Mechanique(s) (Acheulian Handaxe), on What is it Like to be a Bat? (Tzadik/Oracles) (4 Stars, All Music Guide), Her newest CD Chatter Blip with Chuck Bettis is being released December 2009 (Acheulian Handaxe).

In CeC 2010, Dafna will perform in both composed and aleatoric/ improvised formats--in a duo with Hans Tammen, as well as in a new collaborative experiment with the versatile Hindustani Classical vocalist Vidya Shah--in a collision course of the acoustic and the electronic with live audio processing, creating holistic interconnections on the large and small scale between two worlds. This work is funded in part by the Composer Assistance Program of the American Music Center.

Dafna can be heard on Mechanique(s) (Acheulian Handaxe), on What is it Like to be a Bat? (Tzadik/Oracles) (4 Stars, All Music Guide), Her newest CD Chatter Blip with Chuck Bettis is being released December 2009 (Acheulian Handaxe).

also at www.myspace.com/dafnanaphtali

Dhananjay Gadre (India)
Dhananjay Gadre is an inveterate inventor and innovator, of the inimitably Indian 'jugaad' kind, producing an endless series of large and little electronic gadgets and geegaws on an ongoing basis,.. so as to exhuberantly and immediately share DIY directions on how to make almost every one of them with the larger global jugaad community,.. whilst somehow at the same time serving as a full-time electronics educator at the very prestigious Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology, in Delhi, and also as a globally respected author of an ongoing series of books on programming electronic chips, sold in several editions and translations all around the world.

Dhanya Pilo, aka DeCOY (India)
Dhanya Pilo is a visual jockey who uses her film making and photographic skills to create images of India that are evocative, personal and compelling. Her main idea is to create new avenues for people and herself to push their creativity and excite the local common man through it, who is usually unaware of such opportunities. Dark, happy and calm, Decoy works as a film maker, designer and a visual artist from her studio in Bombay, the teeming hub of India’s artistic and film community,... where she was recently included in the CNN ‘Hot List of 20 People to Watch Out For’ in 2010. She thrives on stories and lives of various cultures that live close to nature sans modern technology.

In her best known public interventions, Dhanya along with a bunch of her friends spearheaded the artistic movement called "The Wall Project" in Mumbai, which has now spread to 4 other Indian cities. And she now has "work-in-progress" on some concepts towards creating a bigger Public Art Resource. In between all of this, she is also a professional yacht racer.

also at www.myspace.com/dhanyapilo & www.thewallproject.com

Emma Ota (Japan)
Emma Ota is a curator and researcher based in Tokyo. Her practices focus upon media arts and international exchange. She has worked for the media arts organization Trampoline, based in Germany and the UK, and co-curated the Radiator Festival for Art and Technology in 2005. Also in this year she initiated the project Traversing Territories, fostering collaboration between students and young artists in Japan and the UK (which has since continued annually). In 2006 she established the project Dislocate for art, technology and locality, which brings together international artists and experts in the discussion and debate of the role of new media in relation to our surrounding environment.

Emma is guest curator at Ginza Art Lab, an independent artist run space and was also co-curator of Space Rabi Adesso, Koenji in 2008. She is highly concerned with promoting international cross-cultural communication between children, and is co-founder of Inter-play, an organization that runs collaborative workshops and projects between children in Japan and other countries around the world.

Other projects have included ‘The Moon’, a groundbreaking contemporary art exhibition of Japanese and UK artists held in the historic gardens of Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto, and ‘A Gift to Those who Contemplate the Wonders of Cities and the Marvels of Travelling’, an artist in residency exchange project with participant artists Erika Tan (UK) and Mio Shirai (Japan).

As a researcher, Emma is investigating the development of media arts in Asia and its relation to specific social and cultural contexts, particularly in regard to ideas of place, which has led her to China, Korea, India, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.

also at www.eonsbetween.net

Hans Tammen (USA)
Hans Tammen creates music that has been described as an alien world of bizarre textures and a journey through the land of unending sonic operations. He discovers hidden sound properties through means of his modified ENDANGERED GUITAR, interactive software programming, stereo and multichannel sound systems, and by working with the room itself. Signal To Noise magazine called his works "...a killer tour de force of post-everything guitar damage", All Music Guide recommended him as: "...clearly one of the best experimental guitarists to come forward during the 1990s."

Ima Picó (Spain/UK)
Ima Pico is a visual artist and digital muralist based in Manchester, UK. Her recent work explores media saturation in contemporary culture through the use of photography and digital manipulation. The photographic digital compositions are original photographs that have been further developed using digital tools. Ima’s recent work is installation based; the digital images are printed in big formats in order to cover entire walls. She has exhibited internationally in galleries and museums in solo and group exhibitions and organises exchanges with artists from different regions of Europe, America and Asia.

Ima undertakes curatorial projects under the name Black Duck to promote the work of contemporary artists working in performance, installation, digital media and video to an international audience. Projects include participation in festivals, international exchanges, exhibitions and events. In each case Ima Picó works closely with other fellow artists and organisers and the nature of the funding achieved dictates the scale of the project.

Along these lines, Ima is also for the second year in a row serving The Carnival of e-Creativity (CeC 2010) as a co-curator on global short-creative-videoworks.

also at http://blog.imapico.com & http://www.blackduckarts.blogspot.com/

Ingrid Lode (Norway)
Though born in the tiny town of Fraenas, nestled between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, studies in music led Ingrid Lode to Trondheim, the third largest town in Norway, where she now lives, playing music, teaching and studying. Her formal training lies in violin, piano, guitar, singing, drums, choir, jazz, plus ballet and modern dance. She is also a trained music teacher, focused primarily upon improvisation and singing.

Bands and projects that she is associated with include the abstract jazz trio Kobert, and Trondheim Voices (www.trondheimvoices.com). Other projects have involved working with actors, dancers, writers and musicians in different crossover projects and performances. This includes performing with Aparna Panshikar, Lawrence Casserley and other singers as the experimental band ‘Intervolution’, which was originally formed to play two concerts in Germany and Belgium in 2008.

Ingrid is presently a student, and, besides being a freelance musician working with her own band Kobert, and Trondheim Voices, she also works with actors, poets and sometimes a venue.

S. Möller –‘Urban Ghost’ (Sonor 2004) || Kobert – ‘Glowing’ (Norcd 2006) || Eyewaterlillies –‘Slant of Light’ (Jazzaway Records 2006) || Trondheim Jazzorchestra & Kobert (MNJ RECORDS 2009) || Kobert – ‘Invasion of Privacy’ (Impeller Records 2009)

Jayen Varma (India)
Jayen Varma has been in the world of Music for the last three decades, performing cover songs of different genres from old time rock n roll to blues to heavy metal to jazz-rock to raga-rock to electronic music. He has been a freelance Bass Player doing solo demonstration performances, clinics, workshops and concerts with various artistes and bands, including recent experimentations with Aparna Panshikar to explore the potential of bass guitar in Hindustani Classical Music. He considers their music as RAgaZZ, since it doesn’t adhere to pure RAga or pure JaZZ.

Jayen is also a disciple of Mridangam Maestro and principal of Kerala Music Academy Prof. Parasala Ravi. His studies in Indian classical percussion instrument Mridangam enabled him to develop a new genre funk bass style, which is widely known as Indian Slap Bass. His bass playing and works have been appreciated by many bass players across the world including the King of Jazz-Jeff Berlin, King of Funk-Bootsy Collins, King of Metal- James LoMenzo, Marcus Miller, Michael Henderson, David Pastorius and many others. His primary musical mission presently is to popularise the experimental music of his new band and the new genre Indian funk bass across the world in the years to come.

Joker Nies (Germany)
Joker Nies is a musician, sound-designer, sound-engineer, photographer and technical editor for the German Sound&Recording and Keyboards magazines, based in Cologne. Since the early 80´s, he has been experimenting with all kinds of electronic sound-sources, such as modular-analog synthesizers, individually designed electronic devices, DSP-based systems (like Kyma/Capybara or Clavia Nord Modular) and software-based sound-sources. During the early 90´s, modifying the Omnichord became his initiation into what is known as circuitbending. Since that time a steadily growing number of devices has been converted from simple toys into alien sound devices.

Recent activities include playing live in various constellations, software synthdesign in MAX/MSP for the German Keyboards magazine, and production and sound design for radio-plays. Joker also holds workshops and tutorials all over the world on circuit-bending, creative circuit-design, and also software synthdesign in MAX/MSP. His musical activities are centred upon an improvisational approach, even though he also cooperates in composition-based multimedia projects with Realtime- Research, the Quantum Quasi dance performances, and also the Suguru Gotos Net-Body project.

Joker performs, lectures and leads workshops across Europe, USA and Mexico, with artists such as John Butcher, Ernst Reijsinger, Thomas Lehn, Alan Silva, Dave Tucker, Seth Josel, Hans Tammen, Gino Robair, Günther Christmann, Georg Wissel and many others.

Joy Sharma (India)
Joy Sharma was born and raised in New Delhi, India. Finding his knack for ‘opening things up’ (read breaking things) at an early age it was clear that he was to become an engineer, which he did in 2004, graduating from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology – amongst the top 5 engineering schools in India. As a B.E. in Electronics & Communication he learnt hands-on from some of the most decorated, world-renowned professors in India. Specializing in digital electronics and microprocessor based applications he took up numerous small and big projects using Atmel AVR. Thereafter he was picked from the campus by M/s. S.T.Microelectronics India Pvt. Ltd. to work as a hardware design engineer, where he independently designed a sub-system for TATA Sky+ Set-top Box and made it a First Time Silicon Success – a prized achievement in the Semiconductor Industry.

An entrepreneur at heart, he quit STMicro and started his own firm at the age of 23 to manufacture parts for the automotive sector. In late 2008, at the age of 26, he started his second company, Gadgetronix, an amalgamation of his technical knack for innovative creation, his entrepreneurial mindset and his wish to improve the community he is a part of.

Gadgetronix was founded with the mission to demystify Electronics in the early years of education, by helping kids create FUN gadgets, with their own hands, under the supervision of Engineers with real Industry Experience. There is now a strong following of over 1000 children in various schools in & around Delhi, growing at a fast pace. To catch the interest of children Gadgetronix has been placed at the juncture of creative arts and electronics.

The plans are big and the field is open … Joy believes that now it is just a matter of catching speed, which he wishes to accomplish over the next few years through various associations.

Kurt Korthals (USA/Germany)
Kurt Korthals was born and raised in Southeast Alaska, USA. Nearly every 3 years Kurt moved within Alaska until he pursued a life studying computer science in Austin, Texas, and eventually found work in Berlin, Germany as a software developer for the music software company ‘Native Instruments’. Since his adolescence, Kurt has worked with several bands, cinematographers, dancers, visual artists, and produces his own music with instruments and tools such as the clarinet, various analogue synthesizers, and digital machines. His musical style is difficult to describe as it often crosses many musical boundaries, mixing experimental, hip-hop, world music, and field recordings to create artful compositions of melodic instrumental music. In doing so, Kurt brings acoustics, vintage electronics, and cutting-edge music software together, naturally, until the songs seem to write themselves.

Lawrence Casserley (UK)
Lawrence Casserley has devoted his professional career as a composer, conductor and performer to real-time electroacoustic music. In 1967 he became one of the first students of Electronic Music at the Royal College of Music, London, UK, on the new course taught by Tristram Cary. Later he became Professor-in-Charge of Studios and also Adviser for Electroacoustic Music at the RCM, before taking early retirement in 1995.

He is best known for his work in free improvised music, particularly real-time processing of other musicians' sound, for which he has devised a special computer processing instrument. He has worked with many of the finest improvisers, particularly Evan Parker, with whom he works frequently as a duo partner, in various larger groupings and in the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. He also works as a soloist, processing sounds from voice, percussion and homemade instruments. CDs have been released by ECM, Konnex, Leo Records, Psi, Sargasso and Touch.

Much of Casserley's work has involved collaboration with other art forms, including poets such as Bob Cobbing, and visual artists such as Colourscape artist Peter Jones. He is a Director of the Colourscape Music Festivals, presenting contemporary music in the unique environment of the Colourscape walk-in sculpture, and he also collaborates with Peter Jones on sound/light installations.

Casserley's ‘instrumental’ approach to live computer sound-processing is the hallmark of his work; the Signal Processing Instrument allows him to use physical gestures to control the processing and to direct the morphology of the sounds. This is the culmination of forty years of experience in the performance of live electronic work; his earliest live electronic pieces were performed in 1969, and he has performed many of the live electronic "classics" of the 20th century; he has also collaborated with other composers to realise their electronic performance ideas. He is noted for the breadth and variety of his collaborations, which cross styles and generations.
[Text by John Palmer, from the liner notes to the CD "Labyrinths" - Sargasso SCD 28030]

Lionel Dentan (Switzerland/India)
Lionel Dentan started off playing the guitar, including studies at the Lausanne Classical Conservatory, and then learned jazz and oriental music. He studied Turkish Saaz with Mousto Mustafa and is now training in sitar in the style of the Imdadkhani Gharana. However, he is primarily an electronic composer and live performer, playing synthesizers, laptops, saaz, rebab and sitar, in radical explorations of different genres of music ranged from Hindustani classical through to Middle Eastern styles, via abstract electronic and ambient sounds; intuitively and innovatively carrying his music wherever his mind takes him. From Tabriz to Kyoto, via Baroda and a stop in Buffalo, his influences are as complex as his personality, emerging eventually as highly individualized sounds and genres that he describes variously as, ‘Schizophmusik, Glitchcore, Ambient, Classicoabstract, Experimental Electro, and Lyricalnoisedeath ….’

Lionel is perhaps best known today as a leading member of the band Da-Saz; a collective reborn in 1999 with Suchet Malhotra, and now based in Delhi. The collective has come a long way over the years, with a variety of ethnic and hybrid styles of projects and music, that all together aim to set out a platform for new styles of urban music and traditional forms, through installations, jams, live performances and albums, including the recent CD ‘Sound Reasons’ that they helped release in collaboration with Ish S., and Sarai. With 4 main projects, Da-saz is a platform for contemporary ideas and generative thinking, articulating historical timeframes that are immediately relevant to the present, whilst also presenting a unique perspective upon modernity.

As a pawn in the decadent oasis of a technological society based upon consumption, that too often forgets the soul and our earth, Lionel’s work with Da-saz looks to express the need to be responsible for future generations, through music, dance, creative expression, or any art form,.. as a prayer to the universe that is both inside and outside all of us.

also at http://www.myspace.com/dasaaz

Lise McKean (USA)
Lise McKean was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, a Chicago suburb. After finishing her B.A. in Geography at the University of Chicago, she travelled solo to India on a one-way ticket, eventually returning to the U.S. for graduate study. She also holds an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, and Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research in India was based in Haridwar, where she lived in the small ashram of Bharati Ma, a Bengali woman guru, and enjoyed respites from ashram life at the home of Sanjay (Junior) and Sandhya Chatterji in New Delhi. Her research concerned the Hindu nationalist movement and the involvement of Hindu religious leaders and their organizations in Indian politics. This work led to her book, Divine Enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Movement, published by the University of Chicago Press. After completing her doctorate, she boomeranged back to Chicago. She currently works as an anthropologist with the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she collaborates on research and evaluation projects related to teacher preparation and urban education. From 2000 to 2006, she was at the Center for Impact Research conducting community-based research on social and economic justice issues, including asset building and income support programs, online access to public benefits, sentencing reform, youth and family homelessness, and employment services for survivors of domestic violence. She has also worked in publishing at the University of Chicago Press as managing editor of Public Culture and as an editor for an early Internet project at Encyclopaedia Britannica.

For CeC 2010, Lise will present a new experimental work called 'Prairie Mountain Soundscape', which was created especially for the incident in collaboration with artist and photographer Tom Denlinger (http://www.tomdenlinger.com/), photographer David Solzman (http://solzman.com/), sound artist Noé Cuéllar (http://noe.futurevessel.com/), and litterateur Graziano Kratli, the last of whom will also attend CeC with Lise, as a Guest Participant.

Manjula Jhunjhunwala (India)
Manjula Jhunjhunwala is an innovative educationist and educational entrepreneur based in Faizabad, who began her career by launching a nursery school so as to offer something better than what was available for her first son where she lived, when he came of age. Today, the society that she established for this also runs a full city-school, a full rural-school, a polytechnic focused especially upon teacher-training, and also an industrial-training centre for rural youth. Meanwhile, the little nursery school she began with has grown up into a beautiful campus constructed according to the principles of ‘Building as a Learning Aid’.

Michael Ormiston (UK)
Michael Ormiston is the UK’s leading Mongolian Overtone (Khöömii) Singer/Teacher, and multi-instrumentalist playing Morin Khuur (Mongolian Horse Head Fiddle), Tibetan Singing Bowls, Ney (Turkish end blown flute), Harmonic Flutes etc., alongside live electronic processing. His music crosses the borders between traditional, contemporary, ambient, free-improv and meditation genres. Michael’s original compositions have been used on TV (BBC and Channel 4), Theatre (Theatre de Complicite), Dance (Ballet Frankfurt Dancers), and performance (London Jazz Festival). His throat singing has been used on Hollywood Films (The Golden Compass, We Were Soldiers), and TV (BBC’s acclaimed series Planet Earth, Last of the Medicine Men). He is one of the principal workshop leaders and performers of Eye-Music’s Colourscape.

Paola Lazo (Chile)
Paola Lazo has been playing piano since she was 9 years old, started composing at the age of 18, and began to take music composition lessons at the age of 19, with the Chilean composer Carlos Riesco. She then studied music composition formally at the Chilean University, under Rolando Cori and Aliosha Solovera, after which she continued further with Gabriel Matthey. Meanwhile, she entered the SCD Centre (an electronic music centre belonging to an authors’ rights society), where she first began to explore electronic music with software programs such as Pro-Tools, Audios Culp, CoolEdit ,CSound, and so on.

Several of Paola’s compositions have been performed in different music festivals, both nationally within Chile and also internationally. At the same time, she has studied and played piano jazz with bass and drums accompaniment, and also working presently as a piano teacher in different institutions.

In 2005, Paola composed a special 8-channel work called Osaxavala at the Elektroacoustic Institute of Vienna Music University, as a project that then moved on to LIPM (the Research Institute for Electroacoustic Music) in Buenos Aires. The work was also presented, along with a talk, in 2006 at Visiones Sonoras in Mexico. Paola has also presented both music and video in other international creative conclaves and festivals, such as Sonoimágenes Buenos Aires.

Amongst her various projects presently, Paola performs live on piano as a jazz trio with Milton Jara on drums and Andres Gastello on bass. She has been a recipient of a Chilean Government Scholarship to create an experimental work with sensors and processed Tibetan bowls, and is currently investigating liveelectronics and music from India.

Paola’s many public presentations and performances include appearances at the International Contemporary Music Chilean University Festival; the International Contemporary Music Festival of the Chilean Catholic University; SCD Auditorium; the Second Cycle of Electronic Music Concert; the Argentine Music Festival, ‘ Sonoimágenes’; the 3rd Chilean Electronic Music Concert, presented by CECH (Chilean Electronic Music Community); the Chilean International Electronic Music Festival; Visiones Sonoras (Mexico); and so on.

Parag Gandhi (India)
Advertising has always excited Parag Gandhi, as a result of which he has now been professionally into online adverting since the last 8 years. He started off as a graphic designer with various online advertising agencies in India, where he developed a passion for design and online interactivity, with particular interest in developing ideas and design strategies for brands and product development, public art and usability,

Possibilities in interactive design and exposure to various forms of art eventually made him start his own design house, under the name 'Flying Cursor Interactive'.

Today, as Parag says, his company is a digital creative agency that really loves the internet, working in the field of Online Advertising and Communication Design. His driving belief lies in creating partnerships with clients, employees and end users to explore different forms of visual and design experience, so as to create unique user experiences and brand connects

Preeti Monga (India)
Preeti Monga is a Corporate Trainer, a Public Speaker, a Counsellor, a Fitness Consultant, a Public Relations Professional, and an Author, specialized in motivating people.

She started out as an Aerobic instructor (the first blind person to have taken this on as a career), whilst simultaneously working as a Computer and English Teacher. She has also been a Sales and Marketing Manager, a Freelance Journalist, a Public Speaker, a Fund-Raiser and a Disability Rights Activist.

In CeC 2010, Preeti will deliver a very special presentation on, ‘How technology has taken away the handicap from the life of a visually impaired person’, which will include how she uses various gadgets to achieve this.

Rahul Dhinakaran (India)
Rahul Dhinakarn is Managing Director of Kalki Mechanical Prototypes Pvt. Ltd., a start-up machine design and fabrication company based in Madurai. He has been designing and building machines/products/automotive systems for companies in India, US and Europe for the past few years, some examples of which include; air suspension systems for trucks/buses; pneumatic presses & pneumatic cutting machines; textile fabric rolling machines; noise test machines for the V-belt industry, and; internal gear boxes for wheelchairs. He is also engaged in massive digitisation of legacy hand-drafted designs for clients in the USA.

Rune Sochting (Denmark)
The Danish sound artist and composer Rune Sochting works in the intersection of electronic sound, installations and music composition. In his musical works he has developed a sonic language that mixes electronic sounds, field recordings and noise in a unique and personal blend. The music unfolds like an enigmatic ever-changing landscape, rich in detail and with a vibrant spatial quality.

In CeC 2010, Rune will do a laptop-based performance. With the focus upon sonic qualities he will create an intense listening experience that ranges from the most fragile moments to dynamic noisy turbulence.

Rune will also collaborate with Zeenath Hasan (see below) to locally run an experimental media workshop before CeC 2010, in league with women in the neighbourhood, which will culminate in a performance in the actual incident.

Shankar Barua (India)
Shankar Barua has been many things in life before coming around to his present preoccupations as Managing Trustee of The AeA, in which role he is also Director of CeC 2010. These include adventure-travel writer & photographer, asst. editor and designer of magazines, illustrator, publisher, pack-shot photographer, well-digger, drought-relief worker, book-author, columnist, artist, musician, tea-taster, corporate consultant, advertising copywriter, public speaker, photography workshop leader, public relations professional, TV anchorperson, product prototyper, film-maker, and so on and on and on.

Whereas he continues to be some of these things still, his primary goals presently have to do with promoting and empowering creative experimentation & innovation in countries such as India, on the back of the burgeoning evolution and spread of technology.

Shazeb Shaikh (India)
Shazeb Shaikh is one of the founders and managers of 3rd Thought Entertainment, an integrated-arthouse with a global artist collective of 32 artists from 14 countries. The 3rd Community was the name given to the closed collective (artists only invited by a common panel of the founders and existing artists) and the larger idea was to fuse together different art forms and media to expand the target groups for each of 3rd Thought's releases while allowing multiple artists to ride on common releases. Though the 3rd Community is now temporarily defunct, a new financially-backed artist collective and arthouse is on its way in 2010 with a clear motive of creating a new channel to market art internationally with a sound business-end created by some of India's top business strategy and management consultants. Shazeb is leading this new regrouping of artists and hopes to bring on 300 unique artists (by end of 2010) in different media into the new organization while maintaining the purity of creativity and promoting arts such as digital art, classical poetry, opera, world cinema etc., and finding required value for every artist of the collective. Shazeb is a multidisciplinary artist with a body of work in art (traditional and digital), music (IDM), and writings (classical poetry, epic poetry, prose) and films.

also at http://www.myspace.com/3rdthought

Sohail Arora (India)
Sohail Arora runs India's only alternative booking agency 'Krunk' specializing in national & international musicians & DJ's. Krunk also offers tailored consultancy services in music programming. Having previously worked with Blue Frog as event programmer for 2 years and most recently as music programmer for The Ladakh Confluence, he believes that A&R and Scouting as a whole has a lot of potential and needs to be taken more seriously in this country. He loves Drum N Bass, Metal, Jazz & All sorts of Electronic music and is part of a Drum N Bass collective called 'Bay Beat Collective' who with their signature blend of DnB & Dubstep are breathing freshness into the dance floors of India regularly.

also at http://tinyurl.com/baybeatcollective

Vidya Shah (India)
Vidya Shah is a well-known musician who sings, composes and writes on Indian music. After her initial training in Carnatic music Vidya Shah moved to the North Indian Khayal Gayaki and trained with Smt. Shubha Mudgal. She is presently training with Smt. Shanti Hiranand in Thumri, Dadra and Ghazal. Under the guidance of her Gurus, she has gained a rich repertoire of Sufi and Bhakti Music.

A versatile composer, Vidya has a rich repertoire, made richer by the resonances of her voice. She has performed at various National and International forums such as the Humboldt Forum (Germany), The India Festival of Arts (Singapore), Asia Society (New York), The India Festival (Trinidad and Tobago), Women's Initiative for Peace in South Asia (WIPSA) and A Tribute to Africa. She has lent her voice to several collaborative projects including Textures (Composed and sung for Aditi Mangaldas), Holi Water (a Multi-media production from New Zealand on the Ganga), and in published work with MiDival Punditz, Karsh Kale and Bill Laswell.

Vidya conducts workshops and writes regularly on Indian music. She is presently writing on North Indian Art Music for an Anthology of Indian tradition. She is on the advisory board of the South Asia Foundation and contributes to its cultural committee.

As Director-Programs for the Centre for Media and Alternative Communication (www.cmaconline.org), she is currently working on a project entitled, “Women On Record”, in a tribute to women performers in the 78 -RPM era from early 20th Century India. The project includes a series of ongoing concerts, radio programs, exhibitions and seminars among other events.

Zeenath Hasan (India/Sweden)
Zeenath Hasan involves herself in the people-centred practice of design research to exercise the potential of media technologies for socially appropriate intervention. The studio from where she conducts her doctoral research on the role of media in a democracy is located in the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University. She was born in Kolkata and currently resides in Malmö.

In the framework of CeC 2010, Zeenath will essay an anthropological sound workshop, along with Rune Sochting, called “Listen/Sunoh”. In this, they will adopt a playful look at the material that surrounds us and explore how objects and qualities can be taken out of their context and used collectively in artistic practice. Besides the investigations and appreciation of what is normally overlooked as immediate functional surroundings, the workshop aims to raise a critical reflection on one's surrounding. The project is a collaborative effort amongst the participants. They will be asked to individually make sound recordings of events and conditions of their everyday life. This material will then be used in a joint performance. The workshop culminates in a sound/visual collage production that will be shown publicly during the festival. Here electronic media will be used.

:::: Short Creative Videoworks ::::
& Unaccompanied Presentations

(note: adult materials will be culled for closed-door screening)



Curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne

CologneOFF, or The Cologne Online Film Festival, is a new type of film and video festival -dedicated to art forms of film and video and the thematic aspects of 'memory' and 'identity'- which is realized simulatenously online in Internet and in physical space via cooperating partners, i.e. festivals, institutions or organisations. Founded in 2006 by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne, CologneOFF will celebrate in 2010 its 5th anniversary by launching its 6th festival edition in autumn 2010 as a networked event.

In 2009, the festival theme goes down to the question whether the social ban, called TABOO can be still existing in times when all existing “taboos” are broken. While in non-Western societies this social ban is still widely practiced as a traditional form of moral ruling and using power, in the Western societies the traditional forms of social and moral banning are replaced by new, but individual ones, since the human being and the human society obviously is not able to live without guilt and moral restrictions.

There are countless mainly personal reasons why people are forced or forcing themselves to speak a ban, by refusing to talk about subjects, situations etc. Violence, whether domestic, social or administrative violence belongs to the old and new taboos.in all societies on the globe taking influence on memory and identity.

The present selection wants to show how video makers coming from different countries, cultures and societies reflect an ancient social act, which is more contemporary than ever.

**the selected artists keep all rights of their videos**

:: CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? - Selection 1 ::
Corporate Warfare, 2005, 3:32 by Casey McKee (USA)
(Buried) Over The Roofs, 2009, 11:00 by Alex Lora (Spain)
Slapstrick Social, 2008, 15:25 by Frank Gatti (France)
Into Eden, 2009, 12:46 by Jym Davis (USA)
Boo!, 2008, 4:00 by Erika Yeomans (USA)
Who lives in my head?, 2009, 4:30 by Margarida Paiva (Portugal)
Pass, 2009, 1:00 by Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)

:: CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? - Selection 2 ::
Guest Curator: Ali Zaidi
Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00 by Nitin Das (India)
The Kurukshetra-Report, 2009, 8:00 by Ascan Breuer (Germany)
Via Crucis, 2008, 4:00 by Marita Contreras (Peru)
Noli Me Tangere, 2008, 6:20 by Masha Yozefpolsky (Israel)
Rebirth, 2009, 1:07 by Pekka Ruuska (Finland)
One’s Bits and Pieces (Siebensachen), 2004, 3:00 by Anna Porzelt (Germany)
Hole in the Floor, 2008, 7:00 by Heidi Kumao (USA)
Basbas, 2009, 4:49 by Joaquin Gasgonia Palencia (Philippines)
The Rhythm of Some Hearts, 2009, 2:11 by Carmen Lansberg (Estonia)
War is Good for Business, 2009, 3:06 by Jill Sigman (USA)
Motorized Ordeal, 2009, 8:46 by Les Riches Douaniers (France)
TheTunnel, 2008 3:36 by Soumendra Padhi (India)
I love you so much I could kill for you, 2009, 3:20 by Boris Sribar (India)

:: CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? - Selection 3 ::
How to Clean a Puddle, 2008, 1:47 by Roland Wegerer (Austria)
dead SEEquences, 2009, 4:10 by Fabio Scacchioli (Italy)
Forbidden City, 2007, 4:15 by Lily & Honglei (China)
Delivery, 2008, 14:00 by Marianna and Daniel O’Reilly (UK)
Etude Red and Blue, 2008, 3:31 by Vladimir Mitrev (Bulgaria)
Pig’s Feet, 2007, 10:22 by Priscilla Pomeroy (Mexico)
Little Pleasure, 2007, 11:09 by Jamie Marie Waelchli (USA)
Cakesitter, 2007, 5:00 by Valerie Garlick (USA)
Habeas Corpus, 2008, 7:20 by Renata Padovan (Brazil)
Bodies and Metals, 2009, 3:00 by Rafael (Belgium)
Cruentation, 2008, 3:48 by Iona Pelovska (Canada)
Lolita, 2007, 0:43 by Carla Della Beffa (Italy)
Anonymous Soldiers Don’t Tell Your Mother, 2005, 4:00 by Haim Ben Shitrit (Israel)

:: CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? - Selection 4 ::
Silent, 2007, 1:16 by Silvana Dunat (Croatia)
Roghieh, 2009, 5:30 by Alysse Stepanian (Iran)
Murdered Brides, 2007, 2:09 by Arzu Ozkal Telhan (Turkey)
Partition, 2009, 8:00 by Holly Rodricks (USA)
The Art Reception, 2006, 11:20 by Ulf Kristiansen (Norway)
Scale of reference, 2008, 4:43 by Daniel Castillo & Carolina Padilla (Spain)
Red Star, 2009, 1:49 by Milica Rakic (Serbia)
BIP, 2009, 7:30 by Karlos Alastruey (Spain)
Essay for a surveillance video, 2009, 2:26 by Arthur Tuoto (Brazil)
The Wild Goose, 2009, 3:36 by My name is Scot (Canada)
Everyday Occurrences, 2004, 6:00 by Fumiko Matsuyama (Japan)
Berenice, 2008, 4:31 by Bill Domonkos (USA)
Elena in the Prison of Herself, 2006, 6:58 by Julio Orta Villarreal (Mexico)
Which Came First? (Chicken and Egg), 2009, 2:08 by Anna FC Smith (UK)
The Magnitude of the Continental Divide, 2009, 3:00 by Chis Coleman (USA)
As Angels under Snow, 2008, 1:00 by Luana Visciglia (Italy)
Anomia, 2008, 4:50 by Nuria Frogoso (Mexico)

:: CologneOFF V – Taboo! Taboo? - One Minute Films ::
Guest curator: Ali Zaidi
Akshay, 2008, 1:00 by Shobna Gulaty (UK)
1 Minute Study of 10 Beats, 2008, 1:00 by Hetain Patel (UK)
The Great Identity Swindle, 2008, 1:00 by Nikesh Shukla (UK)
Benefits of War, 2008, 1:00 by Nitin Das (India)
After All We 70% of Water, 2008, 1:00 by Nila Madhab Panda (India)
Rope Trick, 2008, 1:00 by Abhilash V. (India)
My Indian Stain, 2008, 1:00 by Monika Dutta (UK)
Arriving, 2008, 1:00 by Ali Zaidi (UK)
Mapping Movement, 2008, 1:00 by Sukanya Ghosh (India)
Once Upon a Time, 2008, 1:00 by Vishwajyoti Ghosh (India)
Answered, 2008, 1:00 by Shazieh Gorji (Pakistan)
Around the World in 60 Seconds, 2008, 1:00 by Syed Ali Nasir (Pakistan)
Eternal Immigrant, 2008, 1:00 by Sehban Zaidi (Pakistan)
Desintegration, Epiphany, Liberation, 2008, 1:00 by Roshaan Khattak (Pakistan)
Pass, 2009, 1:00 by Istvan Rusvai (Hungary)
Dating in LA, 2009, 1:00 by Katherine Sweetman (USA)
When I’ll Grow Up, 2007, 1:00 by Luisa Mizzoni (Italy)
I Once Wasn't Dead, 2009, 1:00 by Adrian Zalewski (Poland)
My identity by web application, 2009, 1:00 by Junho Oh (South Korea)
A Face, 2008, 1:00 by Yin-Ling Chen (Taiwan)
20m, 2008, 1:00 by Lukas Mateijka (SK)
Bath, 2007, 1:00 by Kriss Salmanis (Latvia)
We are different because we were made differently, 2008, 1:00 by Veena Shekar (India)
Blessing, 2009, 1:00 by Tanja Koljonen & Joe Candido (Finland)
Royal Entertainment, 2008, 1:00 by Louis Hubert (France)
Red Carpet, 2008, 1:00 by Erik Peterson (USA)
Ring #1, 2009, 1:00 by Suzon Fuks (AUS)
EGG, 2009, 1:00 by Mores McWreath (USA)
1 minute crash-course on SEDUCTION, 2009, 1:00 by Sreedeep (India)
Windmaker, 2009, 1:00 by Kika Nicolela (Brazil)
Claudia & Paul 4:55 p.m., 2009, 1:00 by Henry Gwiazda (USA)
Image de la Plaine, 2008, 1:00 by Lemeh42 (Italy)
Another Year Gone, 2008, 1:00 by Harriet Macdonald (UK)
Colourful EU, 2008, 1:00 by Péter Vadócz (Hungary)
Blast, 2009, 1:00 by Johanna Reich (Germany)
Dejected, 2008, 1:00 by Anders Weberg (Sweden)
Night Light, 2009, 1:00Ron Diorio (USA)
Crosslegged, 2008, 1:00 by Baptist Coelho (India)
Roderick Coover & Nick Montfort (USA)
Pierre-Laurent Cassière (France)
My Way, 2005, 1:00 by Sonja Vuk (CR)
Mother, 2008, 1:00 by Antti Savela (Sweden)

CologneOFF invites……… Video Art Festival Miden Kalamata/Greece
Greek video art curated by Gioula Papadopoulou


Cycle ~ Eileen Botsford (UK-2005), 9.13
Ants ~ Leonidas Konstantinidis (Greece-2005), 2.10
Real Dream[e]scape ~ Yiannis Konstantinou (Greece-2004), 1.15
Weather ~ Ioanna Myrka (Greece-2005), 1.00
TOO.14.29.01 ~ Konstantinos Vaviloussakis (Greece-2003), 8.10
for j.g. ballard ~ Nikos Pastras (Greece-2008), 2.46
Imprint of the Right Forefinger ~ Giorgos Nasios (Greece-2005), 2.07
Pixel trilogy: why? ~ Martha Koumarianou (Greece-2006), 0.40
The Grid ~ Eva Poulopoulou (France-2006), 3.40
Street Life ~ Anastasia Diavasti (UK-2006), 8.20
Kafka's Dick ~ Andreas Voussouras (Greece-2006), 0.30
Figs ~ Nina Kotamanidou (Greece-2007), 4.08
to be familiar with... ~ Kiki Petratou (Netherlands-2002), 1.00
TV project ~ Katerina Gaka (Greece-2005), 2.40
Looking for My Valentine ~ Anna Tsichli (Greece-2003), 7.40
Calendar Summer 2007 ~ Giorgos Itoudis (Greece-2007), 1.11
Mug Girlfriend ~ Danai Konstanta (Greece-2007), 3.00

Program coordinated by Ima Pico


Under the name 'Black Duck', Ima Picó curates projects to promote the work of contemporary artists working in performance, installation, digital media and video to an international audience. Projects include participation in festivals, international exchanges, exhibitions and events.

Selection curated in league with Red Nomade (Cristina Ghetti)
Red Nomade is an international cooperation project interested in the exchange of contemporary artists and intellectuals. The collective aim is to generate artistic, cultural and academic events in different cities in order to facilitate the meeting of visual artists, art critics, curators, writers and intellectuals.

The 'hipnotic' series ~ Cristina Ghetti (Digital Animation – 2008, www.cristinaghetti.com)
Diafragme ~ Miguel Almiron (Video, http://perso.wanadoo.fr/miguel.almiron)
Las vidas de L ~ Emanuele Mazza (Animación – 2009, http://www.d3cod3.org/)
Son ~ Teresa Tomás (Animación, www.teresatomas.com)
Ideas Animadas ~ Zibe (Martin Vazquez & Gustavo Zibecchi, Video-Music, www.zibe.com.ar)
Proyecto 3 ~ José Manuel González Martínez (Animación, www.geometriaemocional.blogspot.com)
Kiss me ~ Andrea Racciatti (Video, http://www.andrearacciatti.com/)
Postindustrial Baroque ~ Gillian McIver (www.artsite.org.uk)
New Unstructures ~ Gillian McIver (www.artsite.org.uk)
The first experimental city [Belfast] 2005 ~ Gillian McIver (www.artsite.org.uk)
China’s Rising ~ DelaCrew (http://delacrew.net/)
Muerte al mundo de los sueños ~ Patricia Aragón, audio: Neboa (2009, http://www.patriciaaragon.net/ & http://virb.com/neboa)

Selection of videowork by Pauline Desouza (Diversity Art Forum)

Bella (excerpt) ~ Visuals: Chiaki Watanabe. Music: Dorit Chrysler (4’12”, 2007, http://www.vusik.net)



Plastik ~ GRUPPO SINESTETICO (Albertin M, Sassu A, Scordo G.), Italy, 2009, 02:40
FILE – Electronic Language International Festival ~ Conception & Organization: Ricardo Barreto & Paula Perissinotto (A collective documentation of FILE`s 2009 edition), Brazil, 2009
Ma-mma ~ Caterina Davinio, with Caterina Pellegrino, Italy, 2008, 01:00 (*mpeg*)
Big Splash ~ Caterina Davinio, Italy, 2009, 01:30 (*mpeg*)
Future Communities. The name of The Father, In Memoriam ~ Installation/Performance/Video by The Unified Field/Marta Moreno Munoz & Marc Chia (Work in Progress || Trailer || www.theunifiedfield.net/blog), Bulgaria, 2009, 04:00
Swimming Around ~ Suman & Sourav Taxi, India, 2009
Cock-Tail ~ Cast - Sonal, Sameer, Nilima, Maada, Babul; Concept, Direction & Editing - Paplu Deka; Camera: Minturaj Deka; Production Manager - Aparaj; Producer - Mridupawan Bhagawati & Aparaj; Production - Nap-Sun's, India, 2009, 05:07
Epica Awards, 2008-2009 reel of 100 Winners & Selected Finalists (TV Commercials) ~ (courtesy Andrew Rawlins), 100min.
DA_SC17_RYSS_09-10 ~ (curated by Tom Chambers), 2009-2010. 7th grade school students at Raul Yzaguirre School For Success, Houston, Texas, U.S.A. participated in a classroom assignment involving GIMP 2 [Photoshop equivalent] photo software and vocabulary building through word identification/meaning via the Internet. The students were given a Grade 7 Science word to research the meaning of online then translate that meaning in photo software as Digital Art. The collection of final images was then rendered to video for screening in CeC 2010, and elsewhere.
Participating Students: Bernardo G Aleman Tamayo, Fedrick B Alvarado, Nicole Baltazar, Jose A Barrera, Clarivel Castillo, Josue D Cerritos, Sotero Garza, Melisa Gomez Villegas, Clara Y Hernandez, Sofia B Jimenez, Gabriel Luevano, Jose G Martinez, Adriana Mondragon, Jocelyn G Mondragon, Teresa M Nava, Sandra M Salgado, Ashley Alfaro, Crystal C Alvarez, Andy N Garcia, Gerardo Gonzales, Natali Guajardo, Julio J Hernandez, Edward A Lopez, Karla F Lopez, Mirna S Morales, Rolando Olveda, Justine A Pemberton, Fernando Perez, Gustavo Rodriguez, Anyssa A Saenz, Abigail Sanchez Zarco, Maria D Talavera, Jonathan Villarreal, Angelica Arellano, Kenneth Atriano, Alan M Bartolo, Francisca D Castillo, Lucy V Coronado, Emiliano Garcia Ardon, Janet I Garcia, Ashley G Gonzalez, Selena A Ledesma, Marvelin Y Martinez, Teresa Montanez, Lauren A Perez, Jackie Toscano, Carrie C Vasquez, Martha I Vela, Irving D Alcala, Alejandro Contreras, Nancy Delgado, Marisol M Escuadra, Diana E Flores, Elias R Garza, Angelina V Gonzalez, Marlon C Guerrero Alvarez, Jasmine Gutierrez, Juan De Dios P Laguna, Jose Lomas, Rebecca B Mercado, Yadira Molina, Yulissa G Mora, Alicia N Rios, Denisse E Rodriguez, Marco A Silva, Jocelyn Avalos-Carreno, Rafael Cardoza Nieves, Jacqueline B Contreras, Ingrid S Granados, Francisco J Gregorio, Hugo A Guerrero Alvarez, Emely Hernandez, Francisca I Lopez, Abraham Martinez Cedillo, Nathaniel M Morales, Bianca I Oliva, Eric S Rodriguez, Victor M Rodriguez, Jorge A Saldana, Cynthia Alvarez, Adrian Castillo, Alexis Cervantes, Denorah E Espinoza, Xiomery Flores-Barrera, Eylyana M Garza, Jessica I Garza, Gernaro Lopez, Adriana Loya, Maximiliano Martinez, Nairyly G Nieves, Jonathan Ramirez, Oscar O Saucedo, Jennifer D Segovia

:::: SWISS ZONE ::::

Audio Listening Station



Domizil ~ http://www.domizil.ch

Leerraum ~ http://www.leerraum.ch
Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ~ http://www.icst.net

Elektronisches Studio Basel ~ http://www.esbasel.ch

Association pour la musique électroacoustique Genêve ~ http://ameg.ch

Le centre d-informatique musicale et d’électroacoustique au sein la Haute Ecole de Musique de Genêve ~ http://www.hemge.ch/Departements-specialises/Centre-de-musique-electronique.aspx
Gary Berger ~ http://www.neuemusik.ch/garyberger/news.html

Daniel Zea ~ http://www.danielzea.org

Andres Bosshard ~ http://soundcity.ws/index.html

Ernst Thoma ~ http://www.sounddesign.ch

Steinbrüchel ~ http://synchron.ch

Jason Kahn ~ http://jasonkahn.net

Günter Müller ~ http://www.guentermueller.com

Andy Guhl ~ http://andy.guhl.net

Norbert Möslang ~ http://homepage.hispeed.ch/bots

Marc Zeier / G*Park ~ http://www.tochnit-aleph.com/g-park

Pierre Thoma ~ http://www.musinfo.ch/index.php?content=maske_personen&pers_id=77

:::: SUPPORT & THANKS ::::


:::: Infrastructure Support ::::
Ashim Ghosh
Mangesh Dhaundiyal
Sattal Estate
Shankar Barua
Pankuj & Mahinder Kanwal

:::: Participant Support ::::
Arts Council of England
American Music Center (Composer Assistance Program)
National Fund for the Arts, Chilean Government
The Danish Composers Society
The Wahlgren Foundation
Bandish ~ The School of Music
The Academy of Electronic Arts
Sattal Estate

:::: Thanks also To ::::
Chandrika Grover, for believing
Tom Scarff, for a special hardware contribution
Matthew John Davey (aka HardOff), for creating a special PD patch
Joy Sharma, for electronics advisory
Swar Systems, for a special software contribution


The Academy of Electronic Arts (also known as The Academy of Experimental Arts) is a Public Benefit Trust that serves as a learning, sharing, mentoring, networking, benchmarking, empowering and broadly inclusive, but non-educational, institution
Managing Trustee & Incident Director for CeC 2010
Shankar Barua

Co-Curator: Ima Pico (Spain)
Co-Curator: Wilfried Agricola de Cologne (Germany)

Online-Media Partner


:::: To get here from Delhi ::::


By Road ~ 6 to 7+ hours to cover about 330km, with stops, via the Nizamuddin Bridge out of Delhi >> past Hapur and Moradabad via the bypasses >> hang a left off the main highway opposite the railway station at Rampur to head for Haldwani >> from where you start climbing up past Kathgodam >> then slip down to the right, off the Nainital road, at Ranibag >> to drive upto and through Bhimtal to the Sattal Estate

By Train ~ two trains trudge between Kathgodam and the Old Delhi Railway Station everyday:

(1) the "Ranikhet Express" leaves Old Delhi at 2240 hrs, and reaches Kathgodam 0545 hrs the next morning, as Train No. 5013. On the way back, it leaves Kathgodam at 2040 hrs, to reach Old Delhi at 0355 hrs the next morning, as Train No. 5014.

(2) the "Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express" leaves Old Delhi about 1600 hrs, and reaches Kathgodam 2240 hrs the same evening, as Train No. 5035. On the way back, it leaves Kathgodam at 0850 hrs, and reaches Old Delhi at 1525 hrs the same afternoon, as Train No. 5036.

*Upon arrival at the Kathgodam Railway Station, grab a cab to drive upto and through Bhimtal, turn left 5 km further up at Mehragaon, and then trundle 3 kms down the road to The Sattal Estate. Total drive-time of 1-2 hours (30km~:o)

**Railway Tickets, both ways, should be purchased well in advance via the online ticketing service of the Indian Railways, or through your travel-agent. For some reason, non-Indians are advised to go for the "Foreign Tourist Quota"

All possible goodwill, association and support is invited and welcomed from all quarters