Victoria Miguel is a Scottish writer based in New York. She has written about art and music for newspapers and journals and is a member of the faculty for the MA in Contemporary Art program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York. Triple Canopy published her online play De Tribus Impostoribus in 2010. Her book My Favourite Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs was published by The Proconsul Editions in 2012. She produced a limited edition boxed novella Smith&Brown for the exhibition, Matthew Lusk, More Broken Glass Than There Was Window, at Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, in September of 2012. Smith&Brown was the inaugural edition of SmithandBrown.org; the imprint she co-founded devoted to supporting and publishing experimental fiction. She was the assistant to the Director of the John Cage Trust from 2001 until 2007 and was commissioned by the John Cage Trust to create the online version of Reunion.
Chris Jefferson is a Lecturer at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research uses Artificial Intelligence to automatically create puzzle games, solve problems in theoretical mathematics, debug software, and explore many other problems. Chris started his PhD at the University of York in 2002. He worked at Oxford University as a post-doc from 2005 until 2008, before moving to his current home at the University of St Andrews.
Ian Miguel is a Reader in Computer Science at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. His research is in Constraint Programming, a sub-field of Artificial Intelligence focused on the solution of complex combinatorial problems, such as planning and scheduling. Ian completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2001 then worked as a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of York until 2004. In 2004 he was awarded a Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship and moved to St Andrews as a lecturer before being promoted to Reader in 2009. Ian is an amateur musician with an interest in experimental music.
Jacob Carpenter Morris
Jacob Carpenter Morris lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Jacob has previously contributed music for Victoria Miguel’s online play De Tribus Impostoribus and her book My Favourite Words, Phrases, Sentences, and Paragraphs, and is proud to be working with her again. He has recorded works for Matador records, RCRDLBL.com, and the BBC’s John Peel Sessions.
Marc Thorman is a composer, pianist, and educator in New York City whose compositions include works for voice and orchestral instruments as well as electronic media. Marc is a two-time recipient of the John Cage award for experimental composition and the author of an award-winning doctoral dissertation on Cage’s text compositions.
Lynn Wright is a composer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound artist based in Brooklyn, New York. His music is a collision of post-rock minimalism, avant-garde jazz, god-less gospel, musique concrète, and the rhythms of Latin America and Africa; it has been featured on the BBC, PBS, NPR, and in independent films in Europe, Asia, and Latin America. His work includes music for film, dance, sound installation, avant-rock and jazz ensembles, and mixed media.