Salman Bakht is a new media artist and composer currently studying in the Media Arts and Technology Program at UC Santa Barbara. Salman's work focuses on the reproduction and transformation of recorded audio through algorithmic and natural processes. Combining the fields of media ecology, information theory, soundscape composition, and sound installation art, his dissertation research explores compositional techniques involved in the representation of media types as sonic environments. Salman's compositions have been performed at the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Sea and Space in Los Angeles, and the New York-based free103point9. His sound installation Cooper Union: Nodes and Passages was recently exhibited at The Cooper Union in New York. Salman has a master's degree from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree from The Cooper Union, both in Electrical Engineering.
A curator of lovely sounds, Christopher Jette is a composer, performer, educator and concert organizer. He is currently a PhD candidate at UCSB. Christopher received a MM from the New England Conservatory and a BA from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. His compositions, both electronic and acoustic are concerned with the various roles of cognition in the perception of sound. Christopher has created a large range of acoustic and electronic compositions and frequently collaborates with artists of various disciplines. An intuitive inquiry, composition serves as a venue for the exploration and consideration of issues and concerns important to the modern situation. His main teachers have been Robert Cogan, Curtis Roads and Clarence Barlow.
Alejandro Castaño Isaza . Casazi's . artwork is realized in a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, sound and works on paper. He frequently uses common metaphors that allude to the collective and the singular, and its relation to the macro and the micro. Understandings of each human, through elementary approaches of their existence, just like its breathing or pulsation. His work reflects on a "back to basics" principle of equality; and this, as a bounding point between the physical artwork, the conceptual motor and the spectator. His work often is accomplished through interdisciplinary collaborative projects. Casazi's work is currently in collections such as Bancroft Library Special Collections, Stanford University and University of California Santa Barbara, among others.