Nicole Antebi is a Los Angelesbased artist and editor. Recent exhibits including California Scenariosat the
Orange County Museum of Art, Urban Screens 08 Melbourne, Australia, The Salton Sea Projectsat Kristi Engle
Gallery, Los Angeles and other collaborations including the book Failure! Experiments in Aesthetic and Social
Practices (co-edited with Colin Dickey and Robby Herbst) published by the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Press and is currently co-editing a forthcoming book with Enid Baxter Blader entitled, Water, CA.
Cooper Baker is a composer and sound artist whose work explores the science and technology of sound. His pieces
have been presented at the Los Angeles Bent Festival, the Spark Festival in Minnesota, the REDCAT theatre in Los
Angeles, California Institue of the Arts, and at several California Universities. Cooper was a recent faculty
member at California Institute of the Arts, where he also received his MFA and BFA degrees in experimental
composition and music technology respectively. While attending CalArts, he studied computer music, programming,
and electronics with Morton Subotnick, Mark Trayle, Barry Schrader, and Tom Erbe.
Lara Bank is an artist, professor, and gallery director working within the Los Angeles area. She produces primarily
neo-conceptualist artwork in a variety of mediums. She situates her work into the category of place artwork
(self-termed). Place artwork is art that creates and defines a spatial location to be occupied by the artwork,
statements, and thoughts of others. Other projects operate as installation (painting, interactive, sculptural)
and video art. Bank received an MFA in Studio Art from Cal Arts in 1998 and an MFA in Painting from the University
of Maryland at College Park in 1996. She is the current director and founder of Sea and Space Explorations,
a place artwork that operates as a gallery. She teaches Drawing, Three-Dimensional Design (sculpture), Two
-Dimensional Design, and a portfolio development class at Otis College of Art & Design, Pierce College,
and Moorpark College. Her work has been shown and collected within the following venues: Weingard Gallery
at Occidental College, LA; Another Year In LA, LA; Monte Vista Projects, LA; Aurora Picture Show, TX;
Hangar 1018, LA; Machine Gallery, LA; Foundation For Art Resources, LA;Crazy Space Gallery, Santa Monica;
White Box Gallery, Marina Del Rey; ISEA2004 Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts, Helsinki, Stockholm,
and Tallinn; Bodybuilder & Sportsman Gallery, Chicago; LA Municipal Art Gallery, LA; Barnsdall Art Park,
LA; Fancyland, CA;Andrewshire Gallery, LA, Rhizome.org; Centro Nacional de Artes (National Center for the
Arts) San Salvador, El Salvador; LA Freewaves, LA; Side Street Projects, LA; Huntington Beach Art Center,
CA; Viridian Artist Inc., NYC; Bromfield Gallery Boston, MA.
Clay Chaplin is a composer, improviser, programmer, and video artist from Los Angeles.
He has worked on many projects throughout the US, Europe, and Japan involving experimental
music, interactive systems, video, improvisation, and custom electronics. Clay has given
workshops on computer music and digital media for various universities and electronic
arts groups in California and has been composer-in-residence at the Center for Contemporary
Music at Mills College and at STEIM in Amsterdam. He is currently the Technical Director
for the Computer Music and Experimental Media Studios at The California Institute of the
Arts and a member of the music school's composition faculty. Clay's latest CD is available
on Artifact Recordings.
Aaron Drake is a composer, curator and performer living in Los Angeles. His education quickly runs as such:
Bachelor of Music from San Francisco State University (Josh Levine, Ronald Caltabiano and Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez),
music exchange to the Staatliche Hochschule fŸr Musik in Trossingen Germany (Norbert Fršhlich and Mark Randall-Osborn at
the Schloss Solitude), Master of Arts from the California Institute of the Arts (Mark Trayle, Michael Pisaro and David Rosenboom).
Lewis Keller is a sound artist based in Los Angeles. He is interested in the perception of time,
timbre and space and exploring how technology fits into and fights against life. Lewis builds
instruments from found objects, electronics and computer code. He also composes and performs
for and with people, computers and spaces.
Juliana Snapper creates experimental operas incorporating composition, improvisation and sculptural and intermedia
elements. Recent performances forge new sonic palettes by stretching the capacities of the singing body in mondramas
sung upside-down and submerged, mouth-to-water. Snapper earned her B.M in vocal performance from the Oberlin
Conservatory and is completing her doctorate in musicology at the University of California, San Diego. Since
2004, her work has been featured at PS1/MoMA NY, The Guggenheim Museum, The Armand Hammer Museum (LA) and in
numerous international festivals including the City of Women Festival (Llubliana, Slovenia), Performa05 (NYC),
the Ojai Music Festival (Ojai, California), Fierce! Festival (Birmingham, UK), and Sounds French (NYC). Her
projects have been supported by grants and fellowships from The Metropolitan Opera Foundation, The British
Arts Council, The Center for Research in Computing in the Arts, and The Durfee Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles.