Michael Baldwin is a composer, performer, and researcher currently based in Manchester, England. Emerging out of interests in the physicality of performance and documentation of the ephemeral, his work explores ways of activating and directing musical performance and attention through bespoke and collaboratively produced scores often taking form as video, audio, embodied choreographies and/or oral traditions.
He currently conducts research at The University of Huddersfield towards a PhD in music composition under the supervision of Aaron Cassidy and Liza Lim.
Louis d’Heudieres is a composer based in London.
His most recent music seeks to put individual interpretations of everyday sounds at the centre of the musical experience. He has also been interested in the past in rehearsal as performance, personal relationships with pieces of music, and vulnerability and failure in musical settings.
He has worked with (amongst others) Alice Purton, Juliet Fraser, Jennifer Walshe, Samuel Stoll, Antoine Francoise, Eliza McCarthy, Gwenaelle Rouger, Ilze Ikse, Louise Hjorth Hansen, Victor De La Rosa, orkest de ereprijs, Retro Disco, x.y ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, The Composers Ensemble, Hermes Experiment, London Contemporary Orchestra Soloists, Lontano, The Manon Quartet, and SWR Experimentalstudio Freiburg.
His music has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Resonance 104.4 FM, and DR P2 (national Danish radio), and has been released on the CDKlassisk label.
He studies for a PhD at Bath Spa Univeristy with James Saunders and Matthew Shlomowitz.
David Pocknee is a composer, performer, and visual artist.
He is currently studying for a PhD in music composition at Huddersfield University.
He previously gained his bachelor’s degree in music from the same institution,
and was awarded a Master’s degree from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague.
He is a founding member of the independent research body, The Institute Of Applied Cultural Economics and Sociology, and its subsidiary New Fordist Organization artist collective.
Between 2012 and 2013, he helped run the twitter-based daily experimental text score service Text Score A Day.
He has previously played in the music and performance-art group Acid Police Noise Ensemble, and in Huddersfield’s experimental Edges Ensemble.
He engages in quite a lot of writing and editing related to music.
In 2015, he edited Huddersfield University’s 5th edition of its CeReNeM Journal about New Music.
He has previously been involved in editing independent publications for The Institutes of ACES and his own, short-lived Much Too Much Noise zine for radical aesthetics.
He currently publishes confrontationally conceptual work by himself and others under the same name.
The rest of his life is shrouded in mystery.