Richard G. Mitchell > music

Richard is an Ivor Novello award winning composer, best known for scoring movies such as A GOOD WOMAN (Scarlett Johansson & Helen Hunt), TO KILL A KING (Tim Roth, Olivia Williams & Rupert Everett), GRAND THEFT PARSONS (Johnny Knoxville, Christina Applegate, & Marley Shelton), ACROSS THE LAKE (Anthony Hopkins), MOBY DICK (William Hurt, Ethan Hawke, Gillian Anderson & Donald Sutherland), and for his tv work, the music for BBC's BAFTA award winning period drama THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.  

He graduated from St Martins School of Art, where he studied Fine Art and collaborated with students who were making films and art installation projects at the Royal College of Art and the National Film School. His personal tutor at St Martins was Malcolm Le Grice, the Godfather of the British avant garde film movement and an early collaboration with the celebrated composer Cornelius Cardew and PLM, was initiated by the National Film School.  

His film scores, theatre productions and live events, have involved many diverse genres of music, from period scores with large orchestras and choirs, to a variety of folk scores, jazz and electronic work.

He was honoured with a commission to record a score with the Polish Symphony Orchestra for THE CALL OF THE TOAD written by Günter Grass, and directed by celebrated director Robert Glinskî. The movie was produced as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Solidarity and fall of the Berlin Wall by Regina Zieglar in Berlin.

Richard was also commissioned by the Tate Gallery in London to compose a jazz suite for the highly acclaimed Francis Bacon Retrospective, and the Opening Ceremony for FIFA's Euro 96 Football Championship, which was televised live to 500 million people around the world from Wembley Stadium.

His composition for the theatre includes the score for Corin Redgrave's production of OUSAMA and  HIDDEN IN THE SAND, which was written and directed by the award-winning playwright & director James Phillips at the Trafalgar Theatre in London's West End. He composes, records and produces music from his Somerset studio and home, in the West of England.

Karina Smigla-Bobinski > art

Karina lives and works as a freelance artist in Munich. She studied art and visual communication at the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland and Munich, Germany.

She works as an intermedia artist with analogue and digital media and moves between science, intuition, expression and cognition. She produces and collaborates on projects ranging from kinetic sculptures, interactive installations, art interventions, featuring mixed reality objects, multimedia physical theatre performances and online projects. Karina’s works bridge kinetic art, drawing, video, installation, painting, performance and sculpture. Her works contain the method of their making, they are direct art, which foregrounds the material, movement through time and impact on results. She was a Visiting Research Fellow and Artist in Residence at ZiF Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Bielefeld University's Institute for Advanced Study.

Her works have been shown in 49 countries on 5 continents at festivals, galleries and museums internationally, including Ming Contemporary Art Museum in Shanghai (China), Mattress Factory - Museum of Contemporary Art / Pittsburgh (USA), Grande Halle de la Villette in Paris (France), Ithra - King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture / Dhahran (Saudi Arabia), Science Gallery in Dublin (Ireland), IPARK Museum of Art in Suwon (Korea), GARAGE Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow (Russia), ZERO1 Biennial in Silicon Valley (US), FILE Electronic Language International Festival in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), FACT Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool (UK), Busan Biennale (South Korea), Muffathalle in Munich (Germany), Bangkok University Gallery (Thailand).

Her collaborative performances have been shown at the Festival Montpellier (France), Grand Théâtre (Luxembourg), Festival in Kabul (Afghanistan), GoDown Art Center Nairobi (Kenya), National School of Drama in Delhi (India), Festival Caracas (Venezuela), Fadjr-Festival in Tehran (Iran), Art Festival (South Korea), Haus der Kunst in Munich (Germany), Berliner Festspiele (Germany) and Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, Venice (Italy).

Li Kehua > dance

She studied Chinese classical dance, Chinese folk dance at Shandong University of Arts and Contemporary Dance at Minzu University of China.

"I feel like Dance is not just about the Form, it’s about the whole Human Body/Mind in action between internal and external."

She performed at the Beijing Dance Festival, Guangdong Dance Festival, City Contemporary Dance Festival in Hong Kong, Costa Rica Arts Festival, Dance Salad in US and Spring Arts Festival. Also toured in the United States, Germany, Israel, India, Poland, Russia, Lebanon, Tunis, Korea, Hong Kong, Macao and various cities in China. > 

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Benedict Redgrove > film documentation

Benedict Redgrove was born near Reading in Berkshire, UK. 
He attended the Berkshire College of Art and Design and spent his early career at various design studios honing his creative talent in graphics and design until he discovered that photography was the ultimate media for him to showcase his vision. 
Benedict has a lifelong fascination with innovation and industry, and is a dedicated proponent of good design, modernism and utilitarianism. He has a love for extremes be that physical, environmental or technological. His love of sci-fi and space exploration has intuitively led him to capturing projects and objects at their most cutting edge. He has created an aesthetic of photography that is clean, pure and devoid of any miscellaneous information, winning him acclaim and numerous awards. 

Redgrove has amassed a following and client base from some of the most advanced companies in the world, granting him access to secret and often hidden divisions at organisations such as Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence, the Royal Air Force, European Space Agency, British Aerospace and NASA. Whether capturing the U-2 reconnaissance pilots and stealth planes, the Navy Bomb Disposal or spending time documenting the Royal Marines, Benedict strives to capture the scope and scale of advancements, invoking an emotional response to the objects and places and asking what they mean to us as human beings. 

A career spent recording the pioneering technology of human endeavours has produced a photographic art form that gives viewers a window into an often unseen world.

Marcus Meader > acustics

Marcus currently lives in Vienna, Austria. His workplace is between Munich and Vienna where he works as a mechanical engineer. He graduated from TU-Dresden in 2011 and worked until recently on his Ph.D. at the chair of vibroacoustics of vehicles and machines at TU-Munich. 
After finishing studies in Mechanical Engineering, Marcus approached the field of Acoustics where he conducted numerous experimental and numerical investigations on air conditioning systems in the automotive context, tools in civil engineering, household appliances, designing and operating test benches as well as investigations of room acoustics and speech intelligibility in opera houses and open-plan offices. His major work within his Ph.D. research dealt with the numerical investigation of aeroacoustics and rotor dynamics. 
His work is published in a number of international journals and was presented at numerous international conferences around the globe. During his time at TU-Munich, he was able to conduct long term research visits at UNSW, Sydney, Australia and IIT Delhi, Delhi, India. 
Major research topics are vibroacoustics and system dynamics, aeroacoustics and rotor dynamics, room acoustics, philosophy and ethics in acoustics. Among these topics, Marcus quite recently investigates the use of artificial intelligence in the context of acoustics and its application. 

Koch Membranen > acustic textile

Koch Membranen is a family business from Chiemsee, Germany and has been one of the leading and pioneering companies in textile architecture for over 50 years.

Consulting in the field of light and acoustics is one of the special competencies of Koch Membranen. To avoid the risk of interface between lighting and the construction of the acoustic ceiling, we develop holistic lighting and acoustic solutions.