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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Andrew Garton is an Australian composer and multi-media artist. Since the mid 1970s Andrew Garton participated in numerous independent and community media initiatives in Australia and South East Asia: from radio and public access video in his teens to computer networking in the late 1980s and 1990s with Pegasus Networks. Garton was motivated at an early age towards collaborative media art works, combining interests in music, performance and public media. In the past twenty-five years he has written and performed plays, joined and formed bands, written scores for television documentaries, penned countless songs, piano and electronic compositions, experimented with recording and performance techniques.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Martin Iveson is a British video game composer and deep house, hip-hop, and jazz artist under nicknames Atjazz, Spaceman, and Nuke. He moved from northeast England to Derby in 1991 to take a position as in-house musician for the then fledgling video games company Core Design. Martin experimented with sounds on his small keyboard and home computer. He co-worked with Nathan McCree on the two first Tomb Raider games and with Peter Connelly on Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness. Iveson then started his first label Mantis Recordings which went on to release underground dance music for 13 years. Iveson took on the artist name of Atjazz', and in 1996 released his first single, Story.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ian James Corlett is an animation voice artist, writer, and musician. He is the creator of Studio B Productions' animated series Being Ian and Yvon of the Yukon. In addition to programming some drum tracks and helping with some computer sequences on Queensrÿche's album Operation: Mindcrime, and also selling the band some music gear in the old days, Corlett also lent his voice to the Ocean Group dub's first season of Dragon Ball Z as Goku and Master Roshi and has also lent his voice to Beast Wars and Beast Machines as Cheetor. Corlett has also lent his voice to less known DIC Entertainment shows such as Super Duper Sumos and Sonic Underground. Other than his brief starring role as Goku in DBZ, he usually voices the "other character" in cartoon animation, despite playing some other main characters, such as Andy Larkin of What's with Andy?, Mega Man from the eponymous animated show, and Glitch-Bob in the computer-animated show ReBoot. He also voiced Mr. Cramp in The Cramp Twins. In Salty's Lighthouse he played Ten Cents, O.J., Zip, Zebedee and Lord Stinker.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.Yasunao Tone is a Japanese artist who has worked with many different types of media throughout his career. He was born in Tokyo, Japan in 1935, and he graduated from Chiba Japanese National University in 1957, majoring in Japanese literature. He became active in the Fluxus movement in the 1960s and moved to the United States in 1972. He organized and participanted in many noise music performance groups such as Group Ongaku, Hi-Red Center, Team Random (the first computer art group organized in Japan). Yasunao Tone is known mostly for his musical work, much of which relies on unconventional techniques. Tone began manipulating compact disks to achieve uniquely mangled sounds in the early 1980s. For his 1985 album, Solo for Wounded CD, he damaged audio CDs and used the information that a CD player was able to extract from those discs to create new pieces.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Tobias Bernstrup (born 1970 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a contemporary artist working with videos, interactive works, live performances and electronic music. He received an MFA from Royal College University of Fine Arts Stockholm in 1998, where he also met up with artist colleague Palle Torsson.Tobias Bernstrup belongs to a group of visual artists who produce music and perform it, and who consider this process as part of their practice as visual artists. Using the visual language of pop culture, video games, sci-fi, classicism and gothic noir, he has created a stage persona with gender-crossing live performances dressed in elaborate costumes of shiny rubber and heavy make up. In videos and animations often inhabited by his digital alter ego/avatar and in live performances where the artist dresses as a computer game character, he raises questions about representation of identity, the body and physical space in both virtual and non-virtual realities, closely linked to critical ideas of irrealism and simulacra.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Radian is an Austrian experimental music group. Their music touches on instrumental rock, post-rock, jazz and electronica, and is notable for imitating some of the more demanding musical structures of intelligent dance music. The trio was formed in 1996, in Vienna. Members are: Martin Brandlmayr - drums, vibraphone, percussion and computer (also a solo artist, member of Trapist, Kapital Band 1 and Autistic Daughters). Stefan Németh - synthesizer and computer (also cofounder of the Mosz label, member of Lokai and working with video artists) John Norman - bass guitar
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Richard James Burgess is a studio drummer, music-computer programmer, recording artist, record producer, composer, author, manager, marketer and inventor. He was the producer for Spandau Ballet's first two albums.He was educated at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. He also had private lessons with such teachers as Alan Dawson, Peter Ind, Tony Oxley, James Blades, and David Arnold. He also studied movement with Bruno Tonioli and drama with Uta Hagen.In the early eighties he emerged as the first producer of the New Romantic movement, producing Spandau Ballet's first two gold albums and first six hit singles. He won a Music Week magazine sales award as a producer and has created 24 charted singles and 14 hit albums.