Kyle Evans (MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is a sound designer, computer musician, electronic instrument creator, educator and performer. While his educational background was focused toward experimental music and sound art, his collective artistic work ranges from music technology development to multimedia installation. He has invented many electronic musical and video instruments ranging from studio-based synthesizers to performance-based computer interfaces and electronic augmentations to acoustic instruments. His performances and installations commonly explore the relation between modern and obsolete technologies, breaking and repurposing, and the dialogue between performer and technology. He has performed and presented his work throughout the United States and Europe including transmediale 2013 in Berlin, the 2010 International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) at Columbia University in New York, the 2012 Dallas Video Festival at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dimanche Rouge in Paris, the 2012 Vancouver New Music Festival, the 2011 Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival in Chicago, and the 2011 & 2012 GLI.TC/H festivals in Chicago. He won second prize in the Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition 2012 at the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology for his collaborative project Cracked Ray Tube. His work has been presented in several publications including Popular Science Magazine, Computer Music Magazine, Neural Magazine, and Hand Made Electronic Music by Nic Collins. He is currently an instructor of audio production and electronics in Austin, TX. (www.kyleellisevans.com)
Lucas Dimick (MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago) is an artist, educator and animator. He works in a wide range of media from paint on canvas to hand-drawn and computer animation. Lucas’s animations have been screened at Marfa, The Big Muddy, Boston Underground and Chicago Underground Film Festivals. His twenty-three minute animated film, Prison_Beta won Best Animation at the 2008 Chicago Underground Film Festival. He is currently a professor of Media Arts and Animation in Austin, TX.