Current Members of the Collective
- Diana Siwiak (Founder and Director) brought her knowledge and experience from CCRMA's SLOrk, of which she is a founding member, to inspire this experimental research group. Diana, a Ph.D. student in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering, works in the MRRehab Research Group. Diana transmogrified from professional flute performer to music engineer then to music technologist and now to sonic-media scientist. As the director, conductor, and organizer for this troupe, she educates and encourages anyone with enthusiasm to embrace the emerging fusion between technology and sonic art.
- Andrea Silkey (President), a second year graduate student in the MFA Interdisciplinary Digital
Media program, produces dance music and creates innovative digital sonic art. Her research investigates modes of interactive
sound and visual art, guided by her extensive performance experience
as deejay “Sonique des Fleurs”.
- Patrick McCracken (Vice President) is a Digital Culture student, voracious reader, gamer, geek, music gourmet, and aspiring people-person.
- Ryan Spicer (Technology Officer) is a Media Arts and Sciences Ph.D. Candidate in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University. His background is in film theory and production.
- Brent Brimhall is starting a mobile software company making music apps. As a modern dancer, yoga instructor, and amateur musician, he is exploring the ability of ubiquitous technologies, such as mobile phones and the internet, to train people in the arts.
- Byron Lahey is a Ph.D. student in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering. He is building on his background as a mechatronic sculptor and is focusing on designing, fabricating and evaluating human interactions with tangible user interfaces.
- Courtney Brown is a composer, vocalist/accordionist, tango dancer and software developer interested in questioning the nature of performance. She has long harbored aspirations of becoming an Edward Gorey heroine, but her attempts have thus far been foiled. In lieu of her unlikely but tragic demise, she makes strange dark music and fiddles with electronics.
- David Mikalova is currently majoring in Mathematics at ASU. He is a Linux and free software enthusiast, is inspired by experimental electronic music, and is active in the Tempe and Phoenix cycling communities.
- Joseph Junker is a former Computer Science and Sustainability student. His background is primarily in programming, and his interests include generative music, data visualization, systems modelling, and vegan activism.
- Julie Cruse is a media artist, entrepreneur, ph.diva (est. 2014). She works at @SMALLab, and is a dancer, innovator, geek-of-all-trades...
- Pablo Gomez is awesome.
- Ching Hsu is awesome.
- Kim Headlee graduated
summa cum laude from Arizona State University in May 2009 with a BA
in Music, and in December 2011 with an MM in Composition,
Interdisciplinary Digital Arts Media and Performance from the school
of Arts, Media, and Engineering. Her main research focus was
developing technologies for music therapy and music education. She
currently serves as a faculty associate in the Digital Culture
program at ASU and teaches music to Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade.
- Meng Chen is awesome.
- Michael Baran is
a Media, Arts and Sciences PhD student in the School of Arts, Media
and Engineering at ASU. He has a background in design and plays the guitar and drums.
- Tatyana Koziupa is
a Media Scientist, Interactive Designer & Developer, Kinetic
Sound Artist, Sound Designer, DJ, Composer, Singer and Performer. She
is a 3rd Year Media Arts and Sciences PhD Student in the School
of Arts Media + Engineering at ASU. At AME, Tatyana is designing
and developing Interactive Informal Learning Installations &
Exhibits for use in Museums, Science Centers, Art Galleries, and
Public Spaces for Life-Long Learners (K-Adult). She is also a member
of the SMALLab Research Group.
she is not training to be a Dr. Media Scientist, you can catch
Tatyana performing glitchy, groovy, world music that will take you on
a sonic journey through time & space.. Under her 'alter ego'
Melotronix, she brings her own twist to the "art of noise".
- Dan Trueman is Professor of Music at Princeton where he formed the first LOrk (PLOrk) and has provided support for the formation of LOrkAS.
- Ge Wang is an Assistant Professor at CCRMA where he formed the second LOrk (SLOrk) and has provided support for the formation of LOrkAS.
- Perry Cook is Professor Emeritas at Princeton where formed the first LOrk (PLOrk), has provided support for the formation of LOrkAS, and visits ASU to do workshops and performances with LOrkAS.
- Rebecca Fiebrink is Assistant Professor at Princeton where she helped to form the first LOrk (PLOrk) and has provided support for the formation of LOrkAS.
- Alex Fink is
a PhD candidate in Electrical Engineering (Arts, Media and
Engineering concentration) at Arizona State University. His research
is focused on audio analysis, transformation, and synthesis. Hailing
from New Orleans, his adventures have taken him around the world,
including to Japan, where he helped to port VOCALOID to the iPad as
an intern at Yamaha.
- Baek San Chang hails from CCRMA, was a founding member of SLOrk, and co-authored a piece premiered by LOrkAS.
- Brandon Mechtley is awesome.
- Chris Miller is awesome.
- Emmett O'Leary is awesome.
- Hayden Bursk hails from CCRMA, was a founding member of SLOrk, and co-authored a piece premiered by LOrkAS.
- Isaac Wallis is a designer of experimental instruments and a composer of interactive
music. He is a PhD candidate in AME's Media Arts and Sciences
- Kelly Phillips is on staff at the School of Arts, Media + Engineering and has been a huge supporting factor, including providing technical support, for LOrkAS.
- Nicci Lehrer is a Media Arts and Sciences Ph.D student in the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University. Her background is in biomedical engineering and painting. She provided design support for our logos.
- Nick Bryan hails from CCRMA, was a founding member of SLOrk, and has provided support for the formation of LOrkAS.
- Tain Barszo is on staff at the School of Arts, Media + Engineering and has been a huge supporting factor, including providing technical support, for LOrkAS.