R. Luke DuBois is an internationally renowned artist, composer, musician, technologist, and software engineer. He holds a doctorate in music composition from Columbia University, and has lectured and taught worldwide on interactive sound and video performance. He has collaborated on interactive performance, installation, and music production work with many artists and organizations including Toni Dove, Todd Reynolds, Jamie Jewett, Bora Yoon, Michael Joaquin Grey, Matthew Ritchie, Elliott Sharp, Michael Gordon, Maya Lin, Bang on a Can, Engine 27, Harvestworks, and LEMUR, and was the director of the Princeton Laptop Orchestra for its 2007 season. An active visual and musical collaborator, DuBois is the co-author of Jitter, a software suite for the real-time manipulation of matrix data developed by San Francisco-based software company Cycling'74. He appears on nearly twenty-five albums both individually and as part of the avant-garde electronic group The Freight Elevator Quartet. He currently performs as part of Bioluminescence, a duo with vocalist Lesley Flanigan that explores the modality of the human voice, and in Fair Use, a trio with Zach Layton and Matthew Ostrowski, that looks at our accelerating culture through electronic performance and remixing of cinema. Stemming from his investigations of “time-lapse phonography,” his work is a sonic and encyclopedic relative to time-lapse photography. Just as a long camera exposure fuses motion into a single image, his projects reveal the average sonority, visual language, and vocabulary in music, film, text, or cultural information. Exhibitions of his work include: the Insitut Valencià d’Art Modern, Spain; 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver; Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis; San Jose Museum of Art; National Constitution Center, Philadelphia; Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul; 2007 Sundance Film Festival; the Sydney Film Festival; the Smithsonian American Art Museum; and PROSPECT.2 New Orleans. His work and writing has appeared in print and online in the New York Times, National Geographic, and Esquire Magazine. He currently is the director of the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center at the Polytechnic Institute of NYU, and is also on the Board of Directors for the ISSUE Project Room.
Craig Lanza graduated from Duke University of Law in 2002, where he was an Eisenberg Scholar. During law school, Mr. Lanza was a summer intern for the Honorable Judge Harold Baer, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Lanza received his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from New York University, Magna Cum Laude, in 1995. Prior to starting his own private practice, Mr. Lanza spent three years as a Kings County Assistant District Attorney, where he handled felony trials in New York State Supreme Court and presented cases to the Grand Jury. Prior to that, Mr. Lanza was an associate at Seward & Kissel, LLP at its New York City office where he worked in the Investment Management section. Mr. Lanza has tried several matters in Federal and State Court, conducted scores of depositions, managed several arbitrations, and settled dozens of controversies. Mr. Lanza is admitted to practice in: The State of New York; The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York; The United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York; The United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Suzanne Thorpe is a performer, composer, educator and arts-activist. From 1989 to 2001, she was a founding member of Mercury Rev, an internationally acclaimed band with which she composed, performed, recorded, produced, and toured, earning critical praise and a Gold Record for 1998's “Deserters' Songs.” Upon leaving the band, Thorpe continued her work as an electroacoustic flutist, extending her instrument with an increasingly diverse set-up of analogue and digital software components while partnering with a variety of musicians. As an improviser she has performed with Chris Brown, Annette Krebs, Maggie Nicols, Fred Frith, Pauline Oliveros, Gino Robair, Zeena Parkins, Ulrich Krieger, Miya Masaoka, Zbigniew Karkowski, Anti-Matter, Chris Cogburn, Mike Bullock, Bonnie Jones, Bhob Rainey, David Dove and more. Her research in telematics, developed while earning her MFA in Electronic Music and Media at Mills College, was presented at ARTECH 2008 in Porto, Portugal, and earned her the Frog Peak Collective Award. She was a participant in ResoNations, an international telematic concert-for-peace performed by twenty-six renowned musicians simultaneously at United Nations Headquarters in New York, University of California San Diego, The Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada, Queens University Belfast, and Dongguk University in Seoul, on November 21, 2009. Thorpe has also released more than twenty recordings on labels such as Sony, V2, Beggars Banquet, Geffen, Specific Recordings, and Tape Drift. Currently she is one half of the duo thenumber46 with feedback artist Philip White and a member of the new quartet, Volume, featuring Shelley Burgon (electroacoustic harp), Maria Chavez (turntables) and Stephan Moore (laptop).
Damian Volpe is a sound designer, editor, mixer, supervisor and Foley artist who has worked on dozens of major feature films (Margin Call, Amelia, Married Life, Happiness, The Squid and the Whale, The Namesake, etc.), independent films (including Forty Shades of Blue, Billy the Kid, Blank City, Winter's Bone), television shows (The Venture Brothers, Damages, etc.) and various projects for theaters and museums.