Akira Rabelais, composer/software author: 'I was born March 28, 1966 on my mothers birthday. I grew up on a racehorse in South Texas. As a child I had an early fascination with sound. Made my first musical instrument with metal plates that I strung along a fence and rang with shots from a bb gun. My sense of tonality formed in those vast desolate spaces. With the wind in the mesquite trees, the horses, coyotes and the great thunderstorms that would occasionally roll in off the Gulf of Mexico. Some years later as an undergraduate I studied composition and orchestration with Free Jazz trumpeter Bill Dixon and electronic music with Joel Chadabe. I received my masters at the California Institute of the Arts under tutelage of electronic musician Mort Subotnick and developer/recording engineer Tom Erbe. I've authored various pieces of software but my main instrument is Argeiphontes Lyre, a set of time domain filters and generators including: Evisceration Reanimation, Dynamic FM Synthesis, Time Domain Mutation, Morphological Disintegration and the Lobster Quadrille. I've released albums on Ritornell, F�t and Orthlorng Musork. Currently I live in Los Angeles.'
'Simply because he insists on placing individual clarity of vision at the center of the creative process, rather than be enslaved and driven by the technological toys and tools of the day, he will always remain a liberating remove from any definable scene.' Rob Young in The Wire, London