Timothy Ellis frsa, was born in 1961. He studied formal music from age 6 and Composing for Film at Beaconsfield Film & Television School. In 1986 he formed the seminal multi-media band Jackdaw with Crowbar, playing in two John Peel sessions, signed to Ron Jonson Records and Hax embarking in numerous tours of Europe. In 1999 he set up and co-founded the first Alternative Education setting in middle England using digital art and music technology: Hybrid Arts, an award winning arts based Alternative Education provider, nominated and accepted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and nominated Arts Champion for the Cultural Olympiad. He created Leamington Live Art & Music Project Ltd: LAMP is an award winning Education Provider offering full and part time specialist provision for young people with Autism and High Anxiety. Ellis continues to develop an experimental approach in visual music and sound composition. Sometimes intentionally but often accidently creating hybrid genres e.g. a kind of ‘hi-tek Busillachio’ combining classical accordion and electronics, or a DUB MIX of Cajun or Country & Western. Most recently he is developing a modular synthesiser system that has the scope to create unheard sounds.
Elena Cecchinato was born in Venice Italy. She learned Korean and Chinese painting at Korea University in Seoul (South Korea) before obtaining an Ma in History of Art of Africa and Asia from SOAS, University of London. Cecchinato works in a multidisciplinary way across different mediums, primarily drawing; she then expand and resort to automatic writing, painting, collage, ceramic, print, installation, sound composition and live art. For Elena art is a way to explore and expose the contradictions and similarities within different cultural practices, a way to find unity in the fragmentation of life. Her work tackles universally human subjects such as identity, transformation, spirituality, injustices, while challenging traditional tropes and portrayals around sexuality and the environment. Recently her focus has been on the themes of invisibility, transformation and abstractions. Her work has been shown internationally as well as in the Uk. She has shown in London at the Westbourne Studios, Area 10Ps and The Rug Factory. She has worked with the Royal Hospital for Integrated Medicine and the Warwick Festival of Literature and Spoken Word. The Museum of Everything has also featured Elena’s works, as part of its exhibition at The Tate Modern ‘No soul for sale’ in 2010. Most recently she has shown “Transpadovano” at Palazzo Moroni, Padova (Italy) and ‘Turf’ at Cutlog NY (USA) and at Roundabout in Lisbon (Portugal).