Helen Papaioannou is a baritone/alto saxophonist and composer. She has a fascination with the dynamics of group interaction, and often works with game strategies in her collaborations. Her new solo project Halli Phron intertwines baritone/alto sax with electronics, and she is one half of the duo Garlic Hug, who combine found tapes, fields recordings, splintered beats, synth-sax skronk and interrupted drones.
Helen will also deliver her workshop Playground Rituals at algomech.
Thor Magnusson is a musician who likes to write music and musical instruments with code. Preferably live. He also likes to write about music, and recently a book called "Sonic Writing” was published by Bloomsbury Academic. He thinks and talks about music at the University of Sussex and makes music and other stuff as a member of the Experimental Music Technologies Lab.