Juan A. Romero
Was born in Colombia in 1982. After classical guitar studies in Medellín, Colombia and Karlsruhe, Germany, Master of Arts in music informatics at the IMWI (Institute for Musicology and Music Informatics). Since 2011 research assistant and teacher at the IMWI. Since 2005 several collaborations and projects with different artists, like Georg Hobmeier (performance), Reinhold Bidner (film, media art), Anne Veinberg (piano) and others. Co-founder of the laptop ensemble “Grainface”, the live coding laptop band “Benoît and the Mandelbrots”.
born 1985 in Öhringen. Studied Musikwissenschaft/Musikinformatik (musicology and music informatics) at Karlsruhe University of Music and Kulturarbeit (applied cultural studies) at Karlsruhe University. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010 he taught programming and computer music at IMWI (Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik). His current artistic main focus is live coding, which he performed regularly with his band Benoît and the Mandelbrots. As a live visual performer he does generative live visuals in clubs as well as for several bands. He’s also active in other fields, such as generative graphics, interactive media art, games and the web. He was co-organizer of live.code.festival 2013.
With Benoît and the Mandelbrots Romero and Borgeat performed in several noteworthy festivals and several conferences. In 2012 they received a Honorary Mention in Digital Music and Sound at Prix Ars Electronica.