19.9.08 Electronic Church (Berlin) http://www.myspace.com/electronic_church 21 Uhr El Lazo Invisible (Mexico) http://www.myspace.com/lazoinvisible Jose Ignacio Lopez Ramírez-Gastón (aka El Lazo Invisible) has been a sound artist and producer working in the border region San Diego/Tijuana since 1998. He was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1968, and since then has lived in different countries, spending most of his youth in Lima, Peru. He is the founder of the record label Discos Invisibles, a collective working on the generation of public spaces for alternative sound arts. He is a graduate student of Computer Music at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and a researcher at the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA). He is also the organizer of EM: Electronica Mexicana, the first all on-line Mexican electronic music festival. His research work involves the study of those cultural strategies unique to the Latin-American environment and the application of technology in a way that represents its users. Suspicion Breeds Confidence (FFM) http://www.myspace.com/acrylnimbus http://www.acrylnimbus.de Tobias Schmitt started in the late 1980s with experimental music. With his solo project "Suspicion Breeds Confidence" and the diverse collaborations he released numerous recordings on international labels, played concerts, dj-ed and conceived sound-installations in North America and Europe. Furthermore he organizes concerts for experimental music and hosts the radio show "Freundschaft" in Frankfurt. In the 1990s Schmitt also expanded into visuals. Since then he designed plenty of print and digital media. The latter coincides with his works as a digital artist/programmer.