Michael Francis Duch
(b. 1978, Trondheim) plays double bass. He is currently employed as Associate Professor at the Department of Music, NTNU, where he earlier held a post as Research Fellow on free improvisation and experimental music. He has been involved in more than 60 releases, including the critically acclaimed record Cornelius Cardew: Works 1960-70 with the Tilbury / Duch / Davies trio. He plays improvised and composed music both in solo format and with different ensembles and collaborates with Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Tony Conrad, Jennifer Walshe, to name a few. Michael Duch is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Young Scientists.
(b. 1969, Halden) is a composer and cellist. She is educated at the Norwegian Academy of Music and has written works for several international and Norwegian musicians and ensembles, spanning from solo to orchestral formats. She has participated as a musician, composer, producer and conductor on more than 30 releases and has played or performed at festivals like Ultima, Stockholm New Music, Huddersfield CMF, November Music, Donaueschinger Musiktage, FIMAV, Tectonics and Moldejazz. She works regularly with the improvisation ensembles SPUNK, Lemur, in duo with Sofia Jernberg and as a soloist, touring in Europe, Canada and the United States.
Hild Sofie Tafjord
(b. 1974, Sula) is a horn player, electronic musician, composer and pedagogue. She is educated at the Norwegian Music Academy, currently working as an ensemble musician and soloist in Lemur, SPUNK and Zeitkratzer. She has worked closely other artists and ensembles such as Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Lotta Melin, Fred Frith, Fire Orchestra, Phantom Orchard ao, touring internationally since 1995. Tafjord has created music for dance, theatre, installations and performance, has contributed to around 60 records and has released two solo albums on picadisc and +3db. In 2017 she held the position as Artist in Residence at EMS in Stockholm.
(b. 1976, Bømlo) is a flutist, composer and sound artist. He is educated in music, art history and philosophy from Bergen, London and Amsterdam, working across formats and genres of art and contemporary music. As a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music he has studied collaborative processes between musicians and composers. Currently he is active as an soloist and ensemble musician with engagements in Norway, Europe, Asia and the US. Recently, Habbestad was appointed Artistic director of nyMusikk and its festival OnlyConnect.