Future Places 2008: People

This is a historical archive of information about Future Places 2008.


Caroline Frick’s research and teaching interests focus upon the evolution of the moving image archiving movement, cross-cultural approaches to historical preservation, and digital media libraries. She is the founder and executive director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, an organization devoted to the discovery and preservation of media related to the state.

Interview here.


BJNilsen (b,1975 Sweden) is a sound and recording artist, has since 1990 been putting out work in various constellations. Primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effect on humans, field recordings and the perception of time and space as experienced through sound, often electronically treated. He has worked for documentary film, television and sound engineer.
Nilsen has collaborated with Chris Watson, Johann Johannsson, Fennesz, Stilluppsteypa,Hildur Gudnadottir and  Z’ev.
He is also a part of and Spire and Freq-Out collectives.
Latest solo release is The Short Night that came out on Touch 2007.

BORIS DEBACKERE.(bio at sonicarts). Video here.

MAPA network (wiki in Portuguese).


Curator & Producer; Lecturer & Publisher; Author & Editor; Moderator; occasional exhibitions/installations/performances

Mike Harding is a curator & producer, lecturer and music publisher. He has been running Touch [UK-based audio-visual publishing house] with Jon Wozencroft since 1982 and started the sister label, Ash International, in 1993 with Robin Rimbaud. He is the UK Ambassador of Elgaland-Vargaland – [http://www.elgaland-vargaland.org], a member of freq_out and THE FREQ_OUT ORCHESTRA [http://www.freq-out.org] and a member of Field with Lasse Marhaug & Jana Winderen [http://www.field.nu]. He started the project ‘Spire’ in 2004, which links and develops organ and electronic music, including Fennesz, Philip Jeck, Charles Matthews and others. He has overall responsibilities for running Touch, dealing with artists, websites and general management. Mike also oversees Touch Music, the publishing part of Touch which deals in the marketing and exploitation of the Touch Music catalogue, which includes works by Christian Fennesz, Chris Watson, Philip Jeck, BJNilsen, Oren Ambarchi, Stephen O’Malley and many others.

Interview here.