Rudiger Meyer is a composer interested in the border area between traditional concert music and recent developments within the fields of sound-art and new media. Born in Johannesburg, he studied at the University of the Witwatersrand, completing a Bachelor of Music (specialising in composition) before undertaking further musicological studies at the same university with a doctoral thesis on Change and Continuity in the Works of Morton Feldman. Meyer furthered his studies with Younghi Pagh-Paan at the Hochschule für Kunste, Bremen on a DAAD scholarship before going on to study with Diderik Wagenaar, Gilius van Bergeijk and Clarence Barlow at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague. He has been living and working in Copenhagen, Denmark since 2004.
Jill Richards is a South African pianist specialising in new music. Her career includes collaborations with numerous international composers, including Kevin Volans, Jörg Schäffer, François Sarhan, Rudiger Meyer and Clare Loveday; as well as extensive touring with, and live performances of, Phillip Miller’s music to artist William Kentridge’s films. Richards improvises with sound artist João Orecchia, composer-percussionist Lukas Ligeti and visual artist Marcus Neustetter, Swiss composer-drummer Christophe Fellay, and Francisco López. She also worked with the late Zim Ngqawana. Richards has performed and been broadcast extensively in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia.