Vincent Giles is a composer and producer of exploratory music, discovering new ways to do creative things for human experiences. As a composer, he works with acoustic and electronic sound in the context of concert music, electronic music, installation, and improvised performance that is inspired by code, the natural world, mathematics, and science. These works are best described as experimental, being the result of emergent processes. He utilises traditional notation, graphics, computers, interactivity, custom instruments, and is interested in machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence as part of his computer-assisted musical practice. Together with sound artist Alice Bennett, Vincent founded Tilde New Music and Sound Art Inc., an organisation dedicated to the promotion and support of contemporary art music and related practices of our time. He is the current Vice-President and Treasurer of the organisation. He is also the former co-Director, Manager, and co-Producer of the Tilde New Music Festival and Academy events. Vincent is a lecturer in Composition and Music Production at the Australian Institute of Music. He has previously been employed as a lecturer in Critical Studies at Collarts, and as a Teaching Associate in Composition at Monash University.
Brae Grimes is an improviser and composer currently residing in Melbourne. Brae began learning trumpet age 10 in Maryborough, QLD, under the guidance of Band of The Century principal BBb tubist, Mel Nielsen. He later studied with John Hoffman, Dan Quigley, Scott Tinkler, Paul Williamson, Jordan Murray, Tristram Williams, Julien Wilson, and Marc Hannaford at a tertiary level.
Brae has performed with local and international elite improvisers including: Scott Tinkler (AU), Jim Black (USA), Chris Speed (USA), George Garzone (USA), John Abercrombie (USA), Mark Helias (USA), Rob Burke (AU), Scott McConnachie (AU), James Macaulay (AU), Mike Nock (AU), and many more. Brae regularly performs as a member of The Jazzlab Orcheztra, Tim Willis’ The End, Slipper, Bohjass, as well as his own groups The BAD Trio, Brae Grimes 5tet, and his electronic project filibuster. He has also performed at Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Brunswick Music Festival, Queensland Music Festival, Falls Festival, Stonnington Jazz Festival, Tilde Music Festival, and more.