Cherie Hu is the founder and publisher of Water & Music, a newsletter tracking innovation and tech trends in the music business. She has also written hundreds of articles on music, tech and finance for the likes of Billboard, Forbes, NPR Music, Music Business Worldwide, Pitchfork and Rolling Stone.
Mat Dryhurst releases music, research and artworks solo and in conjunction with creative partner Holly Herndon. He teaches at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Music,Strelka Institute and the European Graduate School and hosts discussions with figures shaping 21st century culture on the Interdependence podcast.
Michail Stangl has been for over a decade a progressive force in global culture, converging avant-garde art, pop and underground music. As Boiler Room’s lead curator and face he contributed in the past ten years significantly to Boiler Rooms phenomenal rise to become the worlds leading underground music platform. Recently he has joined Zora as Head of Culture and Community, helping to develop a leading open-source protocol for NFT and blockchain technology.
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley is an artist working predominantly in animation, sound, performance and Video Games to communicate the experiences of being a Black Trans person. Their practice focuses on recording the lives of Black Trans people, intertwining lived experience, fiction and interactivity to create work that refuses to let viewers be passive.
Stacie Ant is a new media artist currently based in Berlin. Ant draws on her experiences as a female artist while developing the critical views of our technologically-saturated contemporary society that inform her work. Using video, installation, and performance, Ant reinvents elements of contemporary culture through fictional, maximalist narratives.
Trevor McFedries is the founder of the technology startup Brud, a next-gen entertainment and technology company that leverages cultural insights, creative minds and boundary-pushing technologies to develop fully-realized virtual characters who tell stories, champion ideas, and connect with their audiences as they entertain and inspire.
A year in isolation has fundamentally shifted how VÉRITÉ is approaching her world. As an independent artist, her career has always been an exploration of how to create and build outside traditional structures and the current landscape feels like familiar terrain for the artist, who’s learned how to thrive while hustling in uncertainty.
Nika Roza Danilova has been recording and performing as Zola Jesus for more than a decade. As a classically trained opera singer with a penchant for noisy, avant-garde sounds, she launched her career with a series of lo-fi releases that pitted her soaring vocals against harsh industrial clatter and hittery synths.