Christian Kjeldsen, is a San Diego based Sound Designer. Professionally, he works full time as a Sound Designer for Rockstar Games in San Diego and has worked on a variety of games including Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption. In addition to game audio, Christian also does sound design for Camel Audio’s Alchemy and for movie trailers such as Thor, Thor 2, Captain Phillips, and more. During his off time, he enjoys working on electronic music and interactive audio visual art. Houston born, Christian has been a classically trained pianist since the age of 7 and received his bachelors degree in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Kristopher Apple is an interdisciplinary artist whose work spans the fields of electroacoustic music, contact improvisation, and sound poetry. Apple makes his living as a violinist composing and performing music for dance and has performed in Europe and extensively throughout the west coast including Ensenada, Tijuana, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Seattle. Since 2007 he has served as studio faculty for the San Diego State University School of Music and Dance where he accompanies dance classes and is the technical director for the dance theater. Apple has participated in collaborative dance theater LIVE since 2008, and in 2011 cofounded Odd&Even, a collaborative music and dance ensemble. In 2010 he received a Meet the Composers grant for his work with the PGKproject. Apple is a member of the Grey Pony Writers Guild, and his poetry is published in Furniture: poems & stories (Sheridan Press). He is currently working toward a Master of Arts degree in interdisciplinary studies and researching intersections and composites of music, dance, and poetry in performance art.
Ariana Warren grew up and began her musical career in Seattle, Washington. Mrs. Warren is currently a doctoral candidate in Contemporary Performance at the University of California, San Diego studying with Dr. Anthony Burr. She earned a bachelor of music and master of music degrees at the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Edward Palanker, and a Certificate in American Contemporary Music from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County under the direction of Dr. E. Michael Richards. Mrs. Warren, an affiliated artist with San Diego New Music, is a founding member of Odd and Even, a music and dance improvisation collective, and the Devil May Care Duo, a new music commissioning percussion and clarinet duo.
Chris Warren builds unique musical instruments which he uses in composition and live performance. He is a doctoral candidate at UC San Diego, where he conducts research in acoustic measurement and teaches classes in audio production, sound design, and interactive audio programming. His sonic installation work has been shown at UCSD, SDSU, Mariposa Arts Space, and Jett Gallery. More of his work can be heard at ahundredghosts.com.