Who is involved

Gigzine grew through a creative partnership at the Band On The Wall, Manchester; supported by New Music Plus..., a PRSformusic Foundation supported professional development programme administered by the Hub. Recent projects have been supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and an organisational development grant form the Arts Council Of England.


Gigzine was conceived and developed by Steve Symons.

Steve is sound artist known for an innovative series of sonic augmented reality projects titled 'aura' and as a member of the award winning Owl Project.  He creates digital systems for his own use, which are often released for artists and musicians as free and open-source tools, and is currently extending this process to include commissioning artists to make new content for the systemshe creates, thus challenging traditional notions of artist, maker and producer.  These activities operate under the guise of muio.org; an art and technology interface consultancy set to facilitate his artistic practice and exploit the technology created in its realisation.


Owl Project is a three person collaboration (Steve Symons, Simon Blackmore and Anthony Hall) who make and perform with sculptural sonic interfaces that critique human desire for technology.  Nominated for the Northern Art Prize and awarded the Best of Manchester 2009, Owl Project (along with production manager Ed Carter) created ~Flow, one of the Artists Taking the Lead commissions as part of the Cultural Olympiad.






Gigzine Ltd 07315871, Director Steve Symons, Hotspur House, Manchester, M1 5QR