Milana Sarukhanian is a London-based Ukraknian classically trained soprano, voice teacher and a founder of ‘DNA Music Festival’. She is passionate advocate of contemporary classical music and improvisation. In professional surroundings, she is well-known for her progressiveness, warm energy
and creative qualities.

Career highlights include appearances on stages such as the Royal Festival Hall in London, Palau De La Música Catalana in Barcelona, Glazunov Hall in St. Petersburg, Pereda Hall in Santander, Balkonas
Theatre in Vilnius, and more.

During her studies for a Bachelor of Music and Masters of Art Degree at the Royal Academy of
Music, Milana’s fields of studies were opera, Russian Art Song and Contemporary Classical Music. After her graduation, she established a contemporary music festival ‘DNA Music Festival’ in London. It helped to find herself in new musical genres such as: experimental music, free contemporary improvisations, and electronic music. This combination helped Milana develop her own style within music making which combines the elements of staging, free improvisation, and visuals.

Christoph Götzen is a German musician, improvisor and performative artist. As the founder and artistic director of Strange Music Festival in Düsseldorf, he also organises cultural events, concerts, and exhibitions.

Through his studies of Jazz Guitar and Free Improvisation at the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp, he deepened his passion and knowledge for improvisation, experimental and contemporary music.

Incorporating new ideas, sounds, approaches, influences and inspirations from a wide variety of fields into his artistic work is one of his most strongly pursued ideals.

His highlights include collaborations with the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, FFT Düsseldorf, Cooperativa Maura Morales, Antwerp Symphony Orchestra, Tilted Axes and many more. In addition Christoph initiated numerous free projects, exhibitions and concerts.

Maxime von Koblinksi

is a classical trained vibraphonist and percussionist from Düsseldorf. She studies music at the HfMT Cologne.

Maxime played in numerous ensembles such as „StudioMusikFabrik“, „SPLASH! Ensemble“, Berlin Metropolitan Orchestra (China tour), Opera House Wuppertal, Köln & Düsseldorf and many more.

Additionally, she is engaged in the fields of jazz, chamber music, contemporary and experimental music.

Riad Nassar

is an artist and musician with German-Palestinian roots, based in Düsseldorf.

He mainly works with audio and video signals, which he combines interactively for immersive live performances. His work „The Noise TV Project“, uses audiovisual feedback between a tube TV and a modular synthesiser to generate and shape image and sound with analogue means.

Additionally he works on projects with various artists and ensembles in the fields of visual art, dance, theatre, opera and contemporary music.