New York-based DJ, producer and electronics artist Antenes operates a laboratory of self-made
sequencers and synthesizers using vintage telephone equipment built in the name of sonic and spatial
Known for her inventive soundscapes and eclectic DJ sets, Antenes treats the studio as a space for
sculpting emergent patterns, textures, and percussion layers. Drawing musical influence from the
curious and ephemeral sound-world of outdated telephone systems, her productions and live sets often
integrate sounds reminiscent of pulsing analog relay switching systems, errant radio transmissions,
cross-continental echo, signature drones and message interferences between the wires.
A Brooklyn resident by way of Chicago, her vinyl DJ sets dive into acid-laced techno, shimmering
electro, shadowy atmospheres and beyond, with a particular ear for odd percussions and syncopations.
Her sensibilities as a DJ have awarded three of her podcasts (LIES 025, Juno Plus 119, and Phormix
44) to be featured in Fact Magazine's Week's Best Mixes column. Her 2015 solo production debut, The
Track of a Storm EP on L.I.E.S. reveals three tracks of otherworldly techno infused with "lazer
shot synthwork", "ghostly noise layers", "muscular bass shapes and sparking percussions" (per
Boomkat), appearing on the 2015 best-of lists for Juno and Fact magazine. She recently collaborated
with Moog Music in modifying their analog circuits into new instruments for a large scale
installation and durational performance, "The Exchange" at MoogFest 2016. Her first
collaborative/duo performance took place alongside Electric Indigo at the Roulette Theatre in
Brooklyn, in support of synth pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
A devoted practitioner of boundary-crossing between genres, Antenes has held residencies for
electronic arts at Harvestworks (NYC) and Signal Culture (Owego NY) and has appeared at numerous
interdisciplinary events including the New York Electronic Arts Festival, Fermi National Accelerator
Laboratory's "Intersections" exhibition (Batavia, IL), Open House London's Sonic Visitations, and
Trinity College's Science Gallery (Dublin). Inspired by the Buchla 100 modular system, her synth
work is featured in the 2013 film I Dream of Wires: The Modular Synthesizer Documentary, as well as
in several master's theses including Mills College, Fashion Institute of Technology and Clemson
University. She also leads hands-on DIY synth workshops, having recently lectured at CalArts,
Oberlin, and UC-Boulder's music departments, along with Monthly Music Hackathon, Dame Electric at
Pioneerworks and Women's Synth Workshop at the Kitchen (NYC). Antenes is currently an Artist in
Resident at Issue Project Room, co-sponsored by Bell Labs. See also www.meridian7.net.