Intermedio is a collaborative studio in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are a group of artists, designers, and musicians who create immersive environments, performances and interactive installations. Rooting their practice in music composition, they often work with ensembles and instrumentalists to develop interdisciplinary performances that consider and expand the traditional concert experience.
Sam Ferris-Morris is a Cincinnati-based composer of instrumental and electronic music and interactive installation. His use of technology creates musical experiences that are immersive and visceral. His most recent music is recognizable for its quiet, colorful, and crystalline textures. It is often informed by visual imagery: pictures taken by the Hubble Telescope, stark landscapes, diffuse light, and old degraded video.
Aside from writing concert music Sam works on interdisciplinary projects music, technology, and design. Over time, computer programming has become an integral part of Sam’s creative aesthetic. Sam uses software he has written to incorporate multi-channel audio and interactive sensor networks. He designs the software with a specific sonic image in mind that is often impossible to realize without the use of the computer.
Sam was born in Rochester, New York in 1985. He received his B.M. in Music Composition from Heidelberg University and his M.M. in Music Composition from Ohio University.
Zach Larabee is a Cincinnati-based percussionist with degrees from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. Zach frequently performs freely improvised music with a rotating cast of musicians. In additions to playing in Knee Play, he can be seen improvising regularly with keyboardist Ofir Klemperer as The Unexpected Vibe.
Eric Blyth is a multi-disciplinary designer with a background in architecture. His work aspires to create rich experiences as holistic entities from fine detail to atmospheric composition. It is the intersections between the industrial, graphic, interactive and architectural realms and the exchange they can have with the natural and urban fabric that reign most prominent in his work.
Throughout his time in Cincinnati, Eric has been weaving himself into the tight-knit community of music that has emerged in the city, archiving live music in Northside and elsewhere in town and producing graphic work for the many burgeoning local musicians.
Eric was born in Palatine, Illinois in 1991. He received his B.S. in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati college of DAAP.
Justin West is a composer and artist whose work integrates music, electronics, and installation. Justin creates interactive and immersive musical experiences using speakers, computer programming, and live performers. His installations create spaces where observers become participants. Each person crafts their own experience of the piece by moving through the sound space or by interacting with objects. The structures in his work explore the different ways an object is a translation of an idea, expression, or impulse.
Justin's installations reflect on the the parity and difference of musical and physical structures. Throughout his work he explores the roles of composer, conductor, performer, instrument, and listener -- what they are and what they will become in the age of the bit.
Justin West was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1988. He received his B.M. in Music Composition from Heidelberg University in 2011.