Kurt Ralske is a NYC-based video artist, composer, and programmer. His work involves the expressive improvisation of both sound and image, simultaneously and in real-time. He creates his work exclusively with his own custom software, written in C/C++ and Java. He performs at museums, galleries, and theatres throughout Europe, Canada and the US, including the Guggenheim Bilbao, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Montreal Museum of Contemporary Art. The New York Times has praised his "compelling, ingenious alliance of sound and motion" and "technological wizardry".
Ralske's work received First Prize at the 2003 Transmediale International Media Art Festival in Berlin, as a member of the real-time video improvisation ensemble 242.pilots. He is also the author of Auvi, a software environment for creating custom real-time video programs. (http://auv-i.de)