Personnel

Paige_Speleogen Pic_2Paige Adair is an artist, archivist, and undercover interior designer specializing in time-based media and painting.  She has managed visual materials for the Atlanta History Center, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Archives, and Penn Museum of Archeology and Anthropology.  Paige is primarily interested in narrative structures, and her practice combines a study of fairy tales, ephemera, and feminine traditions.  She holds a BFA in painting from Georgia State University and an MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. In 2010 she spent the summer on the Susan Cromwell Coslett fellowship to study narrative gardens in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.  Most recently her work has shown at Beep Beep Gallery and Eyedrum in Atlanta, GA, and her works have also shown in Philadelphia, PA, and Beyoux, France. You can stream Paige’s video work here and visit her website here.
dev-in-cave_250Devin Brown is a musician, writer, and recovering academic. He plays drums for Atlanta-based band Hollow Stars with Speleogen team members Mason Brown and David Matysiak. His reviews and articles have appeared in BurnAway. He is also at work on a mysterious long form fiction project about archivists, 19th century American Utopian communities, and New Mexico border towns. Devin is Speleogen’s director, although he prefers to be considered its primary instigator.
Mason in CaveMason Brown is a long-time musician and sound recordist. Having played and toured all over the world in a number of bands for close to 20 years, as well as doing home recording, he is approaching veteran status in the Atlanta scene. In addition to frequent local collaborations, he currently plays guitar in Hollow Stars, and continues to explore the cosmos in his ambient/drone solo project Brainworlds. While primarily a guitarist, Mason plays an assortment of other instruments and enjoys experimental manipulation of common sounds to sculpt new textures. He hopes to use the sounds of caving to evoke an even stranger universe than what is already down there.
JP_Speleogen_Biopic2John Paul Floyd is a good ole fashioned Georgia boy who can’t stay inside. He loves to spend his time wandering around mountains looking for the hardest way to the top. He believes that it’s not where you’re going that’s interesting, but how you get there. Floyd has participated in gallery exhibits all over Atlanta and has recently completed the Mint Gallery Leap Year mentorship program.
Heather Kemp_250Heather Kemp is a songwriter, vocalist, composer, arranger, producer, and sound artist. Originally from Macon, GA, Heather began her musical career singing in church choirs. Her repertoire has blossomed over the years into a number of diverse but complementary musical pursuits. Since 2005 Heather has recorded and performed as oh dorian and since 2009 she has worked closely with Speleogen team member David Matysiak on his Coyote Bones project. Every Wednesday Heather records and releases a new cover tune as part of her ongoing “Happy Humpday” series. Alongside these more traditional singing/songwriting duties, Heather also composes and arranges pieces for choral groups and is a relentless experimenter when it comes to sound production and manipulation. Heather is consumed by the activities of de- and reconstructing everyday sounds to produce stirring results. She lives in Milledgeville, GA, and attends Georgia College and State University where she studies Music Therapy.
David Matysiak builds bridges. An Atlanta native and described by some as ‘The Airhorn of the South,’ he’s got the fire to push the bar higher. The adventures began with guitar in hand, touring the country with a rock n’ roll band. From there, to Athens, GA, for a degree in Telecommunications/Journalism at UGA. Flash forward to a stint producing the news for an ABC affiliate in Omaha, Nebraska, where David continued recording and performing with his solo project Coyote Bones, which has just finished recording its third full-length album. With Omaha musician and director Nik Fackler (Lovely, Still) David traveled to Gabon, Africa to help film the acclaimed documentary Sick Birds Die Easy. Finally, in 2012 David worked as associate producer for SBNation’s hit college football comedy show ‘Shutdown Fullback.’ It’s the mixing of medias that makes the most sense to Matysiak, whose most notable collaboration, Telephono, embodies his outlook on connectivity yielding productive creativity. David’s now accepting applications for a new sidekick.