John Richards is a composer and musician who works in the electroacoustic spectrum, and has received recognition for his experimentations with improvisation and home-made instruments.  A versatile sort, he has previously collaborated with Nonclassical’s Gabriel Prokofiev, in the collective Nerve8, and has both played with Napalm Death band members and performed at IRCAM. A champion of the D.I.Y. and lo-fi, Richards shuns high-end equipment, in favour of what he calls “dirty electronics”. Richards has released an album onNonclassical with the pianist GeNIA, in which these practices are combined with her piano expertise.