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 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 on Nonclassical with the pianist GeNIA, in which these practices are combined with her piano expertise.