Lewis Sykes is a musician, interaction designer, digital art and media curator and producer and a qualified Youth & Community Worker specialising in the Arts. A veteran bass player of the underground dub-dance scene of the 90s he performed and recorded with acts such as Emperor Sly, Original Hi-Fi and Radical Dance Faction; was a partner in the underground dance label Zip Dog Records; and more recently composed for and performed with the award winning, progressive AV collective, The Sancho Plan. He is currently one-half of Monomatic – a collaboration, experimental playground and halfway house alongside the work of Nick Rothwell – exploring sound and interaction through physical works that investigate rich and sonorous musical traditions.
Lewis is Director of Cybersonica – an annual celebration of music, sound art and technology (now in its ninth year) – and between 2002-07 was Coordinator of the independent digital arts agency Cybersalon – founding Artists-in-Residence at the Science Museum’s Dana Centre and formerly based at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). Lewis is in the second-year of a practice as research PhD at MIRIAD, Manchester Metropolitan University exploring the aesthetics of sound and vibration.