Matthew Heckertt, Mechanical Sound Orchestra, 2009
Music is one of life's great joys, and technology has changed not only the way we hear music but the ways in which music is made. Heckertt was born and raised in Kent County Rhode Isalnd, but moved to San Francisco in 1977. He was part of the SRL until 1988 when he began his own art. He creates machines, controlled by computers, that make music.