Matthias Hurtl (AT) is a sound artist and researcher currently based in Rotterdam. In his practice, he often is fascinated by activities occurring in the earth's orbit. His current research Drowning in Æther focuses on the audibility of satellite signals through a practice-based approach. The practice he calls signal hunting, is a carefully planned activity that he engages to track and capture the transmissions of satellites using a set of self-built tools and antennas. His research resulted in audio-visual performances, sound installation, and electronic devices. In recent years he has collaborated with various artists and performers. Matthias's works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Europe, Asia, the Americas, and Africa. He holds a Master's degree from the Institute for Sonology of the Royal Conservatoire in Den Haag and a diploma in Digital Arts of the University for Applied Arts in Vienna.