Born 1982 in Toronto, Canada. Lona Gaikis investigates the significance of music in artistic practice as an author, researcher and university lecturer. She obtained her doctoral degree (Dr. Phil.) in Philosophy, Art and Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna in 2017. Her commitment to research and academia is complemented by a curatorial engagement with musical sub-cultures and club cultures since 2009 (czirp czirp – experimental and sonic arts).