Adrian O. Smith (aka Arden Day GB/FR) is a inner pianist, hurgytronist and improviser currently living in Paris and involved in cross-disciplinary projects. He focuses mainly on extended piano techniques using all kinds of motorised bows disrupting the acoustic limits of the instrument within a micro symphonic approach. He has been collaborating with Léo Maurel since 2011 with whom he created the Pancrace Ensemble which involves designing new instruments and questioning our relationship with machines in the creative act. In 2016 he released with Wysozky the conceptual project Unbehagen on sound alerts. He also teaches Media Studies in Paris.