Nicolas Bougaïeff is co-founder at the music technology company Liine, which released an iPhone/iPad app called Lemur. A application based on the original (now discontinued) music controller. Liine was founded in 2010 by Etienne Noreau-Hébert, Gareth Williams, John Acquaviva, Mark Quail, Nicolas Bugayev and Richie Hawtin.
Name: Nicolas Bougaïeff
Occupation: Musician, Technologist
Currently residing: Berlin
Art: I strive to eliminate the distinction between art and the mundane. I see the act of creation, whether it’s soundwaves or software, as a deep and fulfilling way of being engaged with the world. I believe in art through action. Everything we do should be infused with a search for beauty and truth. I see in routine, for example daily practice of music production or software design, the potential for ritual. My workspace, both virtual and physical, are kept as bare as possible, completely free from extraneous details as much much as possible.
Technology: Somehow, I’m not sure where humans end and technology begins. I stare at glowing rectangles way too much.
Lifestyle: Monastic dedication to work is the vibe I’m going with these days, except that at the moment I’m writing from sunny Barcelona. My work takes me to events here and there which is quite nice.
Quote: Live now, die later.