Wieland Hilker

Born in Potsdam, Germany, Wieland Hilker (aka ‘Jonas Schmitt’) at one time found himself looking for an easy to use, free video playback software. After brushing off TouchDesigner, believing it to be too complicated, he kept returning to the platform, and finally realized the potential it holds. Nowadays he uses TouchDesigner as a base for MediaServer setups in a theatre-environment to combine videoplayback and interactive elements. After moving to Berlin, he was drawn to the fields of electronic music and from there Belka was born bringing a fast performance tool built on the same freedom and modularity already used in theatre setups.