No Plexus is a genre-queer electronic duo comprising Bec Plexus and No Compliments (Allison Wright). Guided only by their creative intuitions, No Plexus are the ultimate misfits; appreciating many genres and communities whilst belonging to none. No Plexus creates and performs experimental electronic music that is conceptual, through-composed and genre-queer. They empower art-school misfits, unapologetically executing their own creative vision in everything they do. Unapologetically obsessed with experimenting, their creative process is led by happy accidents. This way, the duo finds their own expression of queer joy and pride in sonic intersectionality and resistance to musical categorisation. Their music is unified by themes of persistence, defiance, physicality, fantasy and playfulness.

Cryptic’s artist residency programme provides professional development time and support for musicians and digital artists to focus exclusively upon their own practice, whilst engaging with other artists and receiving peer-to-peer learning. The emphasis of Cryptic’s residency programme is on research and the development of existing or new work and is not geared towards a final presentation.

This talent development opportunity is essential for both the artists and for Cryptic in nurturing the next generation of creative talent. Ultimately, the combination of international and UK artists at various stages in their career is what makes the learning experience so inspiring and for many artists it’s the ‘must go’ date in their calendar. Since 2012, Cryptic has curated this annual artist residency programme at Cove Park focusing on music, sound and multi-media, with over 78 artists benefitting.