St(br)ainless began his musical career as a pianist, studying both classical and jazz. He discovered the world of electronic music after attending his first club event and was inspired by the high energy music and environment. His first thought was to combine the live musicianship elements of jazz with electronic dance music to create a performance alternative to the DJ. Using his experience as a furniture designer and fabricator, St(br)ainless created the sculptural stainless steel instrument bodies by welding organic shapes and DNA inspired trusses which house the electronics and LED elements. The industrial materials used to create the instruments echo elements of the music that Soul in the Machine plays. St(br)ainless performs on the laserharp, keyboards, cc lever, and drumwall.