Benjamin has always been fascinated by electronics and computer-aided music. As a student at ESRA (University of Audiovisual Arts) in Rennes (France), he wrote a paper on the problems of man-machine interaction in the stage performance arts, and at the same time created the IRB Ball (Infra Red Ben Ball), which a few years later was to result in the Crystall Ball.
Charles met Benjamin while also studying at ESRA. A seasoned, multi-instrumentalist, he has won several first prizes for piano; he has also contributed to the sound mixing on several albums and been the sound engineer for several concerts.
Thomas met Benjamin and Charles when he was playing at a concert for which they were the sound engineers. It was also during that concert that he encountered the first prototype of the Crystall Ball. An onboard IT engineer and guitarist, Naonext enables him to combine his passion for technology and art.