Loki der Quaeler

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Loki der Quaeler
Loki der quaeler 2006 cwood.jpg
Background information
Birth name Matthew Demsey
Born December 1970
Washington D.C.
Genres Industrial
Occupations Keyboardist / Research Mathematician
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1991 -
Associated acts ohGr
Skinny Puppy

Loki der Quaeler is a research mathematician and musician; born Matthew Demsey in December 1970, his name was legally changed in the early 1990s. He earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Arizona in Pure (Comprehensive) Mathematics and later enrolled in a Master's program in Theoretical Physics at San Francisco State University.


Loki was a fundamental contributor for The Process — an art and philosophy group started in the early 1990s. The group was originally created in tandem with the Skinny Puppy album The Process, and had contributions by musical artists Nivek Ogre and Genesis P-Orridge, and music video director William Morrison.

In 2000, Loki performed stage design and direction for the Skinny Puppy reunion show at the Orkus Doomsday Festival in Dresden, Germany. He was the keyboardist for the ohGr 2001 tour, is credited with keyboards on the ohGr album SunnyPsyOp, and is the current designer and administrator for the official ohGr website.


Loki is currently the Chief Research Officer for Cataphora, Inc. and is a member of the technical advisory board for Banzai Research Institute, Inc., a 2005 DARPA Grand Challenge finalist . While working at Dreamworks, SKG, he wrote software used on the film The Prince of Egypt. He has also written Java Swing libraries while working at Sun, and worked on computational chemistry software for Pfizer in 2001.

He has authored and co-authored several issued and pending patents.


Loki was interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for an article about University of Arizona research done using mathematics as a base language for communication in S.E.T.I in December, 1989. In September, 2000 he was profiled by The Industry Standard while at Troba, the company he co-founded.

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  • Loki was dressed to look like lead singer Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy during a portion of the band's 2000 concert at the Doomsday Festival.