IOANN, is the current artist project of Ivan Sapozhkov, born in Tyumen, Western-Siberia, Russia. Graduated from the department of Philology at the Tyumen State University in 2006, his musical career spans from his early childhood classical music training up to Sapozhkov founding his first rock- and metal groups in the early 2000s. For several years he toured as vocalist and guitarist with Russian mystic-metal band Molot vediM and released the worldwide acclaimed studio album Asylum in 2004. Since 2006, He began to experiment with forms of electronic sound and virtual instruments, working in the field of experimental sound, film and theatre as a composer and musician. In 2014, Sapozhkov founded his experimental sound studio and label Negativespace.
On 2016 he was Artist-in-Residence at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest, where he continued his research into the perception and spatial projection of multidimensional sound structures.