John Burton is the recording artist known as Leafcutter John. Also an educator, one-man-software-house, installation artist, and luthier. Over the last 10 years he has released 4 albums on the influential IDM label Planet-Mu records and German art label Staubgold Records. In 2007 he completed his first solo art show, an interactive sound installation at Beaconsfield in London. He is also a member of the Mercury Prize nominated group Polar Bear.