Bernardo Barros is a composer, pianist and live-electronics performer. He has devoted himself to the creation of instrumental and electroacoustic works. In 2007 founded Cyclone with Mario del Nunzio, that has performed in Brazil and Europe. He holds a BA in music composition from Unicamp (Brazil), studied sonology at the Sonology Institute (The Hague, Holland). In 2011 he completed his Masters Degree at University of São Paulo (Brazil). Bernardo lives in Bay Area, California. The duo Bernardo Barros and Bruno Ruviaro has been working for the last couple of years developing live-electronic performances using SuperCollider. bernardobarros.com
Adam Brinkmann is 22 year old student currently studying for a Masters Degree in Computer Science and Applications at the University of Warwick, UK. Adam earned a Bachelors Degree in Creative Music Technology from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, UK. He is interested in audio recognition, real-time sound synthesis, physical computing and human computer interaction. His current research is focused on onset detection using wavelet analysis for the classification of playing styles in music.
CHRIS BROWN, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent themes in his work, as well as the invention and performance of new electronic instruments. These range from electro-acoustic instruments (“Gazamba”, 1982), to acoustic instrument transformation systems (“Lava”, 1992), and audience interactive FM radio installations (“Transmissions”, 2004). He also writes his own interactive music software that he uses in his compositions and improvisations. He has been a member for over 20 years of the pioneering computer network music band THE HUB. As a performer he has recorded music by Henry Cowell, Luc Ferrari, José Maceda, John Zorn, David Rosenboom, Larry Ochs, Glenn Spearman, and Wadada Leo Smith; as an improvisor he has recorded with Anthony Braxton, Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Ikue Mori, Alvin Curran, William Winant, Biggi Vinkeloe, Don Robinson, and Frank Gratkowski, among many others. Recordings of his music are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, and Artifact labels. In October 2009 he was a featured composer/performer on the Donaueschingen MusikTage; and his work for gongs and live electronics Gangsa was premiered in February 2010 at the Ugnayan Festival at the University of the Philippines. He studied performance and composition at UC/Santa Cruz with Gordon Mumma and William Brooks, and then studied Electronic Music at Mills College with David Rosenboom. He is currently a Professor of Music at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM). http://www.cbmuse.com
Donald Craig earned is DMA in Music Composition from the University of Washington in 2009. He has studied with Joel Durand, Kenneth Benshoof, Richard Karpen, and Juan Pampin. He also plays guitar and has studied with Steven Novacek. His dissertation, "Symphony By Numbers" was a large visual music work, for which he developed his own software. He won Honorable Mention at the 2011 Punto y Raya Festival for his work of visual music "Midnight at Loch Ness." He is currently using SuperCollider for creating the sound images in his visual music works.
Rachel Devorah Trapp (b. Hartford, 1986) is a Brooklyn-based composer, sound artist, and French horn player. Her work – which is often cross-disciplinary – integrates relational and conceptual practices into multidimensional perceptual and cognitive experiences. These interests are informed by her history of working with individuals diagnosed with cognitive disabilities, the incarcerated, and at-risk youth. Pieces by Trapp have been performed by artists such as Fred Frith, Laurel Jay Carpenter, and the Del Sol String Quartet at places such as the Musical Singularity Series at Wesleyan University (CT), Paper Box (NY), the Music for People and Thingamajigs Festival (CA), and Nightlight (NC). Along with Chicago-based composer Kimberly Sutton, she is a founding member of the composer/performer collective Aorist. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in horn performance with highest distinction from the City University of New York in 2007 and a Master’s degree in composition from Mills College in 2013.
A native of Bozeman, Montana, John Drumheller received his DMA in composition from the University of Colorado in 1993. He has had further studies in digital synthesis and algorithmic composition at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University as well as synthesis and digital signal processing at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California at Berkeley. His music has been performed across the United States, Europe, and Asia, including diverse venues such as the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC and the Issues Project Room in New York City. He has won several awards for his music, including the Eugene Kayden Colorado Arts Award, the Quinto Maganini Award and an Honorable Mention at the ALEA III International Composition Competition for his string quartet Ragged Tree at Olive Ridge, recorded on the CRS label. He is a founding member and co- director of the Boulder Laptop Orchestra and is Senior Instructor of Composition and Director of Music Technology at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Clifford Kimbrel-Dunn has performed throughout the USA, Canada, and Europe. He holds Masters' degree in music from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht as well as from Central Washington University. Clifford has recently been an artist in residence for the Seattle Flute Society's ute choir and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. He was a guest lecturer in electronic music at Central Washington University. He was a featured performer at the 2010 National Flute Convention, as well as the Seattle Wooden Flute Convention in 2006. He has had compositions premiered at Amsterdam's Suite Muziekweek, and music festivals at DIEM (Aarhus) and STEIM (Amsterdam).
Michaël Dzjaparidze is a sound researcher from Amsterdam, The Netherlands and currently a PhD candidate at the Sonic Arts Research Centre of Queen's University in Belfast, UK. He is particularly interested in sound synthesis, algorithmic composition, mathematics, physics and software development. Michaël obtained a BA in Art & Technology and an MA in Sound & Music Technology from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht in Hilversum, The Netherlands in August 2010.
Eli Fieldsteel is a composer, programmer and percussionist with interest in large ensemble music and electroacoustic composition. He is the recipient of an ASCAP/SEAMUS commission, as well as awards and recognition from other organizations, including the Bandmasters’ Academic Society of Japan and the Frank Ticheli Competition. His works have been performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony, the UNT Symphony Orchestra, and the Kawagoe Sohwa Wind Ensemble, among other prominent performers and ensembles. His teachers have included Russell Pinkston, Jon C. Nelson, and David Bithell. He is currently a graduate student and teaching assistant at the University of Texas.
Jess Garrett is a composer, programmer, and musician currently completing a BM in Composition at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Her musical interests include found sound sources, improvisation, and distortions of time resulting in a compositional style often characterized as highly evocative and eerie. She has acted as an audio technician for multiple dance companies and was the sound designer for an interactive digital media installation housed in CU's Museum of Natural History.
Glitch Lich is a seething florescent filament slashing its way through the ether, across oceans and continents, connecting four disparate entities into an assimilated mass of noises and beats. Off the grid, the quartet consists of Cole Ingraham, Chad McKinney, Curtis McKinney, and Ben O'Brien, whose physical forms met at the experimental way station Mills College in Oakland, CA. Since then the band has spread its reach across three timezones and two continents. When encountering this sonic entity, prepare for recursive reprogramming, beer, and DEMONOLOGY.
David Stephen Grant (b. 1988, Carshalton, England) began his studies in composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music (NMH) in 2009 with Peter Tornquist and Bjørn Kruse. Here he has also studied with Henrik Hellstenius and Helge Sten, and is currently finishing his bachelor's degree with professor Asbjørn Schaathun. Grant has had works performed at festivals such as the Ultima Oslo Contemporary Music Festival and Vinterlydfestivalen (NO), and besides his primary classical focus he has written music for dance and theater productions, and worked in other fields of music ranging from heavy metal to pop and electronica.
I was born in 1977. Studied Piano from the age of 6. Studied guitar from the age of 15. Later, I went more technical and studied computer science and mathematics from 1999 to 2005. Received a Ph.D. on my work on topological properties of digital geometrical spaces in 2009. After that, I had a postdoc position in a workgroup on high dimensional data analysis. Since 2011 I am focussing on music again and work with SuperCollider. Since I live in the region of Weimar, Germany, I had alway a strong connection to musicians and composers, working in different styes.
Charles Céleste Hutchins was born in San Jose, California in 1976. In 1998, he graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, where he studied electronic music with Maggi Payne. In 2005, he graduated with an MA from Wesleyan University, where he studied with Ron Kuivila and Anthony Braxton. He recently completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has played at venues and festivals around North America and Europe. His music has been played on European and American radio.
Materializing out of super-fluidic aether in 1985, Cole Ingraham exists as a manifestation of the union between a vacuum cleaner and a fan. This life-form obtains sustenance from drones, noise, and imperial IPAs. In the year 2013, the University of Colorado at Boulder saw no alternative but to make him a Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition. He often wears a hat.
Porter James is a sound artist/composer/whatnot currently based in Oberlin, OH, where he is studying music with a concentration in intermedia/experimental sound practices. Born in Utah, Porter has spent most of his life living in stucco houses in one or another of the suburbs of Phoenix, AZ. Working during the summer as a database programmer & during the school year as staff at Oberlin Student Cooperative Association, he somehow has enough time to make music pieces once in a while. His current work centers on cultivating a practice of listening that encourages attention to time, place, material, and situation, using installation and composition as tools to further this practice and/or communicate some aspect of it to a listener. At least, that’s what he hopes it does!
RON KUIVILA composes music and designs sound installations that revolve around the unusual homemade and home modified electronic instruments and software configurations he designs. He was been a fellow or artist in residence under the sponsorship of the DAAD, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Getty Research Institute, the Institute for Studies in the Arts at Arizona State University, California Institute of the Arts, Mills College, the Banff Centre for the Arts, Tempo Reale, and Stichting STEIM. Kuivila has performed and exhibited installations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He is University Professor of Music at Wesleyan University.
Jessica Lindsey currently resides in Boulder, Colorado where she completed the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Clarinet Pedagogy and Performance at the University of Colorado (CU) in May 2013. In Boulder, Ms. Lindsey is a Teaching Assistant at CU, a mentor for the Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras, and the clarinet/saxophone instructor at Parlando School for the Arts. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Lindsey held adjunct positions in southeastern Nebraska at Concordia University of Nebraska, Doane College, and Nebraska Wesleyan University where she taught applied clarinet and saxophone and music-related courses. Ms. Lindsey maintains an active schedule as a clinician and performer; since 2004 she has presented clinics, recitals, and chamber music concerts in Alabama, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. Ms. Lindsey completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music (2002) and a Masters of Music (2004) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her primary teachers include Mr. Daniel Silver, Dr. Diane Barger, and Dr. John Klinghammer.
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano enjoys building things, fixing them when they don't work, and improving them even if they seem to work just fine. The scope of the word "things" is very wide, and includes computer hardware and software, controllers, music composition, performance and sound. His music blurs the line between technology and art, and is as much about form and sound processing, synthesis and spatialization, as about algorithms and custom software he writes for each piece. He has been working in multichannel sound and diffusion techniques for a long time, and can hack Linux for a living. At CCRMA, Stanford University since 1993, he combines his backgrounds in music (piano and composition), electronic engineering and programming with his love of teaching and music composition and performance. He discovered the intimate workings of sound while building his own analog synthesizers a very very long time ago, and even after more than 30 years, "El Dinosaurio" is still being used in live performances. He was the Edgar Varese Guest Professor at TU Berlin during the Summer of 2008.
Michael Musick is a media artist, technologist, composer, performer and improviser. His work is currently focused on interactive performance systems. Specifically, he has been researching, composing, installing, and performing in his sonic ecosystems. Michael is in his first year of study at New York University, pursuing a PhD in Music Technology at the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL). Before moving to New York Michael was at the University of Michigan, earning a MA in Media Arts. He has also studied at the University of Southern California and University of Colorado. Visit michaelmusick.com for additional information or music.
Erik Nyström is a London-based composer working in the acousmatic medium. His recent music has been exploring the aesthetic potentials of transformative spatial structures, and the role of textural processes in morphology and musical form. His PhD in electroacoustic composition at City University London, supervised by Denis Smalley, was completed in April 2013, and has the title Topology of Spatial Texture in the Acousmatic Medium. It develops an entirely textural approach to space and time in acousmatic music, presenting a series of works exploring visual listening, materiality and spatiality, entropic processes and other perceptual concepts. The theoretical approach draws from research on the cross-modality of texture perception, philosophical discourse on embodied meaning, physics, psychology of visual art, and discourse on space in acousmatic music.
Previous studies include an MA at City University (2008, also with Smalley) and computer music composition at CCMIX in Paris (2007). His music is performed internationally; acknowledgements include the Prix du Public in Metamorphoses 2010 (for Elemental Chemistry). Erik Nyström teaches contemporary music and electroacoustic composition at SAE London and works as free-lance recording engineer specialised in contemporary music.
Benjamin O’Brien composes and performs acoustic and electro-acoustic music. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Music Composition at the University of Florida. He holds a MA in Music Composition from Mills College and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Virginia. Benjamin has studied composition, theory, and performance with John Bischoff, Chris Brown, Ted Coffey, Fred Frith, Paul Koonce, Roscoe Mitchell, and Paul Richards. His compositions have been performed at national and international conferences and festivals including ICMC, EMS, NYCEMF, SEAMUS, SCI, Colloqui di Informatica Musicale, and Musica Viva Festival. He received the Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for Outstanding Musical Composition, and is a WOCMAT International Electroacoustic Music Young Composers Awards Finalist. His work has been published by SEAMUS and Taukay Edizioni Musicali. He performs regularly with the international laptop quartet Glitch Lich.
Bruno Ruviaro is a composer from Brazil currently living in San Francisco, California. He composes both acoustic and electroacoustic music, from instrumental chamber piece to fixed- media and laptop orchestra works. Some of his main musical interests are: musical borrowing, speech, algorithmic composition, theater, and improvisation. After studying and working for several years at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), he recently started a new job at Santa Clara University where he is in charge of developing a new electronic music program. Bruno runs SuperCollider in Ubuntu Linux.
Steve Sachse writes and performs music from a number of diverse areas of interest including traditional and contemporary forms of jazz and classical styles, American roots music, electronic and electro-acoustic mediums, and various non-Western, experimental, and improvisational styles. A significant focus of his work is concerned with community outreach and interdisciplinary collaborations at both local and national settings, as well as performing new music as an electric guitarist. In addition to his work as a collaborating composer and performer he also works consistently as an amateur photographer. Steve received his undergraduate degree in music composition in 2008 and is currently a candidate for a master’s degree in composition at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Shanna Sordahl is an American-Canadian sound artist and composer currently living in Oakland, CA. Recently she finished an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College where her focuses were digital and analog synthesis, installation work, cello improvisation and audio engineering. She also holds a BA in music from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario where her concentration included both electroacoustic music and religious studies. She strives to relate her musical projects to her interests in alternative education, do-it- yourself crafts, and alternative and sustainable living practices. Due to her interdisciplinary interests and love of diversity her work takes on many forms, from installations to collaborations with choreographers. Many of her current projects emphasize small, often unnoticed sounds and focus on the relationship between the listener and the surrounding environment.
John Thompson works as Associate Professor of Music at Georgia Southern University where he serves as Director of the Music Technology program.
Tim Walters lives in San Francisco, plays bass for Reconnaissance Fly and the Flower Furnace, publishes electronic music (based on years of Artificial Stupidity research) under the name Shalmaneser, and hopes someday to be a real live boy.
Tonino Casula and Roberto Zanata collaborate since 2007. Them works were performed in several international Festival as Simultan Festival (Romania), Abstracta Festival (Italy), Optical Festival (Spain), Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Academy, Emufest (Italy) and more. Tonino Casula Biography 1948/90: painter; 1966/72: realizations of severals murales; 1966/95: collaborations with newspapers, radio programs and tv, patercipations to seminars about art, education and comunication; 1958/81: member of Gruppo 58, of Gruppo Transazionale, of Centro Di Cultura Democratica, of Centro Arti Visive, of Centro Internazionale Sperimentazione Arti Visive; 1964/97: published books - Taccuino (Il Capitello), Impara l\'arte (Einaudi), Il libro dei segni (Einaudi), Tra vedere e non vedere (Einaudi) Vedere e sapere (Einaudi) I testi iconici (Mondadori); 1990/93: realizations of diafanie in Italy and abroad for purposal show (teathre, dance, music); 1993/2011: cortronici (short electronic movie). Roberto Zanata, italian composer, graduated at the Conservatory of Cagliari, Italy, in composition and electronic music. He wrote composition for chamber music, theatre, installation and acousmatic music. He works with Supercollider since 2008.