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Sang Mi Ahn

United States
fragile beings, 2010

Sang Mi Ahn is a composer who enjoys collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. Her blend of electronic and acoustic works have garnered numerous international awards and have been featured in festivals and conferences across the United States as well as in Europe and Asia, including the World Saxophone Congress, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, ICMC, ACMC, Symposium on Acoustic Ecology, SEAMUS, N_SEME, the International Experimental Film-Video Festival in Seoul. Ahn teaches as a Guest Professor in Composition at Yonsei University, South Korea (website: www.sangmiahn.com).

Jack Ballard

United States
Seven Days, 2015

Nizhóni means awesome beauty in dine bazáad (Navajo). It is made up of Jack Ballard, Ben Mariano and Jake Peters

Jack Ballard has composed, performed and produced music in a variety of genres, from classical and film music to jazz and bluegrass. He worked with Gunther Schuller, Wendell Jones, Arthur Post, David Maddux, and Frank Wiley, and received B.A.Ed and M.M. degrees from Central Washington and Eastern Washington Universities. His half-dissertation received the Bruce Benward Music Theory Award. He teaches at Malone University in Canton, Ohio.

Michael R. Barnhart

United States
Down the Tubes: for Automated Organ, 2011

Composer Michael Barnhart’s music explores the interaction of classical and unconventional instruments, electroacoustic sounds, and field recordings. His primary teachers were Mara Helmuth and Allen Otte at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory where he earned a doctorate in 2007. A committed arts educator, Barnhart’s residencies have often involved marginalized communities including students in the urban Midwest and in rural Appalachia. He teaches music and sound design for Shawnee State University.

Scott Barton

United States
Eroding Mountains, 2014

Scott Barton composes, performs, and produces (electro)(acoustic) music; conducts psychological research; and develops musical robots. His interests include rhythmic complexity in beat-based contexts, stylistic heterogeneity, perceptual organization, (dis)continuity, instrument design, machine expression, human-robot interaction, improvisation, and audio production. He founded and directs the Music, Perception and Robotics lab at WPI and co-founded Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI). His music has been performed throughout the world including at NIME, SMC, ICMC, SEAMUS, and NYCEMF.

Brian Belet

United States
Sea Lion Mix, 2009

Brian Belet lives in Campbell, California (USA), with his partner and wife Marianne Bickett. He performs with the ensemble SoundProof using Kyma, viola, bass, and voice. To finance this real world he works as Professor of Music at San Jose State University. (www.BeletMusic.com )

Bradford Blackburn

United States
Wash Cycle, 2018

Bradford Blackburn is an Associate Professor of Music at The University of Tampa, where he directs the Music Technology and Composition program and serves as Chair for the Department of Music. His electroacoustic music often explores microtonality through the medium of interactive performance. He has composed over 100 works in a variety of media including film scores, music for dance, acoustic concert music, jazz and popular music, and interactive computer music.

Matt Bryant

United States
_defragment, 2019

Matt Bryant is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, music technologist, and multimedia artist. Bryant is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he teaches music technology courses and directs the UAB Computer Music Ensemble. Bryant also teaches Creativity and Creativity & Computers seminars at New College at the University of Alabama.

His latest EP for ukulele and electronics, TGL, is out now on Step Pepper Records. www.matthewsbryant.com

Julius Bucsis

United States
The Message, 2014

Julius Bucsis is an award-winning composer, guitarist, and music technologist. Since beginning serious efforts with composition in 2011, his works have been included in almost 150 events (most of which were juried) worldwide. He has performed original compositions featuring electric guitar and computer generated sounds nationally and internationally. His compositions have been included on CDs released by Ablaze, PARMA, RMN Classical, and Soundiff. He is currently pursuing a DA in music at Ball State University.

Mengyuan Chen (Skylar)

United States
Haraguro, 2018

Skylar Chen is a multimedia developer based in Los Angeles. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Music and Statistics, she obtained two master’s degrees from the California Institute of the Arts in Experimental Sound Practices and Art & Technology.

Skylar’s research interest involves pop culture and new media forms such as video games, comic books, XR experiences and interactive media. Her work also experiments with new art forms emerged in the internet era such as data sonification/visualization, “serious” games, and XR contents.

Kyong Mee Choi

United States
Train of Thoughts, 2017

Kyong Mee Choi, composer, organist, painter, visual artist, and poet, has received several prestigious awards and grants including John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Robert Helps Prize, Aaron Copland Award, John Donald Robb Musical Trust Fund Commission, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, First prize of ASCAP/SEAMUS Award, Second prize at VI Concurso Internacional de Música Eletroacústica de São Paulo, Honorary Mentions from Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges, Musica Nova, Society of Electroacoustic Music of Czech Republic, Luigi Russolo International Compe

Devon Cliett

United States
Fallk, 2019

A Philadelphia native and Junior at West Virginia University, Devon Cliett draws inspiration from the likes of Yoko Shimomura, Adolphus Hailstork, and various modern rap sources such as Kanye West to create a sound that has been called “classically structured with modern harmonies”. He hopes to one day become one of the few African-American video game composers.

Antionio D’Amato

Italy
Béatitudes lysergiques, 2018

He graduated at conservatory in Piano, Harpsichord, Music for Multimedia, Music Pedagogy, Electronic Music and in 2017 in Audio Engineering. He also studied Composition for eight years, Bassoon, Baroque Organ, Ondes Martenot in Strasbourg and Paris, Sonology at ESMUC in Barcelona and later electronic music at ZHdK in Zürich. Some of his instrumental works are published by Forton Music, U.K. In summer 2015 he was trainee at ExperimentalStudio des SWR in Freiburg, and in 2016 at ZKM in Karlsruhe.

Christophe Daigle

Canada
“Continuum” by Blkk Bones, 2019

Born in Montreal, Canada in 1993. Christophe is a composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, currently enrolled in the Electroacoustic Studies program at Concordia University. His skills place him between the music elektonische of the German 70’s and the heart-throbbing shock and dance scene of the 90’s.
Christophe’s journey began when taking formal percussion lessons at a music school at the age of 10. In his music today, quoting a daily listener and fan, his music is “Dark, atmospheric, galactic, meditative and easy to drown in”.

Aidan Deery

Ireland
Ormeau, 2018

Aidan Deery is a Belfast-based composer, sound artist and video artist originally from Slieve Gullion, Co.Armagh. His output has included fixed-medium electroacoustic compositions, installations, and works for solo instrument with electronics, as well as collaborative work with sound and visual artists. Aidan’s work has had regular performances at concerts and festivals across Europe and the Americas, and has completed a number of local and international residencies, and is one half of field recording duo bunú.

Nicola Fumo Frattegiani

Italy
Gusselsen, 2019

Nicola Fumo Frattegiani is an electroacoustic composer living in Perugia, Italy. His works have been presented at various national and international festivals, including BFE / RMA, Noisefloor Festival (UK), Synchresis (ES), Evimus (DE), MUSLAB (BR), ICMC (KR), NYCEMF (US), SMC (CY), XXII CIM, Architecture Biennale of Venice (IT). Nicola collaborates in several productions of live electroacoustic music, with whom he experimented many types of generation and manipulation of sound dimension. He is part of the Ensemble A23, a research group in the field of sound installations.

Joshua Hey

United States
fissu/|rupT/t|eaR, 2017

Joshua Hey is a composer living in Philadelphia as a PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. His work has been performed by musicians such as the Daedalus Quartet, ICE, Dal Niente, PRISM and Ensemble Intercontemporain. Festivals and venues which presented his music include Nokia Bell Labs, MATA, Time of Music, RED NOTE and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. He is the winner of the 23rd Martirano Award and runnerup in the SCI/ASCAP Graduate Student Competition. In 2014-15, he was a visiting scholar at the Sibelius Academy with a grant from the American-Scandinavian Foundation.

Joel Hunt

United States
R for Strings and Hammers, 2016

Joel Hunt is an active composer and performer of algorithmic computer music and interactive electroacoustic music. His compositions have been performed at the International Computer Music Conference (Athens), New York City Electronic Music Festival, Primavera Festival of Contemporary Arts and Digital Media (Santa Barbara), and the California Electronic Music Exchange Concert Series (Los Angeles). Joel is currently an Associate Teaching Professor of Music and Digital Media, Arts and Technology at Pennsylvania State Erie.

Sun Jung Im

United Kingdom
Water relief for Tape, 2018

Composer Sun Jung Im is interested in every sound that stimulates sense of hearing. She tries to listen to noise, low sounds as well as music and conversation. Her works are based on forgotten sounds and reactions from the sounds like memories. Her works are in different genres such as percussion, Korean traditional instrument and performance. Her representative works are ‘Matter is void’ for orchestra, ‘IDid’ for dance and live electronics, ‘Recall’ for Ajaeng and live electronics and ‘Mont’ for two percussionists and live electronics. Her works were performed at ICMC2014, 2018 and so on.

Kazuya Ishigami

Japan
Stop the flood, 2018

KAZUYA ISHIGAMI (b. 1972, Osaka/JAPAN) is composer, sound designer, sound performer and sound engineer in the field of Electro-acoustic/Acousmatic/PostAcousmatic/Ambient/Noise and etc.

Since 1992, he started activities under the name of DARUIN. Since 1994, he has started composing and improvising using computers, such as the programming language “Max” etc. Since 1995 he joined the noise unit “Billy?” He learned electro-acoustic music composition at INA-GRM in 1997.

His pieces were performed at DR(DeutschlandRadio/Germnay) ,FUTURA(France), MUSLAB(Mexico), FKL-Symposium(Italy), ICMC(2015_USA/TEX

Niels Mestre

France
Kinkō, 2019

Composer and improviser living in Paris, Niels Mestre studied composition with Jean-Michel Bardez, one of the last students of Olivier Messiaen for seven years. One of his compositions “Lettre à l’oisif (d’après 会津磐梯山)” has been created in Japan by the NY Licorice Ensemble, another one has been released on the SEAMUS’ album “Sonic Haiku” .

He played with Pierre Chaze (KASSAV’, BJÖRK), Alain Debiossat (SIXUN), René Lacaille, Les Chevals (support band for LENNY KRAVITZ), MAGMA, Didier Malherbe (GONG, HADOUK), Benoît Mœrlen (GONG, MIKE OLDFIELD), Sylvain Kassap (LUC FERRARI)

Suss Müsik

United States
Attaché, 2019

Kel Smith is an author, designer and technologist who composes and records as Suss Müsik. Real instruments are used whenever possible, although most of the instrumentation is replicated electro-acoustically using haptic (gestural) controls. The project is headquartered in North America, with various collaborators located throughout the world. Suss Müsik began releasing material in the summer of 2015 and has since performed a number of commissions, including two pieces featured on the CHOQ Quebec radio program “La Rivière.”

Emily Nance

United States
Zoom, 2019

Emily Nance is a Transylvania senior from Nashville, Tennessee, majoring in Computer Science and Pre-Engineering. She learned to play piano at an early age and has been composing her own music since 5th grade. She is excited to be able to share her music electronically with the help of the equipment in the Digital Arts Technology Lab, where she even learned how to make music videos using the fantastic tools there. Emily loves to draw pictures and turn them into moving videos using Adobe After effects. She hopes to continue composing and making videos after she graduates. 

Zoom was a piece originally written to be a much longer orchestrated piece, but in the midst of composition, it changed dramatically to a wild electronic piece that just keeps getting faster! The piece includes a video that reacts to the music with dancing circles and colors, and special “speed-up” sound effects to go along with the ever-faster music.  The music video was made with hard work and dedication using Adobe After Effects.

Raphaël Néron

Canada
Aptosi, 2019

Composer and digital artist, Raphaël Néron completed a master’s degree in electroacoustic composition at Université de Montréal. His approach to music revolves around notions of discursiveness and dramaturgy through the sound medium. His work questions the new modalities of making meaning in the digital age, and often takes hybrid forms where electroacoustic and other disciplines, artistic or not, interact intimately.The notion of spaces, sound and visual, real or suggested, intimate or shared, is generally at the heart of the aesthetic language of his c

Joao Pedro Oliveira

Portugal
Things I Have Seen in My Dreams, 2019

João Pedro Oliveira completed a PhD in Music at the University of New York at Stony Brook. His music includes one chamber opera, several orchestral compositions, a Requiem, 3 string quartets, chamber music, solo instrumental music, electroacoustic music and experimental video. He has received over 50 international prizes and awards for his works, including three Prizes at Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition, the prestigious Magisterium Prize in the same competition, the Giga-Hertz Special Award, etc.. He is professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (Brazil). www.jpoliveira.com

Felipe Otondo

Chile
Night Study 2, 2013

Felipe Otondo (1972) studied composition at the University of York in England with Ambrose Field and Roger Marsh focusing on electroacoustic composition and experimental theatre. His music has been played in festivals in more than 33 countries across Asia, Europe, North and South America. Felipe is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Acoustics at Universidad Austral in Chile. More information at www.otondo.net

Aki Pasoulas

United Kingdom
Irides, 2017

Aki Pasoulas is an electroacoustic composer, Director of Education and the Director of MAAST (Music and Audio Arts Sound Theatre) at the University of Kent. He holds a PhD on timescale perception in electroacoustic music and his research interests include acousmatic music, time perception in relation to music, psychoacoustics and sound perception, spatial sound, acoustic communication, and soundscape ecology especially in relation to listening psychology. His scholarly and music works have been published through EMI/KPM, Sonos Localia, ICMA, CUP and OUP.

Sean Peuquet

United States
On the transparency of seeing through, 2018

Sean Peuquet is a composer and sound artist based in Colorado. He presents his work regularly at national and international venues for contemporary art and music such as ICMC, SEAMUS, EMS, NYCEMF, SCI, etc. He holds a PhD in Music Composition from the University of Florida, MA from Dartmouth College, and BA from the University of Virginia. His current research interests include generative music, self-reflexive listening practices, and identifying new paths for art as a socio-cultural determinant. He currently serves as Programs Director and Lead Music Instructor at madelife in Boulder, CO.

Jakub Polaczyk

United States
Voyage, 2017

Jakub Polaczyk – polish award winning composer and pianist based in New York City, graduated from Jagiellonian University, Music Academy of Cracow and Carnegie Mellon University. Director of New Music of the Chopin and Friends Festival in NYC. Currently teaching at the New York Conservatory of Music /www.jakub.polaczyk.com/

Jakub Rojek

United States
Paradise Unimagined, 2019

For more than two decades, Jakub Rojek has been involved in cross-over performance, composition, and improvisation. His expertise spans non-idiomatic and trans-idiomatic improvisation, its development, application and pedagogical aspect. His has been awarded prizes and scholarships at International Composition Competition in Darmstadt, Germany, Indiana State University Contemporary Music Festival, Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart, New England Conservatory, and performed in venues such as Jordan Hall in Boston, University of Arizona Crowder Hall, Chopin Theatre in Chicago.

Jonathan Santore

United States
Schiller’s Spoons, 2018

Jonathan Santore has won prizes and awards for his work including The American Prize in Composition, an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, and the American Composers Forum Welcome Christmas! Carol Contest. A CD featuring works he created as Composer in Residence for the New Hampshire Master Chorale (2004-2019) was released by Navona Records in 2017. He teaches composition and theory at Plymouth State University, where he’s received both the Distinguished Teaching Award and the Award for Distinguished Scholarship from his faculty colleagues.

Alice Shields

United States
White Heron Dance, 2017

Alice Shields, one of the pioneers of electronic music, received her doctorate from Columbia University and was Associate Director of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center and Director of Development of Columbia’s Computer Music Center. Current projects: The Wind in the Pines (2018) a Chamber Music America commission premiering Mar. 2020 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum; Dance for Shakuhachi (2019) premiering Nov. 2019 in Japan with Noh actor and photographer; and the first screening in Oct., 2019 of Cycle of Apples, a short film with experimental Saudi Arabian director Maha Al-Saati.

Sever Tipel

United States
Quilt, 2016

Sever Tipei was born in Bucharest, Romania, and immigrated to the United States in 1972. He holds degrees in composition and piano performance from the University of Michigan and Bucharest Conservatory. Tipei has taught since 1978 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Music where he also directs the Computer Music Project. He is a National Center for Supercomputing Applications Faculty Affiliate.

Between 1993 and 2003 Tipei was also a visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory where he worked on the sonification of complex scientific data.

Mark Vaughn

United States
Twill Quilt, 2019

Mark Vaughn is a doctoral student in music composition at the University of North Texas. He received his Bachelor’s degree in music technology from Montana State University and his Masters degree from UNT. His music has been performed throughout the United States at venues including, ICMC, SEAMUS, NYCEMF, and Electronic Music Midwest.