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Photo Gallery 2017
Photo Gallery 2018
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Rob Hamilton
United States
Special Guest

• Ph.D. Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics, Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

• M.A., Music, Science and Technology, Stanford University, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

• B.A., Music and Cognitive Science, Dartmouth College

Rob Hamilton joined the Department of Arts at Rensselaer as an Assistant Professor of Music and Media in 2015. As a composer, performer, researcher and software designer his creative and analytical practice explores the cognitive implications of the spaces between interactive game environments, network topographies and procedurally-generated sound and music.
His music, writings and research have been presented at international academic conferences, in concert at festivals and galleries, as well as at commercial venues and trade shows. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics as well as an M.A. in Music, Science and Technology from Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) in the Department of Music, a M.M. in Computer Music Composition from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Music and Cognitive Science from Dartmouth College.
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International Guest

Chris Chafe is a composer, improvisor, and cellist, developing much of his music alongside computer-based research. He is Director of Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University, where he completed his PhD in music composition, At IRCAM (Paris) and The Banff Centre (Alberta), he pursued methods for digital synthesis, music performance and real-time internet collaboration. His works are available from Centaur records and various online media. 
His museography work based on musification has been exposed world wide.He won the IEEE and Association for Computing Machinery Net Challenge Prize in 2000 and a National Science Foundation research award. 

Jonathan Harvey's student, he completed a PhD in Music Composition at Standford University. He is DXARTS (Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media) current director at Washington University.
His works explore place, memory, and materiality using algorithmic strategies to produce aural phenomena. His compositions include instrumental, electroacoustic and mixed music; his compositions have been performed by world class ensembles and instrumentalists.
His work is a benchmark in multichannel spatialization and 3D audio and Ambisonics research area.
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Chris Chafe
United States
International Guest

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Edgar Macías Zamora
Intérprete: "Temazcal", "Luces Celestes" y "The Rhythmic Structure of th Wind, part 4"
Edgar Macías Zamora was born  Atlangatepec, Tlaxcala in Mexico. He graduated from Escuela Superior de Música inMexico City. He has worked with various contemporary classical music composers such as Rodrigo Cadet, Carlo Ayllón, Aleyda Moreno, as well as Rúl Tudón and Takumi Ikeda. 
He has been interested in developing a personal repertoire in direct contact with the composers, considering sound and meaning. 
He has performed in Romania, Canada, United States, Japan, and Mexico.
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Nicolás Castro
"Minotauro Acariciando a una Mujer"
Nicolás A. Castro P. is a composer and mathematician of the University of los Andes in Colombia. He studied composition with Jorge G. García Moncada in the University of los Andes and he was Peter Kiefer's student in the Hochschule für Musik in Mainz, Germany.  
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Eric Pérez Segura
He studied Music Composition at the Superior School of Music and the Master degree in Music Technology at the National School of Music, both in Mexico City. He has participated in several courses and festivals in Mexico and abroad. He was invited to the 2nd. Takefu International Music Festival in 2002, and was given the 2nd. prize at the 1st. International Composition Competition for Symphonic Orchestra in France in 2004, organized by the European Festivals of Youth Orchestras  (Eurochestries). He was granted a scholarship as a young composer by FONCA in 2007. Now, he is part of ITESM teaching staff.

His music has been performed in Mexico and other countries, and he has promoted his own music through concerts organized and sponsored by himself, with the participacion of Signos Ensemble, Tempus Fugit Ensemble, Túumben Paax Vocal Ensemble, Symphonic Metal Group Exsecror Vecordia, and several soloists. In his works, there is a constant search of austerity by using a reduced number of elements and electronic experimentation. It will only change the way they relate to each other, all this in the context of contemporary music language. He is also the organizer of the Electroacoustic Music Festival Ecos Urbanos and the hackathon and makerthon NoiseHack.
Robert McClure
United States
"In Excess"
Robert McClure composes music for people and computers. His music has been presented at festivals such as NYCEMF, Beijing Modern Music Festival, SEAMUS, and ICMC. He holds a doctorate from Rice University. He has previously held positions at Soochow University and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition/Theory at Ohio University in Athens, OH. 
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United States
"Seven Days"
This project was developed as a faculty-student project using the studios at Malone University. Taking the initial biblical descriptions of the seven days of creation, Jack Ballard, with assistants, Jake Peters and Ben Mariano, wrote and performed seven vignettes or impressions of those seven days. To further develop ideas in electronic music, the collective “band” name, Nizhoni was adopted by Ballard, which is a Navajo Nation word loosely meaning “awesome beauty.” Around that time, he began talks with graphic design professor at Utah Valley University, Brandon Truscott, on the idea of collaborating on an accompanying video, inviting the assistance of his students in a similar capacity to Nizhoni.
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Panayiotis Kokoras
Kokoras is an internationally award-winning composer and computer music innovator, and currently an Associate Professor of composition and CEMI director (Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia) at the University of North Texas. Born in Greece, he studied classical guitar and composition in Athens, Greece and York, England; he taught for many years at Aristotle University in Thessaloniki. Kokoras's sound compositions use sound as the only structural unit. His concept of "holophonic musical texture" describes his goal that each independent sound (phonos), contributes equally into the synthesis of the total (holos). In both instrumental and electroacoustic writing, his music calls upon a "virtuosity of sound," a hyper-idiomatic writing which emphasizes on the precise production of variable sound possibilities and the correct distinction between one timbre and another to convey the musical ideas and structure of the piece. His compositional output is also informed by musical research in Music Information Retrieval compositional strategies, Extended techniques, Tactile sound, Hyperidiomaticity, Robotics, Sound and Consciousness.
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Brett Battey
United States
"Estuaries 3"
Bret Battey is Professor of Audiovisual Composition at the Music, Technology, and Innovation Institute for Sonic Creativity at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He has received recognitions and prizes from Austria's Prix Ars Electronica, France's Bourges Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique, Spain's Punto y Raya Festival and MuVi4, Abstracta Cinema of Rome, Amsterdam Film eXperience the Texas Fresh Minds Festival, and the Red Stick International Animation Festival for his sound and image compositions.
Blas Payri
Spain + France
"Entre Árboles" and "Abstracción 2"
Blas Payri is an electroacoustic music and sound art composer, also he is creator of video-art and video-dance. He is professor of audiovisual communication at Universitat Politécnica de Valéncia (Spain), where he teaches sound design, musical perception, and audiovisual music.
Eloy Fernando Fritsch
"TSP Multipalco"
Eloy Fritsch (1968 -) is the founder and director of the Electronic Music Center of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil since 2003. He began his musical activities in 1983 playing synthesizers. In 2002 he completed his doctorate in computer science working with Max / MSP. At the university he teaches, computer music, music technology, composition of electroacoustic music and music composition for film. Fritsch also coordinates the computer music research group at UFRGS. As a composer he released 12 studio albums playing synthesizers. In the year 2009 he published the book Música Eletrônica. The work of Fritsch received several awards in Brazil among them the Açorianos of Music and the Cineserra. The composition Synthetic Horizon was chosen to integrate the Brazilian collection of electroacoustic music.  
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Juan José Raposo
"Sounds II"
Juan José Raposo was born in Huelva, Spain. He is a coposition professor at the Professional Music Conservatory Javier Perianes in Huelva. As a researcher, the has published various works about the italian composer Luigi Nono, the most recent work has been Luigi Nono and Nuria Schönberg, The Victory of Guernica, and Luigi Nono - Voices of Fight and Protest. The last two have been published in the digital sound art and contemporary music magazine Sul Ponticello. 
His works have been at various festivals such as 'La Escucha Errante' (Bilbao, Spain), 'Festival Punto de Encuentro (AMEE), ediciones XX y XXI (Málaga and Valencia, Spain), EurSax I Congreso Internacional del Saxofón (Ciudad Real, Spain), Ciclo de Conciertos UNIA (Universidad internacional de Andalucía), Galería Perenne (Bahía Blanca, Argentina), Jornadas Argentinas de Música Contemporánea e investigación 2015, 2016 (Córdoba, Argentina), Muestra de Música Electrónica MUSLAB (México DF, México), Audiotheque (Miami Beach, USA), Tribute to Aram Slobodian (USA) among others. His music has been retransmitted in various electroacoustic and sound art radio shows such as Baja Frecuencia, Radio Pica, Vericuetos, Radio Kras, Llums de Tunguska, Radio Círculo, and Ars Sonora. 
Leah Reid
United States
"Ring, Resonate Resound"
Leah Reid is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her primary research interests involve the perception, modeling, and compositional applications of timbre. In her works, timbre acts as a catalyst for exploring new soundscapes, time, space, perception, and color. Her works are frequently performed throughout Europe and North America, with notable premieres by Accordant Commons, Ensemble Móbile, the Jack Quartet, McGill’s Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sound Gear, Talea, and Yarn/Wire. Reid received her D.M.A. in music composition from Stanford University and is currently an Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of Virginia. 
Jacob Miller Smith
United States
Jacob Miller Smith(b. 1992) holds a B.M. and M.M. in Music Composition from the University of Alabama and is pursuing a D.M.A. in Music Composition from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. He has studied composition with C. P. First, Peter Westergaard, Amir Zaheri, Jody Rockmaker, and Garth Paine. He has had performances across the US, as well as South America, Europe, Asia, and Canada. His work and research primarily involve the influence of acoustic ecology and nature as well as interdisciplinary collaboration. Jacob Miller Smith is a member SCI, ASCAP, and ICMA.
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Darwin Pillar Corrèa
Darwin Pillar Corrêa holds a Bachelor Degree in Music Composition from Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM/BRA). He obtained a Masters Degree in Music at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/BRA), where he is currently pursuing a PhD in Composition. He has been working with electroacoustic music since 2012, and his works have been played and premiered in festivals and academic events in Brazil.
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by Nathan Hearing

Pedro Fraguela
"Palacio de Cristal"
Pedro Fraguela was born in Argentina in 1985. He studied composition with electroacoustic media in Universidad Nacional de Quilmes in Argentina. His works include instrumental, mixed, and electronic pieces, as well as music for theater and dance. His aesthetics are based on sound usage to create intimate and introspective atmospheres, basically music as a way to experiment time and space. His works have been presented in Argentina, Spain, United States, Greece, Israel, Mexico, and Portugal. 
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'Cirques de Lescun'

Sarah Keirle
Great Britain
Sarah is an electroacoustic composer, sound designer, performer and artist based in Manchester, UK. Having graduated from the University of Manchester in 2017 with a first class MusB (hons) in Music and the P.J. Leonard First Prize for Electroacoustic Composition, and completed an Advanced Diploma in Sound for Film, Games and TV at SSR in 2018, she is currently studying for a Masters in Electroacoustic Composition and Interactive Media at the University of Manchester. Her works have been performed at the ICMC, EASTN-DC, MANTIS, NMNW, SHETogether, and will be played later this year at Ecos Urbanos.
Kazuya Ishigami
"Depiction of Sounds - Pray to Buddah -4th short version "
Kazuya Ishigami, is composer, sounds performer and sounds engineer born in 1972, in Osaka/JAPAN. He received B.A. of Music Engineering from Osaka University Of Arts and M.A. in Master of Urban Informatics from Osaka City University. He learned electro-acoustic music composition at INA-GRM in 1997.
His pieces were performed at DR(DeutschlandRadio/Germnay) ,WDR(westdeutscher rundfunk/Germany), CCMC(Japan), JSEM(Japan), FUTURA(France), MUSLAB(Mexico), SR(Radio Saarbruecken/Germany), HR(Hessischer Rundfunk/Germany), ISCM(Stuttgart/Germany), Spark(USA), NICOGRAPH(Japan), SILENCE(Italy), VII International FKL-Symposium(Italy), ICMC(2015_USA/TEXAS) and so on. He has an independent label “NEUS-318”.
Dominic Jasmin 
"Live "
Dominic Jasmin is a young composer and improviser from Montreal, Canada having studied electroacoustic composition at the Montreal Conservatory of Music. He explores the duality of fixed media and spontaneous composition, looking to bridge the perceived esthetic gaps between both practices.

His music is based on musique concrète techniques like looping, sampling and effects used in a freely improvised setting to create complex layers of sound which are articulated in response to one another in realtime, as free improvisers respond to the other musicians they are playing with.
Emma Margetson 
United Kingdom
"Dreaming Waves"
Emma Margetson (1993) is a composer of acousmatic music based in Birmingham and is currently studying for a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of Annie Mahtani and Scott Wilson funded by the AHRC Midlands3Cities Doctoral Training Partnership. Her works have been performed across the UK and internationally including performances at BEAST (University of Birmingham, UK), [ ex_nihilo ] Festival (Mexico), MA/IN Festival (Italy), Sound Junction (University of Sheffield, UK), Musica Electronic Nova (Poland), Noisefloor Festival (Staffordshire University, UK) and more. Emma also works as an assistant for BEAST (Birmingham ElectroAcoustic Sound Theatre).
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Antonio D'Amato 
"Béatitudes Lysergiques"
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. His first electronic composition was selected for a performance during the ICMC 2012 Conference. In summer 2015 he was trainee at ExperimentalStudio des SWR in Freiburg, and in 2016 at ZKM in Karlsruhe. His works have been performed in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Slovenia, Sweden, Taiwan, UK and USA.
David Holland 
United Kingdom
David Holland has a background in rock music but developed an interest in electroacoustic music when studying for a BSc in E-music at Coventry University, where he was awarded the Rolf Gehlhaar Award for electronic music composition. He completed a PhD at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) in 2017 in which he investigated enhancing engagement with sound-based music for primary school children through creative practice. In 2014 his piece ‘The Force’ was a finalist in the Bangor Dylan Thomas Prize for Electroacoustic Composition at Bangor University. He currently teaches on the Music Technology degree at De Montfort University.
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Irving Paul Kinnersley and Finn Kinnersley 
United Kingdom
"Air Under Water"
Irving Paul Kinnersley:
I am a composer of electroacoustic music interested in developing work which responds specific places. I am also interested in the way that the real and fantastical can be combined in the sonic and visual space. I have degrees in Modern Literature and an Mmus in CreativeSound. I am about to begin a PhD in Electroacoustic Composition at The University of Manchester.
Finn Kinnersley (Video):
Finn Kinnersley is a visual media artist with a background in anthropology and artificial intelligence. She is particularly interested in abstracting patterns from the natural world.
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by Valeria Perez Espinosa

Reference to  'Selfportrait along the borderline between Mexico and the United States'

Matt Petty  
United States
"The Island of the Dolls"
Matt Petty is a trombonist, composer, and video artist based in Memphis, Tennessee. Matt’s work often uses lo-fi gear to create music-based multimedia works involving found sound, video, and live performance. Inspired by local history, folklore, social justice, and the natural world, Matt’s music has been described as “...An emotional and arresting juxtaposition of beautiful things" by prize-winning composer, Eve Beglarian.

As a collaborative artist, Matt has worked with numerous visual artists and musicians across the country performing music and making video pieces. His multimedia works have been featured across the United States as well as internationally at shows including Biome Arts’ ALT/FUTURE 2016 Environmental Art Series in Taipei, Taiwan, the 2017 Bad Video Art Show in Moscow, Russia, and the 2017 Ecos Urbanos electroacoustic music festival in Mexico City. Matt’s latest project is a transcontinental tour of music written in response to El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail, with Honduran violist, Cesia Corrales. This tour takes place in 7 cities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mexico, creating the constellation of the Big Dipper.
Dimitrios Savva 
"Moments of Liberty III: Standing Without"
Dimitrios Savva was born in Cyprus, 1987. He received his Bachelor degree (distinction) in music composition from the Ionian University of Corfu and his Master degree (distinction) in Electroacoustic composition from the University of Manchester. In January 2015 he started his full funded PhD in Sheffield University under the supervision of Adrian Moore and Adam Stanovic. His compositions have been performed in many international festivals of electroacoustic music. He received prestigious awards for his work: first prize ex-aequoin the student category of acousmatic composition competition Metamorphoses 2012, the public prize at the composition competition Metamorphoses 2014 and the Franz List residency-scholarship award. 
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Marzena Majcher and Andrzej Wojciechowski   
Marzena Majcher (music) and Andrsej Wojsiechowski (video)
Marzena Majcher is a composer and guitarist. The author of music to the 36 films and 8 theater plays, electroacoustic music and contemporary classical music. She graduated Department of Composition at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music. Her important works are: CD Chemistry of Love. Synesthesia, Figures for symphony orchestra, music to the: film Hanoi – Warsaw. She had concerts on: XIV International Contemporary Music & Visual Arts (Warsaw 2018), Music Festival Ecos Urbanos in Mexico (2017), OFF Camera Plus Film Festival. Her CD Pudding was the best music of the 'Event of the Year 2011'- Festival of Contemporary Art Revisions_5 (Warsaw).
Epa Fassianos
Epa Fassianos is a Greek composer of electroacoustic music. He was born in Athens in 1982. He has attended both the University of York (MA in Music Technology) and the University of Sussex (MA in Composition for Media and Film and MPhil in Musical Composition). His BA in Greece was in Informatics and Computer Technology. He has also obtained his Piano Diploma in 2003 with Professor Dimitris Toufexis. In parallel, he has obtained the Diplomas in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue respectively.

At the moment he is a PhD student in acousmatic music (submission period) at the University of Manchester (NOVARS Research Centre), under the supervision of Professor David Berezan. His area of interest is: Creating works of acousmatic music based on aspects of Greek Culture (Religion, Traditional Greek Instruments, Mythology).
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Stephen Lilly
United States
"Recursive Variations"
Stephen Lilly is a Minneapolis-based composer, performer, audio engineer, and sound artist. His music ranges from “dark” and “demanding” (The Retriever) to “‘performance art’...the sort of thing you are glad to have experienced without wanting to revisit” (The Washington Post). Amateur poetics, theatricality, and satire are the trappings of much of his work, the majority of which are chamber works written for friends. Publications: Computer Music Journal, ink&coda, Organised Sound, Performance Research, and Perspectives of New Music. His music is available on SEAMUS, the SCI CD Series, and C7 Music, and his engineering appears on Neuma, Navona, and Albany Records.
Arthur Gottschalk
United States
"Arecibo" and "Boborygmus"
Arthur Gottschalk is Professor of Music at Rice University. His awards include the 2005 Corciano Prize, a Bogliasco Fellowship for further work in Italy, the Charles Ives Prize of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the 2014 Gold Medal for his Sonata for Cello: In Memoriam, the 2015 Gold Medal and Recording of the Year from the Global Music Awards for his Requiem, and 2018 Featured Composer for the Thailand International Music Festival. Residencies include the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the MacDowell Colony, and the American Academy in Rome. He is published and recorded internationally.
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