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Christopher Lock is an electroacoustic composer and digital media artist based in Cambridge, MA. He creates textural masses of sound and video and populates them with imagery of digital phantasmagoria. Christopher holds Bachelors degrees in Computer Music Composition and Viola Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Harvard University studying computer music composition under Chaya Czernowin and Hans Tutschku.
Matheos & Georgios is a partnership composed of two life-long friends who have multiple interests in sound design, acousmatic composition and sonic arts. Through their studies in Electroacoustics at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada), they have each acquired a different set of interests and passions. This includes avenues of exploration into sound research, performance, media manipulation, recording, sound practices, and technology. By merging their skills, they have ventured into projects connected and concerned with history, culture, society, and art history. A common theme through their works has been perspectives on past, present, and future. Their projects intertwine the old with the new. As a team, they view their art as a medium to present real-life issues or topics that concern the masses and areas of human experiences. This is to form an attempt of dialogue by involving the viewer physically and emotionally within their pieces. Their collective works reflect the preservation and continuity of knowledge, language and communication. Utilizing their friendship alongside their mixed media collaborations provides them with the ability to venture into large-scale projects and investigate issues relatable to each other or as a whole. This is also seen by the use of multi-layered ideas and functions of their art.
Massimo Vito Avantaggiato His work revolves around research processes and combination of experimental video and experimental electronic music. He has studied electroacoustic composition, instrumental composition and sound engineering. He is interested in programming languages applied to audio and video and he has written music for films, short films, video installations and ballets. He has been a finalist in many international composition and video competitions and his articles have been published by Università di Venezia and Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
blablaTrains is a duo formed by Takuto Fukuda playing a DIY sensor instrument, and Ana Dall’Ara-Majek playing an extended Theremin. Respectively from Japan and France, they moved to Canada to study composition and to take the train. The duo develops new ways of combining narrative, theatricality and musical meaning using gestures idiomatic to their digital instruments. Both are composers and Max programmers, and in their respective careers create pieces with instruments and electronics for installations, performances, fixed media and multimedia projects.
Léa Boudreau is a composer, musician and sound artist based in Montréal. Now a final-year digital arts student, she nourishes a passionate relationship with sound since her teenage years. It was a time when she used to spend days as a hermit, listening and creating. Oh how few things have changed.
Bentley Jarvis has been composing and performing electroacoustic music since 1975 and teaching Sonic Arts and Electroacoustics at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto since 1983. In 2004 he began teaching computer modelling and animation at OCADU. Born in Balmertown, Ontario in 1949, Bentley studied visual arts and electronic arts at the Three Schools in Toronto in 1970, electronics at Fanshawe College in 1972 - 1973, computer science and visual arts at the University of Western Ontario (1974-76), electronic music composition and system design at the University of Waterloo (Honours BIS 1982), and computer modelling and animation at Fanshawe College 2001-2003. Bentley has sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian League of Composers, has been president of the Forest City Gallery (London), and vice-president of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community. Most of his work integrates electroacoustic music with a visual element such as dance, slide or video projection, computer prints, or sculpture.
Tina Pearson is a Canadian composer, multimedia artist and facilitator whose projects dwell in relationships between disciplines, technologies and species, and between artists, environments and audiences. Her work often includes eco-mimicry, micro intonation and telematics, and usually incorporates stretched modes of performance attention and practice. Pearson has been commissioned to compose for acoustic ensembles, installations, choreographic works, networked virtual reality performances and film and video. Her work has been presented internationally. Pearson is a member of the Avatar Orchestra Metaverse and the Experimental Music Unit and is a certified Deep Listening® practitioner through Pauline Oliveros. She is a first generation settler living within the unceded territories of the Lkwungen-speaking peoples on the shores of the Salish Sea. http://www.tina-pearson.com
Matthew Rogalsky is a composer, sound artist and musicologist. Since 1985 he has presented work regularly in performances and gallery exhibitions across North America and Europe. His areas of research include histories, reconstructions and new performances of late 20th century electronic and experimental music. He has given performances of the music of David Tudor, Alvin Lucier, Phil Niblock, John Cage, David Behrman, Rhys Chatham and Terry Riley, among others. His writing has been published in Leonardo Music Journal, Canadian Theatre Review, Social and Cultural Geography, Public, and Musicworks. An exhibition catalog with DVD, entitled "When he was in high school in Texas, Eric Ryan Mims used a similar arrangement to detect underground nuclear tests in Nevada," is available from the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen's.
Sheridan Tamayo-Henderson is an emerging filmmaker and sound artist who received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia. She is interested in the politics of space and placemaking through sensory, synesthetic and creative understandings of landscapes.
Barry Truax is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication and formerly the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University where he taught courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. His music is published on Cambridge Street Records and 50 complete stereo versions of his pieces are available on Sonus in recognition of his fifty years composing electroacoustic music.
Juan Carlos Vasquez is an award-winning composer, sound artist, and researcher from Colombia. His electroacoustic music works are performed around the world and have been premiered in 28 countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Vasquez has received creation grants and commissions from numerous institutions, including the International Computer Music Association, the Nokia Research Center, the Ministry of Culture of Colombia, AVEK, the Finnish National Gallery, the Sibelius Birth Town Foundation, the Arts Promotion Centre in Finland and the CW+ in partnership with the Royal College of Music in London, UK, among others. Vasquez received his education at the Sibelius Academy (FI), Aalto University (FI) and the University of Virginia (USA).
Camille Zhang is a contemporary composer, sound artist and visual artist. She started playing classical piano from the age of four years old and later she went to University of Paris to study musicology and computer music. She is now living in the United States. Her music has been heard in France and in the U.S.