Composer’s Biographies

Mathew Adkins

Mathew Adkins (1972) is a composer, performer, and lecturer of electronic and interactive music. He graduated from Pembroke College. Cambridge in 1993 followed by postgraduate research at the University of Birmingham with Jonty Harrison and the University of East Anglia with Simon Waters. His works include installations, concert works, multimedia pieces, electronic scores for contemporary dance and works for CDROM. He was a member of the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre from 1993 – 95 and a director of the Sonic Arts Network of Great Britain 1995 – 97, before moving to Dublin for a year. In 1998 he became co-artistic Director of the annual Electric Spring Festival in Huddersfield, and is co-founder of the recently formed multi-media group r.a.i.r.e. His works have been broadcast and performed worldwide and have been featured in numerous international festivals including the Bourge Synthése 1995 & 1997 (France), the Aspekte Festival (Austria), Futura (France), the Stockholm Electronic Arts Festival, ACMC (NZ), ICMC (China), Symposium VII (Brazil).

John Ayers

John Ayers studied at the University of Newcastle, England, where he received the David Barlow Award for Outstanding Finalist, he is currently studying for an MA in Music Technology in Newcastle. He has had works performed throughout the north of England and is one of the founder members of the multi-media arts group Synaesthesia and is also an active DJ.

Christian Banasik

Born 1963 in Siemianowice, Poland Christian Banasik has lived in Germany since 1974. He studied composition with Gunther Becker and Dmitri Terzakis at the Robert Schumann Academy in Dusseldorf. Post-graduate studies with Hans Zender (composition) and Hans-Dieter Resch (conducting) at the College of Music and Performing Arts (Frankfurt-Main).

His instrumental and electronic music has been performed and broadcast in numerous European countries as well as in North and South America, Asia and Australia.

Ros Bandt

Ros Bandt is an internationally recognised Australian composer and sound artist. She has pioneered spatial music, sound sculpture and audience-interactive sound installation through her original works and writings. Her radiophonic works have been commissioned by the Studio of Akustische Kunst, WDR, Koln, the ORF, Vienna, and the Australian Broadcasting Commission. Her many awards include the inaugural Benjamin Cohen Peace Prize for Innovation, Ball State University, USA, the Sound Art Australia Prize and the prestigious Australian Don Banks Composers Fellowship. She has recently been working on endangered sounds and electronic sound archeologies for new media and installation and was awarded an ARC grant to develop multichannel sound sites in virtual space. Her works are recorded on New Albion, Wergo, EMI and Move Records. She has a PhD in the performance practice and composition of New Music, from Monash University. She performs, records and tours with many artists and ensembles including the early music ensemble La Romanesca.Her new book on Australian Sound Sculpture will be published in April 2001 by Craftsman House, Fine Arts Press.She is honorary senior research fellow at the Australia Centre and has just been awarded a large ARC grant to write a book on sound design of public space.

Natasha Barrett

Natasha composes acousmatic and live electroacoustic music, works with sound diffusion, installation projects, instrumental performers and dance. Her work is performed regularly in concerts and festivals throughout Europe and America and has been presented at international conferences and competitions (notably Noroit 1998; Luigi Russolo 1995 and 1998; Bourges 1996 and 1998, Ars Electronica 1998, International Computer Music Conferences 1995–1998; International Symposium for Electronic Art 1995). Her work has been commissioned by international associations and independent artists. After studying for a Masters degree in composition and analysis with Jonty Harrison, in 1998 she was awarded her doctoral degree in electroacoustic composition supervised by Denis Smalley. Following a period as the guest composer at NoTAM in Oslo, she undertook a period as senior lecturer and director of the electroacoustic music studios at the music conservatory in Tromso, Norway. She now works as a freelance composer.

Nat Bates

I am currently undertaking a Media Arts degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University. I produce and perform experimental music as an individual whilst collaborating with partner Linda Kenmar to produce interactive sound works for the web, CD-Rom and installation. I also work as a sound engineer and create sound design for animations. I have exhibited works in Melbourne at First Site, the Centre for Contemporary Photography and will have an interactive sound installation at the Linden Gallery for the Next Wave Festival 2000 in May.

Daniel Beban

Daniel Beban is a postgraduate student at the School of Music, Victoria University of Wellington, with a background in jazz and improvisatory performance.

Aldo Brizzi

Born 7 June, 1960, in Alessandria,(Italy). Education: Milan Conservatorio (piano, viola and composition), Bologna University (graduated with maximum votes and honors - professors Umberto Eco, Aldo Clementi, Franco Donatoni among others); composition workshops with Brian Ferneyhough; conducting with Franco Ferrara and Sergiu Celibidache, workshops with Pierre Boulez and Leonard Bernstein.

Honours: "Venezia Opera Prima" 1981, "Stipendienpreis" Darmstadt 1984, "European Music Year Prize" Venice - Cologne - Paris 1985, "Franco Evangelisti" Rome 1986, "Young Composers' Forum" Cologne 1989, "Young Talent 1989 of the Sophia Antipolis Foundation" Nice-Cannes 1989.

Compositions performed by numerous orchestras, ensembles and soloists including the European Community Youth Chamber Orchestra, Bamberger Symphoniker, French Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Baden-Baden Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danish Radio Orchestra, Montepulciano Festival Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, Venezia Chamber Orchestra, Ens. de cuivres et percussions de l’InterContemporain - Paris, Ens. 2E2M - Paris, Singcircle - London.

Works commisioned by Donaueschingen Musik Tage, Radio France, French Ministery of Culture, GRAME Lyon, Royaumont Foundation, Centre de Musique Electroacoustique de Metz, Swizerland Institut of Rome, Festival MANCA of Nice, town of Bielefeld.

Brigid Burke

Brigid is a clarinet soloist, visual artist, composer, and educator. She has performed and composed extensively in solo and chamber recitals, both nationally and internationally. As a freelance performer/composer Brigid’s work is recorded regularly and has been broadcast in both live and recorded versions on ABC FM and ABC radio national, and appeared in various CD recordings including Intersect and Trio Duo both which have been reviewed internationally. She has a Master of Music in Composition from Melbourne University and is also currently lecturing, performing and taking master classes at tertiary and secondary institutions throughout Australia.

Warren Burt

Warren Burt attended the State University of New York, Albany (BA, 1971) and the University of California, San Diego (MA, 1975) before moving to Australia in 1975. In Australia he has worked in academia (La Trobe University, NSW Conservatorium, Victorian College of the Arts, Australian National Universtiy), education and radio (freelance and commissioned productions for ABC and PBAA), and as a composer, film maker, video artist and as a community arts organiser. His work with electronic and computer music is recognised internationally, including 1989 performances at Ars Electronica, Linz; and Streirischer Herbst, Graz; and 1994-95 performances and installations in New Zealand, Australia, the USA, and Germany. His book, "Writings from a Scarlet Aardvark, 15 Articles on Music and Art, 1981-93," was published by Frog Peak Music, USA. A second book"Critical Vices: The Myths of Post-Modern Theory", written in collaboration with Nicholas Zurbrugg, was published in 1999 by Gordon and Breach, New York. Recent CD releases of his work include "39 Dissonant Etudes" (Tall Poppies, Sydney, 1996), and "Recitative Tracing: On Guns and Cock Fighting" (on Winded", Innova, St. Paul, 1998). His electronic composition "La Strega Bianca della Luna II" was selected for inclusion in the 1999 Sonic Circuits International Electronic Music Festival. In 1998 he was artist-in residence at the Djerassi Artists Program, California, and he was awarded a 1998-2000 Australia Council Composer’s Fellowship. Currently, he is on tour in the USA.

Christopher De Laurenti

Christopher DeLaurenti is an improvisor and composer of electronic music. He has a web page at which features Three Camels for Orchestra, rants, comic covers of evil, sound clips and more. With Alex Keller he performs as rebreather improvising live electronic music from the digital glossolalia of sabotaged consumer electronics, homebrew circuits and obsolete devices. Christopher is also part of the Tentacle Collective, which publishes an Ink edition and a web calendar at chronicling creative and experimental music in America's Pacific Northwest.


Julian Oliver has performed locally and internationally under the name 'délire' for several years. Current work under the delire project includes the development of a performance based acoustic-modelling engine, a cd release and writing. " 'délire' is not so much my avatar, as it is my verb. Used in continental philosophy to embody the contradiction between the mastery of the subject over language and the re-emergence of chaos, it is the closest description of my relationship with digital sound manipulation, one that forever leaves me stranded between pure witness and the centre of effort."

Paul Doornbusch

Born in Melbourne Australia, Paul Doornbusch is a composer, sonologist, and performer who works largely with algorithmic composition systems for traditional instruments and electronics. His work is presented internationally in concerts throughout Europe (Paris, Amsterdam, The Hague, Frankfurt, Köln, Berlin, Salzburg, Krakow etc.) and also in Australiasia, Canada and the USA. His latest works include Continuity 1&2 for electronics and bass recorders (premiered Salzburg festival 1999, last performed Amsterdam October 2000) and ACT5 for amplified bassoon. Since completing a Bachelor of Music degree in Melbourne with Barry Conyngham he has studied and worked in Europe for eight years with composers such as György Ligeti and Luciano Berio, mostly in the Dutch music scene and the Royal Conservatory of Holland. He has written music for a wide variety of performers and situations including pieces for ensembles, soloists, electronics, and films. Doornbusch's music is concerned with rich textures and elaborate but transparent musical structures that probe the extremes at every level for the performer and listener. After completing post-graduate studies in Sonology at the Royal Conservatory of Holland, he was appointed to the staff where he was active in both the sonology and composition programs and a technology adviser to the director. The teaching at the Royal Conservatory ranged from composition to sound synthesis, electronic music and studio techniques.

Whilst in Europe, Doornbusch was active on several other musical fronts. Other activities included working on an EU committee of four to design and implement an electroacoustic music course and studio for Macedonia Conservatory, working with the UNESCO Music Council in Paris, visiting other studios all over Europe and working on major projects including Stockhausen (Holland Festival), Ligeti (Meifestival), Berio (Sonic Acts Festival). Over the last year Doornbusch has successfully completed a project, as composer in residence of the Computer Science department of the University of Melbourne, to reconstruct and document the music played by Australia's first computer - CSIRAC. He was invited to present this work to the International Computer Music Conference in Berlin and it is now regarded as the first computer music in the world.


Alan Dorin

Alan Dorin is a new-media artist whose background is primarily in algorithmic and procedural computer animation and its ties with the field (inaccurately) called Artificial Life. Alan has degrees in applied mathematics, animation and interactive multimedia and holds a PhD linking computer science, philosophy, history and biology. He is co-head of the new Centre for Electronic Media Arts in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering at Monash University. Alan’s animated works have been screened in cinemas, art galleries and at museums around Australia, in the USA and in Europe. His music has been played at home, at the houses of some of his friends, and it has been performed once in Canada. Alan's creative works aim to fuse his interests in biological processes, the history and philosophy of science and art, rhythm and things electronic.

John Levack Drever

John Levack Drever was born in Edinburgh in 1973. He has studied composition with Andrew Lewis, Simon Waters and Joseph Hyde. Currently he is undertaking research at Dartington College of Arts into the convergence of acoustic ecology and acousmatic music. John’s work has featured in the annual Musica Nova competition, Prague, commissioned by the Groupe de Recherches Musicales, published by Audio Research Editions, D.O.R. & DOC(K)S. He tutors sonic art at Exeter University and Dartington College of Arts. He is director of the UK Soundscape Community and co-ordinator of the Acoustic Ecology of Devon Project.

Frank Ekeberg

Frank Ekeberg (1970, Norway) began exploring the potential of music technology in the mid-80s when he got hold of a four-track cassette recorder and a couple of guitar effects pedals. This led to a freelance career as a producer and sound engineer for rock and jazz bands. The time for his own sonic experimentation became limited, and he eventually decided to study music full-time. After receiving his undergraduate degree at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, he went on to pursue an MFA in electronic music composition at Mill’s College in Oakland, California, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros and Alvin Curran. At Mills he developed a strong interest in the spatial aspects of acousmatic music composition and performance. He is presently undertaking research in this area at City University in London where he is a Doctoral student under Denis Smalley’s supervision. Frank Ekeberg’s music is presented in venues around the world and has earned several prizes and awards, including a residency in the 1998 Bourges Competition.

Beatriz Ferreyra

Born in Argentina in 1937 Beatriz Ferreyra studied piano with Celia Bronstein (Buenos Aires 1950-56), harmony and musical analysis with Nadia Boulanger (Paris 1962-63), was introduced to musique concrete and electronic music with Edgaro Canton (GRM, France; RAI, Italy 1963) and followed a course of composition with Earl Brown and Georgy Ligeti (Darmstadt 1967). She worked with Groupe de Recherches Musicales (GRM) for the Research Department of l’ORTF under the direction of Pierre Schaefer (1963-70). Following that period other musical and audio visual activities included a collaboration for the realisation of the work and research of Henri Chiarucci and Guy Reibel (Le Rapport Entre le Hauteur et la Fondamentale d’un son Musical); editor of the March 1966 edition of La Revue Internationale d’Audiologie; and the realisation of the recordings of the Solfèges de l’Objet Sonore of Pierre Schaeffer. In 1976 Beatriz was invited to the Department of Electronic Music at Dartmouth College and between 1973-76 she followed investigations into applications in music therapy. Since 1968 Ferreyra has composed for concerts, festivals, films and ballets throughout France and abroad.

Rajmil Fischman

Rajmil Fischman was born in Lima, Peru, 1956, attended musical studies at the National Conservatory of Lima at the Rubin Academy – Tel Aviv University, Israel and at York University, UK, where he obtained a D Phil in 1991. He studied composition with Abel Ehrlich (Rubin Academy) and with John Paynter and Richard Orton (York). He also obtained a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion), in 1980. While at York, he joined the Composers’ Desktop Project (CDP), becoming a Director in 1998. The same year he was appointed lecturer at Keele University, where he established the Diploma and MA/MSc courses in Digital Music Technology and a purpose-built computer music laboratory. He was Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Keele Philharmonic Society between 1990 and 1995. Currently, he is Senior Lecturer and Director of Music at Keele. His main activities focus on instrumental and electro-acoustic music composition, electro-acoustic music theory and music software development. His compositions have received international performances and been broadcast in several countries including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Cuba, Finland, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Slovakia, USA and the UK.

Diego Garro

Born, Padova - ITALY, 1965, Diego Garro obtained his BSc in Electronic Engineering from Universita' di Padova (Italy) where he collaborated with the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale. He moved to Britain in 1995 where he studied Electroacoustic Music with Mike Vaughan and Rajmil Fischman at Keele University. He is currently undertaking a PhD in Electroacoustic Music Composition at Keele University where he also teaches Studio Techniques, MIDI and Electroacoustic Music. He composes pieces for tape which are regularly selected and performed in various festivals and conferences around the world.

Andrew Garton

Andrew Garton, a sound and media artist, began composing electronic music in the late 70s. He studied composition under Sykes Rose in the early 80s and performed with numerous bands, ensembles and free improvisation groups. Andrew has written for television, the stage and has contributed to several international collaborations with artists such as Ludwig Zeininger, Kazayuki Null, Hank Bull, Brian Eno, Tetsuo Kogawa and Martin Breindl. Andrew has performed with the International Theremin Orchestra and has been commissioned to produce sound works for both radio and Internet. Andrew is founder of Secession Records and performs under the names Lost Time Accident, Fierce Throat and Black Harlequin.

Stelios Giannoulakis

Born in Athens Greece in 1971. Electrical and Biomedical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens . MA in digital music technology (Keele University 1999). He works towards a PhD in electroacoustic composition at Bangor University.

Giannoulakis Used to play in various musical groups - with the experimental funk-rock multimedia group Aera Patera recorded and co-produced two studio albums (Ferteta, LP/CD-Rom, HitchHike Records 1994; Aeralandi, CD, Minos-EMI 1998) - and has participated in a large number of music-theatrical events, playing electric guitar, bass, percussion and various other instruments. His tape compositions belonging in the general Electroacoustic genre, utilise extended computer aided sound transformation, editing and synthesis techniques to integrate 'real world' sounds along with instrumental phrases into surrealistic sonic landscapes or sonic sculptures, containing intense musical activity. Moreover there is a clear attempt to transfer some of the raw power of free improvisation onto compositions for solo tape, an approach facilitated by the vast area of compositional and aesthetic approaches opened up by the new tools. Recent works for tape include Zrrraam! (4:56 – finalist at the 26th International Electroacoustic Competition, Bourges 1999), Sad Jam (2:12 – for ‘Trace’: An Environmental Sound Installation, Alberta Canada), Raga Fits (6:05 - electric guitar), The Way In (14:12 ).

Paul Goodman

Paul Goodman: Sonologist and poet, was born in Vancouver, Canada, 1955. He studied electronic and computer music at the Institute of Sonology at the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. At Sonology he was a substitute lecturer for the courses in the history of electro-acoustic music of Fritz Weiland and, as assistant to the Swiss composer and musicologist Dr Werner Kaegi, gave (with Jos Janssen) a workshop in the use of the MIDIM/VOSIM system for sound synthesis which was designed by Dr Kaegi. He has taken part in numerous concerts within Holland and outside the country. Over the last ten years he has worked closely with an international group of visual artists on projects, among others, 1996 Bienal BI Internacional Sao Paulo: computer tape for an installation by Heleen Cornet and a series of installations, performances and exhibitions at the Gallery 13 in Hanover, Germany. As poet and composer he has co-written with Jos Janssen a series of radiophonic poems all of which have been broadcast in the Netherlands and also at the Luigi Russolo/EBU Romaeuropa Festival, "The Tree Where the Wind Lives"; and the SFB radio in Berlin "KOS". He was commissioned by the Opern Biennale München and the Staatsoper Hamburg to write the libretto, "The Mother of Black-Winged Dreams" for the Polish composer Hanna Kulenty, which was premiered in December 1996 in Munich and in January 1997 in Hamburg. For the last eighteen years he has lived and worked in the Netherlands.

Andy Gracie

Host Productions is a collaborative sonic arts unit based in lLverpool, UK. Since being set up by Andy Gracie in 1998 we have created a number of performances, installations, CD Roms and web based events. The majority of host productions sonic projects start from a point where technology and natural systems are collided and routed through systems with which to extract data from the event. through development of the sonic and data elements we seek to make hidden sonic identities of space more tangible.

Michael Graeve

Michael Graeve has been using record players and loudspeakers as his instruments since 1993, both in a purely musical framework, as well as within visual installation contexts. In the early nineties he studied Fine Art (Painting) at RMIT, and is now a Masters Research Candidate at RMIT University (Media Arts), investigating relationships between contemporary painting and sound practices. From 1996 to 1998 he was a founding member of Grey Area Art Space Inc.

Jens Hedman

Jens Hedman composes both instrumental and electro-acoustic music Hedman's music is frequently performed during festivals and in radio broadcasts throughout the world. His music has also been awarded several international prizes and awards.

Chris Henschke

Chris Henschke is a new media artist who works in both the visual and audio arts. Since 1993 he has been using multimedia to combine images and sound, his main areas of research being in experimental virtual environments and interactive music. His works have been shown in various Australian and international exhibitions including MILIA 99 and Videoformes 2000 (France), the Create Australia conference at the National Gallery of Victoria, D.Art 99 (Sydney, Perth & Darwin), the Centre for Contemporary Photography and the Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair. He has won several awards including an ATOM award for best virtual reality product. He also teaches digital art and sound design at RMIT.

Donna Hewitt

Donna Hewitt is a vocalist and composer of electro- acoustic music. As a recipient of an Australian Postgraduate award, she is currently working on her PhD at the University of Western Sydney, Nepean where she also lectures part time.  She completed a B.Sc. at Sydney University before moving into the arts where she still manages to incorporate aspects of science into her music,. Her most recent multi-media work 'Peep Show'  uses images of her own vocal cords taken with a microscopic camera. This work which was facilitated by the National Voice Centre was shown at the Llewers Gallery, Penrith as part of the 'Fuse' exhibition in 1999.

Donna has engineered a number of CDs including Biodiversity Vol 1 and 2 (Australian Piano Music Since 1970).  She composed the music for the Australian premiere of the theatrical adaptation of the George Eliot novel "The Mill on the Floss"  (Sydney Theatre Company/Babylon Productions) in 1999 and her compositions and performances appear on a number of CDs including 'Space, Time and the Roaring Silence' (PostWest) and SSsshhh (UWS Nepean) which she was also the mastering engineer for.  Donna performs regularly in various Sydney based duos and bands and was the lead singer in the Big Big Band in 1997-98.

Risto Holopainen

Composer and improviser Risto Holopainen born 1970 in Sweden, currently studies musicology at the university in Oslo, and is one of the founders and editors of the Norwegian contemporary music journal Parergon.

Daniel Hosken

Daniel Hosken’s music has been performed at Carnegie Recital Hall, the "Cube" at the MIT Media Lab, and at such festivals as the National Conference of the Society of Composers, the National Conference of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US), and the International Symposium on Electronic Art. His honors include Finalist in the Concorso Internazionale "Luigi Russolo", Honorable Mentions in the ASCAP Grants to Young Composers competition, and a grant from the MIT Council for the Arts. Hosken is a co-founder of AUROS, a Boston-based new music ensemble, for which he has served as co-director and conductor.

Hosken holds a D.M.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an M.M. in Composition with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music, and a B.S. in Music and Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studied computer music with Barry Vercoe, Tod Machover, and Robert Ceely, and composition with John Harbison, Stephen Dembski, and William Thomas McKinley.

Hosken is currently Assistant Professor of Music Technology at California State University, Northridge where he teaches courses in music technology and manages the Music Technology and Computer-Assisted Instruction Labs.

Elsa Justel

Born in 1944 in Mar del Plata, Argentine, she studied composition and electroacoustic music in Buenos Aires. She is established in France since 1988, where she had her Master and D.E.A. degrees in Computer music at the University of Paris VIII. She has been teaching Avant-garde techniques of music at the Conservatory of Mar del Plata since 1980. She has received composition awards such as: Prix Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria (1992, for "Fy-Mor" computer music), Stipendienpreis of Darmstadt, Germany (1990), International electroacoustic competition of Bourges, France (1989, for "Ichihualasto", electroacoustic), and others.

Major international festivals which have included her works are the ICMC, (International Computer music conference), Festival Synthese of Bourges (France), Ferienkurse für neue musik, Darmstadt (Germany), Elektronischer Frühling, Viena (Austria), New Music Festival (Denmark).

She was commissioned for the composition of electroacoustic pieces by INA-GRM, GMEB, (France), Elektronik Musik studio of the Hochschule of Viena (Austria), IPEM, (Belgium), LIEM (Madrid,Spain), Phonos (Barcelone, Spain).

Recordings: "La ventana deshabitada" harpsichord: Vivienne Spiteri in

"Comme si l’hydrogène... the desert speaks", J&W, Ontario, Canada, CD931,

"Haricots et petits bâtons" in CD-ICMC ‘96, Hong Kong, "Chi-pa-boo" in "Miniatures Concrètes", Diffusion i MéDIA, Canada, IMED 9837, "Fy Mor" in "From the other side" 00Discs-USA-CD0045, "Au loin... bleu" in Organised Sound - Vol.4-1999 - Cambridge University Press .

Hideko Kawamoto

Hideko Kawamoto, born in Japan, is an active composer in electro-acoustic and instrumental music. Currently she is a doctoral candidate and a teaching fellow in composition, studying with Phil Winsor at the University of North Texas, where she received the B.M. (studied with Steven Harlos) and M.M. (studied with Joseph Banowetz) in piano performance. Her works have been awarded and performed internationally at a number of institutions, festivals and radio stations including the Second Prize Winner for the Pierre Schaeffer International Computer Music Competition in Italy, a finalist at the Luigi Russolo International Competition in Italy, Sonic Circuits VII International Festival Electronic Music Art, Cycle de concerts de musique par ordinateur 1999/2000 Universitie Paris 8 in France, Inner Space in Croatia, First Iteration Conference on Generative Systems in the Electronic Arts in Australia, NWEA MO Festival, Beckonings 1999 at Stanford University, Aspen Music Festival, and "Women in Music" Conference at the Ohio University. She also shortly studied with Mario Lavista, Martin Mailman and Bernard Rands.

Her music is published by the Whole>Sum Productions (C. Alan Publications) and can be heard on the innova label.

Kim Suk Jun

nationality - South Korean. Graduated Ontario Inst. of Audio & Recoring Tech. in 1998.

Julian Knowles

Julian Knowles is a composer/performer/sound designer working with samplers, synthesisers and digital audio processing. His work spans studio and live performance, composition and sound design for film and broadcast; exploring the inherent (im)possibilities of various performance media, and synthesizing elements from an eclectic range of sonic practices/genres such as new music, film sound, location recording, indie rock music and sampling/computer audio re-processing. Julian has been a member of the sound art/new music group Social Interiors since 1995 whose work is released on Extreme Records. As a solo performer he has toured internationally, performing at such venues as Experimental Intermedia in New York City and at the Ateneo de Caracas in Venezuela where he worked with post-modern dancer Rafael Gonzalez to produce ‘Sonic Cartography’ .He has toured the east coast of the USA with the text/sound ensemble Machine For Making Sense, and through the UK with indie band Even As We Speak. He has frequently composed soundtracks for film and television and some of this has received prizes and nominations at international film festivals. As a sound designer, he spent a period working full-time with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and and more recently as a freelancer on short films including AFC funded projects. Julian’s record production and engineering work includes credits with major labels and a number of independent chart successes. He currently holds the position of Co-ordinator of Music Technology in the School of Contemporary Arts at the University of Western Sydney Nepean.

Mikel Kuehn

Mikel Kuehn received degrees in composition from the Eastman School of Music (Ph.D., M.A.) and the University of North Texas (B.M.). A student of Samuel Adler, Cindy McTee, Robert Morris, Joseph Schwantner, and Phil Winsor, he is former Co-Administrator of the Eastman Computer Music Center. Kuehn has received awards and grants from ASCAP, BMI, Eastman, Indiana University, the League of Composers/ISCM, the MacDowell Colony, Meet the Composer, and the University of Illinois Salvatore Martirano Memorial Composition Contest. His music has twice been selected to represent the United States abroad (by ISCM and SEAMUS), in both the acoustic and electro-acoustic mediums, and has been programmed on concerts and conferences by the Bonk Festival, the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival, pianist David Burge, Ensemble 21, Festival Elektrokomplex (Vienna), the Florida ElectroAcoustic Music Festival, Harvey Sollberger and the New York New Music Ensemble, the International Computer Music Association, the June in Buffalo Festival, the League of Composers/ISCM, members of the New Millennium Ensemble, the Orpheus Chamber Music Series, the Society of Composers, Inc., Texas Computer Musician’s Network, and others. Kuehn’s Between the Lynes has been described as having "sensuous phrases … produc[ing] an effect of high abstraction turning into decadence" by author and New York Times critic Paul Griffiths. He resides in Bowling Green, OH, where he is co-ordinator of the Composition Area and directs the New Music Ensemble at Bowling Green State University.

Claire Laronde

Claire Laronde was born in 1962 in Paris. She studied both music and dance simultaneously. After a classical training in piano, harmony, analysis, orchestration and conducting, she branched into jazz,composing for and leading her own quartet. She then began writing instrumental pieces while studying electroacoustic composition at the CNSM, Paris. She is devoted to the development of sound in its inner dimension and its relation to space.

In 1992, she formed the Claire Laronde Company to combine her musical and choreographic passions. She originated the Beze Abbey Music and Dance Festival of Burgundy in collaboration with Nicholas Brasart. Now, she is teaching in France in the National School of Issy les Moulineaux. "LUMIERE DE L’INSTANT", a compact disc containing four of her electroacoustic works was released by EMEI in 1996. In 1998, she realised a musical and choreographic tour in the USA, supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was invited to present her work "Matter in Motion" at the 1st Iteration conference in Melbourne in 1999.

She approaches sound as an expression of the interior movement of being. Sound develops within interior spaces which are superimposed and encompass one another to transport the listener to new dimensions.

David Lawrence

Dave Lawrence lives in rural Mid-Wales, UK, and composes for sonic art installations, multimedia web based events, and in collaborative visual/performance/sonic artwork. Featured on the Totality G2V 2:23 CD-ROM released by Iris Records (composition based on the Eclipse ’99 phenomenon), with recent installations at the BWA gallery (Lubin Poland, Oct 1999), the "Bread Matters" conference forum (NN Teatr, Poland, June 2000), and with "Capsules in Time" (collaboration with Ines Amado for Expo ’98 website, Lisbon 1998). Currently composing for a collaborative visual and performance art installation (Notting Hill Carnival, London 2000), for 291 gallery London, and for collaborative work with artist Linda Norris, UK.

Jonny Marks

Jonny Marks is currently studying at the Victoria University of Wellington EMS. He has been using the studios for the last two years and is trying to work out how to be self-sufficient.

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller received his Doctorate in Composition from Columbia University in 1981. Since that time, he has been on the music faculty of North Eastern University in Boston where he heads the Music Technology program and chairs the Multi-media Studies Steering Committee. He is currently Associate Professor. Miller was the founder and served as director of the League-ISCM in Boston from 1982 to 1988. His works have been performed in concerts and festivals throughout the world and his music appears on Opus One Records and the Frog Peak Collaborative CD, among others. Miller is an Associate Editor of Electronic Musician Magazine, for which he writes about music software and hardware technologies. He is also active as a graphic artist and 3-D animator. His works are available at

Matthew Ostrowski

Born in New York City, Matthew Ostrowski is a composer, performer and installation artist working primarily with electronics. Currently composer-in-residence for the Sreb dance company, which appeared at the 1998 Melbourne Festival, other recent works include Draden, a performance/installation for amplified lightbulbs and electronic processing; and Guilty, a one act opera based on the film Double Indemnity. He has performed extensively in ensembles with such musicians as David Behrman, Nicholas Collins and Anthony Coleman, as well as in the infamous ‘rock’ group Krackhouse. He has recorded frequently on European and American labels, and has received awards from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, the Experimental Television Centre, Meet the Composer, and others. His most recent solo CD, Vertebra, is available on Pogus records. Presently he divides his time between the United States and Holland.

Garth Paine

Garth Paine is a freelance composer, sound designer and installation artist. In the past 10 years, he has been commissioned extensively in both Australia and the United Kingdom, producing original compositions and sound designs for over 30 film, theatre, dance and installation works. His formal training includes a Bachelor of Music (Performance) from the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music and a two year Sound Engineering Trainee-ship with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. He has been Lecturer in Electronic Music at the Conservatorium of Tasmania and RMIT, Melbourne. He will complete a Masters in New Media at RMIT in 2000. His most recent work, REEDS was part of the 2000 Melbourne Festival, and sound design for the Melbourne Museum's Melbourne Exhibition including the Pharlap exhibition.

Justine Poplin

Justine Poplin is a Melbourne based composer and installation artist. Her works have appeared in galleries and venues in Sydney and Melbourne.

Giuseppe Emanuele Rapisarda

Giuseppe Emanuele Rapisarda, born in Catania in 1972, studied at the Bellini Institute of Music in his birthplace and graduated in Piano and Electroacoustic Music under the guidance of Maria Schillaci and Alessandro Cipriani. He took part in masterclasses with Aldo Tramma, Emilia Fadini, Paul Badura-Skoda, Barry Truax and seminars with Giulia Cremaschi Trovesi, Evy De Marco, Giovanni Carli Ballola, Maria Luisa Cioni, Massimiliano Damerini, Quintetto Bibiena.

He is active as a soloist and chamber music recitalist in duo and he won the 2nd prize at "3rd National Music Competition - Tonino Pardo" (Italy, 1996) and the 6th prize and the Scicli Academy Scholarship at "6th International Piano Competition - Ibla Grand Prize" (Italy, 1997). He also contributes to the review "Il Faro". His compositions were performed at "2nd National Meeting of Electroacoustic Music - La Terra Fertile" (Italy, 1996), "Incorporating ACMA Conference - INTERFACE 97" (New Zealand), "Corpi del Suono Festival" (Italy, 1998), "Live Wires" (Australia, 1998), "1st Symposium on Music and Computers" (Greece, 1998), III Simposio Nacional de Computacion Musica e Imagen (Argentina, 1999), Vast Field - Kazu Radio (California, 1999) and recorded by Ars Publica (Italy, 1998).

He studies Composition with Giovanni Ferrauto at the Bellini Institute of Music in Catania and Modern Letters at Catania University.

Miriam Rainsford

Miriam Rainsford (b.1971) is an Australian composer currently based in London. She studied at the Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music with Don Kay before travelling to Holland to pursue studies in Composition and Early Music at the Utrechts Conservatorium, under the sponsorship of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Trust. In Holland she met the composer Ed de Boer, with whom she studied privately for two years. She moved to London in 1994, where she completed a Master's degree in Composition at King's College London, under the supervision of Dr. Silvina Milstein. She is currently working towards a Ph.D. in Electronic Music Composition at Goldsmiths College, London; where she is studying with Dr. Katharine Norman. Her compositions have always been based on combining unrelated sources and styles of music, from past to present, to create a fusion or to enhance their juxtaposition; which has lead her in recent years to explore electronic technology.

Paul Rudy

Paul Rudy (1962) was born in South Bend, Indiana. He is Assistant Professor of Composition at the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri at Kansas City, and has also served on the faculty at Bethel College. Since 1995 he has been teaching in the electronic music workshop at the Aspen Music School. In 19996 he launched the Amplified Music Series (AMPS) and has since produced concerts of electroacoustic works each summer at the Aspen music festival. He has received fellowships from the Fullbright foundation, the University of Texas and the University of Colorado. Recently he was named Missouri Music Teachers Association "Composer of the Year" for 1998/99. In 1999 he was finalist in the Hultgren Biennial Cello Competition. Currently he is the creator and producer of "The Virtual Concert Hall", a radio show consisting of contemporary electroacoustic music for Public Radio. Along with many national performances, his works have been performed internationally at: Bourges Synthése ’00; ICMC; the Korean Electroacoustic Music Society and Next Wave Festival in Seoul, Korea; and the 50th Anniversary Fullbright in New Zealand celebration. He studied trumpet and Jazz at Bethel College (BA 1984), and composition at The University of Collarado, Boulder (MM 1992) and the University of Texas, Austin (DMA 1997).

David Shepherd

David Shepherd graduated with a B.Mus. (Hons.) from Victoria University of Wellington in 1999.   Having worked in retail for ten years prior to going to University and studying rock and jazz techniques for 15 years, contemporary classical music was a new and enlightening experience.   His previous study enabled him to look at classical as well as electroacoustic music in a slightly different light.

Davide Rossi

Davide Rossi was born in Torino, Italy in 1970. He started to study music at five years old and in 1981 he began to study violin at the Conservatoire "Giuseppe Verdi" in Torino under the direction of Professor Ivan Krivensky. In 1992 he achieved his diploma in violin at the Conservatoire "Giuseppe Verdi" in Milano. He has been working with several orchestras and ensembles in Italy, the UK and Holland, touring more than 17 countries in Europe and the Middle East. In 1998 he began to study composition in Bath Spa University College and he graduated in the same school year. He is been studying composition with Geoff Smith, Rajmel Fischman and Karlheinz Stockhausen. He is currently studying an MSC in Digital Music Technology in Keele University.

Eva Sjuve

Eva Sjuve was born in Sweden 1960. Started to play piano at the age of 5. She studied with pianist Pia Vecchi between 1967 and 1972. From 1979 she played in several bands in Sweden and New York and released three records. She has been working with film, video since 1980 where the soundtrack is an important part of the moving images. She started to exhibit her work internationally in 1985. In 1995 she received the Jury’s Award at the New York Exposition of Short Film and Video, for the video "Mytholygi", in the experimental section. In the Jury were Jonathan Crary, Columbia University, New York, Sally Berger, Museum of Modern Art, New York and Peggy Ahwash, Bard College, New York. Eva Sjuve works with installations, projections, performances and sculptures with video and audio in Galleries,Theatres, Museums, and at Festivals. In 1995 Eva Sjuve started working with interactive media to combine audio, video in an environment using computers.

Pete Stollery

Pete Stollery (born Halifax, UK 1960) studied composition with Jonty Harrison. He now composes almost exclusively in the electroacoustic medium, particularly music where there exists an interplay between the original "meaning" of sounds and sounds existing purely as sound, divorced from their physical origins. In his music, this is achieved by the juxtaposition of real (familiar) and unreal (unfamiliar) sounds to create surreal landscapes.

He has collaborated with practitioners from all areas of the arts, most notably choreographer Andy Howitt and sculptor Anne Bevan, with whom he recently collaborated to produce the theatre piece SUNNIFA to great acclaim at the St Magnus Festival in Orkney.

He is currently Lecturer in Music and Director of the Electroacoustic Music Studio at Northern College, Aberdeen where he is able to guide school children, student teachers and existing teachers in the creative use of technology in music education. He is also Artistic Director of discoveries a series of concerts in Aberdeen which aims to bring together electroacoustic works by school children and students to be performed alongside works by established composers from around the world.

He was chair of Sonic Arts Network, the national organisation promoting electroacoustic music in the UK, from 1997 - 2000; he continues to serve as a board member and edits the Journal of Electroacoustic Music published annually by SAN. In 1996, along with Alistair MacDonald, Robert Dow and Simon Atkinson, he established the group invisiblEARts whose aim is to perform acousmatic music throughout Scotland and to promote Scottish acousmatic music to a wider audience, both in Scotland and abroad.


Paulina Sundin

Paulina Sundin is one of the few female composers to devote herself purely to electro-acoustic composing. Her music has been played and broadcast all over the world. She has received many awards throughout her career and in 1999 she was chosen by the Rotary Foundation to be their goodwill ambassador in England.

Benjamin Thigpen

American. Born 1959. Studied music, literature, and philosophy. Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (Oberlin College, 1982). Master of Arts in Comparative Literature (University of California at Los Angeles, 1990). D.E.A. in Aesthetics, Technologies and Artistic Creations (University of Paris VIII, 1998). Studied experimental composition with Elaine Barkin (UCLA 1988-91), electroacoustic composition with Christian Eloy and Jacques Lejeune (Ina-GRM/Adac, 1992-93), and computer music composition with Curtis Roads and Julio Estrada (Les Ateliers UPIC, 1993-94). Currently teaching computer music at Ircam (Paris), and pursuing a doctoral degree under the direction of Horacio Vaggione at the University of Paris VIII. Composer of electroacoustic music since 1985. Recent pieces – ƒtudes au mouvant, deuxième livre (1993), Dédale (1994), h (1995), appel (1995), Ashes, ashes (1996), dust (1997), and step, under (1998) – performed in concerts and broadcast on the radio in Europe, North and South America, Australia and New Zealand. h appears on the CD Acousmatica : deuxièmes rencontres internationales de jeunes compositeurs de musique acousmatique (1996). dust awarded a Mention in the international electroacoustic music competition Musica Nova '98, as well as in the preselection of the competition Prix Noroit 1997.

Hans Tutschku

Born in 1966, Hans Tutschku began to study music at an early age. In 1982 he joined the Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar, playing synthesizer and live electronics. He studied electroacoustic composition in Dresden, and accompanied Karlheinz Stockhausen on several concert tours during 1989-91 for the purpose of studying sound diffusion. In 1991-92 he took part in the international year-long course in sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague,
working primarily in the field of digital sound processing.

With the Ensemble für Intuitive Musik Weimar he has realized several multimedia productions, conceiving projected images and choreography for dance as well as the music. Together they have given numerous concerts in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Hans Tutschku has
composed instrumental works, works for tape, works for musicians and electronics, and music for theatre, film and ballet (including several collaborations with the German choreographer Joachim

In 1989, together with Michael von Hintzenstern, he set up the Klang Projekte Weimar, a foundation for contemporary music, which includes an annual festival as well as a concert series. He was selected to attend the yearlong composition course at IRCAM (in Paris) in 1994.
He taught at the Liszt Conservatory in Weimar in 1995-96 as professor of electroacoustic composition and also set up a studio. He attended the 1996 Royaumont composition workshop with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. Since 1997 he has been teaching at IRCAM, and has given master classes at the University of São Paulo, the University of Singapore, the Music Academy in Budapest and at 'Tempo Reale' in Florenz. Hans Tutschku won several international composition prizes: Bourges, CIMESP Sao Paulo, anns-Eisler-Preis, Prix Ars Electronica, Prix Noroit.

Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas started her enthusiasm with electroacoustic composition while studying with the composer Andrew Lewis as an undergraduate at the University of Wales, Bangor. She then continued her studies with Andrew Lewis Masters with distinction in composition. In 1995 she took up a position as a research student in electroacoustic composition at the University of Huddersfield working with the composers Mathew Adkins, Michael Clarke and Chris Fox. She is currently persuing a Ph.D at City University, London under the supervision of Dr Simon Emmerson.

Her work has been broadcast and performed live nationally and internationally. In 1996 she wrote a cello and tape piece Silently Strung which was performed by the internationally acclaimed instrumentalist Judith Mitchell. In 1996 she worked with Chris Fox on a BBC Radio 3 commission Klaxionix a piece for trumpet and tape. Also in the same year she was commissioned by the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival to write an electronic overture for their new web site. In 1997 she was awarded a Bourges commendation for her work African Violet.

Henry Vega

Henry Vega was born in New York in 1973. He is currently living in Denton. TX where he is studying composition at the University of North Texas. He began in music as a classical guitarist and was soon inspired to follow a career in composing. Vega believes that the inevitable future of music lies in electroacoustics and his compositions arise from this conviction. His works range from the complex union of synthesised sound with traditional instruments, to compositions realised entirely on computer. His chamber music as well as collaborations in theatre and dance have been performed in Miami, Valdosta, Denton and Salzburg

Trevor Wishart

Trevor Wishart is a composer, writer, educator and software developer. He has published several books including "On Sonic Art", (Harwood Academic Publishers, Amsterdam 1996) and "Audible Design", (Orpheus the Pantomime, York, 1997). His musical works have appeared on CD and been performed and broadcast internationally. He lives in York, UK.

John Young

John Young is Director of the Elecroacoustic Music Studios at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.


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