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Miyuki Ito
composer native of Nagoya, Japan, received her B.A. from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music (Japan), M.A. from the Manhattan School of Music (New York), and D.M.A. from Columbia University (New York), studying with Naoyuki Terai, Pierre Charvet and Tristan Murail. She pursued research at IRCAM (Paris) with an artist grant from the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan. Her works have been performed at festivals and venues across the globe, including Centre Acanthes (France), ISCM (Hong Kong), Résonances (IRCAM), ICMC (Miami), Spark Festival (Minnesota), SMC (Greece) and Re:New (Denmark). She had received commissions from Harmonia Opera Company (New York), Columbia Sinfonietta (New York), Tokyo Opera City (Japan), Taketoyo Opening Concert Hall Committee (Japan), Music From Japan (NY), Attack Theater (Pittsburg) and Onix Ensamble (Mexico). Her recent awards include the Nagoya Cultural Promotion Agency Prize (Japan), Japan Symphony Foundation Prize and Concorso di Composizione Franco Evangelisti 1st Prize (Rome). She has been a fellow at the Djerassi Artist Residency in California with an Oshita Fellowship and at CMMAS in Morelia (Mexico) and support of the Japan Foundation. She currently teaches at the Nagoya University of Arts and Chiba Commerce University in Japan. Ito is a co-founder and producer of the composer collectives NymphéArt and JUMP (Japan-USA: Musical Perspectives). She released The Sands of Time, focused on works with live electronics on ALCD80. Her work Réminiscence d’un ancien esprit is scheduled to be published on Edizioni Suvini Zerboni (Milan, Italy) in 2010. More information at www.miyuki-ito.com.

Kazumasa Hiei
real-visual image artist native of Aichi, Japan, works worldwide as a DJ and Producer. He created an original device for the formation of strong connections between visual image and sound, which featured in a collaboration with composer Kumiko Omura performed at the ZKM Institute for Music Acoustics, Germany, in 2009. Hiei participated in the Festival International de Mode, France (2007) and produced a remix of The Sand of Time by composer Miyuki Ito, for her CD release in 2009. He has been a fellow at CMMAS in Morelia (Mexico) as a collaborator with Miyuki Ito, with a support of the Japan Foundation. His music has been released on the labels New York King Street and Grand Gallery under the name macrophage lab. He currently teaches at Nagoya University of Arts and Nagoya University, Japan. More information at www.macrophagelab.com.

Yoatzin Balbuena Mejía
(México, D. F., 1982) se formó como fotógrafa profesional en la Escuela Activa de Fotografía de la Ciudad de México, al mismo tiempo que estudió antropología visual en la Escuela Nacional de Antropología e Historia. Ha desarrollado proyectos de investigación donde conjuga estas dos disciplinas y como resultado, su obra parte de un lenguaje visual atento al contexto cultural en el cual se desarrolla. Recientemente concluyó la maestría en Artes Visuales en la Academia de San Carlos, cuyo proyecto fotográfico giró en tor-no a la vinculación entre la imagen y el espacio urbano. Actualmente es docente en el Seminario de Maestría Fotografía para Antropólogos del Instituto de Investigaciones Antropológicas de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM). Sus fotografías han sido expuestas de manera colectiva e individual en diversas salas de la Ciudad de la Ciudad de México.

Jonathan Weinel
is currently a postgraduate music student and part-time demonstrator at Keele University (UK). He is studying for his PhD researching compositional techniques to elicit altered states of consciousness. Within this theme he produces sonic art including fixed electroacoustic composition, interactive real-time composition and audio-visual work. Jon produces his own software using Max/MSP to facilitate live performances, and has recently worked on several internationally recognised projects for improvised performance with laptop and live instrumentation. He is a visual artist and is currently working on ways to digitally manipulate hand produced artwork in an audiovisual context analogous to altered states of consciousness. He also performs experimental DJ sets and produces electronic dance music which is released through netlabels such as TestTube and his own website.

Georg Essl
is Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science as well as Music at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Princeton University in 2002 with Perry Cook as advisor. His thesis described banded waveguide synthesis, an efficient method to render sounds in solids that can be excited non-linearly. He also holds an M.A. from Princeton and a Diploma Engineer’s degree from Graz University of Technology, Austria. He was Assistant Professor (tenure-track) at the University of Florida between 2002 and 2003 working in the area of digital sound synthesis and teaching in the interdisciplinary Digital Arts and Science program as well as in Computer Science and Information Engineering. Between 2003 and 2005 he worked as Research Scientist at MIT Media Lab Europe in Dublin Ireland with Sile O’Modhrain on tangible and tactile user interfaces and structural problems in sound synthesis. From 2005 to 2009 he worked as Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU-Berlin, where he helped launch the field of interactive music performance with mobile smart phones and developed new mobile interaction paradigms and technologies joint with Michael Rohs. He has also advised the successful iPhone application start-up company Smule in its formative year.

Sile O'Modhrain
is a senior lecturer in haptics and acoustics at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) at Queens University, Belfast. Her research focuses on human-computer interaction, especially interfaces incorporating haptic and auditory feedback. She earned her master’s degree in music technology from the University of York and her PhD from Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). She has also worked as a sound engineer and producer for BBC Network Radio. In 1994, she received a Fulbright scholarship and went to Stanford to develop a prototype haptic interface augmenting graphical user interfaces for blind computer users. Before taking up her position at SARC, Sile directed the Palpable Machines group at Media Lab Europe, where her work focused on new interfaces for hand-held devices that tightly couple gestural input and touch or haptic display.

Miguel Angel Ortiz Pérez
is a Mexican composer and sound artist based in Belfast. He Graduated from the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelia and holds a Masters Degree from Queen’s University Belfast. He recently completed a PhD at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, focused on the use of biosignal interfaces for musical applications under the supervision of Professor Michael Alcorn and Dr. R. Benjamin Knapp.

Niall Coghlan
is a PhD candidate at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, where his research explores biosignals as a means of human-computer interaction with applications in the fields of music, emotion, interactive art, interface design for research and policy collaboration between the EU, US and Japan in the field of assisted living solutions for older adults and technologies for independent ageing.

Javier Jaimovich
is a lecturer from Universidad de Chile and a PhD candidate at the Sonic Arts Research Centre (SARC) in Belfast. After completing his BA in Music Technology at Universidad de Chile, Javier obtained an MA in Sonic Arts at Queen’s University Belfast. Currently, his work focuses on researching emotion in musical performance through the analysis and measurement of physiological signals.

Ben Knapp
leads the Music, Sensors, and Emotion (MuSE) research group at the Sonic Arts Research Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast. His research focuses on the understanding and measurement of the physical gestures and emotional states of musical performers and audiences. For over 20 years, Ben has been researching and developing user-interfaces and software that enable the composer and performer to augment the physical control of a musical instrument with more direct neural interaction. From the invention of the Biomuse to the introduction of the Integral Music Controller (controllers that measure motion and emotion to augment musical instrument control), Ben has focused on creating a user-aware interface based on the acquisition and real-time analysis of biometric signals.

Rajmil Fischman
(b. Lima, Peru, 1956). Musical studies: National Conservatory of Lima; Rubin Academy, Tel-Aviv and at York University, UK. studied Electrical Engineering BSc at Israel Institute of Technology (1980). Appointments: Professor of Composition at Keele University where he established the MA/MSc in Digital Music Technology and the Computer Music Laboratory. Director of Music (1998-2000). Music Technology Programme Director (2001-4). Artistic director/ principal conductor, Keele Philharmonic Society (1990-1995). Director of the Composers’ Desktop Project (1988). Member of RedAsla, the Peruvian Circle of Composers and Sonic Arts Network, UK. Main activities: composition, electroacoustic theory, music software development. His compositions are performed and broadcast worldwide.

Rodrigo Gardea-Montiel
nació el 26 de febrero de 1985 en la Ciudad de México, D. F. Desde el 2000 ha estudiado arte y música en diversas instituciones como el CEDART Diego Rivera y la Escuela Superior de Música del INBA-CONACULTA, y la Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM. Ha incursionado en diferentes facetas de la labor musical como son: la composición acústica, electrónica, incidental y experimental; adaptación, transcripción y arreglo; ejecución instrumental de guitarra clásica, guitarra eléctrica, bajo eléctrico y piano; música tradicional de México, Indonesia y gitana balcánica; y la creación de textos de reseña musical, poesía sonora y filosofía de la música, etc. Desde los 16 escribe poesía, ensayo, crónica y narrativa; tomando cursos de Creación Literaria con Leticia Luna, Norma Garza Saldivar y Jorgem Tinoco.
Su música se ha ejecutado en algunos estados como Oaxaca, Michoacán, Edo. de México y en diversos foros culturales y educativos de la Ciudad de México, de la UNAM, la UACM, la UCSJ, radio Opus 94, radioUNAM. Fue seleccionado para participar en los festivales Instrumenta Contemporánea 2008 en Oaxaca, becario del festival Visones Sonoras 2008 en Morelia (CMMAS) y Jornadas de Creación Musical 2009 de Instrumenta Contemporánea en el D.F., Curso Integral de Arte Sonoro y Electroacústica en el Centro Multimedia del CENART. Trabaja con el joven realizador Jerónimo Barriga (CUEC-UNAM) de quien musicalizó la ficción corta Destino Manifiesto y compuso la música original de los ‘cineminutos’ El Cortejo y Plomito. Ha participado en grupos de rock como Bubu, Etonihcoc, Umbra, La Carmen, rapSoda y los inicios de Nabuzenko. Actualmente toma clases de guitarra eléctrica con Alex Otaola.
En el año 2006 fundó el foro virtual JOCOME (Jóvenes Compositores Mexicanos) que cuenta con alrededor de 100 miembros. Desde el 2007 es miembro del gamelan Indra Swara y el mismo año funda Guijarrito… Piedra de río, canto rodado, colectivo de música tradicional mexicana.

Ricardo Dal Farra

(Argentina-Canadá) Es director del Centro de Experimentación e Investigación en Artes Electrónicas (CEIArtE)de la Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero en Argentina; Director Asociado del Hexagram Concordia Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies y profesor del Departamento de Música de Concordia University, en Canadá; y Codirector de Hexagram | CIAM (Centre Interuniversitaire des arts médiatiques). Ha sido investigador y consultor de la UNESCO, en Francia; y Coordinador del Area Comunicación Multimedial del Ministerio de Educación de la Nación, en Argentina. Como compositor y artista especializado en artes electrónicas, sus obras se han presentado en más de 40 países y grabaciones con su música electroacústica aparecen en 20 ediciones internacionales (incluyendo: Computer Music Journal y Leonardo Music Journal, ambas publicadas por The MIT Press). Su trabajo musical ha sido distinguido, entre otros, por la International Computer Music Association y la Bienal Internacional de São Paulo. El Dr. Dal Farra ha [co-]diseñado y [co-]dirigido propuestas pedagógicas en torno a la música contemporánea durante más de tres décadas: en el ámbito privado y en el público; en escuelas, conservatorios y universidades; y a nivel federal/nacional (en Argentina) y en proyectos transnacionales. Creó la Colección de Música Electroacústica de Compositores Latinoamericanos que mantiene La fondation Daniel Langlois pour l’art, la science et la technologie de Montreal. Dirige el programa internacional Balance-Unbalance (Equilibrio-Desequilibrio) enfocado a la búsqueda de soluciones para en “arte! ⋈clima” en conjunto con el Centro del Clima del movimiento humanitario internacional de la Cruz Roja/Media Luna Roja.

http://hexagram.concordia.ca/researcher/ricardo-dal-farra
http://www.fondation-langlois.org/html/e/page.php?NumPage=556
http://ceiarteuntref.edu.ar

Stefano Scarani
(Novara, Italia 1966). Sus principales maestros de formación musical han sido Franco Donatoni, Riccardo Sinigaglia y Alvise Vidolin. Miembro colaborador de AGON acustica informatica musica, en 1993 funda el proyecto Tangatamanu con Alberto Morelli dedicado a la composición y proyectos de música para instalaciones audiovisuales y ambientes interactivos, trabajando especialmente con Studio Azzurro y Peter Greenaway, y colaborando con Peter Cerone, Danio Catanuto y Julia Chiner. Activo en la ejecución de obras electroacústicas en conciertos, teatro e instalaciones de multimedia. Es profesor de Sound Design en la faculdad de Design en la Universidad Politécnica de Milano (Italia) y profesor de Composiciòn con medios audiovisuales en la Escuela Superior de Música Musikene, Donostia-San Sebastian (España). Imparte clases y simposios en ámbito universitario y musical. Colabora como compositor y diseñador de sonido en eventos internacionales con otros autores como Peter Greenaway, Robert Wilson, Luca Francesconi, Victor Rasgado, Moni Ovadia, Roberto Andò, Peter Bottazzi, Michele Tadini en Europa, Estados Unidos, America Latina y Japón. Vive entre España e Italia. Más información en www.tangatamanu.com.