David Pirrò #
David Pirrò is a sound artist and researcher based in Graz. Pirrò studied Physics at the University of Trieste where he obtained a Master’s degree in theoretical physics. In 2007 he obtained a Master’s degree from the School of Music and New Technologies at the Conservatory “G. Tartini” in Trieste. Since 2007 he has been a lecturer and researcher at the IEM. His works include interactive compositions and sound installations as well as audiovisual and electroacoustic pieces. Further, Pirrò has been part of scientific and artistic research projects on sonification, sound spatialization and interaction design. He recieved a PhD with distinction in Computer Music from the KUG. Currently, he is a senior scientist at IEM. Informed by his backgrounds in computational physics and computer music, Pirrò’s artistic practice has developed around the experience, composition and simulation of dynamical systems: a practice in which the technological-scientific and the aesthetic perspectives diffract in the formation of the artistic artefact. As principal investigator in the FWF PEEK project ALMAT, he has recently been researching the entanglement of the artistic practice of sound art and algorithmic processes.
Luc Döbereiner #
Luc Döbereiner is a composer of instrumental and electronic music. He is Professor of AI in Composition and Sound Synthesis at the University of Music Trossingen. He studied at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague and received his PhD from the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His work deals with compositional models, algorithms, non-standard sound synthesis, improvisation, materiality, artificial intelligence and complex systems in musical composition and sound art. His music has been performed by numerous ensembles and soloists in Europe, and he has published his scholarly work in journals such as Computer Music Journal, Organised Sound, and Contemporary Music Review. He has taught at the Hochschule der Künste Bern, the Universität der Künste Berlin, and the FU Berlin, and has been a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Research in New Music at the University of Huddersfield and at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics Graz.
Ji Youn Kang #
Ji Youn Kang is a South Korean composer, performer and sound artist based in The Hague. She achieved her Master’s degrees in Sonology from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague and in Composition from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Most of her pieces have been composed for both traditional and non-traditional instruments ranging from works for solo instruments to large orchestral pieces. One of her main interests lies in researching the relationship between musical and physical spaces that she has been exploring with a variety of multichannel systems such as the Acousmonium and wave field synthesis systems. Her pieces have been commissioned by and performed in many venues and festivals, including La Biennale di Venezia, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt, Time of Music, Sonic Acts, International Film Festival Rotterdam, SICMF, MPyC and Synthèse. Currently, she is teaching at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague.
Leonie Strecker #
Leonie Strecker is a composer, performer and sound artist. In her work she focuses on the intersections between musical composition, performance, music theatre and installation. She is particularly interested in the connection between acoustic and visual forms as well as in exploring the performative qualities of sound. Having studied in Düsseldorf and Rome, she is currently pursuing a masters degree at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics in Graz.