Agostino Di Scipio
Agotino Di Scipio (born in Naples, Italy, 1962). Composer, sound artist and scholar, Di Scipio explores experimental methods in the generation and transmission of sound, often involving phenomena of emergence and chaotic dynamics. His recent efforts include live-electronics concert works and sound installations where ‘man-machine-environment’ networks are implemented and creatively elaborated (e.g.: the Audible Ecosystemics pieces, and the more recent Modes of Interference series). DAAD artist in residence (Berlin, 2004-2005), Di Scipio mainly works in his independent studio in L’Aquila and occasionally joins the facilities offered by institutions such as ZKM (Karlsruhe, 2005-2006) and IMEB (Bourges, 2003 and 2005). Since 2001 Di Scipio is serving as professor in Electronic Music Composition at the Conservatory of Naples. He also served as Edgar Varése Professor at Technische Universität (Berlin, 2007-2008), as lecturer in live-electronics composition at CCMIX (Paris, 2001-2007) and as visiting professor in several institutions including a.o. IRCAM (2013), the University of Illinois, Urbana (2004), the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz (2004), Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Vancouver, 1993) and Sibelius Academy (Helsinki, 1995).
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Warren Burt (b. 1949) composer, performer, writer, video and film maker and arts organiser, was born in the USA and emigrated to Australia in 1975. Since then he has been involved in all aspects of the arts, especially music technology. He currently teaches at Box Hill Institute, Melbourne and Bendigo Regional Institute of Technical and Further Education. Information about him and his work can be found at www.warrenburt.com.
A composer, vocalist, electroacoustic performer, sound artist, and a founding member of After Dinner (1981-1991) and Hoahio. Haco has created numerous recordings both as producer and sound designer. As a musician, she has given performances throughout Japan and the world. With her unique sensibility, Haco has developed a practice based on principles of post-punk, electroacoustics, the avant-garde, improvisation, post-rock, environmental sound, and technology. In 2005, her CD “Stereo Bugscope 00″ was awarded a prize in the digital music category at Prix Ars Electronica in Austria.
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Curran’s music-making embraces all the contradictions (composed/improvised, tonal/atonal, maximal/minimal…) in a serene dialectical encounter. His more than 150 works feature taped/sampled natural sounds, piano, synthesizers, computers, violin, percussion, shofar, ship horns, accordion and chorus. Whether in the intimate form of his well-known solo performances, or pure chamber music, experimental radio works or large-scale site-specific sound environments and installations, all forge a very personal language from all the languages through dedicated research and recombinant invention.