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Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

Lecturer
Systems Administrator; Composer; Lecturer (CCRMA)

About

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano enjoys building things, fixing them when they don't work, and improving them even if they seem to work just fine. The scope of the word "things" is very wide and includes computer hardware and software, controllers, music composition, performance, and sound. His music blurs the line between technology and art, and is as much about form and sound processing, synthesis, and spatialization, as about algorithms and the custom software he writes for each piece. He has been working in multichannel sound and diffusion techniques for a long time and can hack Linux for a living. At CCRMA since 1993, he combines his backgrounds in music (piano and composition), electronic engineering, and programming with his love of teaching, music composition, and performance. He discovered the intimate workings of sound while building his own analog synthesizers a very, very long time ago, and even after more than 30 years, "El Dinosaurio" is still being used in live performances. He was the Edgar Varese Guest Professor at TU Berlin during the Summer of 2008. 2014 winner of Stanford's  Marsh O'Neill Award.