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Engin Daglik

Engin Daglik is a composer, sound artist and performer who essentially explores the potential of space by combining different fields of art in his works. He is mostly interested in producing works that aim to re-create and re-shape the perception of space in order to make viewers and listeners re-imagine the site transformed by the work. He enjoys designing and producing works for concert, gallery and public spaces by implying different immersive audio techniques, using concrete materials to create explicit structures.

Douglas McCausland

Douglas McCausland is a composer / performer who is fascinated with new sonic territories and processes for creating music, and whose work engages with the extremes of sound and the digital medium. In particular, his current compositions / research explore the intersections of real-time performance of electronic music using handmade interfaces, higher-order ambisonics, interactive systems and performer agency, musical applications of machine learning, experimental sound design, and DIY electronics / hardware-hacking.

Julie Zhu

Julie Zhu is a composer and carillonneur. She employs a variety of media, from mural painting and sculpture to performance and video, and collaborates with artists from different fields to create experimental chamber experiences. She has activated living rooms, concert halls, art galleries, bell towers, caves, copses, and once made a tiny house for just one harpsichordist’s body and the keyboard. Her scores range from hair cast in clear resin to temporary tattoos to traditional orchestration. Zhu’s music has been performed by Marco Fusi, Longleash, PROMPTUS, TAK ensemble, among others.

Rodrigo F. Cádiz

Rodrigo F. Cádiz (1972) is a composer, researcher and engineer. He studied composition and electrical engineering at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago and he obtained his Ph.D. in Music Technology from Northwestern University. His compositions, consisting of approximately 40 works, have been presented at several venues and festivals in Latin America, North America and Europe.

François Rose

François Rose received his Bachelor and Master degrees in composition from McGill University, and his Ph.D. from the University of California-San Diego. He also studied with Tristan Murail, at the Institut de Recherche Coordination Acoustique et Musique (IRCAM), and with Gérard Grisey at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.

Chris Lortie

Chris Lortie (b.1993) is a composer and computer musician. His compositions regularly involve the use of live electronics as a means of augmenting and disrupting both sonic and visual cues; as such, Chris’s music often explores the subjects of fakery, deception, and hyperrealism in the electroacoustic domain. His pieces are informed by his interests in spatial audio, performance art, theatre, intermedia, gestural interactivity, and improvisation.

Charlie Sdraulig

Intimacy, nuance, and quietude are the core themes of Charlie Sdraulig’s creative practice. His music has been presented at numerous festivals internationally, including Ear to the Ground (Belgium), Kalv Festivalen (Sweden), MATA (USA), Schloss Solitude Sommerfest (Germany), and SPOR (Denmark).

Juan Pampin

Associate Professor of Composition at University of Washington, Seattle and Director of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media ( DXARTS: dxarts.washington.edu), dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the arts.

Juan Pampin (b. Buenos Aires, 1967) is Associate Professor of composition at University of Washington and founding faculty member of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) for which he currently serves as Associate Director.

Nicholas Anthony Virzi

Nick Virzi (b. 1991) is a composer from New York City, currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. His current work explores the dramatic and empathetic nature of music through mimetic anthropomorphism, abstract methods of generation and development, and experimentation with complex relationships. In addition to composing concert music, Nick has collaborated across various artistic fields, such as dance, theater, and film, and is a conductor, guitarist, and teacher.

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