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A partial directory of the many people using Kyma on creative projects. Click a person's name for more information and a photo.

Agostino Di Scipio

Agostino Di Scipio, born in Naples, 1962, since 1985 he is based in L’Aquila, a medieval town in the inner mountains of the Italian peninsula. Composer of a variety of sound works, including electroacoustic music, sound installations and music scored for instrumentalists (soloists or ensembles) with interactive computer systems. Many of his compositions develop from unconventional sound synthesis/processing methods inspired to phenomena of noise and turbulence. In recent work, Di Scipio focuses on the 'man-machine-environment' feedback loop (for example his live-electronics solos titled Ecosistemico Udibile).

After many years in low-level computer programming and the development of personal stand-alone audio applications (for a variety of processors and workstations), since 1994 he has continued his computer music research mostly using Kyma. Beside Kyma, he relies on freeshare software, and is taught by his students to use and misuse other (un)popular audio technologies.

Electronic Music Professor at the Conservatory of Naples, and instructor in live electronics at Centre Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX), Paris. A former visiting faculty member at the Dept. of Communication and Fine Arts of Simon Fraser University (Burnaby-Vancouver, 1993), and visiting composer at Sibelius Academy Computer Music Studio (Helsinki, 1995), in the year 2004 Di Scipio is artist-in-residence of the DAAD Berlin Kuenstlerprogramm, visiting professor at the University of Illinois, Urbana, and at the Summer School 'Media and Beyond' of the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, in Mainz.

Notwithstanding the very personal, uncompromising and autonomous approach, Di Scipio’s compositional work raised international attention. Recent performances include the Warsaw Autumn, Inventionen (Berlin), Synthése (Bourges), SMC (Lausanne), the Int’l Computer Music Conference (Berlin, Thessaloniki, etc.), League of Composers (New York), Nuova Consonanza (Rome), etc. In 2003 he was guest composer of the Musica Viva festival (Coimbra, Portugal), and of the Institut voor Psychoacoustics und Elektronische Musik (Ghent, Belgium). New works have been recently commissioned by the IMEB, in Bourges (multitrack tape), the Lausanne Conservatorie (flute, bassoon, string quartet, and live signal processing) and CCMIX (percussion and live signal processing). Among his large scale works, Sound & Fury (2 actors, 2 percussionists, electronics, slide projection), has been staged first in the Evora 'Orkestra2000' festival (Portugal) and then in Venice ('Risonanze', 2002). Tiresia, composed together with the poet Giuliano Mesa, first premiered in L'Aquila ('Corpi del suono' festival, 2001), received its complete staging in Rome, at the Nuova Consonanza 2003 Festival.

Alain Crevoisier-Guisan

Alain Crevoisier-Guisan is a sound artist, performer, and researcher from Switzerland. His work is based on Butoh dancing in combination with sound sculptures and interactive systems. He is also the coordinator of a research network concerning new musical interfaces and interactive technologies. More on his work can be found on http://www.b-polar.com and http://www.future-instruments.net

Alexis Place

Alexis Place is a French sound designer and sound editor. He has worked closely with Luc Besson for many years. You can see his credits at IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1051793/

Ambrose Field

Ambrose Field, electronic music composer and performer, uses recorded environmental sound sources and custom computer processes to generate a destinctive high-octane soundworld that is dense and uncompromisingly relentless. Winner of four international awards including two Ars Electronica Honourary Mentions, his music is available on Centaur Records (USA), the ORF (Austria), Memnosyne Media (France) labels. Ambrose specialises in Surround Sound production, utilising formats ranging from 6.1 through to Ambisonics on installation, live music and film projects.

Anders Tveit

Anders Tveit is a musician and Sound Artist in Oslo, Norway. He works mainly in the Electro-Acoustic field of music, with a special focus on improvisation. He also 1orks with different concepts and approaches to electric bassplaying and Laptop performance. Where the use of customized software and extended playing techniques plays a large part of the personal musical expression. Visit his website to learn more: http://www.anderstveit.com

Andreas Kolinski

Andreas Kolinski was born in 1964. He studied jazz and subsequently keyboards and music production at the University of Music in Enschede, The Netherlands. Right from the start of his studies he worked as a software engineer and sound designer for the companies Panasonic/Technics, and Emagic as well as Viscount/Oberheim. For the last mentioned company he supervised the development of the virtual analogue synthesizer Oberheim OB 12.

As an assistant professor for electronic keyboard instruments, Andreas regularly held advanced training courses at the Federal State Music Academy in Heek, the University of Music in Enschede, The Netherlands, and the Item in Le Mans, France.

Being a music producer Andreas runs his own sound studio nearby Duesseldorf in which he not only produces his own projects, but also numerous TV commercials (e.g. C&A, Signal Iduna, TheraMed, Marriotts, etc.). His own productions imply remixes and productions for the record labels EMI-Classics in Cologne, BMG in Munich, Discomania and Zomba. As a co-producer of the Yello-keyboarder Carlos Peron and DJ Red5, Andreas succeeded in having several chart entries. Since 2000 he has been releasing electronic downbeat and lounge music on numerous compilations worldwide (Sony Music, Edel Records, HighNote/Taiwan, Edge-Music/Australia) under the pseudonym of 'akmusique'.

In 2002 Andreas got a university teaching position for computer-aided media composition within the program Audio and Video Engineering. Since its foundation, Andrea has been working at the Institute For Music And Media of the University of Music Duesseldorf.

Andrew Bartos

Andrew Bartos is a composer and sound designer from Vancouver, Canada. Learn more about Robot Music Inc. at his website: http://www.robotmusichouse.com.

Andrew Capon

Andrew is a new Kyma user interested in re-synthesis of 6 channel guitar audio from hex pickup guitars, after a more advanced version of the Roland VG-99. He has worked in broadcasting systems, mostly in design and implementation of large scale digital production systems. You can find him at http://www.electro-music.com.

Andrew Crawford

Andrew Crawford has been involved with music and sound since he was a child: "always curious and driven." Since his move to electronic music, he says he has been driven to gain knowledge of HOW things work, including the unusual and the strange. His musical interests and genres of composition include ambient (all kinds), soundscapes, experimental, sound design, and IDM, among others. Andrew says he is proud to be a Kyma user and to be a part of this diverse and inquisitive community.

Andrew Purdy

Like his web site, Andrew says his career is evolving....dissolving ideas, attempting to find the bridge into audio-related sustainment. Currently on the other side of that bridge, he maintains Unix supercomputers ("Well, they look 'super' to me!"), mySQL and Sybase databases. Visit his website at http://www.micronaut.co.uk or view the video clips at http://www.youtube.com/photonal.

Arne Specht

Arne Spech studied Electrical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing. degree). He is an amateur musician and sound engineer, and does sound design for amateur theatre performances. He plans to use his new Kyma system for preparing special sound effects for theatre performance playback.

Arve Henriksen

Arve Henriksen has worked with many musicians familiar to ECM listeners, including Jon Balke (with whose Magnetic North Orchestra he has played extensively), Anders Jormin, Edward Vesala, Jon Christensen, Marilyn Mazur, Audun Kleive, Nils Petter MolvÊr, Misha Alperin, Arkady Shilkloper, Arild Andersen, Stian Carstensen, Dhafer Youssef, Hope Sanduval, the Cikada String Quartet, The Source and more. He has played in many different contexts, bands and projects, ranging from working with koto player Satsuki Odamura to the rock band Motorpsycho via numerous free improvising groups with Ernst Reisiger, Sten Sandell, Peter Friis-Nilsen, Terje Isungset, Marc Ducret, Karl Seglem et cetera. Today he is working with Supersilent, Christian Wallumrod Ensemble, and Trygve Seim Ensemble.

Arve has composed music (commission) to Bale Jazz, Vossa Jazz, "My own private furry" (dance performance) and to "FRED" (theatre performance). Arve was "artist in residence" at Moers Jazzfestival 2006, and he has been a part of the European Jazz Launch project, 2004-2006.

Arve has received Radka Toneffs Minnepris and Norsk Jazzforums Buddy Award, nominated to Nordisk RÂds musikkpris in 2009 and also nominated to European Jazz Musician of the Year, 2009. He was the "artist in residence" at Molde Jazz Festival 2009. Arve has a long discography counting over 100 records. For the latest news, please visit http://www.arvehenriksen.no/.

Audun Kleive

Audun Kleive's reputation within the jazz community can best be described as true royalty. His musicianship as a drummer and percussionist is highly respected among his peers, has gained him an established reputation as a vital force in Norwegian and international jazz, and he is a source of inspiration for an entire younger generation of jazz musicians. Learn more about Audun at his website: http://www.audunkleive.com

Barbara Ellison

Barbara Ellison (Ireland) is a composer and artist currently residing and working in The Netherlands (since 2000).

Bardet Samy

Samy is a sound engineer. In the last few years he became a sound designer, a sound editor and a sound mixer for pictures in general. His main projects are : Persepolis (sound editor, sound designer and re-recording mixer ); Igor (sound designer, sound editor and re-recording mixer ); Baby(ies) (sound editor, re-recording mixer) as well as several other projects known only in Europe.

Barton McLean

Having been taught and mentored by Henry Cowell and having developed his electronic music techniques in the studios under the direction of Ianis Xenakis, Barton McLean has experienced both the academic and the professional worlds of the composer, having had a 20-year teaching career in which, as Director of the Electronic Music—Music Technology programs at Indiana University-South Bend and the University of Texas-Austin, he and his colleagues pioneered the first large-scale, commercially-available digital sequencer (Synthi 100) and sampler (Fairlight CMI), and with his wife Priscilla, produced 14 LP recordings and seven CDs, some of which have become staples in electronic music courses. Visit his website at: http://www.fairpoint.net/~rainfor1/McLean_MAXMSP/Main_page.html

Bernd Wuertz

Bernd Wuertz is a composer and sound designer working mainly for film and advertising in the UK and Germany. Obsessed with sound and noises, crazy about his new gadget, the lovely Kyma, which has now replaced his girlfriend. Numerous side projects including Hanschenklein with video artist and filmmaker Alex Herzog. http://www.myspace.com/haenschenklein

Bharath Venkatesan

Bharath Venkatesan is an aspiring sound designer and electronic musician living in California.

Bojana Saljic Podesva

Bojana Saljic Podesva is a composer of concert music, music for film, and theatre. She works mostly with electronics and mixed music. Visit her site to learn more: http://www.bojanasaljic.si

Boon Sim

Boon is a film composer and sound designer, currently working for Red 5 Studios in Irvine, CA.

Bostjan Kacicnik

Bostjan Kacicnik is a freelance sound designer and re-recording mixer for film and TV in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Brett Wartchow

Brett Wartchow (b. 1977) is a composer and sonic artist currently active in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area. His creative output includes work for interactive electroacoustic media, instrumental and vocal concert compositions as well as sonic art installations. As an active intermedia collaborator, Brett has worked closely with choreographers, creative movers, performance artists, graphic designers, film makers and multimedia artists in the creation of pieces that explore new and unique expressive possibilities that integrate conventional artistic forms.

Brett holds degrees in Composition and Intermedia Music Technology from St. Cloud State University and the University of Oregon. He is currently a PhD student in Composition at the University of Minnesota.

Brian Belet

Brian Belet is a composer, performer, and theorist (reclaiming the exploratory definition of the term) living in Campbell, California. A Kyma user since 1991, his research activities involve algorithmic composition, real-time software sound synthesis, real-time computer improvisation, live performance human-machine interaction, and microtonal theories. He performs primarily contemporary music using Kyma, computer controllers, bass, guitar, and viola. His most recent compositions include (Disturbed) Radiance (piano and Kyma, 2003), Lyra (violin and Kyma, 2002), and Still Harmless [BASS]ically (electric bass and Kyma, 2000). He is currently working on a commissioned composition for trumpet and Kyma.

Dr. Belet serves as Director of the Center for Research in Electro-Acoustic Music at San Jose State University. He has scores published by the Society of Composers, Inc., Warner Brothers / Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp., and the International Trombone Assoc. Press; with music recorded on the Consortium to Distribute Computer Music, the Society of Composers, Inc., and Frog Peak Music CD labels.

Belet’s most recent Kyma-related publication appears in Organised Sound, Vol. 8, No. 3, December 2003 (“Live performance interaction for humans and machines in the early twenty-first century: one composer’s aesthetics for composition and performance practice”), pp. 305-312. Earlier articles are published in the Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference (1991, 1992, 1996, & 2003) He has attended (and survived) five Kyma immersion workshops (1992-2001), and can’t wait for the next one! He is Vice President for Membership in the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States [SEAMUS], and also a member of ICMA, SCI, with his music licensed with BMI. (http://www.sjsu.edu/depts/music_dance)

Bruno Liberda

Bruno Liberda started his academic musical education when he was 16. He studied composition under Alfred Uhl at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. Later he studied under Roman Haubenstock-Ramati who became his most influential teacher and mentor. He received several awards and scholarships in Europe & US. Today Liberda lectures electronic music at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien. His ballet Valse triste (1977) was the first composition of electronic music ever to be performed in the Staatsoper Wien. By combining traditional and electronic instruments he explores the fascination of music as so aptly described by Józef Maria Hoene-Wroński: Music is the corporealization of the intelligence that is in sound. His scores are often the result of process-orientated, non-linear composing. Traditional notation, optical stimulation and integration of graphical & verbal description are key elements of his attempt to describe sound in a very direct way. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruno_Liberda

Buck Sanders

Buck Sanders is a composer and musical sound designer for film. He has been working with film composer Marco Beltrami since 1997.

Carl Golembeski

The study of sound has lead Carl Golembeski on a path of self awareness and discoveries. He says, "With Kyma, I hope to continue and go even deeper, penetrating the depths of my sonic imagination in accord with my own being. "

Carla Scaletti

Designer of the Kyma language and the president of Symbolic Sound Corporation, Carla Scaletti is also a lecturer at the Center for the Creation of Music Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) in Paris. Her music is available under the Centaur and Opus One labels and her research papers have been published in Computer Music Journal, Proceedings of the OOPSLA and SPIE conferences, Perspectives of New Music, and in several book chapters. Scaletti serves as the president of the Salvatore Martirano Foundation and as a member of the board of directors of the Electronic Music Foundation. She has a doctorate in music composition and a master's of computer science from the University of Illinois and in 2003 received the Distinguished Alumnae Award for contributions in the field of music from Texas Tech University where she earned master's of music in composition. She was born in Ithaca New York and has lived in Trenton New Jersey, St. Paul Minnesota, Albuquerque New Mexico (where she graduated from public schools and the University of New Mexico), and currently resides in Champaign Illinois.

Carlos Augusto

Carlos Alberto Augusto is a Portuguese composer who writes music-theater and music for theater. Also involved in music and sound design for multimedia and video. Worked in noise control and research. Studied communication.

Catalina Peralta

Catalina Peralta is Associate Professor at the Department of Music of the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogot·, where she has taught composition and electroacoustic music since 1996. Composer of the Vienna Academy of Music. Magister Artium at the University Mozarteum-Salzburg.

Chris Carter

Chris is best known for being a founding member of Throbbing Gristle (inventors of 'Industrial' music) and one half of seminal electronic duo Chris & Cosey — aka Carter Tutti. More info at http://chriscarter.co.uk

Chris R Gibson

'Loopy C' - Avant garde electronics performer, composer and sound designer.

Christian Schloesser

Christian is a composer, musician and sound-designer from Berlin/Europe, born in 1974 in Germany. Since the age of 14, Christian has been composing and producing music with computers and synthesizers as well as with acoustic bass and drums. He studied informatics and physics, and has an audio engineering diploma. Christian is the founder of Diamonds and Pearls Music, Berlin. His list of pseudonyms include: Anscorm, EAT, A Gang Of Crows, Shipbuilders, AtEase, Angry Button, Divine Anarchy and more. Visit him at http://www.experimental.de and http://www.dnp-music.com.

Christophe Polese

Electronic music producer since the dawn of the nineties, nested between the persistant hammering of an electro dancefloor and the dark backstages of the post-industrial civilisation, POL infiltrates his music into our world by every mean. At the decks or performing live, we follow his footprints from the techno underworld of Geneva to the clubs of the planet. http://www.otaku.ch

Christopher Hudzik

Chris is a modular synthesizer fanatic, analog synth lover and new soft synth user.

Craig Berkey

Craig Berkey, who is originally from Canada, is a free-lance Sound Designer living in San Rafael, California. His film credits include Superman Returns, The New World, I, Robot, Big Fish, X-Men and X2, Men in Black II, Behind Enemy Lines, Sleepy Hollow, The X-Files, and Alien Resurrection.

Craig Vear

Craig Vear works with found sounds, making compositions using computers that allow the individual sounds to be free. His open works are inspired by John Cage, Gavin Bryars and Christophe Charles. He uses chance elements within performance to determine the final outcome of the composition. These compositions generally concentrate on a time and location, journeying along channels of memory and imagination, expressing the continuity and fluidity of thought. Here the confluence of the vivid see-hearing 'dimension' evoked by sound, the intrinsic creative listening act and the theatre of seeing through other peoples eyes creates an aural landscape; a sense of place that the mind projects back onto sound it hears. The result is each individual sees-hears something that only exists in their mind.

In 1997 Craig co-founded the pop group Cousteau, which made 300,000 sales worldwide and gained a gold disc. As part of the duo ev2, he has been working with improvisation since 1992. During 2003-2004 he held the Arts Council England Fellowship with the British Antarctic Survey, which resulted in a large-scale composition created from field recordings. In 2006, Play: Antarctica was commissioned about these experiences. Singing Ringing Buoy, an installation at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, was shortlisted for the 2005 PRS New Music Award. During 2007-2008 Vear held a Leverhulme Fellowship as Artist in Residence with the University of Hull.

Cristian Vogel

Cristian Vogel is a composer and music producer, known for his experimental DJ and Live performances, studio composition and production. Born in Chile 1972 and raised in the UK, he now lives and works in Barcelona.

Darren Ng

Darren is a Singapore-based sound artist whose Ethereal-Ethno-Electronic soundbites have established him as one of the most sought-after sound designers and music composer/arranger in the local theatre scene. His innovative use of microphones with a combination of effect processors define him as a unique designer whose sound is one that critics describe as part primordial and part industrial. Trained in classical piano, he has ventured into the digital realm of sampling and synthesis, bringing a new definition to conventional and traditional instruments, proving himself as one of the new sound forces in the local scene. His ambisonic brainchild - SoNiCbRaT has been earning him an audio signature in the underground music movement.

Darren graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies and Philosophy. He has been active in the theatre and sound art scene for the last six years. With two nominations on his belt, he won the coveted award of Best Sound Designer at the recently held 6th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2006. He was also the recipient of the 5th Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2005 : Honourable Mention for Special Achievement, for Best Sound. The local Straits Times has voted him as one of the top 20 personnel to look out for in 2006. He is the first sound artist to be invited by Asian Civilisation Museum (Empress Place) to sound design for the closure of Journey of Faith, Art & History from the Vatican Collections. He is also currently working on a government project—a sound design installation for the new Singapore History Museum due to open in 2006, where his work will be a main feature in the exhibition for the next five years. He is currently an Associate Sound Designer for The Finger Players Ltd.

David McClain

David McClain worked for the past 20 years as a Senior Scientist for the Space Defense industry in Tucson, Arizona, teaching computers to "see in the dark." He has taken the knowledge gained from that journey into new realms where he now works as a Senior Corporate Scientist for Avisere, Inc., a company specializing in remote sensing and recognition of human gestures and gaits, with offices around the globe from Stockholm to Tucson and to Calcutta. All of this work uses massive amounts of signal processing, and so choosing Kyma as a favorite toy was a natural!

David Roberts

David Roberts is a composer and sound designer finishing his doctorate at Indiana University. His hopeless love affair with Kyma is the fault of Jeff Stolet. http://www.davidrobertscomposer.com

Denis Goekdag

Based in Hannover, Germany, Denis Goekdag's company Surround SFX specializes in Sound Design, Music Composition/Production and Audio Software Retail. http://www.surroundsfx.com/

Dirk Veulemans

Dirk Veulemans is a composer of electroaccoustic music. You can read about his past and current projects on his homepage: http://users.pandora.be/alver.bvba/alver/muziek/

Donald McCrary

Donald McCrary is the Owner/President of Full Volume Studios, Inc. located in North Carolina. Don is working with Kyma to increase the colors available on his palette and add to the available tools used in his compositions and sound design projects.

Edmund Eagan

Edmund Eagan owns the Twelfth Root studios in Ottawa, Ontario where he is kept busy doing sound for animated features (and tries to set aside time for composing his own computer music whenever he can). http://twelfthroot.com

Eduardo Magalhes

Eduardo Magalhães graduated in Music Technology and Production from the Escola Superior de Musica e Artes do Espectáculo. He is currently a Phd candidate in digital Media at the University of Porto. Over the last 10 year, Eduardo's professional activities have included live music, work with theater companies and independent cinema projects, producing, recording and mixing music as well as sonic experimentation in the form of installations and field recordings. He is currently a researcher at INESC Porto in the field of VR and multimodal perception.

Eleonor Sandresky

Eleonor Sandresky writes music that The New York Times decribes as lovely, but enigmatic, and that TimeOut NY reports as having ever-varying qualities of touch, register and intensity. Her work encompasses music for virtuoso soloists and large ensembles to evening-length collaborations, has been featured in films, and has been recorded on Koch International, One Soul Records, Masterworks of the New Era, and Albany Records. Eleonor has been a composer-in-residence at STEIM in Amsterdam, The MacDowell Colony, and the festival in Hvar, Croatia. Recent premieres include Phenomenon 2: etudes, for piano and electronics, String Quartet, by Ethel, and Voyelles, from the Innocence Lost: Debussy-Berg Project. Her music has been featured at major venues on three continents, from the Philadelphia Fringe Festival to the Totally Huge New Music Festival in Perth, Australia. She has received grants from the NYSCA, Jerome Foundation, ASCAP, American Music Center, and Meet the Composer. Working at the forefront of avant-garde concert-as-theater, Eleonor has reinvented herself as a Choreographic Pianist with her composition, A Sleeper s Notebook, that she premiered at the Kitchen in 2003. For a complete bio and to read reviews, please visit the website: http://www.esandresky.com/.

Enrico Barbaro

Enrico Barbaro was born in 1969 in Napoli, Italy. He is an electric and upright bass player and composer, currently based in Madrid, Spain. Enrico is working as a sound engineer-designer for tv commercials and short films. He's working on an on-line project, a sound seeds-sharing with Francesco Albano, named Postal Art. You can listen to some of the compositions at http://www.myspace.com/enricobarbaro

Erez Eisen

Psy-Trance innovators Infected Mushroom have become one of the biggest electronic bands on the planet. Twice ranked among the world’s 10 best DJs by the bible of the scene, the U.K.’s DJ Magazine, the Israel-bred, L.A. based duo bring a frenetic rock energy to the form. Their explosive show, featuring guitars, live drums, intensely passionate vocals and an ambitious multimedia backdrop, ranks among the genre’s most unpredictably joyous events. And their recordings continually venture where other electronic acts fear to tread.

Amit “Duvdev” Duvedevani and Erez Eisen have been working for nearly two years on an aggressive new album – their first since 2007’s critically acclaimed _Vicious Delicious_—for dance-music visionary Paul Oakenfold’s Perfecto label. Duvdev describes the as-yet untitled record, recorded at Infected Mushroom Laboratory in L.A. and slated for a June 2009 release, as a return to the pair’s metal roots. Guests include singer Jonathan Davis of Korn, who lends his estimable pipes to the track “Smashing the Opponent.” Visit their website to learn more: http://www.Infected-Mushroom.com

Evan Roberts

Evan Roberts is a sound designer and a composer with 32 years of experience in broadcast media, voice acting, and audio post production. Visit The Gunnery at http://www.the-gunnery.com.

Fabio Fonda

Fabio Fonda is a composer and sound designer based in Berlin working in film, advertising and games.

Federico Placidi

Federico Placidi is a composer and sound designer. Since the year 1993, he's been working with several composers and performers as sound designer and live-electronics technician, thus developing his personal sound library and tools. He also worked as a sound editor / designer for numerous full-feature movies. His music ranges from “concrete” acoustic to experimental. He is also the co-founder, along with Matteo Milani, of the label Synesthesia Recordings, a repository of electroacoustic works. He is a Kyma fellow since 1997.

Francesco Galante

Francesco Galante was born in Rome. He studied electronic music with G. Nottoli, and at IMEB in Bourges with D. Keane, P. Boeswillwald and G. Baggiani. From 1980 to 1982 he was artistic director of Musica Verticale Association in Rome. Galante was co-founder of SIM (Society of Music Informatics) in Rome (1982-1990). He took part to ICMC in 1984 (IRCAM, Paris) and in 1986 (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague). He published two books devoted to electroacoustic music: Musica Espansa (co-author Nicola Sani) and Metafonie (co-author Luigi Pestalozza). In 1997 he was composer in-residence at IMEB in Bourges, where he realized the piece Il Mio Paese è la Notte.

From 1998 to 2000 at Teatro alla Scala, Galante worked in collaboration with Luigi Pestalozza to the realization of the biennale cycle of electronic music Metafonie. He also has been scientific director of the international symposium "Musica e Tecnologia, domani." His music works have been performed in national and international leading institutions, and are recorded on CD by Fonit Cetra edts, Eshock editions, LIMEN editions, Twilight edts/ EMI Italy, CEMAT edts, and published by Ricordi. Francesco Galante is professor of electronic music at Conservatory of Music of Cosenza city.

Franz Danksagmüller

Franz Danksagmüller is an organist, composer and electronic music artist.

Garth Paine

Dr Garth Paine - Academic, Composer, Installation Artist, Sound Designer http://www.activatedspace.com

Garth Paine is particularly fascinated with sound as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to the creation of several interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behaviour. It has also led to a considerable body of work that creates music scores for dance in realtime using video tracking of the choreography.

He has an international reputation as a leader in the area of interactive sound works and has exhibited/performed extensively in Asia, UK, Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. As a composer he has produced original compositions and sound designs for film, theatre, dance and installation works.

Garth Paine's interactive audio-visual environment installation Gestation was featured in the 10th New York Digital Salon http://www.nydigitalsalon.org/, and was again the featured work at the DesignX: Critical Reflections exhibition in Florida, USA in the same year, where he gave the Keynote address. PlantA, an interactive sound work using realtime meteorological data was exhibited in Australia at the Syndey Opera House, at McGill in Montreal and is being developed as a realtime web presence.

Dr Garth Paine was a freelance sound artist for 18 years before becoming lecturer in Music Technology and Innovation at De Montfort University, UK from 2002 to 2003. He moved in 2011 from Director of the VIPRE research lab where he has been undertaking research into new musical interfaces http://vipre.uws.edu.au/tiem/ at the University of Western Sydney, Sydney, Australia to being the Associate Director and Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media at the School of Arts, Media + Engineering at Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA. http://ame.asu.edu

Greg Hunter

Greg is a British composer / sound engineer specialising in Middle Eastern music.

Gustavo Costantini

Gustavo Costantini is a sound designer and musician. He is a member of the Editorial Board of The Soundtrack, UK (along with Walter Murch, Randy Thom, Michel Chion, Larry Sider, Roberto Perpignani and others), and also a member of the Board of The School of Sound (http://www.schoolofsound.co.uk). As a sound designer and a composer, Costantini has contributed to fiction films, documentaries, and stage productions. As a writer, he has published essays on Sound in Argentina, Brazil, Germany and the United Kingdom.

Costantini teaches Sound and Film Editing in Argentina, and gives lectures and workshops at the National Film and Television School at the Surrey Institute for Creative Arts, London Film School, University of London Royal Holloway (UK), European Film College (Denmark), Hogeschool Gent (Belgium), and International Film School of Cologne (Germany). As a researcher, Costantini received scholarships from Canada (studying Egoyan and Cronenberg) and Italy. As Michel Chion's disciple, he is Ph.D candidate for the University of Buenos Aires. In 2008 he coordinated a 4-hour masterclass with Walter Murch.

Hal Wagner

Hal Wagner is a sound designer in the Boston area.

Hans Holten

Hans Holten is an artist and musician living in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Harm Visser

Harm Visser is a sound and synth designer who lives in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Helge Sten

Helge Sten is a composer, musician and producer working in Oslo, Norway. He is also involved in the the groups Supersilent and Deathprod.

Hiroyuki Nagashima

Hiroyuki Nagashima is Associate Professor, Department of Film Production, Graduate School of Film and New Media, Tokyo University of the Arts. Visit Tokyo University of the Arts web site (http://www.geidai.ac.jp/staff/ff018e.html) or the IMDb web site (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0619190/) for more information.

Huibert Boon

Huibert Boon is a sound designer and sound editor in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He owns a studio for audio post production and sound design, called boon & booy (www.boonbooy.nl) as well as a studio for more experimental sound design and electronic music, call acousmatics (www.acousmatics.com)

Ilker Isikyakar

Ilker is a sound engineer, editor and sound designer in New York. He also composes for live ensembles and is involved in documentary filmmaking, aside from working for other filmmaker's projects.

Ivan Segreto

Ivan Segreto is a musician from Italy that loves kyma's sound.

Jacek Tuschewski

Jacek started his computer music and sound composition venture by using MusiCalc a Commodore 64 Synthesizer Sequencer. Involved in many music, theatre, film, animation, concert, installations, productions and organizations. His incessant researching and knowledge of almost every new area of sound composition has allowed him to work with some of world’s best composers, artists, designers and software developers. Amongst a few other talents Jacek is also a seasoned frame drum player, but at heart he is and always will be a painter.

Jack Mazzotti

Jack Mazzotti is a sound designer and composer. http://www.spectrasonics.net/company/artists/artist.php?id=22

James Drage

James Drage has been playing music in one form or another since age six when he began Royal Conservatory piano study in England. He probably would have attempted a career in music, had he not been introduced to computers in the mid-eighties. Thankfully those worlds have now collided with the advent of technology in music - and his degree in Computer Science certainly comes in handy. James enjoys tinkering with instruments and devices of all sorts and in every conceivable genre. You might find him soldering together electronic parts in his dining room or trying to tune a dulcimer minutes before an improvisation performance. James is always looking for new and interesting things with which to make sound.

James Hegarty

Jim Hegarty is an Associate Professor of Music at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. He teaches composition, electronic music, theory and jazz. His personal web sites are: http://www.NoiseReductionSociety.com and http://www.JimHegarty.com.

James Hunt

Jim is a sound designer working in multiple medias including but not limited to consumer products (toys and such), movies, video games and theater. He has a sound blog which will hopefully have some awesome audio from Kyma in the near future. Visit his website to learn more: http://soundofthehunt.wordpress.com .

James M. Guthrie

James M. Guthrie is a composer, performer, and music educator. He currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music, Director of the Meherrin Chamber Orchestra, and area coordinator for the Music Industry Track at Chowan University, Murfreesboro, North Carolina. His teaching duties include Strings, Organ, Theory and Composition. Prof. Guthrie coordinates the New Music Day concert series at Chowan, and was recently elected as president of the Virginia Chapter of NACUSA (the National Association of Composers, Inc.).

Jan-Hinnerk Helms

Born 1969, first synthesizer 1982, hooked ever since.

Jan Punter

Jan Punter, also known as "Blue Hell", lives in The Netherlands and has been interested in electronic music for a long time. You can visit his site and hear some of his music on Noodle Radio: http://bluehell.electro-music.com/.

Jay Zerbe

Jay Zerbe is a composer, artist, and "creative" computer software junkie. Day job: works with computers. Night/weekend avocation: explore software enhancements to creative processes. Focus: abstract art and music

Jean Lewis

Jean is the Office Manager at Symbolic Sound.

Jean-Pierre Laforce

Jean-Pierre Laforce is Director of Sound Department at La Femis(Cinema School), Paris. Find him on IMBD, or YouTube, and Mubi.

Jeff Hinton

Jeff is an audio editor and sound designer in New York City.

Jenifer Knippel

Jenifer Knippel is an interactive composer, performer and educator of live electronic music. Jenifer is a recent graduate student of Intermedia Music Technology at the University of Oregon under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Stolet. Her thesis performance, Sedna: Goddess of the Sea, was a live intermedia event using movement, narration and electronic music.

Knippel was born in Ashland, Oregon and got her Bachelor’s degree in Music Composition and Saxophone Performance at Southern Oregon University after taking a 3-year break to live and study movement in Miami and New York.

Jenifer is very passionate about new music. She has played the saxophone in many ensembles and recitals that support new music from living composers. She frequently performs with the Eugene Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (ECCE), Oregon Composers Forum (OCF), Future Music Oregon (FMO) and the TaiHei Ensemble.

Knippel has done sound design and incidental music for several plays including The Good Person of Szechwan, The Merchant of Venice and Vinegar Tom. She also studied movement and technical theatre at SOU, participating as an actor and a technician for many plays.

In her current work, Knippel has focused on live electronic music performance using a variety of gadgets such as an infrared sensor, Wacom graphic tablet, and various game controllers to control the sonic and videographic domains. In addition, Knippel is actively involved in collaboration with dance.

In addition to a wide education, she also currently hired as an Assistant Recording Engineer and as an assistant to the Information Technology Department within the School of Music and Dance at the UO. This past summer she offered a course entitled Digital Audio Recording and MIDI Techniques for Composers. Visit her website http://jameliasoundproductions.com/ to see videos and learn more.

Jesus Gestoso

Jesus Gestoso works principally in soundtracks for video-art, installations and multimedia. He also loves mastering, but does this only for friends (Jesus says: I love to work very slowly!). His works are in expositions in the Guggenheim-Bilbao, Reina Sofìa Museum, Centre Georges Pompidou, and d'Art Contemporain de Paris.

Job van Zuijlen

Job van Zuijlen was born in The Netherlands and grew up in an environment that stimulated art as well as science. This has drawn him to art forms that have a technology component. His interest in electronic music began in the late sixties when he attended an electronic music concert series in Utrecht. He was fascinated and began his own electronic-music experiments with simple equipment that he built himself. After high school, he studied at the Institute of Sonology of Utrecht University (with Gottfried Michael Koenig, among others) from 1969 to 1970 and again from 1979 to 1980. His interest in music technology led to work as a designer of synthesizers and effects equipment for Synton Electronics during the second half of the seventies.

Job continued composing electronic music as well, and in 1976 was commissioned to score a short animation film. Since then, he has written music for several independent films. Job also likes to combine electronic music with other art forms and to collaborate with other artists. This has resulted in music for dance, the theater, and a number of art shows. Most of his standalone compositions have not been published, except for Marsyas, a piece for contemporary flute and recorded electronic music, which was written in 1984.

In collaborative projects, Job looks for ways to add visual content to his music or to compose music inspired by visual content. He prefers a condition in which there is time and freedom to experiment, so he decided that it might be interesting to take a shot at the visual content as well. The results to date are two short 3D animation films in which the images are accompanied by electronic music and sounds.

His move from The Netherlands to the United States in 1993 coincided with a slow transition from his beloved analog world to the digital reality of today. Although his current profession as a systems analyst is not related to music in any shape or form, Job hopes that a revitalized electronic studio with the Capybara as epicenter will give him new inspiration. In fact, starting in 2008, Job is planning to say goodbye to the corporate world and devote himself full-time to his art. Any accomplishments will be duly recorded at http://www.electona.com/newmusic.

John Balcom

John is a television / film editor and composer living in New York City. http://www.johnbalcom.com

John Hughes

See John's bio and learn more about Hefty Records here: http://www.heftyrecords.com/hefty.php?in_artistid=

John Livengood

John Livengood is an organist and a composer of tape music who records with Red Noise and tours with Planetarium. His musical influences include Soft Machine, Terry Riley, and Miles Davis. During the 1970s, he discovered his first synthesizer (an ARP 2600), founded the group Spacecraft, and created the Livengood Laboratory for the study of electronic and computer music. During the 1980s, he studied computer music at IRCAM, continued the activities of his laboratory, worked as a beta tester for hiperprysm, and composed pieces for his album File room. In 1993, he teamed up with Richard Pinhas to produce the Cyborg Sally album, recorded on the Tangram New Series label, and performed that same year in concert at the UK Electronica Festival in London. (Cyborg Sally, by the way, is the name given to the virtual-personality reflected by the vocoded voice of Norman Spinrad). Livengood's list of compositions includes music for film and theater as well as for live and recorded musical performances.

John Mantegna

John Mantegna is a composer and classical guitarist living in Vermont.

John Platt

John R. Platt is a professor emeritus of psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research area is music perception and psychoacoustics. He uses Kyma tools to run psychology experiments and has assisted several other laboratories to get started with creating tools to run their experiments.

John Ritz

John Ritz is a composer, improviser, experimental music performer, sound artist and educator. He is a proponent of interdisciplinary arts and collaborates regularly with visual and performing artists and computer scientists. His recent concert music focuses particularly on chamber music for instruments and interactive computer systems. Ritz is a member of the Music Composition & Theory faculty at the University of Louisville School of Music.

Jon Bellona

Jon Bellona is an artist specializing in intermedia arts and digital technologies. http://jpbellona.com

Jøran Rudi

Jøran Rudi (1954, Oslo) began his career in music as a member of one of the influental Norwegian rock bands that emerged in the end of the 70's. His studies in music theory and composition were conducted at New York University, and Rudi has since developed a portfolio of works for electronic instruments and/or fixed media, as well as for dance, film, performance art, installation and multimedia. Rudi has for the last 15 years been the Director of NOTAM—Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts.

Jose Silva

Jose Silva is a composer, music producer and sound designer from Mexico who is interested in sound and music. He says that he is trying to break the boundaries between music styles, music theory and sound by fusing all kinds of elements to create hybrid results which represent his point of view in contemporary music. He notes that there are currently more tools to experiment with, and different music scales, sound creation and composition which at one time were only known in academic circles. Now available to anyone, these new tools are making it possible for musicians of the new era to create music that will be heard and understood in the near future.

Josef Steinbuechel

Sound Editor and owner of Torus GmbH

Joseph Fraioli

Joseph is a Sound Designer, Music Designer and Artist based out of Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in creating Feature Film Style Sound Design for advertising and merging the boundaries of what is considered music and sound design for all types of post production. Visit him at http://www.jafboxsound.com/.

Joshua Paris Batty

Joshua Batty is a 22 year-old musician/sound designer/New media artist/Trumpet player from Melbourne. He is a full-time producer and teacher of sound design and dance music production. He recently completed his Bachelor of Music degree (Improvisation) from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2007. Joshua plans to use Kyma in processing his trumpet live, and in processing his band live on stage. He plans also to use Kyma in sound design for TV and Film, and, in exploring what frequencies have an effect on the body, then implementing them into his IDM beat-based tracks in order "to push the evolution of music to a whole new dimension."

Juancristobal Perezgrobet

Juan Cristobal Perez Grobet is a composer and producer for films and experimental video living in Mexico. He is a musician who is a double bass player. Juancristobal plans to use Kyma for an Art Installation that defines the concept of today's human beings and the world that we live in.

Julian Leviston

Julian lives in Australia and writes music. His music can be found under the name Digital Smartarse on iTunes. Also he designs sound for games and other multimedia "things." He says he plans on making amazing sound for games and music with his new Kyma System.

Julien Bilodeau

Julien Bilodeau is a composer from Montreal, Canada. He writes music for solo instruments, small ensemble, chamber orchestra and orchestra mixed with electronics. He is collaborating with an architect and a physicist for the conception of a mobile space of sound and light (2010). He also teaches at the The Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis in Paris.

Justin Bell

Justin Bell is a Composer and Sound Designer working at Obsidian Entertainment, a video game developer in Irvine California.

Karl Mousseau

Karl Mousseau is a pianist/synthesist/composer living in Canada.

Kelly Fitz

Kelly Fitz is the principal developer of the Loris software, an open source library for digital sound analysis, synthesis, manipulation, and morphing. Previously, he co-developed Lemur, a widely-used software application for sound analysis, transformation, and synthesis based on the sinusoidal analysis method of McAulay and Quatieri, co-developed the Virtual Sound Server, a client/server system enabling data-driven sound computation in interactive real-time environments, and taught electrical engineering and computer science at Washington State University. Kelly is currently a Senior DSP Research Engineer at Starkey Laboratories near Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he is designing and developing audio processing algorithms for hearing aids, and conducting research combining hearing science, psychoacoustics, and signal processing to explore the perceptual consequences of hearing loss and hearing aids.

Kenn Mouritzen

Kenn Mouritzen is a sound artist who was born in Copenhagen and now lives in Vienna.

Kenneth Young

Kenny is from Edinburgh, Scotland, and lives near London working as an audio designer at Media Molecule, where he is responsible for the audio experience in the PlayStation 3 title LittleBigPlanet. Before joining Media Molecule, Kenny was employed as a sound designer at Sony Computer Entertainment—Europe's London Studio, where he worked on over a dozen titles including 24: The Game, EyeToy: Kinetic, Fired Up, Gangs of London, The Getaway: Black Monday, and Heavenly Sword. Prior to this work, he studied music technology as an undergraduate and went on to gain an MA, with distinction, in sound design.

Kenny is an active member of the game audio community, sits on the Game Developers Conference Audio Advisory Board, and has spoken at GDC, GDC Europe, the Develop Conference, GameCity, the University of Edinburgh, Leeds College of Music and Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. In October 2005, Kenny set up http://www.gamesound.org as a resource for those wishing to learn more about sound for games.

Kevin Anater

I have been involved with audio/video production since the mid-80's, primarily focusing on audio engineering and music production, as well as some audio for video work. After much soul searching, I ended up switching professions, diving into the I.T. field. Throughout my I.T. career, I have felt the call of art. This has led me to build up a decently stocked, extremely small audio/video production room, along with other tools/toys to distract me from my primary job as Director of Technical Operations for Citeline, Inc.

Kevin Shepherd

Kevin Shepherd trained as an architect at the Architectural Association. He has worked in computer graphics for films and commercials. He says that slowly he has been falling into music for a number of years.

Kiku Hibino

Kiku Hibino is a sound artist. living and working in Hyde Park, Chicago. He ws born and raised in Japan, and studied electronic music composition and media art with Toru Iwatake, Akira Takaoka, Nathaniel Phillips, Masaki Fujihata, Atau Tanaka and Christopher Penrose at Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus, from 1997-2001.

To pursue further study in electronic music composition, Kiku came to the U.S. in 2001. He received a Master's degree in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2003, where he studied microsound electronic music composition with Curtis Roads and Karen Tanaka. To learn more, visit Kiku's website http://otomusic.com.

Kristin Erickson

Kristin Erickson is a composer, performer, programmer, and educator. Visit her Calarts Faculty Page or her Artist page, Kevin Blechdom to learn more.

Kurt Hebel

Kurt J. Hebel, vice president of Symbolic Sound, has a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois where he taught courses in digital audio engineering, sound synthesis and processing algorithms, and DSP-programming before coming to Symbolic Sound full-time in 1995. His research has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Computer Music Journal, as well as several book chapters and conference proceedings. The designer of the Capybara-320 hardware (and its predecessors), Kurt has been designing, building and programming hardware and software for computer music for over 25 years, starting out with the KIM-1 based synthesizer he built in his parent's basement while still in high school, and including the Sound Conversion and Storage System for the University of Illinois School of Music (1984), a microprocessor called the Pigtail for controlling the CERL Sound Group IMS digital synthesizer (1981), the Platypus — a discrete logic DSP that he built with Lippold Haken in 1983, along with innumerable software projects ranging from spectral analysis programs to filter optimization software, to microcode assembly languages, and even a Macintosh shareware program called BigScreen Init (popular back in the days of the Mac 512 K and SE/30!). Dr. Hebel is a member of the IEEE, the AES, and has served as both newsletter editor and secretary of the International Computer Music Association.

Lippold Haken

Dr. Haken has a broad interest in methodology and technology of computer music and computer engineering. He is leader of the CERL Sound Group, and together with his University of Illinois graduate students developed new software algorithms and signal processing hardware for computer music. He is a successful teacher, both at the freshman and graduate level. He is Senior Computer Engineer at Prairie City Computing, and has designed high-speed computers and network equipment.

Ljubomir Gorscak

In 1997 Ljubo graduated from the Ontario Institute of Audio Recording Technology. For many years, he worked as a free-lance audio engineer. In 1998 Ljubo purchased a Capybara 66. In 2008 he began studying computer programming at Seneca College in Toronto. School keeps him very busy, he says, but still he finds time to make music using his fully loaded Capybara 66 and Logic Pro.

Luigi Ceccarelli

Luigi Ceccarelli studied electronic music and composition at the Conservatory of Pesaro with Walter Branchi. From the 1970s on, he concentrated on musical composition with electro-acoustic technologies. In the late 70s he moved to Rome where he met Achille Perilli and Lucia Latour, with whom he worked on the relationship between music, visual arts and dance. Since then his work has been conducted both in the field of electro-acoustic music and that of musical theatre. Luigi Ceccarelli is a co-founder of the laboratory for the production of computer-based music Edison Studio in Rome, and since 1979 he has been the Head of the Department of Electronic Music at the Conservatory of Perugia. He has received numerous international awards including the Canadian OPUS prize, the Euphonie d'Or of the IMEB of Bourges, and an UBU award. Visit his website: http://www.luigiceccarelli.com

Luigi Giraldo

Luigi is a producer, songwriter and engineer, based in Miami.

Lukas Steiner

Lukas Steiner started at age 14 in Vienna making computer (mods) music. Later on, he entered the world of modular synthesizers and sound design. He says his music is his avocation!

Magnus Birgersson

Electronic music composer Magnus Birgersson from Gothengurg, Sweden, aka Solar Fields, built a unique sonic universe with a constant shifting from high tech ambient flow into broken beats, powerful sequences and fragmented loops. As a natural born multi-instrumentalist, Magnus plays the Veena, sitar and guitar and is also deeply connected to any sound processing machine. Constantly exploring new musical horizons in his famous high-tech station called Studio Jupiter, Solar Fields likes to develop an evolving dream (unfinished, as he likes to mention), and offers an intense listening experience.

Solar Fields music in fact goes further than these boundaries propulsed by his talent for sculpting hypnotic harmonics and layering sounds. The productive discography of Magnus Birgersson should be considered like a following of drifting masterpieces: 4 solo albums, one collaboration album with French composer Aes Dana under the name H.U.V.A. Network, and more than 30 compilations features for various labels.

Marcus Byrne

Marcus Byrne is a Producer / Programmer / Musical Director living in the UK. He has worked with such artists as Annie Lennox, Gary Barlow, The Saturdays, Cheryl Cole and Taio Cruz.

Marion Wörle

Marion Wörle aka Frau W is a computer musician. She plays solo, in the electro-acoustic band PIRX, in the Gamut ensemble and in ad-hoc ensembles. She writes music for film and radio plays. Since 2009 she is co-manager and founder of the music label satelita. Since 2006 she is founder and board member of ZAM—Zentrum für Aktuelle Musik, an initiative of musicians and artists to develop an open platform and interface for projects, research and discourse across different scenes of and perspectives on modern music. Frau W studied architecture, completing her studies with a diploma. Besides her studies she worked on music in an open collective in a form of performance that was shaped over time. While still a student one of her works was realised at the ars electronica 2004 in Linz. The mode of play and approach are continually informed by discovering new rudiments and current methods of articulation. Her approach is non-dogmatic, minimal and not confined to any one genre. Throughout all this musical activity many collaborations have also arisen. Frau W lives and works in Berlin.

Mark Phillips

Mark Phillips won the 1988 Barlow International Competition for Orchestral Music. Leonard Slatkin has conducted his music with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the NHK Symphony Orchestra of Japan. In 2004 Phillips premiered Turning Two Hundred, a 50-minute commissioned work for orchestra, jazz band, drum corps, handbell choir, electronic music, eight instrumental soloists, video, and dance. Commissioned for a 2005 premiere in Memphis, his Dreams Interrupted has received subsequent performances in Pittsburgh, Duluth, Baltimore, Dallas, Birmingham (AL), and Athens (Ohio). Following a national competition, Pi Kappa Lambda commissioned a chamber work from Phillips, which led to the premiere of Bushwhacked! in San Antonio, Texas (September 2006). His music has received hundreds of performances throughout the world —including dozens of orchestra performances — and has been recorded by Richard Stoltzman and the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lark Quartet, and several solo artists. Mr. Phillips has also received awards from the Ohio Arts Council, the Indiana Arts Commission, ASCAP, Meet the Composer, Ohio University, Indiana University, the Delius Composition Competition, and the National Flute Society.

Mark V Sheldon

A graduate of UC Santa Cruz and Los Angeles Recording School, Mark Sheldon has been an instructor with LARS (Los Angeles Recording School) for over 14 years, teaching Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Nuendo, and MIDI. Mark also is a

Freelance Pro Tools Consultant and Editor for clients such as Michael Boddicker.

Principal audio editor for two of the most downloaded audiobooks, Raising Atlantis and The Atlantis Prophecy by Thomas Greanias.

Produced songs for Kool Keith.

Owner of Binary Sound and Synatarium.

Prolific award-winning composer and synthesizer collector (over 100 in his collection!).

Multi-instrumentalist (piano, synthesizers, guitar, bouzouki, harmonica, accordion, recorder, percussion.

Sound seeker and noise navigator with a Kyma newly added to his collection.

Martin Lopez

Martin has performed Sound Effects Design for Motion Pictures since 1995. His first professional credit was for Special Sound Design on the film "Twister." Other credit highlights include Effects Design on Disney Animation's "Mulan," Amblin/Universal's "AI:Artificial Intelligence, Columbia Pictures' "Spider-Man," and Sony Pictures' "Michael Jackson's This is It."

Martin Moller Jensen

Born 1980. Drummer turned guitarist turned singer/songwriter turned sound designer. http://moljen.com/

Martin Ozvold

Insatiable music scientist, Martin composed uncountable soundscapes, his most famous piece is a soundscape that evolves based on candle lights. Have been studying rhythms and sequences for more than 10 years. [...]

Martin Stehl

Martin Stehl is a producer and award-winning multi-instrumentalist. He has recently released his original debut album using blended consistent arrangements, incisive rhythms and intense melodies all infused with modern elements. Always fond of well-made songs, his earliest interest was in creating and producing songs in the popmusic genre for over a decade, while becoming more relevant as he illustrated his production style under his alias name of Steely M. Using this name for original commercial compositions as well for diversity production tasks, he was also involved with Frank Farians acts like La Bouche and No Mercy plus artists such as Gloria Gaynor, Jocelyn Brown, Niki Haris, Tania Evans, Sabrina Johnson, Spike, and Deskee to create dance compatible remixes. For years he has kept busy creating music productions for CAPP Records which is based in San Rafael, California. Learn more about Martin and his music at his website: http://www.steelym-musicproduction.com/

Matera Enrico

Matera Enrico is a sound and DVD authoring engineer, working in the field of multimedia products. In his spare time, he is always composing and playng music, but often this hobby turns out to be work in the form of music and sound design for DVD trailers and for corporate videos. Matera is preparing a CD of electronic experimentations that will be self published soon. He says: "I am going to enjoy very much the great help Kyma will give me and the wonderful new sounds I can create."

Matteo Milani

Matteo Milani is both a sound designer and an advocate for the sound design profession—past, present, and future. Over the past few years, he has been systematically documenting the work of the film sound design pioneers, from the most celebrated to the (undeservedly) overlooked. Matteo's genuine passion for the profession and generosity of spirit leads him to promote the work of all sound designers. A restless curiosity drives him to continually seek out and become an early adopter of new forms of communication for the purposes of expanding, documenting and celebrating his love for sound design and sound designers. Through U.S.O. Project - Unidentified Sound Object (his collaboration with composer Federico Placidi) he explores the intriguing and increasingly blurry boundary between live surround-sound interactive sound design and electronic music composition; the team has also produced several albums utilizing surround-sound recording/playback formats. The Unidentified Sound Object blog presents an intriguing mix of news ranging from European experimental music to Hollywood blockbusters, all presented with the same enthusiasm and delight in the art and technology of sound.

Mehmet Can Ozer

Mehmet Can Ozer was born in 1981. His professional career started when he was accepted to Bilkent University FMPA composition division with full scholarship. After graduating, he was accepted to the Conservatoire de musique de Genève‎. In 2005 he moved to Turkey and took a job in Baskent University as a Lecturer. He took part in the Halici-Midi Composition Competition (1998), Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition (2003, 2007), received the Goethe Institute Artist Award (2006) and SWR Experimental Studio Grant (2008). He has performed in several international festivals such as Bourges (France), AudioArt (Poland), Remusica (Kosovo), Busan Biennale (Korea), Pyramidale (Germany), Acousmania (Romania), SMC (Greece), Generator (Switzerland), Electro-Globe (Belgium), Create (USA) and EMUfest (Italy). Apart from being commissioned at home, he received commissions from I.M.E.B. (France) and Musiques-Recherches (Belgium) and has been invited from their studios to realize a piece. In 2005 he has started an electroacoustic music concert series in Ankara and organized many concerts up to the present day. In 2008, he has commissioned by Goethe Institute for Ernest Lubitsch s silent movie The Oyster Princess and gave improvised concerts through Turkey. Currently he is working on his software, 'Asure', and giving concerts with it. Mehmet Can Ozer's instrumental compositions also played in various places and he continues to write for both instruments and electronics.

Micah Frank

Micah Frank, born 1977 in Columbia, Missouri, is a New York City based composer, sound designer and live performer. He studied Jazz and Contemporary Music at The New School with legends such as Benny Powell, Reggie Workman and Junior Mance. In the years following college, Micah quickly progressed into electronic composition and sound design while being employed as an engineer, composer and session drummer for leading New York City scoring houses.

As Kamoni, his live improvised onslaught of chopped-up jungle beats, dubstep grooves and raw cerebral soundscapes has captivated enthused audiences worldwide. On stage, Kamoni's real-time assemblage of sound is juggled between a hardware percussion controller and music software employing sophisticated sound programming techniques.

Michael Johnson

Sound Designer Supplying unique sound effects to Video Games & Feature Films.

Feature Films:

The Matrix Reloaded

The Matrix Revolutions

The Animatrix Second Renaissance I & II

The Animatrix Matriculated


Wes Craven's Cursed.

Video Games:

World of Warcraft : Mists of Pandaria

Diablo III

World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Starcraft II


God of War I, II, & III

God of War: Chains of Olympus




Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Secret Agent Clank

SOCOM Confrontations, SOCOM Tactical Strike, SOCOM Combined Assault, SOCOM III, SOCOM Fire Team Bravo I, II, & III.

Enter the Matrix - supplied my Feature Film SFX

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Doom III


NeoPets: The Darkest Faerie & The Wand of Wishing

Michael Maddox

Michael Maddox is a composer/arranger with a background in software development and classical trombone but with a love of all things musical and noisy. He spends most of his time in his project studio, behind a Kurzweil PC3K8, surrounded by "the most unique noisemakers I can find." Michael plans to use Kyma to explore the possibilities of synthesis for a more unique sound in his music.

Michael Meyer

Mike Meyer has been composing original music for corporate clients since 2001. His music has been the centerpiece for several national and international theatrical productions. Currently his work can be heard across the globe and most notably at Casino Estoril, Europe's largest casino.

Michael Rumore

Michael is a new Pacarana/Kyma user. He says he is also a loud guitar player and engineer.

Michel van Osenbruggen

My name is Michel van Osenbruggen and I'm from the Netherlands. In 2005 I started composing and producing my own synthesizer music. I'm not trying to imitate any style. I just do my own thing. I am for sure influenced by 80's synthesizer music though. Listen and judge for yourself. More information and music on http://www.synth.nl/. I released two solo albums so far on the Groove Unlimited label.

Miguel Gil Ruiz

Miguel Gil Ruiz graduated in composition with Summa cum Laude at "Berklee College of Music" . Master in South Indian Classical Music applied to composition at Sweelinck Conservatory (Amsterdam), and Ph.D in course at "Universidad Autónoma" (Madrid) with the study of microtonality and ornamentation in the Debla (flamenco song style).

Mike Henley

Barely a teenager, Mike's parents bought him a SH101 nearly 30 years ago. He dabbled on and off with electronic music without the means to buy much more than a Vic 20 or Commodore 64, both of which he tortured to produce electronic music. Twenty plus years of career building meant that there was little room for much else, but of late, he has a little more money to spend on what has been a lifelomg interest. Mike says: "I can't promise talent, I'm here for the experimentation, relaxation, a bit of academic interest, and possibly a little community."

Mikkel Nielsen

Mikkel Nielsen is a sound designer for movies, animations, and museum installations in Denmark. He is a self-described "sound enthusiast"!

Morten Würtz

Morten Würtz is a musician dabbling in composing, sound-design and mastering, mostly electronic and synthetic of nature. He has much love for psychedelic music and enjoys trips in nature.

Nathan Ruyle

Nathan Ruyle is a cross-disciplinary artist, designer, producer, educator and technologist. He maintains a hybrid studio in Los Angeles, broadly focused on sound, visual, and interactive content creation across cinematic, commercial, artistic, and online contexts. Recent work includes Nina Menke's feature film DISSOLUTION and Elle Magazine Online's WOMEN IN MUSIC & WOMEN IN HOLLYWOOD projects. He is also a frequent collaborator with the contemporary multimedia performance groups Cloud Eye Control and Early Morning Opera, most recently for the EMPAC developed media performance/installation [AB][AC][US], which showed at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival as part of New Frontiers. Nathan is currently on the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts in the School of Film/Video and the Center for Integrated Media. Periodically Nathan is also an audio producer for public radio's Marketplace. His work can be seen and heard in theaters, galleries, and on screens around the world including Sundance, Cannes, MOMA, and Microsoft. http://www.thisissounddesign.com

Neil Barnes

I have been involved with electronic music for 14 years, most of the time in a group called 'Leftfield'. I have always been interested in unique sounds whether they be of an organic nature or electronic. This has led me to experiment more with synthesis and particularly the blending of accoustic sounds and electronic. Currently I am finishing work on a new album with my new partner Nic Rapaccioli.

Nick McCabe

Nick McCabe is a producer and sound artist, and a guitarist with and founder of The Verve — twenty years this year (2009). He is still amazed at the possibilities offered by guitar bass and drums—see http://www.myspace.com/nickmccabeuk for some of Nick's krautrock inspired/psychedelic stuff. Nick will be using Kyma for transformation of found sound and real world instruments, which are already featured heavily in his remixes. Llive granulation of various sources plus realtime spectral treatments are amongst Nick's favourites in all of Kyma's possibilities.

Nick Peck

Nick Peck is a sound designer/composer specializing in interactive media and video games. He now has over twenty years professional experience in audio production and programming experience in software and game development.

Nicolas Sordet

Nicolas Sordet was born in Geneva. He had very early contact with music (piano), and learned improvisation with Jacques Demierre. He began practicing composition with Eric Gaudibert. Nicolas teaches and practices electroacoustic music at Studio Spaces in Geneva, led by Rainer Boesch. Since 1990 he has taught electroacoustic music and different technologies in the context of several institutions (High School of Music in Geneva, University of Geneva, Institut Jaques-Dalcroze, Conservatoire Populaire de Musique).

The fascination with the relationship between structure and sound materials pushes to schedule processor signals. This opening to the performances in real time led to numerous concerts and collaborations, particularly in France, Germany, Holland, the United States, Canada and Switzerland with musicians such as Hans Koch, Barre Philips, Tristan Murail, Rainer Boesch, etc. In addition, Nicolas serves on several sets geared mainly toward improvisation (spaces trio, quartet 3 +1, septet multimedia "A Sept," Big Bang composition).

Øivind Idsø

Øivind Idsø (b. 1972) is a composer of sorts.

Oriol Graus

Oriol Graus was born in Barcelona in 1957. He studied composition, synthesizer and electronic music with Gabriel Brncic and computer music with Lluis Callejo. He attended courses and seminars with Luigi Nono, Dieter Schneabel, Josep Mestres-Quadreny and Andres Lewin-Richter. In 1986 he received a scholarship to participate in the "33 Internationale Ferienkurse fur Neue Musik" in Darmstadt. He was awarded the "First Musicians Accord Prize for Composition" in New York in 1985. In 1992 he received a commission from "Centro para la Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea" to create a composition for an instrumental ensemble with real time sound modification. In 2003 Graus was commissioned from "Centro para la Difusion de la Musica Contemporanea" by Radio Nacional de Espana for a radio art composition, who represented RNE in a Ars Sonora Radio Festival. Graus won the Premio Internacional de Musica Electroacoustica 2004, Sociedad General de Autores y Editores de Espana, El Bosque Encantado (electronic music). Since 2004 Oriol has worked on projects with electronic music, video, dance and landscape sounds.

Oscar Caraballo

Oscar Caraballo is a composer and sound designer who studied Electro-acoustic Music at the Institute of Phonologie of the Venezuelan National Youth Orchestra, Piano at the Conservatory of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Caracas, and Physics at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. During the years of 1992 to 1996, Oscar studied Composition at California State University, Sonoma.

Oscar Garcia Villegas

A.k.a Sr. Curí. Composer, performer and stage manager. Oscar has composed music for more than 40 performances. He is a co-founder of Gichi-Gichi Do together with Niña Jonás. Gichi-Gichi Do's aim is the design and the creation of scenic projects that develop under various formats such as scenic-intallations, concerts, and live performances. http://www.gichi-gichi.com

Paul Bell

Paul is a Sound Designer and Post Mixer working at daCapo Productions in Winnepeg, Canada. He also does free lance work, and is looking to move to Vancouver or Toronto in the near future to expand work into the video game market.

Paul McFadden

Paul McFadden is a Sound Editor working on features and high profile drama in the UK. He is currently employed as Sound Editor/Designer on the new Doctor Who series for the BBC, where they plan to use Kyma to make Alien voices and morphing audio.

Pete Johnston

Pete Johnston is known among his peers as the "rocket scientist" of sound design and the master of audio morphing. He also came up with the algorithm and wrote the assembly language code for one of the best-loved modules in Kyma: the CrossFilter.

Peter Christopherson

Peter Christopherson, b. 27 February 1955 — d. 25 November 2010, (aka "sleezy") lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand. He was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, Coil , Threshold , HouseBoys Choir and, with Ivan Pavlov, famously eccentric, notoriously heterosexual, Russian Plentium Jazz musician and record producer, partner in the new and fabulous SoiSong. Peter was a director of music videos, TV commercials, documentaries. He wrote: "Having seen the error of my ways, I have abandoned the West and now live in Asia WAY upriver, deep in the mountainous jungles, shaven headed, musing in the shadows on snails and straight razors." Visit his website and sign his book of condolence at: http://www.thresholdhouse.com.

Peter Faerber

Born in Lucerne in 1964. Matura A. Studied the piano under Eva Sherman and Grazia Wendling at the Lucerne Conservatory. Teaches the piano at various music schools in central Switzerland, e.g. at the teacher training college Hitzkirch. Further education at the Music Academy Basel (sound engineering) und at the Zurich School of Music (computer sound synthesis).

1992-2000 sound engineer at the ‘Schauspielhaus Zürich’ (municipal theatre). From 2000-2005 responsible for light, sound and video at the Zurich School of Music and Drama (HMT). Technical head of the Swiss Centre for Computer Music (SZCM) and member of the ‘Forschungsrat Schweiz’ FORA (music research).

Since 2005 responsible for computer music technology at the ICST at the ZHdK.

Various sound technical and musical works for independent theatre companies. Sound and technology for exhibitions in museums. Sound installations. Compositions for records, for instruments and live electronic. Teaching position at the Zurich School of Music and Drama (HMT) and at the Zurich school of Art + Design (HGKZ).

Peter Kiethe

Peter is a high school music teacher who studied music at the University in Freiburg, Germany. He is very interested in composing. For experimental electronic music, he says Kyma is the best!

Petter Wiik

Petter Wiik (1966) works as Assistant Professor/pianist at the Oslo National Academy of the Arts, contemporary dance and stage performance. He studied composition at the Norwegian Academy of Music. His list of works consists mainly of electronic works for contemporary dance/theatre/stage. For more infofrmation, please visit his website at: http://web.mac.com/petterw/PW/her.html.

Ricardo Villalobos

Ricardo Villalobos is a Chilean-German electronic music producer and DJ. He is well-known for his work in the minimal techno and microhouse genres, and is one of the most significant figures in today's minimal techno scene. Villalobos was born in Santiago, Chile in 1970. He began as a DJ in 1987, became a producer in 1988, with many recordings published since 1992 on different experimental and electronic dance music labels. At the end of 2008, Ricardo came in 1st in Resident Advisor's Top 100 DJs of 2008.

Riccardo Mazza

Riccardo is a composer, programmer and well-known sound engineer in the world of professional production in Italy and abroad. He is especially known as an artist for his specialization in the use of advanced technology in music and sound. As a member of the teaching staff at the School of High Musical Specialization in Saluzzo, Riccardo has collaborated with many prestigious stars in the world of Italian music. Today he’s forwarding an advanced research about sound spatial positioning and multimedia interaction of elements. On this matter he developed a suite of highly technical software that allow special sound and image treatment, thus achieving an higher emotional impact.

Enthusiastic reviews and advertisements have appeared in many of the most important international magazines (Mix, Pro Sound News, Audio Media EU and U.S., SM etc.) InternationalPress. Among the many productions and installations Riccardo created we mention, the "Renaissacesfx Dolby Surround encoded library" RenaissanceSfx , the first sound library for cinema and TV that was entirely created in Dolby Surround standard (1998-1999), the soundtrack for Simon Aaberg’s video presented at Seul Art festival (2000), 4 “surround-sound” rooms for the “Etruscan” exhibit at Palazzo Grassi in Venice (2000), the interactive Opera “De Umbris Idearum” a “sensor based” system developed for dancers, presented at Modern Art Galery (GAM) in Turin (2000) , the interactive installation “A Lot of Reality” with artist E.T. De Paris presented at Contemporary Art Museum (PAC) in Milan (2000), the interactive sound installation with artist Ferdi Giardini presented at Basic Village in Turin (2000), the interactive audio installation of Cosmogenie of artist Mario Airò for Luci d’Artista inTurin (2002-2003), the auto generative system presented at the Biennale of Venice (2003), the multi screen installation for the 50th anniversary of Italian national television RAI (2004) and more.

Beside his artistic activity Riccardo created surround soundtracks for many of the most leading Italian fashion and design industries like Martini-Bacardi (1999-2001), Robe di Kappa (2000-2001), Alfa Romeo (2001), Fila (1999-2000), Wind (2003) etc.

Richard Eigner

Austrian Richard Eigner writes spook-inducing ambient tracks that ransack your cranium's music shelves for boxes marked 'jazz', 'minimal' and 'electronica'. His hypnotic passages won Austria's Elektronikland Award (for experimental electronics) in 2005 and will soon be showcased on his record label Wald-Entertainment. A multimedia whiz, session drummer (for example on Patrick Wolf's album "Magic Position") and animator, other projects include the soundtrack for dance piece 'Urgent Appetite' by Canadian choreographer Laura Kappel, music clips for I-Wolf and Mika, and six months spent as Patrick Pulsinger's 'studio slave', helping on remixes and building a sound library. Richard also reckons he can distinguish the different saw-waves from Nord Modular and N.I. Reaktor, and there's no way we're calling him a liar.

Richard has performed, collaborated, and recorded with Patrick Pulsinger, Patrick Wolf, Carl McIntosh (Loose Ends), Todd Simon, Toby Laing (Fat Freddys Drop), Flying Lotus, August Engkilde, Andreya Triana, Gerald Votava, Thomas Jarmer (Garish), Matthias Kertal (Mika), Tibcurl, Barca Barxant (Silicone Pumpgun), Oliver Hangl, Ellen Muhr (A Bunny Situation), Gerhard Daurer, Roman Gerold.

Richard also has played at Sónar/Barcelona, Horse Bazaar/Melbourne, Honkytonks/Melbourne, Basics Festival, Temp~ Festival, ORF Radiokulturhaus/Vienna, Soho Ottakring/Vienna, Flex/Vienna, Fluc/Vienna, Rhiz/Vienna, Das Veilchen/Graz, Arge Nonntal/Salzburg. Visit Richard at one of his web sites: http://www.myspace.com/richardeigner/, http://www.virb.com/richardeigner/, http://www.ritornell.at, http://www.wald-entertainment.com

Richard Lainhart

Richard Lainhart is an award-winning composer, author, and filmmaker—a digital artisan who works with sonic and visual data. From childhood, he's been interested in natural processes such as waves, flames and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines, using them as compositional methods to present sounds that are as beautiful as he can make them. "Lainhart crafts sounds in a tonal, musical fashion— sustained tones, drones, melodic fragments—and electronically manipulates them into beautiful tapestries of sound." (Waterfront Week) [His] "music reflects the spirit of possibility that once defined electronic music, bringing with it a sense of past, present and future that transcends time, technology and cultural assumptions. The spell- binding music seemed to evoke feelings that can't quite be named, and suggest music I might rather imagine for myself in silence than trust most composers to compose." (The Village Voice)."He's evolved a singular vision as a composer, performer and engineer of darkly seductive minimalism." (Peter Marsh, BBC). Visit Richard's website at http://www.otownmedia.com

Lainhart studied composition and electronic music with Joel Chadabe at the State University of New York at Albany. He has composed music for film, television, CD-ROMs, interactive applications, and the Web. His compositions have been performed in the US, England, Sweden, Australia, and Japan. Recordings of his music have appeared on the Periodic Music, Vacant Lot, and XI Records labels.

Lainhart's animations and films have been shown in the US, Canada, Germany, and Korea, and online at ResFest, The New Venue, The Bitscreen, and Streaming Cinema 2.0. He won awards in several categories at the 2002 International Festival of Cinema and Technology in Toronto.

As an active performer, Lainhart has appeared in public approximately 2000 times. Besides performing his own work, he has worked and performed with John Cage, David Tudor, Steve Reich, Phill Niblock, David Berhman, and Jordan Rudess, among many others. He has also played vibes in a swing band, sharing the stage with musicians like Woody Herman, Nick Brignola, the Widespread Depression Orchestra, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, and Asleep At The Wheel.

As a writer, Lainhart has authored technical manuals for music and video hardware and software, served as Contributing Editor for Interactivity and 3D Magazines, and contributed to books on digital media production published by IDG, Peachpit Press, McGraw Hill, and Miller Freeman Books. In addition, he has engineered audio for recordings and live sound, and served as technical director for Intelligent Music, a pioneering music software company.

Currently Technical Director for Total Training, an innovative digital media training company based in New York, Lainhart is also an Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects and Premiere, an occasional demo artist for Adobe Systems, and co-founder of the official New York City After Effects User Group.

Robert Hargreaves

Robert is the owner of DigiPost.TV, Inc. in North Hollywood, CA which specializes in Sound Design and Mixing for Animation, including Batman, Superman, X-Men & Pinky and the Brain and many more...

Robert Solheim

Rob Solheim is slowly becoming a sound adventurer. He sometimes uses the name Muied Lumens for music projects.

Roi Levi

Roi Levi (1983) has been an Electronic Music Producer / Mastering Technician since 1998. He has released music known as Wizard Lizard and Shantrip under many labels.

Roland Kuit

Composer, researcher and lecturer of electronic music since 1985. Educated by inter alia, Gottfried M. Koenig and Werner Kaegi at the Institute for Sonolgy, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He contrived numerous cutting edge concepts in the field of modular synthesis. As an author Roland wrote several books about these subjects. Laboratory of Patching, the Illustrated Compendium of Modular Synthesis is considered a life's work. His music and books are published by Donemus, Publishing House of Dutch Contemporary Classical Music. http://www.rolandkuit.com/

Russell Brower

Russell Brower is a Composer and three-time Emmy-winning Sound Designer, with over 30 years of experience creating and producing sound and music for television, film, theme parks and video games. After scoring his first interactive game in 1981 for Disney’s Epcot, Russell’s career highlights include: Sound Supervisor and Mixer for Warner Bros. Animation (Animaniacs; Batman the Animated Series), Media Designer and Musical Director for Walt Disney Imagineering (DisneyQuest Virtual Reality Games; Tokyo DisneySea theme park), among many others. His freelance career spans from the original motion picture TRON to the MTV series Aeon Flux to the best-selling game DELTA FORCE: BLACK HAWK DOWN. Russell is currently the Audio Director and Lead Composer for Blizzard Entertainment, developer of the award-winning MMORPG game, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, the RTS game STARCRAFT II, and DIABLO III.

Ryan Shosted

Ryan is an experimental phonetician and phonologist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Sam Pellman

Samuel Pellman was born in 1953 in Sidney, Ohio. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he studied composition with David Cope, and an M.F.A. and D.M.A. from Cornell University, where he studied with Karel Husa and Robert Palmer. Many of his works may be heard on recordings by the Musical Heritage Society, the Cornell University Wind Ensemble, Move Records, and innova Records, and much of his music is published by the Continental Music Press and Wesleyan Music Press. He is also the author of An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music, a widely-adopted textbook published by Wadsworth, Inc. Presently, he is a Professor of Music at Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, where he teaches theory and composition, and is Director of the Studio for Digital Music.

Samuel Sacher

Samuel Sacher is a composer, songwriter and poet. He was born 1955 in Zagreb, Croatia. Samuel studied archeology and ethnology at Zagreb University, but dropped out before graduation to pursue a professional music career. Since 1980, he has been an active songwriter, singer and bass player in three major Croatian bands: Haustor, Dee Dee Mellow, and Vjestice, respectively.

From the beginning of his career, Samuel Sacher has been involved in TV and theatre production as a composer, songwriter or performer. From 1990 to 2000 he lived in Poland, Czech Republic, Portugal and South America. He then returned to Zagreb to record a new album with his band Vjestice.

He lives with his wife Branka either in Zagreb or Rovinj (Croatia), Lagos (Portugal) or Prague (Czech Republic).

In 2007 he changed his name from Srdjan to Samuel. When the time comes, he plans to change it once more, to Santiago.

Sarth Calhoun

Sarth Calhoun is an electronic composer, bass player, synthesist, and sound designer. Lately, he's more been a general contractor, but arguing with masons and demolition crews feeds the creative spirit. Or something. Anyway the studio is almost done man, stop hassling me. He uses Kyma as his primary sound source for "live sound design" with his New York-based rock/electronic band Number 19. Visit his web sites at http://www.myspace.com/lucibelcrater and http://www.noxix.com.

Scot Solida

Scot Solida has been synthesizing sounds for 25 years, and is currently a full time sound designer and writer on the subject of the wide world of computer music and software. He writes for the UK's Computer Music magazine, whose goal, he says, is to unleash the artist in computer owners. In addition, Scot writes for Grooves here in the US. He also does a great deal of professional sound design, providing sample content for the magazines on a monthly basis, as well as providing presets for a great many commercially available software synths. http://www.theelectronicgarden.com/

Scott Haraldsen

Audio Lead at Irrational Games. Projects include Bioshock, Bioshock: Infinite.

Scott Miller

Scott Miller is a Professor of Electroacoustic Music and Composition at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Current compositional interests are electroacoustic music with live peformance components and multimedia collaborations. Visit his website and listen to his music.

Silvia Matheus

Silvia Matheus, MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College, Oakland CA. She is a Brazilian composer, sound designer, visual artist, and performer. She has more then twenty years of experience in the field of computer music and audio technologies. For several years she has been working with novel electronic technologies, mainly computer-based digital sounds.

Ms. Matheus artistic experiments involve collaboration with visual artists and performers using computers and electronics in acting, filming, dancing, visuals and multi-kinetics art sculptures, in productions presented in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. Most of her work involves recording, sound editing, and programming. Besides her involvement with music, she teaches radio production classes and video and audio classes. Ms. Matheus is also a videographer for concerts and other events in the Bay Area.

Simon-Pierre Gourd

Simon-Pierre Gourd is professor of creative sound design and media in the École des médias (School of Medias) http://www.experts.uqam.ca/pages/gourd.simon-pierre.htm at UQAM. For more than 15 years he has been teaching music, musical aesthetics, sound design for the theater and sound applied to media and multimedia at various institutions: Drummondville CEGEP (Junior College), Concordia University and UQAM. He has a large number of sound creations to his credit in various fields: in acousmatic music as well as sound creations composed and produced for film, radio, television, theater, the visual arts and dance. He has also designed and installed technical setups (Studio Phlizz, theatre and communications departments), worked as a sound engineer (Montreal International Jazz Festival), post-production sound creator (Ciné-Groupe, Cinar) and has several audio CDs to his credit (Fêtes de la Nouvelle France, Musée de la Civilisation, Québec).

Professor Gourd's research, funded in part by the Fondation Daniel Langlois pour l'Art et la Science, VidÉographe, Fonds d Innovation Techno-pédagogique of the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), and Hexagram deals with the development of interactive systems for new media and real-time performance, as well as the study of sound issues in a context of interactivity and use of new technologies. He is more particularly interested in the perception of music language and the phenomena of representation emerging from new practices.

Part of his current work involves a meeting of living beings and artificial automatons in the development of an art of the imagination. He is a member of the research teams of Hexagram, l'Institut de Recherche et Création en Arts et Technologies Médiatiques http://www.hexagram.org, in the VAAR laboratory, the LMI, and the Vitamin Beziehungen research collective (UQAM-Vidéographe).

Simon-Pierre Gourd has a Master's degree in interactive multimedia (communication) from UQAM, and a Bachelor s degree in music from the Université Laval. He has also done undergraduate and graduate work in electroacoustic composition at the Université de Montréal and in drama at UQAM. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the interdisciplinary program for the study and practice of art at UQAM (artificial life, cybernetic performance and sound expression). He has been in residence at GRM in Paris (Groupe de Recherche Musicale), the Vancouver School for the Contemporary Arts (Simon Fraser University) and GMEM (Groupe de Musique Expériemntale de Marseille).

Sotiria Adam

Sotiria Adam was born in Athens. She studied piano, musical composition and musicology at the Athens University. She also studied computer and electroacoustic music composition at the Center of Contemporary Music Research (CCMR), founded by Iannis Xenakis in Athens and in Paris-France at the Paris VIII University. Sotiria has composed works for instrumental groups, solo instruments and electroacoustic music. She has also composed and produced music for theater, cinema and multimedia

Staale Storloekken

Staale's main instrument is synth and other keyboard instruments. He is working with improvising, experimental and progressive influenced music, and is working with different bands in Norway, such as Supersilent, Elephant9 and Humcrush.

Stanley Cowell

Stanley Cowell, the pianist and composer, performs and lectures professionally as a solo pianist, and in ensemble formations from duo to orchestra. He performs in a variety of venues, from jazz club to concert hall, often utilizing electronic sounds and African finger piano. Visit his website: http://www.masongross.rutgers.edu/music/faculty/stanley-cowell

Stephen David Beck

Stephen David Beck is Professor of Composition and Computer Music at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He is Interim Director of the newly established Laboratory for Creative Arts & Technologies (LCAT), a research group in the LSU Center for Computation and Technology. LCAT is focused on research in the intersections of creativity, technology and human expression, and has research efforts in arts-based high performance computing, scientific visualization and sonification, and immersive audio environments.

Previously, he served as Director of the Music & Art Digital Studio (the MADstudio) at LSU, a collaborative effort between the Schools of Music and Art which brings composers and visual artists together for the creation of digital art. He is, along with saxophonist Griffin Campbell, a founding member of the experimental electroacoustic band "Guys W/ Big Cars." Visit the MADstudio website or Professor Beck's personal website for more information.

Steve Smyth

Steve has been working in analogue and digital aerospace electronics for 25 years. He also has worked in a few small recording studios, and builds custom gadgets for musicians. Steve has had a long association with the band Hawkwind. Steve says he and the ex-bassist of Hawakwind are currently making a CD album of "off the wall" electronic music.

Sydney Stegall

Sydney Wallace Stegall earned his B.M. and M.M. in Composition from the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati, where he studied privately with Jenˆ Tak·cs and John Cage. He was active for many years as a rock musician, performing in two bands with the legendary Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret., as an audio engineer and businessman, and as longtime collaborator with Dick Robinson of the Atlanta Electronic Music Studio, where he realized many of his compositions. He also has long been involved in theatre, including touring with the original company of the rock opera "Tommy" and directing off-Broadway. He completed his formal education at the Institute of Liberal Arts of Emory University, where he earned an interdisciplinary Ph.D. Dr. Stegall currently lives in Seattle and is Chair of the Music Department at Highline Community College.

Sylvain KEPLER

Sylvain Kepler is French composer who proposes another version of techno rhythms: the sound material isn't frozen any more but is really alive. Taking advantage of a Discovery shuttle flight ticket, in the way of a 21st Century Cristopher Colombus, his music invites us to explore sonic worlds featuring undefinable reflections. Throughout some synchronous reflected melodies, also tinted with both positivism and melancholy, telluric hummings, atmospheric choirs, sunny climates, oxyacetylenic rains, twinklings in levitation, and other cloudy calmness, atmospheres are meeting...

Taylor Deupree

Taylor Deupree (b. 1971) is a sound artist, graphic designer, and photographer residing in Brooklyn, New York. On January 1st, 1997, he founded 12k, music label that focuses on digital minimalism and contemporary forms. In 12k’s 6 years of existance it has released 27 CDs and become one of the most respected experimental electronic labels in the world. In September 2000, Deupree and collaborator Richard Chartier launched LINE, a sublabel of 12k that explores conceptual, ultra-minimalist digital sound and the relationship between sound, silence and the art of listening. LINE is a carefully balanced counterpoint to the rhythmic, granular textures of 12k. In January 2002 (as a celebration of 12k’s fifth anniversary) Deupree launched term., an online series of MP3 files from artists around the globe. While 12k’s emphasis lies not only in sound but also on design and presentation, term.’s function is the exact opposite: existing entirely in the digital domain with no tangible object or package, term. is the representation of pure data and imageless sound information. In September, 2003, Deupree started a 3rd label called Happy to release what he terms as “unconventional japanese pop.” Happy was born from Deupree’s interest in Japanese pop music and the fact that it is quite unknown outside of Japan. He hopes to change that with Happy.

Deupree also records for a number of other labels including Spekk (Japan), Ritornell/Mille Plateaux, Raster-Noton (Germany), Sub Rosa (Belgium), BineMusic (Germany), Fällt (Ireland), and Audio.NL (Netherlands). In addition, over the past 11 years he has worked with Instinct Records, Caipirinha Music, Plastic City (USA), Disko B (Germany), and Dum (Finland), among others. In January 1999, Deupree currated a compilation for New York’s Caipirinha Music label that he called “Microscopic Sound.” This release was among the first to gather together artists of this style and helped put a name to a rising genre of electronic music. Deupree has received much critical acclaim and recognition for his past musical projects including the techno and ambient sounds of Prototype 909, SETI, Human Mesh Dance, and Futique (1992-1996) and has many recording accomplishments and a substantial discography. His design work has appeared on dozens of record labels around the world and published in a number of design books in Japan and the UK.

For the past 6 years Deupree has focused his energy on 12k, solo productions under his own name, networking with a family of like-minded sound artists, and the furthering of his sound experiments that take influences from his passion for architecture, photography, and interior design.

Theodore Liston

Ted is a sound designer who says he has lots of toys but not enough time! He adds that he is a now a "proud owner of a Pacarana" in addition to his Capybara!

Thomas Dimuzio

San Francisco-based Dimuzio is one of those unsung artistic figures whose influence and abilities have substantially outstripped his visibility. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, sound designer, experimental electronic musician, collaborator and recording studio owner, Dimuzio has been busy doing his thing(s) since the late 1980's, but is still only known to a small circle of electronic music enthusiasts. A true sonic alchemist who can seemingly create music events out of almost anything, Dimuzio's listed sound sources on his various CDs include everything from "modified 10 speed bicycle" and "resonating water pipe" to short-wave radios, loops, samplers and even normal instruments such as clarinet and trumpet. And while his wide range of musical interests make it impossible to pin a label on him, Dimuzio clearly has an insider's knowledge of older experimental musical forms such as musique concrete and electroacoustic, as well as more current ambient-industrial, noise and post-techno styles.

Tilman Hahn

Tilman Hahn is a freelance sound designer and sound editor in Cologne, Germany. Visit his website to learn more: http://www.tilman-hahn.com/page1/. Together with Emil Klotzsch, Tilman also runs a website for Film Sound Effects called TONSTURM.

Timothy Grant

As a spirited amateur, Tim hopes to learn a lot about sound. He says that he is sure new doors will quickly open up for him as he learns what makes Kyma tick.

Timothy McGuinness

Timothy McGuinness is a composer / sound designer. His passions are music and synthesis, both analogue and digital, and he uses Kyma as a powerful addition to a collection of vintage synths plus acoustic and electric musical instruments.

Tom Heuzenroeder

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Tom Heuzenroeder works as a freelance sound designer, composer and re-recording mixer primarliy for film and television. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0381928/. He has also worked in radio and theatre and with art/sound installations.

Tom's passion lies with just about any aspect of sound, its design and its interpretation. Whether it's the sonification of other forms of data, the sound of early computer games, naturally occurring music, or any other sonic curiosity, Tom will be interested in it (and will probably want to record it) so Kyma fits the bill purrfectly. For more information, contact Tom via his website. http://www.sonicart.com.au

Toru Iwatake

Toru Iwatake is a composer, and a professor at Keio University SFC, in Japan.

Trace Reddell

Trace Reddell is a digital media artist and theorist exploring the interactions of sound and the cosmological imagination. Over the past two years, Trace's live cinema performances and video works have screened at over thirty international venues including galleries and new media festivals in New York, London, Glasgow, Amsterdam, Berlin, Zurich, Sao Paolo, Seoul, Hong Kong, and Tehran. His net.art and audio projects have appeared regularly on the Web since 1999. Trace is Associate Professor of Digital Media Studies at the University of Denver. He founded Denver’s first digital media festival, A:D:A:P:T, in Spring 2003 at Denver’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Recent publications include articles in Leonardo Music Journal, Leonardo Electronic Almanac, the Contemporary Music Review, and the Electronic Book Review. Book chapters include “The Social Pulse of Telharmonics: Functions of Networked Sound and Interactive Webcasting” in Cybersounds: Essays on Virtual Music Culture (Peter Lang Publishing, 2006), “Cyborg Ritual and Sentic Technology in the Vortex Concerts” in The Poetics of Space: Spatial Explorations in Art, Science, Music & Technology (Sonic Acts Press, Paradiso, 2010), and “Ethnoforgery and Outsider Afrofuturism” in tobias c. van Veen’s edition, Afrofuturism: Interstellar Transmissions From Remix Culture (Wayne State University Press, forthcoming). Trace will be using Kyma for multi-channel sound for live and pre-rendered full-dome systems, including Gates Planeterium at Denver's Museum of Nature & Science and Jena, Germany's Full Dome Festival. Visit his website here: http://www.du.edu/~treddell/

Ulf A. Holbrook

Ulf is a sound artist, sound designer, sound recordist, circuit bender, sculptor, installation artist and technician living in Norway. Visit him here: http://flavors.me/ulv

Victor Ermakov

Victor Ermakov is a film/game sound designer. He has earned a Master's Degree in Sound Design for Visual Media from All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Currently working as a Creative/Technical Sound Designer at Mail.Ru Games in Moscow, Russian Federation.

Vincent Labelle

Vincent is an independent music producer for video game music.

Warren Burt

Warren Burt is a composer, writer and video artist who has been working with electronic music since 1968. He's recorded 93 CDs of his work for his own Scarlet Aardvark label since that time, and has other releases on XI, Pogus, New Albion, Tall Poppies, and other labels. Information about him and his work can be found at his website: http://www.warrenburt.com.

Will Grant

Will Grant was born in 1947 on a farm in Ohio and now lives near San Francisco. Most of his work has been with experimental vocal techniques in theater, though more recently he finished a couple graduate degrees in music (Mills & UCSC). He loves improvising vocals or keyboards in a wide range of styles and is totally available if anybody would like to jam. He was on the panel of judges for Woodstockhausen this year and aspires to a geeky musical life in northern California. He's also involved in the musical life of Burning Man, where his playa name is Blue Fire. He just got his first Capybara and is learning Kyma.

Will Loconto

With more than 20 years in the recording and videogame industries, Will Loconto brings a comprehensive body of knowledge, experience, and creativity to his work. He was lead vocalist/songwriter for T42 (Columbia Records) and spent several years with Information Society (Reprise Records). In the game industry, Will has served as Audio Director at two companies (ION Storm and Third Law Interactive). He has been a featured lecturer at Southern Methodist University s Guildhall, the premiere program for game development. Will is a member of NARAS, ASCAP, the International Game Developers Association, and the Game Audio Network Guild. Visit Will at http://www.WillLoconto.com.

Yannis Kyriakides

Yannis Kyriakides was born in Cyprus in 1969, and grew up in England in 1975. He has been living in The Netherlands since 1992. His musical language synthesizes disparate sound sources and explores spatial and temporal experience. Recent large scale works include the operas: The Buffer Zone, Escamotage and The Thing Like Us. His conSPIracy cantata was awarded the Gaudeamus Prize in 2000, and his recent CD Wordless recieved an honorary mention at the Prix Ars Electronica 2006. Yannis founded the label for electronic music "unsounds," and is the artistic director of the Ensemble, MAE. He is also a member of the composition faculty at the Royal Dutch Conservatory.

Yasushi Yoshida

Yasushi Yoshida is a composer/sound engineer living in Osaka, Japan. He has written the title music for numerous television shows including "Walk Alone in Arktos", and most recently "Mr. Hyohichi Kohno Walked to the North Pole". From 2001, he started multi channel surround-sound live performance "audioHologram".

Visit http://www.eonet.ne.jp/~channel-d/ and http://audiohologram.sblo.jp/ (written in Japanese).

Zak Belica

Zak is an audio director, sound designer, and composer in the games industry.

Zlatko Tanodi

Zlatko Tanodi (born 28.01.1953, Zagreb, Croatia) graduated in composition at the Academy of Music (University of Zagreb). He collaborates as keyboard player with many ensembles and orchestras (from pop and jazz to avant-garde). He has been a freelancer since 1981. Zlatko is also an editor-producer in the Music Production Department of Radio-Television, Zagreb. At the end of 1996, he joined the Academy of Music at the University of Zagreb, lecturing in theory and electronic music. Since 1987, he has been recording music in his own electronic home studio. Tanodi is the author of many orchestral, chamber and concert works including music for electronic instruments, theater and film.

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