Programmable Media Artist Bios

Peter Traub is a Ph.D. student in Composition and Computer Technologies at the University of Virginia. He received his Master's in Electro-Acoustic Music Composition from Dartmouth College in 1999. Following Dartmouth, Peter moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where he worked as a software engineer for five years. While spending his days at various internet startups, he spent nights composing at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). His music and internet-based sound art works have been played and exhibited internationally. His current interests include music that utilizes computer networks, virtual and real spaces, multi-channel composition, and the exploration of alternative and open-source software systems for composition. Peter Traub's website

Jason Freeman received his B.A. in music from Yale University and his M.A. and D.M.A. in composition from Columbia University. He is currently an assistant professor of music at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. The recipient of numerous awards, including three Turbulence commissions, one for N.A.G. in 2003, a second for Graph Theory in 2006, and a third for Flou in 2007 plus a 2005 Rhizome commission for iTunes Signature Maker, Freeman's works have been performed all over the world. Jason Freeman's website

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Andrew Beck Interested in ways that people can interact with sound, Andrew Beck has written computer games that focus on sound, composed reactive video game music, and implemented alternate controllers for musicians and companies. Andrew studied Music Synthesis at Berklee College of Music and is currently a Music Technology Graduate student at Georgia Institute of Technology. His recent work focuses on musical uses for mass produced devices, sound installation and video game design. Andrew Beck's website

Mark T. Godfrey is currently a graduate student in the Music Technology Group at Georgia Tech where his research interests include music modeling and information retrieval, machine listening, and interactive human-machine musical performance. He holds a BS and MS in electrical engineering and enjoys performing and recording music (even without a computer). Mark T. Godfrey's website

Sawako Kato has recently made a name for herself as a musician with her own unique combination of field recordings and DSP combined with a noticeably feminine touch. As a new media artist, she created "2.4GHz Scape," which explores the urban WiFi signal scape; "ishi ~ listening stone," a sound art piece that uses a crystal radio and stones, and an ephemeral timeline drawing with Max/MSP/Jitter.Sawako has solo releases from 12k, and/OAR and Anticipate, She has collaborated with a wide range of musicians such as Taylor Deupree, Andrew Deutsch, Kenneth Kirschner, Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, asuna, Ryan Francesconi and Jacob Kirkegaard; and has performed in Tonic, Diapason, Roulette, Issue Project Room, Monkey Town (NYC); MUTEK Festival (Canada), Corcoran Gallery (Washington DC), UCLA Hammer Museum (LA), Batofar (Paris), Kunstraum Walcheturm (Zurich), offsite, Apple Store Sinsaibashi (Japan); m12 (Berlin), Glade Festival, Resonance FM, ICA (UK); and other venues in the US, Europe and Japan. Sawako Kato's website

Zach Layton, a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and the Interactive Telecommunications Program, is a composer, curator and new media artist with an interest in biofeedback, generative algorithms, experimental music, biomimicry and contemporary architectural theory. His work investigates complex relationships and topologies created through the interaction of simple core elements like sine waves, minimal surfaces and kinetic visual patterns. Zach's work has been performed by the Cleveland Chamber Symphony and he has performed and exhibited at Roulette, The Kitchen, the New York Electronic Art Festival, Eyebeam, and many other venues in New York and Europe. Zach is also the curator of Brooklyn's monthly experimental music series "darmstadt: classics of the avant garde" which features leading local and international composers and improvisers. Zach Layton's website

LoVid (Tali Hinkis and Kyle Lapidus) overwhelms the senses with new media in their performances, videos, objects, and installations. LoVid has toured the US and Europe extensively performing, exhibiting, and lecturing at PS1, The Neuberger Museum, The Butler Institute of American Art, The Center for Contemporary Art Tel Aviv, Exit Art, Evolution Festival (UK), The Kitchen, RISD, Massachusetts College of Art, FACT, Kansas City Art Institute, Chicago Art Institute, University of Wisconsin, Oberlin College, Cincinnati Art Institute, Futuresonic Festival (UK), Lightwave Festival, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, Ocularis, and Institute of Contemporary Art London, among many others. LoVid has been artist in residence at Eyebeam, Harvestworks, iEAR, and Alfred University; and has received grants and awards from, Experimental TV Center, NYSCA, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and The Greenwall Foundation. LoVid is also a free103Point9 transmission artist. Lovid's website

Adam Nash is widely recognized as one of the most innovative artists working in Multi-User Virtual Environmnets. He is a new media artist, composer, programmer, performer and writer. He works primarily in networked real-time 3D spaces, exploring them as live audiovisual performance spaces. His sound/composition and performance background strongly informs his approach to creating works for virtual environments, embracing sound, time and the user as elements equal in importance to vision. Adam's work has been presented in galleries, festivals and online in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas, including SIGGRAPH, ISEA, the Venice Biennale and 01SJ. He also works as composer and sound artist with Company in Space (AU) and Igloo (UK), exploring the integration of motion capture into real-time 3D audiovisual spaces. He is currently undertaking a Master of Arts by Research at the Centre for Animation and Interactive Media at RMIT University, Melbourne, researching multi-user 3D cyberspace as a live performance medium; and he's a Lecturer in Computer Games and Digital Art in the School of Creative Media at RMIT University. Adam Nash's website

Dan Trueman and PLOrk: Princeton Laptop Orchestra. The Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk) is the first laptop ensemble of its size and kind. Each laptop-based musical meta instrument consists of a multi-channel hemispherical speaker, a variety of control devices (keyboards, graphics tablets, sensors, and others), and software developed in the ChucK and Max / MSP languages / environments. The ensemble represents a culmination of research and practice in the areas of live computer music performance, group improvisation, spatialization, the physical modeling of instruments and their patterns of sound radiation, computer music programming languages and real-time performance, and computer music pedagogy. Princeton Laptop Orchestra's website
Dan Trueman is a composing performer on both the 6-string electric violin and the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and has performed widely at both contemporary music festivals and folk music festivals. He is also an experimental instrument designer and has built spherical speakers and the Bowed-Sensor-Speaker-Array, among other things. He co-founded and directs the Princeton Laptop Orchestra (PLOrk). He is a member of the Music Department faculty at Princeton University. Dan Trueman's website

Tobias van Veen is a renegade theorist and pirate, techno-turntablist and writer. Since 1993 he has directed conceptual and sound-art events, online interventions and radio broadcasts, working with STEIM, the New Forms Festival, the Banff Centre, Eyebeam, the Video-In, MUTEK,, the Vancouver New Music Society and Hexagram. His work has appeared in CTheory, EBR, Bad Subjects, Leonardo, Locus Suspectus, FUSE (contributing editor), e/i, the Wire, HorizonZero and through Autonomedia, among others. He has sonic and mix releases on No Type's BricoLodge and the and/OAR labels. From 1993-2000 he was Direktor of the sonic performance Collective [] in Vancouver. He is co-founder of with Dave Bodrug, with DJ FISHEAD and with artist ssiess. From 2002-2007 Director of UpgradeMTL [] and Concept Engineer at the Society for Arts and Technology []. Tobias is doctoral candidate in Philosophy & Communication Studies at McGill University. Tobias van Veen's website