April 25, 2012: DXARTS presents 3D Digital Music by Argentine composers

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Music (DXARTS) presents: Southern Exchange:  An evening of 3D Digital Music by Argentine composers Oscar Pablo Di Liscia, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano and Juan Pampin.

April 25, 2012 – 7:30 PM

Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, UW Campus

$15 general ($10 student/senior)

Advance purchase: http://www.meany.org/tickets/ or 206.543.4880

Oscar Pablo Di Liscia (Santa Rosa, La Pampa, 1955) has a doctoral degree in Humanities and Arts from Universidad Nacional de Rosario. He is the former director of the Program in Electronic Music Composition at Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ) where he currently teaches composition and works as computer music researcher. Di Liscia was the former Adjunct Dean of the Instituto Universitario Nacional del Arte (IUNA), he is currently member of the faculty council of the institute and serves as professor of Digital Audio in the Multimedia department. Di Liscia’s compositions have been performed in Cuba, United States, France, Spain, Chile and the Netherlands and have been awarded prices by national and international societies such as the Groupe de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges (France). In 2008, he received the prize of the Fondo Nacional de las Artes Argentina for his CD “Figuración de Gabino Betinotti”, done in collaboration with the Argentine semiologist and poet Oscar Steimberg. Di Liscia is the editor of the Music and Science book collection of the UNQ press, he has published many papers and books on the aesthetics and techniques of new music and technology, and has also developed software for digital signal processing, musical analysis and composition.

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano (Buenos Aires, 1956) received a Master in Electronic Engineering (Faculty of Engineering, University of Buenos Aires) and a Master in Music (Carlos Lopez Buchardo National Conservatory, Buenos Aires). He started working with electroacoustic music by building his own analog studio and synthesizers around 1976. After graduating he worked for nine years in industry as microprocessor hardware and software Design Engineer for embedded real-time systems (telephone exchanges) while simultaneously pursuing his interests in electroacoustic music composition. His 1986 piece “Quest” won a mention in the 1990 Bourges Competition. Starting in October 1990 he spent one year at CCRMA, Stanford University, as Invited Composer, as part of an exchange program between LIPM in Argentina, CCRMA at Stanford and CRCA at UCSD sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. He later did research in dynamic sound localization and taught an Introduction to Electronic Music course for one year at the Shonan Fujisawa Campus of Keio University, Japan. Since 1993 he has been working at CCRMA as Lecturer, Composer, Performer and Systems Administrator of CCRMA’s computer resources, he has created and maintains since 2001 the Planet CCRMA collection of open source sound and music packages for Linux. In 2008 he completed a 5-month residence in Berlin thanks to the DAAD as the “Edgar Varese Guest Professor” at TU-Berlin. His music has been released on CD’s and played in the Americas, Europe and East Asia.

Juan Pampin (Buenos Aires, 1967) is Associate Professor of Music Composition at University of Washington and founding faculty member of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), for which he currently serves as Director. He received an Master in Composition from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, France, and a Doctorate in Composition from Stanford University, where he studied with composer Jonathan Harvey. While at Stanford he worked at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) doing research in computer music under the supervision of Julius Smith. Juan Pampin’s works explore the territory delineated by the concepts of site, memory, and materiality through the use of algorithmic strategies to produce aural phenomena. His compositions, including pieces for instrumental, digital, and mixed media, have been performed around the world by world-class soloists and ensembles such as Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Arditti String Quartet, Sinfonia 21, Susana Kasakoff, Melia Watras, among many others.

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