Project team

Gerhard Nierhaus

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Gerhard Nierhaus is a composer working as senior scientist and lecturer at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz. His major scientific interest is in Algorithmic Composition, his book Algorithmic Composition: Paradigms of Automated Music Generation was published with Springer Wien/NewYork in 2009. 2011 he joined the Orpheus Research Center in Music (ORCiM) as a new research fellow. He acts as a reviewer for the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Computer Music Journal (CMJ) and the European Research Council (ERC). As the project leader of Patterns of Intuition he is responsible for management, administration, the overall project development and participates in the project's software design.

Daniel Mayer

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Daniel Mayer (*1967) completed degrees in pure mathematics and philosophy at the University of Graz and music composition with Prof. Gerd Kühr at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. 2001 / 02 postgradual study at the electronic studio of the Music Academy of Basel, Switzerland, with Hanspeter Kyburz. Guest composer at the Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (2003 / 04) and at IEM Graz (2005). Artistic-scientific staff member at IEM Graz within the FWF-funded research project Patterns of Intuition. Working with generative computer algorithms in electronic and instrumental music.

Hanns Holger Rutz

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Hanns Holger Rutz studied computer music and audio engineering at the TU Berlin, and worked at the Studio for electroacoustic Music (SeaM) Weimar. His work includes electroacoustic music, sound installation and live improvisation, in each of which the development of software algorithms plays an important role. Since 2009 he is pursuing a PhD at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in Plymouth. In 2013 he joined the Patterns of Intuition project at IEM Graz.