Guest Artists / Researchers

Sandeep Bhagwati

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Sandeep Bhagwati is an multiple award-winning composer, theatre director and media artist. He studied at Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria), Institut de Coordination Acoustique/Musique IRCAM Paris (France) and graduated with a Diplom in Composition from Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Germany).  He has directed international music festivals and intercultural exchange projects with Indian and Chinese musicians and leading new music ensembles. He was a Professor of Composition at Karlsruhe Music University, and Composer-in-Residence at the IRCAM Paris, ZKM Center for Arts and Media Karlsruhe, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Institute for Electronic Music Graz, CalArts Los Angeles, Heidelberg University and Tchaikovsky Conservatory Moscow. He also was a guest professor at Heidelberg University in 2009 and has been invited as a visiting research fellow to the University of Arts Berlin in 2013/14. As Canada Research Chair for Inter-X Arts at Concordia University Montréal since 2006 he currently directs matralab, a research/creation center for intercultural and interdisciplinary arts. His current work centers on comprovisation, inter-traditional aesthetics, the aesthetics of interdisciplinarity, gestural theatre, sonic theatre and interactive visual and non-visual scores.

matralab / Sandeep Bhagwati

William Brooks

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William Brooks is Professor of Music at the University of York and a Senior Fellow at the Orpheus Institute, Ghent. He is also Emeritus Professor at the University of Illinois. A scholar as well as a composer, he has written extensively about American music (especially Charles Ives and John Cage) and about experimentalism. He is noted for his compositions for voice and has received commissions from the British Arts Council, the Gulbenkian Foundation, the Arts Council of Ireland, and other agencies. His music is published by Frog Peak.

The University of York / William Brooks

David Cope

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David Cope is Professor Emeritus at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and teaches regularly in the annual Workshop in Algorithmic Computer Music (WACM) held in June-July at UC Santa Cruz. His books on the intersection of music and computer science include Computers and Musical Style, Experiments in Musical Intelligence, The Algorithmic Composer, Virtual Music, Computer Models of Musical Creativity and Hidden Structure and describe the computer program Experiments in Musical Intelligence which he created in 1981. Experiments in Musical Intelligence’s works are published by Spectrum Press and include Horizons for orchestra, three operas in the style of, and with librettos consisting of, letters by the composers Mozart, Schumann, and Mahler, and a symphony and piano concerto in the style of Mozart, and a seventh Brandenburg Concerto in the style of Bach. Experiments in Musical Intelligence's works are available on five Centaur Records’ albums (Bach by Design, Classical Music Composed by Computer, Virtual Mozart, Virtual Bach, Virtual Rachmaninoff). Works composed in his own style include ten symphonies, ten string quartets, several chamber orchestra pieces, and a host of other works, most of which have been performed around the world.

David Cope

Darla Crispin

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Darla Crispin is Associate Professor of Musicology at the Norwegian Academy of Music. A Canadian pianist and scholar, she specialises in musical modernity, and especially the Second Viennese School. Dr. Crispin's most recent work focuses upon artistic research in music.  Publications include a collaborative volume with Kathleen Coessens and Anne Douglas, The Artistic Turn: A Manifesto (2009) and numerous book chapters and articles. She is currently working on a book entitled The Solo Piano Works of the Second Viennese School: Performance, Ethics and Understanding.


Nicolas Donin

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Nicolas Donin is head of the Analysis of Musical Practices team, a joint research group of Institut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Université Pierre et Marie Curie and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. His work focuses on contemporary musical practices, particularly composition and performance, using both musicological and ethnographic/cognitive approaches. From 2009 to 2011 he led the MuTeC project (a series of case studies in compositional processes from the 1930s to the present) funded by the Agence nationale de la recherche, and established the biennial conference TCPM (Tracking the Creative Process in Music). He co-edited with Rémy Campos L'analyse musicale, une pratique et son histoire (Droz/Conservatoire de Genève, 2009), and with Laurent Feneyrou Théories de la composition musicale au XXe siècle (Symétrie). His recent work has been published in Contemporary Music Review, Genesis: Revue Internationale de Critique Génétique, Musicae Scientiae, as well as in various edited collections in French and English. He also co-authored several documentary films on the creative process of composers Georges Aperghis, Luca Francesconi, Philipp Maintz, Roque Rivas and Marco Stroppa.

Thomas Eder

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Thomas Eder is a lecturer at the University of Vienna. He focuses on literary theory and avant-garde studies. He completed his PhD by a study on the Austrian post-war avant-garde and has authored several articles as well edited books on this topic. Currently he is working on his habilitation thesis on Cognitive Poetics. A Critical Re-evaluation in which he critically examines theoretical issues of applying Cognitive Studies to the understanding of literary texts.  Metaphor theory and synesthesia are the two focuses of his research which relate to the cooperation with Clemens Gadenstätter. Additionally Thomas Eder works in the Office of Publications for the Federal Chancellor of Austria and is responsible for Corporate Design strategies and publications.


Klemens Fellner

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Klemens Fellner studied Mathematics (Technische Mathematik) and Physics (Technische Physik) at the Vienna University of Technology and Bassoon at the Vienna conservatory. In 1998, he graduated with a masters thesis on the mathematical modelling of woodwind instruments. After his PhD-thesis (2003), he worked as a Post-Doc on entropy methods for the large-time behaviour of diffusive equations in Granada, Barcelona, Paris and Vienna. Beginning with 2005 he became University Assistant at the University of Vienna. From 2007 onwards he worked as Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge. In 2011 Klemens Fellner was appointed Professor of Mathematics/Computational Sciences at the Institute of Mathematics and Scientific Computing at the University of Graz. His research expertise lies in the analysis and large-time behaviour of partial differential equations, in particular kinetic equations, coagulation-fragmentation models and reaction-diffusion equations using entropy methods and duality methods. He is working on partial differential equations modelling various applications from biology, chemistry and physics such as cell aggregation, stem-cell division, cluster formation, charge carrier transport, organic photovoltaics, swimming micro-organisms, etc.

University of Graz / Klemens Fellner

Harald Fripertinger

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As a flutist with completed studies in concert class and pedagogy he is teaching at music school of Köflach, Austria. Habilitated in mathematics he is teaching at University of Graz and Graz University of Technology. His key aspects of activity are combinatorics with group operations applied in coding theory and mathematical music theory as well as functional equations and iteration theory.

University of Graz / Harald Fripertinger

Guerino Mazzola

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Born 1947, Guerino Mazzola qualified as a professor in mathematics (1980) and in computational science (2003) at the University of Zürich. Visiting professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in 2005. Since 2007 he is professor at the School of Music, University of Minnesota. He developed a Mathematical Music Theory and software presto and Rubato. Since 2007 he is the president of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music. He has published 24 books and 110 papers, 24 jazz CDs, and a classical sonata.