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Mathew Adkins
Is a sound artist involved in experimental electronic music. He read music at Pembroke College, Cambridge and then, in 1993, became a member of the Birmingham Electroacoustic Sound Theatre (BEAST). He studied electronic music with Jonty Harrison and then Simon Waters. He has been awarded over twenty international prizes for his work. He has worked in a number of prestigious European studios, including EMS Stockholm, the GRM and IRCAM in Paris, Césare in Reims, and the Heinrich Strobel Studio in Freiburg. His works are currently featured on three solo cds and ten compilation cds. His latest solo dvd-a Mondes Inconnus was recently released on the Canadian label empreintes DIGITALes. He is currently Research Leader at the Music Department, University of Huddersfield, England.

Miguel Álvarez-Fernández
(Madrid, 1979) is a sound artist, theorist and curator. He studied composition at the San Lorenzo de El Escorial's Conservatory, and musicology at the Universidad de Oviedo (Spain), where he is currently a Ph.D. candidate. His dissertation concerns the connections between voice and electroacoustic media. He also holds a degree in Law, obtained from the Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Between 2002 and 2005 he was com- poser in residence at the Residencia de Estudiantes Foundation (Madrid). In 2005 he curated, in collaboration wih María Bella, the public art project “Itinerarios del sonido” ( He lived in Berlin between 2005 and 2008, researching and teaching at the Technical University. Since the end of 2008, Álvarez-Fernández hosts the weekly radio show “Ars Sonora” ( at the Spanish National Radio (RNE/Radio Clásica).

Arturo Fuentes
(Mexico 1975) has lived in Europe since 1997 where he has been ac- tive as a composer of electroacoustic and instrumental music. In France (2008) he received a doctorate in composition and a master in philosophy, under the direction of Horacio Vaggione and Antonia Soulez respectively. He was selected for the IRCAM Cursus (2002-03) in Compo- sition and Computer Music. In Milan (1997-99) he studied with Franco Donatoni and in Mexico (1990-95) he earned a bachelor’s degree from CIEM. He received the diplomas of guitar and music theory by the Associate Board of the Royal Schools of Music of London. He also took composition courses with Ferneyhough, Murail, Harvey, López-López and Trigos. His theoreti- cal research concerns the relation between composition, computer music and philosophy. For more information on his awards and publications visit

Risto Holopainen
was born in 1970 in Sweden. He studied composition at the Norwegian State Academy of Music with Lasse Thoresen and others, followed by studies in musicology. Currently he is pursuing a Ph.D. in adaptive synthesis at the University of Oslo. His compositions include both electroacoustic and instrumental music for concert, dance and radioplays, but he has also made computer animations and video. His Garbage Collection appeared as the first release on Mere records in 2008. The recent soundscape composition Mechanical Magpies, featuring field recordings and adaptive synthesis, was chosen to be included on the CD Deep Wireless 6 by New Adventures in Sound Art.

Mika Kuuskankare
(born in 1970 in Kajaani, Finland) is a composer and music researcher. He studied composition at Sibelius Academy and received his masters degree in composition in 1999. In 2006 he received his doctorate from Sibelius Academy for his re- search on computer assisted music notation. His compositional works include music for solo instruments, for chamber ensembles and for symphony and wind orchestras. As a researcher Kuuskankare has participated in several projects supported by the Academy of Finland. He is the developer of Expressive Notation Package (ENP) and co-developer of PWGL ( PWGL). He has published around 60 articles among others in Computer Music Journal, and in several international conferences such as ICMC, ISMIR, and SMC. Kuuskankare is also active as a trumpetist, playing in groups specialized mainly in jazz and pop music. More info: http://

Mikael Laurson
was born in Helsinki, Finland, in 1951. His training at the Sibelius Academy consists of a guitar diploma (1979) and a doctoral dissertation (1996). In 2002, he was appointed Docent in music technology at Helsinki University of Technology. Since 1989 he has been working at the Sibelius Academy as a researcher and teacher of com- puter-aided composition. After conceiving the PatchWork (PW) programming language (1986), he started a close collabo- ration with IRCAM resulting in the first PW release in 1993. Since 1999 Laurson has worked as a full-time researcher within several projects funded by the Academy of Finland. These projects have been realized in close collaboration with the Helsin- ki University of Technology. This research has been dealing among others with various control schemes for physics-based models of acoustical instruments. After 2003 the main focus has been in developing a new visual programming environment called PWGL. PWGL is an OpenGL-based visual programming language specialized in computer aided composition and sound synthesis. The aim is to develop a system that allows deep integration of various concepts dealing with visual pro- gramming, 3D graphics, computer assisted composition, constraint programming, music notation and sound synthesis. PWGL is currently available as a free software ( More info:

Yair López
(Guadalajara, 1983) Artista Sonoro, Visual, Promotor independiente, comuni- cador y periodista. Realizo estudios de comunicación y multimedia en Puerto Vallarta, es Inge- niero por la Universidad de Guadalajara. Sus inquietudes por el mundo de las artes sonoras, lo llevaron el 2007 hasta la ciudad de Morelia, Michoacán donde conoció el CMMAS (Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras) Institución en donde ha sido becario y artista re- sidente, además de haber asistido a festivales, cursos y talleres. En enero del año 2008 realizo una residencia sobre micro tiempo con el Maestro Carlos López Charles, dentro de las instala- ciones del CMMAS. También ha tenido participación en talleres en la ciudad de México, en el centro cultural España y en el Laboratorio de Arte Alameda (donde ha sido becario). Libero en 2008 su primer EP titulado (Casa de Omar) en la disquera Rusa Clinical Archives.

Pablo Francisco Morales Arango
Nacido el 20 de Diciembre de 1981. Compositor, ha incursionado en distintos géneros y ramas de la música, desde música popular, música para niños, rock, electroacústi- ca, performance, música de concierto, diseño sonoro, música para teatro, danza y cortometraje. Ha participado como compositor en festivales internacionales de arte digital, teatro, y música contemporánea (visiones sonoras, monitor digital, instrumenta contemporánea, entre otros). Ha estudiado composición en la Escuela Nacional de Música de la UNAM. Su música ha sonado en escenarios de México, Barcelona y el Salvador, además de medios como Radio TV e Internet. En 1996 fundó el grupo ¨Claroscuro¨ con quienes ha hecho presentaciones en varias ciudades del país hasta la fecha.

Daniel Quaranta
Daniel Quaranta es Doctor en música por la Universidade Federal do Estado de Rio de Janeiro y actualmente es profesor de la Universidade Federal de Paraná (UFPR), en Curitiba. También es Vice-Coordinador del Programa de Pós-Graduação em Música (PPGM) del Departamento de Artes de la UFPR. departamento/estrutura.htm. Actualmente es uno de los editores de la "Revista Eletrônica de Musicologia" vinculada al Programa de Pos-Graduación en Música de la UFPR:

Örjan Sandred
is a Swedish composer and is currently an Associate Professor in Composition at the University of Manitoba in Canada where he founded Studio FLAT, a stu- dio for computer music. He studied composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, McGill University (Montreal) and at IRCAM (Paris). In 1999 Sandred worked as a Composer on Research in the Musical Representation Team at IRCAM. His research aimed at formalizing rhythm using computerized rule-based systems. Many of Sandred’s compositions are the result of his search for new methods of composition. Sandred’s interest in new composition theories has associated him with international research groups: He is a member of the international mu- sical research group PRISMA (Pedagogia e Ricerca Internazionale sui Sistemi Musicali Assistiti). PRISMA is formed by composers and was created inside the Centro Tempo Reale (Florence). Before moving to Canada, Sandred was teaching composition at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm between 1998 and 2005. He has been a guest lecturer at many universities and research centers, including IRCAM, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, the Bartok Seminar in Szombathely (Hungary), the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, McGill University (Canada) and Harvard University (USA). More info:

Mike Vernusky
is a composer, performer, and sound artist. He writes music for concertized, theatrical, and filmic environments, primarily through the use of electronic media and live performance. His works encompass a textural palate that incorporates motion, stasis, color, veil, and spectral space. Vernusky won the Grand Prize in Music for the Digital Art Awards in Tokyo, and has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, June in Buffalo and El Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras. He has had performances all over the world. Mike Vernusky holds degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and Mercyhurst College. His music is published on MIT Press, Capstone, Spectrum Press, and Quiet Design. He currently lives and works in Austin.