Current Graduate STUDENTS

Jordan Bartee

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Jordan Bartee is an electronic composer and multimedia sound artist whose work focuses on issues surrounding identity, memory, time, and post-data culture. Jordan cut his teeth in the TIMARA program at Oberlin College before relocating to the LA area to pursue a Masters in Experimental Sound Practice at the California Institute of the Arts. An interest in subverting commercial sound production led him into the field of custom software and circuit bent hardware. Working primarily with artificial intelligence systems and re-wired video game consoles, Jordan produces audio-visual pieces for both live performance and recording.

Peter Bussigel

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Peter writes music for accordions, orchestras, film, tape, trumpets, buckets, puppets, chamber groups, voices, videos, robots, dancers, bands, drunks, theatre, galleries, cell phones, parades, children, pie tins, improvisers, inventors, headphones, and toys. He also makes videos and short sound films for concerts, installations, and small wine parties.

Mark Cetilia

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Mark Cetilia is a sound / media artist working at the nexus of analogue and digital technologies. Exploring the possibilities of generative systems in art, design, and sound creation, Cetilia's work is an exercise in carefully controlled chaos. For over a decade, he has worked to develop idiomatic performance systems utilizing custom hardware and software, manifesting in a rich tapestry of sound and image. Mark is a member of the electroacoustic ensemble Mem1, the media art group Redux, and co-curator of the experimental music series Ctrl+Alt+Repeat and the record label Estuary Ltd.

Akiko Hatakeyama

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Akiko is a composer, a singer, a flutist, and a video artist who is a native of Yokohama, Japan. She is interested in crossing boundaries between traditionally written music, electronics, improvisation, and visual components. Now, she incorporates real-time elements into her multimedia works, and working on computer based interactive pieces. Storytelling, memories, nature, and food often take important role in Akiko's work, and she most often finds beauty in simplicity.

Brian House

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Brian House is a media artist whose work traverses alternative geographies, experimental music, and a critical data practice. By constructing embodied, participatory systems, he seeks to negotiate between algorithms and the rhythms of everyday life. His work has been shown by MoMA (NYC), MOCA (LA), LACE, Eyebeam, Rhizome, STEIM, Issue Project Room, Monkeytown, and the Stone, among others, and has been featured in publications including WIRED, TIME, The New York Times, SPIN, Metropolis, and on Univision. Brian holds an MSc in Art & Technology from Chalmers University in Göteborg, Sweden, and studied computer science and religion for his undergraduate degree at Columbia University.

Bevin Kelley

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Bevin Kelley is an electronic music / multimedia composer and sound designer, violinist and veterinary nurse. Her work can be heard in radio plays, electronic toys, theater spaces, film and television scores, advertisements, clubs, concert halls, headphones, and art spaces. Working solo and in collaboration (with Kristin Grace Erickson as Blectum from Blechdom), she has released a dozen or so records since 1998, on labels such as Tigerbeat6, Orthlorng, Phthalo, and Aagoo. Her fifth solo album (as Blevin Blectum) will be released December 4th 2013, on the Aagoo label. She plans to complete her Ph.D in MEME / Computer Music and Multimedia from Brown University in May of 2014. (costume by joseph aaron segal, photo by nicole deponte)

Stephan Moore

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Composer/performer Stephan Moore's work harnesses both organic and synthetic volition, in improvisational structures and algorithmic software compositions. His interests include psychoacoustics, loudspeaker construction, multichannel audio design, generative score systems, installation works, and large-scale collaborative works in video, theater and dance. He is a member of the electronic bands Evidence and Volume, has spent six years as a touring musician and sound engineer with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and has worked as a teacher, consultant, curator, and software designer for many musicians and artists.

Caroline Park

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Caroline Park is an electroacoustic composer + multimedia artist working primarily with sparse materials.

Asha Tamirisa

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Asha is an interdisciplinary artist that considers the expressive possibilities of computing through sound, video, and movement. Most recently her work was show at The Tank in NYC, The Santa Fe Complex, and on various buildings in downtown Akron. She has a B.A. from Oberlin College, where she studied TIMARA (Technology in Music and Related Arts).

Kristina Wolfe

Kristina's work has been performed at many festivals, conferences, and concerts, including the Third Practice Electro-Acoustic Festival, International Alliance for Women and Music conference, International Computer Music Conferences, and others. In 2007, she worked as the Greg Altman Media Intern for Pauline Oliveros at the Deep Listening Institute. She received her B.A. in Music Technology from Florida International University and her Masters of Arts in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College.