• An Interview with Rebekah Wilson

    An Interview with Rebekah Wilson

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Photo by Shreejay Shrestha. Rebekah Wilson is an independent researcher, technologist and composer. Originating from New Zealand she studied instrumental and electroacoustic music composition, and taught herself computer technology. In the early 2000s her intricate entwining within the tessellating narratives of Netochka Nezvanova became most public as she held the role of artistic co-director at STEIM, Amsterdam, where her passions for music, performance and technology became fused. Since 2004 she has been co-founder and technology director for Chicago’s Source Elements, developing services that exploit the possibilities of networked sound and data for the digital sound industry while continuing to perform and lecture internationally. Having recently completed her masters in the field of networked music performance, she pursues her research today while dis-entangling / re-interlacing her many technical, musical and cinematic threads. »Read more

  • An Interview with Sølvi Ystad

    An Interview with Sølvi Ystad

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Photo by Robin Støckert. Sølvi Ystad received her degree as a civil engineer in electronics from NTH (Norges Tekniske Høgskole), Trondheim, Norway in 1992. In 1998 she received a joint Ph.D. degree labeled « European PhD Thesis » from NTNU, Trondheim and from the University of Aix-Marseille II, Marseille. After a post doctoral stay at the University of Stanford - CCRMA, California, she obtained a researcher position at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) in Marseille, in 2002. She co-founded the interdisciplinary art-science laboratory PRISM - Perception, Representations, Image, Sound, Music – (2017) in Marseille and the Master program “Acoustics and Musicology” (2018) at the Aix-Marseille University. »Read more

  • An Interview with Liz Dobson

    An Interview with Liz Dobson

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Dr Elizabeth Dobson is a National Teaching Fellow of the HEA, and Principle Enterprise Fellow in music technology at The University of Huddersfield, where she teaches modules in sonic arts and electronica, sound for media, computer based composition, and empirical research for musicians. After completing her PhD on social psychology and creativity in music technology education, she founded/co-founded two knowledge-sharing projects: CollabHub, and Yorkshire Sound Women Network C.I.C., and maintains an ongoing commitment to new interdisciplinary research on inclusive music technology education. »Read more

  • An Interview with Pamela Z

    An Interview with Pamela Z

    Interview by Tone Åse & Karolina Jawad

    Pamela Z is a composer/performer and media artist who makes solo works combining a wide range of vocal techniques with electronic processing, samples, gesture activated MIDI controllers, and video. She is based in San Fransisco/New York and has toured extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Japan. Her work has been presented at venues and exhibitions including Bang on a Can (NY), the Japan Interlink Festival, Other Minds (SF), the Venice Biennale, and the Dakar Biennale. She’s created installations and has composed scores for dance, film, and chamber ensembles (including Kronos Quartet). Her awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Doris Duke Artist Impact Award, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation residency, the Herb Alpert Award, and an Ars Electronica honorable mention, and the NEA/Japan-US Fellowship. On her visit to Norway she will do several talks and workshops, (UiO, WoNoMute/NTNU) concerts (Ny Musikk Trondheim, Voxlab Oslo) and also show the installation Sound Gestures at TEKS, Trondheim Electronic Art Center. »Read more

  • An Interview with Natasha Barrett

    An Interview with Natasha Barrett

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Natasha Barrett is a composer of acousmatic and live electroacoustic concert works, sound and multi-media installations, and interactive music. She is a leading voice in the new wave of artists working with ambisonics, 3-D sound, and its contemporary music context. »Read more

  • An Interview with Sofia Dahl

    An Interview with Sofia Dahl

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Sofia Dahl holds a PhD in Speech and Music communication from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden. She is associate professor at Aalborg University, campus Copenhagen and has been Visiting Associate Professor in Embodied Music Cognition at University of Oslo. With a background from electrical engineering and musicology, Dahl’s research interests relate to how we produce, perceive and communicate with music with a focus on rhythmic movement and emotional communication. Over time, Dahl’s field of research has become increasingly transdisciplinary and spans disciplines such as music cognition and psychology, music performance, neuroscience, media technology, and music acoustics. »Read more

  • An Interview with Angela Brennecke

    An Interview with Angela Brennecke

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Angela Brennecke is professor of „Audio and Interactive Media Technologies“ at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF as well as a passionate musician and illustrator. She graduated in Computational Visualistics in 2004 and received a doctoral degree in Computer Graphics in 2009 from the University of Rostock, Germany. Due to her lifelong passion for music, thereafter she worked as software developer and technical project manager for „Native Instruments“ from 2009 to 2014. In 2015, Angela took a break from business to pursue personal artistic goals as well as to set new goals in her professional career. The following year, she joined the „Innovation Projects“ team of the German public broadcaster „Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg“ and participated in several ICT proposals for H2020 as a project engineer before becoming professor at Film University in 2017. Her research interests focus on audio-visual mood representation as well as interactions with sound through visuals. »Read more

  • An Interview with Tami Gadir

    An Interview with Tami Gadir

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Tami Gadir is commencing a new role as Lecturer in Music Industry at RMIT University in Melbourne Australia. Gadir has completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Oslo and holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh supervised by Simon Frith. Gadir’s research addresses the various mechanisms that promote or hinder participation in musical cultures, through the sounds, technologies, and cultures of contemporary, electronically-produced dance music. Such themes will feature in a forthcoming book with Bloomsbury Academic press, based on eight years of participant observation and interviews with DJs, producers, and clubbers in international electronic dance music communities. The book provides an expressly critical feminist-intersectional, anti-capitalist appraisal of dance music cultures as a counterpoint to the dominant utopian, celebratory interpretations of underground scenes by scholars, media, and fans. Gadir is a co-founding committee member of GeMus: Gender and Music Network and an active DJ. »Read more

  • An Interview with Tone Åse

    An Interview with Tone Åse

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Working with electronic voice-sound and acoustic voice sound, Tone Åse interacts with her fellow musicians both as a singer and as a soundmaker, stretching the instrumental capabilities of the voice and the live electronics in the improvised interplay. Her work is very much developed through her collaborations, with her trio BOL, her duo Voxpheria, and a range of other projects. Her experimental work with the vocal ensemble started as a founding member of Kvitretten (1991-2001) and continued as a member of, and for 2006-2011 artistic leader of, the improvising vocal ensemble Trondheim Voices. Her work with voice and live electronics has thus been the subject for her doctoral work within the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme (2008-2012). Åse has released several CD’s with her groups and also composed music for film, theatre, various ensembles and projects. Åse is from 2012 Associate professor at Department of Music, NTNU. »Read more

  • An Interview with Alexandra Murray-Leslie

    An Interview with Alexandra Murray-Leslie

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Dr. Alexandra Murray-Leslie is artistic researcher & co-founder of art band Chicks on Speed. Her research focuses on iterative prototyping of semantic foot devices for audiovisual theatrical expression in water, air and on land. She is adjunct faculty at The University of Art and Design, Linz. Current projects include being invited artistic research fellow, ARTEC program, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) 2018. »Read more

  • An Interview with Miranda Moen

    An Interview with Miranda Moen

    Interview by Karolina Jawad

    Miranda Moen is a master student of Equality and Diversity at the NTNU institute of interdisciplinary culture studies. Her thesis studies newer discourses of inclusion and diversity in the arts sector, and how the understanding of disability in the Norwegian society coincide with these discourses. Starting her music business career 2011 in Berlin, her professional interests soon developed into equality activism in music. From 2015-2018 she was a project manager at Ladyfest Oslo and is now a board member in the Balansekunst association, works at AKKS Trondheim and with the KOSO collective. Moen is educated in aesthetics (UiB) and arts management (Oslomet). »Read more