CCRMA concert series




strictly Ballroom Artists
James Dashow

James Dashow has had commissions, awards and grants from the Bourges International Festival of Experimental Music, the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Linz Ars Electronica Festival, the Fromm Foundation, the Biennale di Venezia, the USA National Endowment for the Arts, RAI (Italian National Radio), the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Rockefeller Foundation, Il Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte (Montepulciano, Italy), the Koussevitzky Foundation, Prague Musica Nova, and the Harvard Musical Association of Boston. In 2000, he was awarded the prestigious Prix Magistere at the 30th Festival International de Musique et d'Art Sonore Electroacoustiques in Bourges.

A pioneer in the field of computer music, Dashow was one of the founders of the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University of Padova, where he composed the first works of computer music In Italy, and has taught at MIT, Princeton University, the Centro para la Difusion di Musica Contemporanea in Madrid and the Musica Viva Festival in Lisbon; he lectures and conducts master-classes extensively in the U.S. and Europe, most recently for the Conservatorio di Musica Benedetto Marcello in Venezia (december, 2004) where he taught an intensive series of workshop/master classes in digital sound synthesis techniques applied in particular to compositional practices, and to various aspects of the spatialization of sound. He served as the first vice-president of the International Computer Music Association, and was for many years the producer of the radio program "Il Forum Internazionale di Musica Contemporanea" for Italian National Radio.

He has written theoretical and analytical articles for Perspectives of New Music, the Computer Music Journal, La Musica, and Interface. Most recently he was the subject of an extended interview published in the Computer Music Journal (Summer, 2003). He is the author of the MUSIC30 language for digital sound synthesis. His music has been recorded on WERGO (Mainz), Capstone Records (New York), Neuma (Boston), RCA-BMG (Roma), ProViva (Munich), Scarlatti Classica (Roma), CRI (New York), and Pan (Roma).

Dashow makes his home in the Sabine Hills north of Rome.

website: www.jamesdashow.net

Henrik Frisk

Since his birth in 1969 in Antibes, France, Henrik Frisk has lived and studied in Sweden, Denmark, France, USA and Canada. As a resident of Malmš, Sweden, since 1994 he is an active performer of improvised and contemporary music and composer of chamber and computer music. After having pursued a career in jazz in the nineties with performances at the Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival, NYC and Montreux Jazz Festival, Switzerland, he is now spending most of his time composing and playing contemporary music with a recent interest in sound installation and sound art. He has worked with musicians and artists such as David Liebman, Gary Thomas, Michael Formanek, Richie Beriach, Jim Black, James Tenney, Luca Francesconi, Cort Lippe and others. Currently he is pursuing his doctoral studies in computer music at Malmš Academy of Music/Lund University.

He has performed in Belarus, Canada, Chech Republic, China, Cuba, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. As a composer he has received comissions from the Swedish Broadcasting Company, NOMUS, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Dave Liebman Big Band, Copenhagen Art Ensemble, Ensemble Den 3. vej, Statens Kunstfond, Ensemble Ars Nova and several big bands, soloists and ensembles in Scandinavia. He has made numerous recordings for Canadian, Swedish and Danish record labels and has a close collaboration with Malmš based record label dB Productions.

Henrik Frisk is also a renowned teacher and was until January 1, 2004 managing the Performers Department for Jazz and Improvised music at the Malmš Academy of Music, when he resigned to focus on his doctorate. He has also been teaching composition, theory, saxophone and ensemble classes at the Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen. As a visiting lecturer he has given lectures at several schools, mainly in Scandinavia.

Per Anders Nilsson

Per Anders Nilsson, composer and computer (1954)
Improvising musician and EAM-composer. During the 1970s and 80s he played improvised music on saxophone. Studied from 1981-87 at the school of music, Gothenburg where he had several teachers, among them you can mention Jan Garbarek. In the 70- and 80:s he performed with musicians like Willem Breuker, Anthony Braxton and Palle Mikkelborg. He has also played with Karin Krog and John Surman as well as managed his own bands in Göteborg. Nowadays Nilsson concentrate his efforts on improvising with computers and consider himself as a lap-top musician. Currently he works as a teacher in EAM and he is also manager for The Lindblad Studio, at the School of Music, Göteborg University. Has been played at several ICMC: Aarhus, Banff, Thessaloniki, Beijing and Miami as well as been commisioned at GRM, Paris and at spring 2003 he visited CNMAT in Berkeley as a guest composer. Nilsson was also music coordinator for ICMC 2002. Nilsson has released several cds since the nineteens: the solo cd "Random Rhapsody" in 1993, the group "Natural Artefacts" released a cd in 2001 and spring 04 Nilsson/Sandell Duo released "Strings and objetcs". The record company is LJ records - www.lj-records.se.


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