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Maija Hynninen

Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) – composer and sound artist – incorporates in her work the human voice, live electronics and multidisciplinary performances. She entered the Sibelius Academy in 2003 (M.Mus. 2011) to study with Paavo Heininen while also working for a violin diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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Luke Dzwonczyk

Luke Dzwonczyk is an undergraduate researcher at CNMAT for the 2019-2020 school year. He is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Music. His past projects at CNMAT include a granular synthesis engine that focuses on manipulating vocals, as well as an OSC Python server for controlling addressable LED strips. He is currently working with Jeremy Wagner on upgrading the CNMAT Stompbox to include networking capabilities.

 

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Trevor Van de Velde

Trevor Van de Velde (b. 1998) is a composer interested in the relationship between the body and noise. Often utilizing found objects and electronics, Trevor's works aim to form an interface between performer, space, and source of sound.

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Didem Coskunseven

Didem Coskunseven is a composer, sound artist and electronic musician based in Berkeley, CA. Coskunseven’s works vary between acoustic compositions for ensembles, electronic music, installations for gallery spaces and productions for stage focusing on creating multi-sensorial experience. She performs as a computer musician and improvisor collaborating with dancers, choreographers and video designers. 

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Sarah Grace Graves

Composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves seeks to recreate the direct connection between sensation and sound she enjoys as a performer in her notated music.

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Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (b. 1993) is a Franco-Spanish composer. After studying the piano at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, she entered the composition curriculum with Mark André in 2011, then continued studying with Philippe Manoury, Daniel D’Adamo, Thierry Blondeau and Annette Schlüntz. She also received advice from Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Schoeller and Alberto Posadas.

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Curtis Rumrill

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. His works with writer, naturalist and visual artist Zachary Webber tell darkly comic stories of animals in desperate or violent predicaments.

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Andrew Blanton

Andrew Blanton is a media artist and percussionist. He received his BM in Music Performance from The University of Denver (2008) and a Masters of Fine Arts in New Media Art at the University of North Texas (2013). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art at San Jose State University in San Jose California teaching data visualization.

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Jon Yu

Jon Yu (b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His music has been performed in Germany, Singapore, and throughout the United States by ensembles and soloists such as Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Wet Ink Ensemble, Trio SurPlus, Eco Ensemble, Transient Canvas, clarinetist Matt Ingalls, saxophonist Brien Henderson, trumpeter Chad Goodman, and haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh.

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Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan (b. 1995) is an experimental composer and bassist based in Berkeley, California. His music has been featured in festivals such as Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Valencia International Performance Academy, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and Wellesley Composers Conference. 

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