We are pleased to welcome Dr Aaron Einbond to Huddersfield as CeReNeM research fellow. Aaron’s work explores the intersection of composition, computer music, music perception, field recording, and sound installation. He was born in New York in 1978 and has studied at Harvard, the University of Cambridge, the University of California Berkeley, and IRCAM in Paris. His teachers have included Mario Davidovsky, Julian Anderson, Edmund Campion, and Philippe Leroux. From 2009-2011 he was Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Music at Columbia University. Upcoming projects include a Giga-Herz Prize from ZKM to produce a new work for pianos and electronics at the SWR Experimentalstudio and a Fromm Foundation Commission from Harvard University for Ensemble Dal Niente. He will be working closely with Dr Aaron Cassidy and Dr Pierre Alexander Tremblay.
He says: ‘My recent work traces the interdependencies of music technology research and new composition for instruments and live interactive electronics focusing on an intensive investigation of timbre. The goal is to develop an approach to music informatics including audio feature analysis and transcription as a formal model for analysis and composition of instrumental and electronic music. A variety of computer programs and platforms are enlisted and extended for these approaches, including Max/MSP, FTM&Co., CataRT, OpenMusic, AudioSculpt, Spat, and ambisonic techniques, with emphasis placed on the fluid and flexible exchange of data and formats between programs to pilot sound synthesis, spatialisation, and computer-assisted composition. These tools form an essential resource for creative work, including new compositions for instrumental ensemble, voice, live electronics, and sound installation.’