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Visiting Artists

Visiting artists and artists in residence play an integral part in the research conducted at UC San Diego's Department of Music. Outside artists collaborate with faculty and students in Focus seminars, concerts, week-long festivals and colloquia, bringing an array of new creativity and ideas. Several composers, performers, and scholars, including the Arditti String Quartet, Muhal Richard Abrams, Robert Ashley, Richard Barrett, Lisa Bielawa, John Cage, Paul Dresher, Morton Feldman, Vinko Globokar, Lydia Goehr, Gerry Hemingway, Toshio Hosokawa, David Lang, Anne LeBaron, Joelle Leandre, Lisa Lim, Alvin Lucier, Hilda Paraedes, Pauline Oliveros, Jean-Claude Risset, Kaija Saariaho, Jaap Schroeder, Wadada Leo Smith, Toru Takemitsu, Chou Wen-Chung, Iannis Xenikas, and Thomas Young, have visited the department.


In residence: Fall 2016

Øyvind Brandtsegg (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)

Øyvind Brandtsegg is a composer and performer working in the fields of algorithmic improvisation and sound installations. His main instruments as a musician are the Hadron Particle Synthesizer, ImproSculpt and Marimba Lumina. The Hadron is a very flexible real time granular synthesizer, widely used within experimental sound design with over 200.000 downloads of the VST/AU version. Brandtsegg uses it for live processing of the acoustic sounds of other musicians. As a musician and composer, he has collaborated with a number of excellent artists, including Oslo Sinfonietta, Motorpsycho, Kristin Asbjørnsen, Live Maria Roggen, Trondheim Jazz Orchestra, Trio Alpaca, Tre Små kinesere, Zeena Parkins and Maja Ratkje.

In 2008, Brandtsegg finished his PhD equivalent artistic research project, which focused on musical improvisation with computers. He has taught lectures and workshops on these themes in the USA, Germany, Ireland and in Norway. Since 2010, Brandtsegg has served as a professor of music technology at NTNU in Trondheim, Norway. He is currently conducting research into cross-adaptive processing for live performance, collaborating with an international team of researchers from the UK, USA, Holland and Norway.