Alberto de Campo
Born 1964. Studied classical composition and jazz guitar in Austria. As guest researcher and later research director at CREATE, UC Santa Barbara, he worked with Curtis Roads on experimental synthesis instruments, and wrote the tutorial for SuperCollider2. He taught at the IEM Graz, and at the Academy for Media and Arts (KHM) Cologne. There, long term collaborations began with Florian Hecker, earweego, the band powerbooks_unplugged, and realtime research. In 2004/2005, Alberto de Campo held the Edgard Varèse guest professorship for Electronic Music at TU Berlin.
From 2005-2007, he was lead researcher in the SonEnvir project at IEM Graz, where an interdisciplinary team of scientists studied the applicability of soniﬁcation in diverse ﬁelds. With the team, de Campo wrote numerous publications, and organised a concert of sonifications of social data for the ICAD 2006 conference in London. In 2007 he became professor for Music Informatics at the Institute For Music And Media (IMM), Robert Schumann Music University Düsseldorf, and since 2009, he is Professor for Generative Art/Computational Art at the Institute for Time- based Media, Arts University Berlin (UdK).
Did a research project on sonification for scientific contexts - http://sonenvir.at
Plays with live coding/just in time programming ensemble "powerbooks unplugged" - http://pbup.goto10.org; plays in Quiet Noise Quartet (with Matthias Mainz, Albrecht Maurer, Hannes Hoelzl) - http://www.syntopia.net/QNQ_d.html; plays improvised performances with Elisabeth Harnik, Mario de Vega, Hannes Hoelzl, Joker Nies, and others. Lives in Berlin.