Watch my interview with Amir Khalaf. He is a contemporary music composer from Cairo, Egypt. In his music, Amir explores the notion of deficiency and decay as well as the limited sonorities of musical instruments. He is interested to transform motion into sound objects by creating ephemeral and insufficient acoustic environments inspired by nature, folk music, and electronic music. He also works as a film composer and teaches film music at the British University in Cairo.

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Listen to music composed by Amir Khalaf:

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Source: Amir Khalaf

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Watch my interview with Hongshuo Fan 范弘硕. He is a Chinese cross-disciplinary composer, new media artist and creative programmer. His work has involved various real-time interactive multimedia contents, such as acoustic instruments, live electronics, generative visuals, light, and body movements. His research and creative interest focus on the fusion of traditional culture and cutting-edge technology in the form of contemporary music. His output spans chamber music, live interactive electronics, installations, and audio-visual works. His works have been presented at many international events and festivals (ICMC, AIMC, NIME, etc.). He was a faculty of the Electronic Music Department at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music and a member of the Sichuan Key Laboratory of Digital Media Arts.

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Selected musical pieces composed by Hongshuo Fan:

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Source: Hongshuo Fan

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Watch my interview with contemporary music composer Francois Sarhan on his book Encyclopaedia. It is a book on alternative music imagined by Francois and is mostly available only in the human imagination. The reading of this book is an act of experiencing this music as our brain produces multisensory imagination triggered by text and visual images.

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François Sarhan is noted for creating his own music theatre in which he himself often performs. His works have been presented at international festivals, including Musica (Strasbourg), Donaueschingen, Wittener MusikTage, Ars Musica (Brussels), Holland Festival, Maerzmusik (Berlin), etc. He refuses all awards and honours because he believes that music and art have nothing to do with this “monkey” business.

Source: http://francoissarhan.blogspot.com/

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Watch Sandris Murins interview with a new music composer from Peru, Macri Cáceres on her music and Peruvian new music landscape. She is a composer and performer of mixed and electronic music, improviser, builder of ceramic flutes, creator of sound spaces and poetry. Her music seeks to integrate the stages of construction of the instruments and the subsequent manipulation of the sound elements in electronic environments as a single creative process. She is producer and curator of the Virtual Meeting of Female Latin American Composers, founding member of Musuq non-profit organization, an entity dedicated to the promotion of new music made by young composers in Peru, part of RETAMA, the first group of Peruvian female composers and member of RedcLa, Network of Latin American Female Composers.

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Selection of works composed by Macri Cáceres:

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source: Macri Cáceres

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Watch my interview with Indonesian composer Patrick Hartono. His art and musical interest are to use technology and scientific approaches as creative tools. He is also interested in 3-D sound spatialisation, analog/digital synthesis, psychoacoustic, visual music. Most of his works use the sound of Indonesian traditional music instruments, computer-generated sound/images, field recordings; transformed, rearranged, modulated by mathematical rules, real-time interaction, and controlled random operations. His music has been internationally performed at the festival, conference, and venue such as YCMF, WOCMAT, Sound Bridge Festival, ZKM, IRCAM, NYCEMF, Sines and Square, ACL, Sonorities Festival, Salihara, ICMC, Gaudeamus, ACMC, BEAST, CCRMA, and many more.

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Selected pieces composed by Patrick Hartono:

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source: www.patrickhartono.com

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