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Benjamin O’Brien Concert & SuperCollider Workshop, July 28 6:00 pm

The evening will begin with a concert of works that were composed using the open-source audio programming language SuperCollider. Following a brief discussion & Q/A, Benjamin will conduct a SuperCollider workshop, covering topics on shaping samples, spatialization, and algorithmic design. Participants are encouraged to have SuperCollider (http://supercollider.github.io/), pre-installed on their machines.

Benjamin O’Brien is a composer, researcher, and performer, currently living in Marseille, France, where he is a member of the Laboratoire Musique et Informatique de Marseille (MIM). He is a Charlottesville native, where he attended Meriwether Lewis, Henley, WAHS, and UVa. He holds degrees in music composition and mathematics from the University of Florida (PhD), Mills College CCM (MA), and the University of Virginia (BA). Co-founder and original member of the local group Moby & The Dicks, his main interests circle around improvisation, computer music, and music similarity measures. His compositions have been performed at international conferences and festivals, most recently in Brisbane (AU), Bourges (FR), Mexico City (MX), Saarbrücker (DE), and Rome (IT). He has been fortunate to have studied with John D’earth, Michael Rosensky, Ted Coffey, Judith Shatin, Fred Frith, Roscoe Mitchell, Paul Koonce, and Paul Richards. His work is published by, among others, Oxford University Press, Tem Taukay Edizioni Musicali (IT), and Naucleshg.com (ES). For more information on Benjamin, please visit his personal website: http://benjamin-obrien.com/