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Doug Van Nort

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Computational Arts, Music

Doug Van Nort

Associate Professor


BA, MA - Mathematics (SUNY Potsdam)


Doug Van Nort is an artist, scholar and composer/improviser of experimental and electroacoustic music. He regularly performs and presents his work internationally, with notable past venues including Casa da Musica in Porto, Betong in Oslo, Cafe OTO in London, Skolska28 in Prague, Liebig12 and QuietCue in Berlin, Ongaku no tomo hall in Tokyo, The Smithsonian in Washington D.C., Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, The Tang Museum in Saratoga Springs, the [SAT] and Casa del Popolo in Montreal, WNUR in Chicago, The Red Room in Baltimore, Studio Soto in Boston, The Guelph Jazz Festival, The XAvant Festival in Toronto, Roulette, Harvestworks, the Flea Theatre, Socrates Sculpture Park, the New Museum, the Miller Theatre, Experimental Intermedia, Issue Project Room Town Hall, and the Stone in NYC, at EMPAC in Troy, NY, at the International Conference on Auditory Display (ICAD), International Symposium of Electronic Arts (ISEA), New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), the NYC electroacoustic music festival, and many other festivals and events across the U.S., Asia and Europe.

He has performed, collaborated and recorded with dozens of artists including Pauline Oliveros, Francisco López, Composers Inside Electronics, Kim Cascone, Stuart Dempster, Malcolm Goldstein, Al Margolis (If, Bwana), Chris Chafe, Ben Miller, Alessandra Eramo, David Arner, Anne Bourne, Eric Leonardson, Viv Corringham, Judy Dunaway, Katherine Liberovskaya, Paul Hession, Jefferson Pitcher, Francois Houle, Jonathan Chen, Sarah Weaver, Gerry Hemingway, Min Xiao-Fen, Ray Anderson, Miya Masaoka, Franz Hackl, Mark Helias and Dave Taylor among many others.

As a scholar Van Nort has published over 50 peer reviewed articles and book chapters that engage sound, experimental music, deep listening, interactive performance systems, telematic music, human/machine improvisation and related topics. He previously served as an editor for the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press).

Van Nort is Canada Research Chair in Digital Performance, and directs the DisPerSion (The DIStributed PERformance and Sensorial immersION) Lab, which serves as an incubator for his research/creation collaborations and training of students.

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