New joint chair of the BAS: Prof. Dr. Alberto de Campo
Within the UdK, Alberto de Campo is Professor for Generative Art / Computational Art at the Institute for Time-Based Media since 2009. His research focuses on computer music and computational art, generative art, audiovisual performances with complex systems, sonification of scientific data and interdisciplinary arts and practices.
He studied jazz guitar, electronic music and composition at the Graz University of Art, undertook research and taught at CREATE, UC Santa Barbara, IEM Graz, KHM Cologne, and held the Edgard Varèse's guest professor for electronic music at the TU Berlin. From 2005 - 2007 he was the lead researcher at 'SonEnvir' (IEM Graz), researching the sonification of data for various scientific contexts; in this field, he completed his dissertation in 2009.
Alberto de Campo is also part of The Society for Nontrivial Pursuits, a group consisting of present, past and future students, alumni/ae, teachers, and associates of the UdK class Generative Art / Computational Art. The group builds and programs their own audio/visual performance systems, deploying them in extremely diverse worldwide projects between installations, performances and experiments.
Their project Future Voices/Zukunftsmusik has recently been selected as winner of the 2021 Kontinuum call for generative sound work, part of the CTM Radio Lab.