WHEN: Tuesday, November 22nd, 6PM //// WHERE: NYU Music Dept. Rm 365 (24/32 Waverly Place, NY 10003) /// This event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Pozzati will present on a series of works for disklavier called infinite suite, that explore the computers
Guillermo Pozzati (Buenos Aires 1958) is a composer, researcher and teacher. For almost a decade (1989-1998) he taught at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). Currently he is Professor of Composition at the Universidad Nacional de las Artes (UNA). As an Associate Researcher at the Laboratorio de Investigación y Producción Musical (LIPM) Pozzati created a software, called “GEN: A Lisp Music Environment “, for musical composition. The work was awarded in the 4th International Musical Software Competition, organized by the “Institut International de Musique de Bourges” (1999). This award earned him an article about the work in the “Computer Music Journal” (MIT Press). Other distinctions are the first prize obtained at the 13th Annual Gold Coast Composers Competition in Queensland, Australia, organized by the Music Teachers Association of Queensland (2001). He also won the Municipal Prize for Composition of the biennium 1996/97, category Chamber Music, granted by the Secretary of Culture of the Municipality of Buenos Aires. He received a scholarship from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1992 as a resident composer at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) and the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts at the University of California, San Diego (USA), California, USA. Pozzati was one of the composers selected by the Arditti quartet of Great Britain for the workshop that the group performed in Buenos Aires in 2000. He twice won scholarships from the National Fund for the Arts in 1992 and 2000 in Musical Creation and Research, respectively. We also mentioned that he was awarded a Diploma of Honor by the Municipality of Gral Madariaga in the 30th anniversary of the creation of the Municipal Choir (1968-1998), of which Pozzati was Conductor between 1984 and 1986 and with the Medal of the Argentine Council of Music (CAMU-Unesco). His work on algorithmic composition was presented at the ICMC 2009, in Montreal, Canada. In the same year he was Finalist in the Musica Nova Competition, in the Czech Republic. In 2010 one of his pieces was selected for the International Mix of the 60×60 competition.