Rob Hamilton's Musical/Virtual Reality Composition "Carillon" Wins 2016 ICMA Music Award

Rob Hamilton's Musical/Virtual Reality Composition "Carillon" Wins 2016 ICMA Music Award

Date posted: 2016-10-26 14:25:21

Arts Professor Rob Hamilton has won the prestigious 2016 International Computer Music Association (ICMA) Music Award (Americas) for his musical/virtual reality composition "Carillon," presented at the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC) in Utrecht, Netherlands, in September.  The award acknowledges exceptional contributions of individuals on a regional basis.  More than 600 musical works were submitted, out of which 120 were selected for performance at the conference. 

ICMC is the oldest international conference in the field of computer music. Its former presidents include Dean of HASS Mary Simoni

Composer and researcher Rob Hamilton is actively engaged in the composition of contemporary electroacoustic musics as well as the development of interactive musical systems for performance and composition. Dr. Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in Computer-based Music Theory and Acoustics from Stanford University's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), with additional studies at Le Centre de Création Musicale de Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX) and L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris with the EAMA.  He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Music and Media in the Department of Arts at Rensselaer.

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