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Rama Gottfried

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Composer and media artist Rama Gottfried’s recent work aims to magnify the plethora of details that connect humans with the computers, instruments, plants, insects, amphibians, architecture, and other animate and inanimate entities and spaces that surround us.
During his recent PhD studies at the University of California, Berkeley, Rama studied composition with Franck Bedrossian and computer music with Edmund Campion and David Wessel at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Previously, he completed studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, The Manhattan School of Music, and New York University. He has had pieces featured at Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, MaerzMusik, SPOR, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, MATA, Klangwerkstatt, ICMC, Wet Ink, and Machine Project/Hammer Museum festivals, and sound installations at the Berliner Congress Center, Complice, Mino Washi Paper Museum, Stadtbad-Wedding, and Pacific Basin Building. In 2002 he joined Ensemble Pamplemousse where he collaborated for many years working in electro-acoustic music and the merging of sound, installation, and performance arts.
In 2012, Rama was in residence at the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) working with the Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team on aesthetic applications of Wave Field Synthesis (WFS) and Higher Order Ambisonics (HOA). In 2017, he is in residence at IRCAM and Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie (ZKM) working on notation and audio/visual performance systems for spatial movement.

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