such as Boulez, Stockhausen, Xenakis and Cage realise their works and premier new pieces at the festival.
Chadabe, Joel, composer and performer, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of interactive music systems. His music is available on Deep Listening, CDCM, and other labels. His widely-praised book “Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music”, published by Prentice Hall in November 1996, is the first comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. His articles have appeared in many journals, magazines, and anthologies, and as president of Intelligent Music, he was responsible for the publication of a wide range of innovative software, including M and MAX. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, and other funding organizations. He is currently Professor Emeritus at State University of New York at Albany, Director of the Electronic Music Studio at Bennington College, and founder and President of Electronic Music Foundation.
Emmerson, Simon, (b. Wolverhampton 1950) studied Natural Sciences and Music Education at Cambridge, including work with Roger Smalley and Tim Souster. He taught music and physics at secondary school level before pursuing postgraduate studies at City University, London, where he subsequently joined the staff to direct the Electroacoustic Music Studio. He gained a Doctorate at the University in 1982 and is now a Reader in the Music Department. In recent years he has received commissions, all including electronics or tape, from Lontano, Shiva Nova, Philip Mead, Nicola Walker Smith, Jane Chapman, the Groupe de Musique Expérimentale de Bourges, the Smith Quartet and Inok Paek. He was first prize winner at the Bourges Electroacoustic Awards 1985 for his work Time Past IV (soprano and tape). He is editor of The Language of Electroacoustic Music (Macmillan, 1986 now Harwood Academic); he has edited two issues of Contemporary Music Review and is a contributor to Journal of New Music Research and Organised Sound. He is currently Treasurer of Sonic Arts Network. A CD of his works appeared on the Continuum label in 1993.
Enders, Bernd, Prof. Dr. phil., geb. 1947, Studium an der PH Westfalen-Lippe,
Abt. Siegerland, und an der Musikhochschule Köln, 1980 Promotion an der
Universität zu Köln in Musikwissenschaft, Philosophie und Pädagogik, Schuldienst
als Studienrat. Seit 1981 Dozent (ARat, AOR, PD, Apl. Prof.) im Fachgebiet
Musik/Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Osnabrück, Habilitation 1986. Von 1992 bis
1994 Prof. im Musikwissenschaftlichen Institut der Universität zu Köln (Musik im
20. Jahrhundert), seit 1994 Prof. für Systematische Musikwissenschaft an der
Universität Osnabrück mit dem Schwerpunkt Musikelektronik/Musikalische