Javier Alejandro Garavaglia

Composer and performer (viola/electronics) and Professor in Music and Music Technology.

His composition is a constant search for new sonic experiences, notably in his interactive pieces, where extended instrumental techniques are combined with new developments in sound synthesis, live-interaction and the spatialisation of sound, all of which serve the communication of a distinctive dramatic narrative.

His compositions – profusely performed in Europe, the Americas and Asia – include: electroacoustic (acousmatic/interactive and audiovisual) and instrumental music for diverse combinations such as: solo instrument, Duos, Trios, Quartets, Quintets, ensembles & big orchestra with and/or without the inclusion of electronic media/live-electronics. Electroacoustic works available on commercial CD releases (Germany, USA, Argentina, Denmark).

Research published in several journals, books and online in Spanish, German and English about: composition (instrumental and electroacoustic); the dramaturgy of music and is a pioneer; full automation of live-electronics. Latest topic of research focuses on spatial audio: Granular Spatialisation and sound diffusion for high-density loudspeakers arrays (HDLA), (e.g. long article in Vol. 40:4 of the Computer Music Journal).

Between 1999 – 2008 he was the associate director of the Annual Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival (University of Florida, USA) and since 2009 is music juror of the New York Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF). He also acted as music juror for the ICMC 2014 in Greece.