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Natacha Diels

Andrew Greenwald

Jessie Marino

David Broome

Bryan Jacobs
sound engineer/composer

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Kiku Enomoto

Rama Gottfried

(rama gatfri:d)
1. n. explorer of electro-mechanical acoustics. 2. v. to punch holes in very long strips of paper. 3. v. to find hidden editorial patterns in reference volumes. 4. n. baker of quiches.

Composer and sound artist Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) is currently a PhD student at the University of California, Berkeley in the Music and New Media departments, and is associated with UC Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). Previously, he completed composition studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont. Currently studying with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Adrian Freed and David Wessel, his previous teachers have included: Walter Zimmermann, Marc Sabat, Nils Vigeland, Reiko Fueting, and Joel Chadabe. Recently he has had pieces featured at the MATA, Klangwerkstatt, Wet Ink, and Machine Project/Hammer Museum festivals, and sound installations at the Berliner Congress Center, Stadtbad-Wedding, and Pacific Basin Building. Since 2002 he has colaborated closely with New York based Ensemble Pamplemousse working in electro-acoustic music and the merging of sound, installation, and performance arts. His work Trinoc was recently published by Edition Nova Vita, Berlin.
In 2012, Rama will be 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).