Ermír Bejo is a contemporary troubadour, a composer-errant. He chanced upon his present occupations after attending classes in world cultures and art history at the United World College of the Adriatic (Duino, Italy). Subsequently, after completing his B.A. (Saratoga Springs, NY) he pursued a master’s degree in composition with Marc Satterwhite and Krzysztof Wolek (Louisville, KY), receiving additional lessons and guidance from James Dillon and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Since September ’13 he is pursuing doctoral studies (Ph.D.) in composition at the University of North Texas.
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Cellular Automata & MusicMy work this semester consisted in creating an acoustic musical work for Soprano and 7 Instruments (piccolo, alto flute, harp, piano, celesta, percussion, and violin), where the underlying logico-structural and pre-compositional work was rooted within Stephen Wolfram’s research in cellular automata as presented in his influential book “A New Kind of Science”. More concretely, the different elementary 2-color cellular automata and their respective generative rules (five were used in total throughout the...
Critique #1Project History : Genetics > Blast > Mutations > Cellular Automata! Stephen Wolfram > Complexity Moto : to meditate upon the material / then dissolve with it: become an enigma / then crystalize, permutate, combine: within symmetry, asymmetry Concept : An acoustic musical work for Soprano and 5 Instruments, where the underlying logico-structural and procedural pre-compositional work is rooted within Wolfram’s methodology. Concretely, both the phonetic and the instrumental materials will undergo...