Rendezvous: At First Light, July 1
A trained trumpet player, Benjamin Hackbarth began his music training at the Eastman School of Music before going on the University of California, San Diego where he carried out the majority of his studies with Roger Reynolds, Philippe Manoury, and Chaya Czernowin. Hackbarth obtained both his Master’s degree and PhD from the University of California, San Diego. It is also in San Diego that he was trained in computer music with Miller Puckette, Tom Erbe, and F. Richard Moore. Since then, Benjamin Hackbarth has been an important player in the development of tools for computer music. Affiliated with the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) and researcher in sonic arts at CalIT2, his also followed the Cursus program at IRCAM during the 2011-2012 academic year. During his time at IRCAM, he was associated with the research carried out on future developments of real-time sound synthesis.
Today, Benjamin Hackbarth teaches composition at the University of Liverpool, where he also writes electro-acoustic and instrumental music. In addition to his work as a composer for concert halls, he works with artists from other disciplines on a regular basis to create multimedia installations with graphical and sonic animation in real-time and motion following.