- Started in
- Finished PhD in
- Musician type
- Composer, Sonologist
- Host institution
- Leiden University
- Personal website
Juan Parra Cancino studied Composition at the Catholic University of Chile and Sonology at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague. He is a member of several ensembles related to Guitar Craft, founded by Robert Fripp. Parra collaborates with artists like Richard Craig and ensemble KLANG. He is founder and member of The Electronic Hammer (computer and percussion trio) and Wiregriot (voice and electronics). He is research fellow at the Orpheus Research Centre in Music.
His docARTES doctoral defense took place on December 2, 2014 at Leiden University.
Towards a performance practice in computer music
What is the role of the performer in electronic music? What can he/she contribute to a music practice that holds the ability to be "infinitely" precise? Can the computer become a musical instrument? What are its possibilities, and what are its limitations?
December 2nd, 2014 (16h15)
On Tuesday December 2nd at 16h15, at the Academiegebouw Leiden, Rapenburg 73, docARTES-PhD candidate Juan Parra Cancino publicly defended his thesis: Towards a Performance Practice in Computer Music.
November 30 & December 1 2014 (20h00, 13h30)
In context of his doctoral dissertation, Juan Parra Cancino gave a concert and two lectures preceding his defense.