Holly Rogers - Reader in Music and Audiovisual Media: Goldsmiths, University of London
Holly is Reader in Music at Goldsmiths, University of London. Before coming to Goldsmiths, she held research fellowships at University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin and a Fulbright Scholarship at the DocFilm Institute in San Francisco. She joined Goldsmiths in 2015 after 6 years as founding director for the Research Center For Audiovisual Research at the University of Liverpool. Holly is interested in the convergence of music with the visual arts and moving image media and is author of Sounding the Gallery: Video and the Rise of Art-Music (Oxford University Press, 2013) and co-author of a textbook on twentieth-century musics (Cambridge University Press, 2021). Her edited collections include Music and Sound in Documentary Film (Routledge, 2014), The Music and Sound of Experimental Film (Oxford University Press, 2017), and Transmedia Directors: Artistry, Industry and New Audiovisual Aesthetics (Bloomsbury, 2019). She is a founding editor (with Carol Vernallis and Lisa Perrott) of the Bloomsbury book series New Approaches to Sound, Music and Media.
Atau Tanaka - Professor of Media Computing: Goldsmiths, University of London
Atau conducts research in embodied musical and human-computer interaction. He studied under Ivan Tcherepnin at Harvard and with John Chowning at Stanford University’s CCRMA. His first inspirations came upon meeting John Cage during his Norton Lectures and would go on to re-create Cage’s Variations VII. Atau has carried out research at IRCAM Centre Pompidou, as Artistic Ambassador for Apple France, and as researcher at Sony Computer Science Laboratory (CSL) Paris. His performances of muscle interaction in music and networked audiovisual installations have been presented at Ars Electronica, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), Eyebeam NYC, Southbank Meltdown London, NTT-ICC Tokyo, and ZKM Karlsruhe. His research has been supported by the European Research Council (ERC), and UK research and arts councils He has been mentor at the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology & Art (NESTA) and was Artistic Co-Director of STEIM in Amsterdam and Edgar Varèse guest professor at TU Berlin. He is Professor of Media Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London.