Duncan CHAPMAN [UK]_ homepage link->

Duncan Chapman is a freelance composer, sound artist, educator and performer and has collaborated with many leading music organisations in the UK, including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Britten Sinfonia, Royal Festival Hall, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Glyndebourne Opera, Wigmore Hall, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Aldeburgh Productions, BBC, Elektrodome and Sonic Arts Network. Much of his work involves collaborations with other artists and often results in sound installations, CDs and multi-media performances.

On an international level he has created (with organist William McVicker) A Triton Amongst The Minnows for the Esplanade Hall, Singapore; projects for music teachers and artists involving live electronic approaches with disabled people for the Muse Co in Tokyo; and Philharmonia Orchestra projects in Belgium and New York. Duncan Chapman also plays horns/live electronics with ensemble 8 whose recent performances have included underground events at L'Orbiere in France.

Current work includes collaborations with the BBC, Royal Festival Hall, Irish Chamber Orchestra, Royal Albert Hall and ongoing developmental and performance work with Salamanda Tandem.

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I am a practising Artist Filmmaker. My work with moving image is profoundly informed by the body of work created by artists since the beginning of cinema. As the moving image became appropriated by storytellers and conveyers of ideology and information in the early part of the 20th Century, visual artists have used the medium for other purposes. Having dispensed with narrative as a means of structuring time, many turned to music as the model to organise the duration of this new visual time-based medium. Explored in this way, the moving image becomes an abstract medium, freed from representation, consisting instead of the fundamentals of light and darkness, colour, movement and rhythm. Current and emergent digtal technologies offer the artist the possiblity of blurring the boundaries between existing artforms even further.

As an artist I believe in the principle of mixing traditional and innovatory technologies and working methods to achieve what can be called "eyemusic".

My work covers a range of activities: as an artist making moving image work for single-screen viewing and gallery installation; as a facilitator of arts education project work with regional, national and international arts organisations in collaboration with composers, musicians and dancers. The outcomes of these projects can also be work for single screen, multi-screen installation or live mixing and projection of video and digital imagery for performance. In addition I am a visiting lecturer in Moving image at the Faculties of Art and Design and Media Production at Lincoln University.

recent work:
- Angel: Sound/Video Composition with composer Jo Thomas, commissioned by Huddersfield Contemporary Festival, Sonic Arts Network and GRM, Paris 2002
- Sonimation Plus: Animation/Sound workshop, Sonic Arts Network, State of the Nation Festival, Royal Festival Hall April 2002
- Creating A Splash: Sound/ Video Installation with composer Duncan Chapman and musicians from the Britten Sinfonia and The Phiilharmonia Orchestra: April Đ July 2002 Education project
- You Can Imagine: Sound/Video intallation and live performance with composer Duncan Chapman, Hudderdfield Contemporary Music Festival. Nov 2002 A Sonic Arts Network Education project

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Tran Quang HAI [F]_ homepage link->

Tran Quang Hai was born on 13 May 1944 in Vietnam. He studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon before coming to France in 1961 where he studied the theory and practice of Oriental music with his father, Prof.Dr. Trán Van Khé at the Center of Studies for Oriental Music in Paris. For several years, he also attended seminars on ethnomusicology at the School of High Studies for Social Sciences (he got the MA and Ph.D degrees), and acoustics with Prof. Emile Leipp.

He plays 15 or so musical instruments from Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia and Europe.Since 1966, he has given over 2,500 concerts in 50 countries, and has taken part in a hundred or so international traditional music festivals. He has taken part in radio and television broadcasts in Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Australia.

He has been working for the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France since 1968, and is now attached to the Department of Ethnomusicology of the Musée de l'Homme (Paris). He was a lecturer on South East Asian music at the University of Paris X - Nanterre (1988-1995).

In 1970 he found the key to the technique of overtone singing. The film "Le Chant des Harmoniques" (The Song of Harmonics) which he co-produced with Hugo Zemp, and in which he was the principal actor and composer of the film music, has won four awards at international scientific film festivals.

He has received a Gold Medal for music from the Asian Cultural Academy, and honorary doctorates from the International University Foundation (USA), and the Albert Einstein International Academy (USA). Tran Quang Hai works with his wife Bach Yen who is a Vietnamese great folk singer. He has obtained more than 20 prizes and international awards.He was nominated President of the Jury of the Khoomei Throat Singing Festival (Tuva, 1995) He obtained the Cristal Medal of the National Center for Scientific Research (France, 1996).He is the only Vietnamese to have taken part as a performer or composer in such great historical events as the Australia's Bicentenary celebrations (1988), the Bicentenary of the French Revolution in Paris (1989), the 700th Anniversary of the Birth of Switzerland (1991), the 350th Anniversary of the Founding of Montreal (1992), the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America (1992), the 600 Years of Seoul-Korea (1994), the Jubilee of the King of Thailand (1996), the 1,000 Years of Trondheim in Norway (1997).

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Krisztián GERGYE [H]