Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Juan Pampin (Argentina)

Juan Pampin
Juan Pampin was born in Buenos Aires on January 23, 1967. In that city, he studied composition with Oscar Edelstein and Francisco Kröpfl. He holds a Master in Computer Music from the Conservatoire Nationale Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, where he studied with Denis Lorrain, Robert Pascal and Philippe Manoury. He received a Doctorate in Musical Arts (DMA) in Composition from Stanford University, where he worked with Jonathan Harvey, Jean-Claude Risset, and Brian Ferneyhough.

In 1994, as a Visiting Composer at the "Center for Computer Research on Music and Acoustics" (CCRMA), Stanford University, he composed the tape piece Apocalypse was postponed due to lack of interest that received a Residence award in the Concours International de Musique éléctroacoustique de Bourges 1995. He has been composer in residence at the LIEM-CDMC studio in Madrid, and guest lecturer at Quilmes National University in Argentina.

As a Ph.D student at CCRMA, Stanford University, Juan Pampin has collaborated with professor Jonathan Harvey creating the electronic sounds for his pieces Ashes Dance Back (1996), and Wheel of Emptiness (1997). This collaboration continues in the present with a commission from the BBC for the Promenade Concerts 2000. As part of his research work he has developed the ATS (Analysis/Transformation/Synthesis) Spectral Modeling software used both for Harvey's pieces and for his own compositions. He has created a computer-based version for the live electronics of Karlheinz Stockhausen's piece "Mantra", performed at Stanford by Tom Schultz and Joan Nagano.

For the last four years, Juan's main composition project has been a cycle of percussion pieces with electronics: Métal Hurlant (1996), Toco Madera, (1997), Skin Heads (1998). This cycle was completed with the percussion sextet On Space, commissioned by "Les Percussion de Strasbourg" for the opening of the "Musiques en Scène 2000" festival in Lyon, France.

During the 1999-2000 academic year Juan Pampin is visiting composer and researcher at the "Center for Advanced Research Technology in the Arts and Humanities" (CARTAH), University of Washington.

Resources available for this composer:
- List of compositions (3 compositions)