Latin American Electroacoustic Music Collection

Fernando Iazzetta (Brazil)

Fernando Iazzetta (born in Sao Paulo, 1966), researcher, composer and teacher, developed: GenComp, a graphic environment for creation and representation of music based on genetic algorithms; and with Fabio Kon: MaxAnnealing, a tool for algorithmic composition based on simulated annealing.

Iazzetta teaches Electroacoustic Music at the Music Department of the University of São Paulo where he coordinates LAMI - Laboratório de Acústica Musical e Informática (Computer and Musical Acoustics Laboratory) and is a Research Associate at the Graduate Program on Communication and Semiotics at PUC-SP. His research is directed towards the study of new forms of music technology and music interaction.

Among other pieces Iazzetta composed: "Urbanas III" for glass instruments, lights and tape in 1988; "Momentos I", fractal music on tape, collaboration with Fabio Kon, in 1993; "InterAto" for clarinet, alto sax alto, trumpet, trombone, French horn, piano, percussion and computer controlled interactive electronics system, and "Gérmen", electronic piece generated with assitance of GenComp software, both in 1996; "Promenade" for two percussionists and tape, "PerCurso" and "Crowd", both for tape, all three in 1997; "Corda e Cabaça", electroacoustic piece, in 1999; "Graffite" for dancer and two computers in 2000, collaboration with Silvio Ferraz; "Vaga" for live electronics in 2001; and "Tangerina" for clarinet and live electronics in 2002.

Iazzetta is author of the book "Música: Processo e Dinâmica" (Music: Process and Dynamics) published by AnnaBlume in 1993, and a number of articles, papers and technical communications, among others: "Um Novo Músico Chamado Usuário", published in the procedings of I Simpósio Internacional de Computação e Música, held in Caxambú, Brazil, 1994; "A Semiotic Approach to Music Interaction" published in the proceedings of International Computer Music Conference - ICMC95, held in Banff, Canada, 1995; "Sons de Silício: Corpos e Máquinas Fazendo Música", doctorate thesis, program of Semiotics and Communication (Comunicação e Semiótica), PUC-SP; "A Música, o Corpo e as Máquinas" published in Opus IV magazine, 1997; "O Fonógrafo, o Computador e a Música na Universidade Brasileira" published in the proceedings of. X Encontro Nacional da ANPPOM, held in Goiânia, Brazil, 1997; "Internet Music: Dream or (virtual) reality", collaboration with Fabio Kon, published in the proceedings of "V Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação e Música", hekd in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 1998; "A Música Efêmera da Internet", collaboration with Fabio Kon, published in the proceedings of XI Encontro Nacional da ANPPOM, held in Campinas, Brazil, 1998; "Material, Forma e Processo na Música Eletroacústica" presented in the VI Simpósio Brasileiro de Computação e Música, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1999; "La música en Internet: un sueño o una realidad (virtual)?", collaboration with Fabio Kon, published in "Música y nuevas tecnologías - Perspectivas para el siglo XXI', Eduardo R. Miranda (editor), Barcelona, Spain, by L'Angelot Editora, 1999; "Meaning in Music Gesture", in the ebook (CD-ROM) "Trends in Gestural Control of Music", Marc Battier and Marcelo Wanderley (editors), Paris-IRCAM - Centre Pompidou.

(text updated: October, 2003)

Resources available for this composer:
- List of compositions (7 compositions)