EDUCATION

1995 - Licentia doctorand in composition from the Sibelius Academy in Finland
1991 - Candidate of Music (Cand.Mus) in composition from the Sibelius Academy in Finland
1986-1995 - Composition studies wih Einojuhani Rautavaara and Paavo Heininen at the Sibelius Academy in Finland
1984-1986 - Electronic and computer music studies at the Utrecht Conservatory and Institute for Sonologie in Holland
1984 - Bachelor of Music (BMus) from the Reykjavík College of Music

LECTURES

2015    The Royal Danish Academy of Music – Denmark

  • Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the theory behind the composing system of the programme.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence in musical composition – CALMUS
  • Dancers composing music in realtime by using sensors – CALMUS WAVES
  • Realtime composition in computer games – CALMUS GAMING

2015    YORK UNIVERSITY – UK

  • Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the theory behind the composing system of the programme.
  • The use of Artificial Intelligence in musical composition – CALMUS
  • Dancers composing music in realtime by using sensors – CALMUS WAVES
  • Realtime composition in computer games – CALMUS GAMING

2014    Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with sensors – CALMUS WAVES

2013    Beijing Contemporary Music Festival – China

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2013    Franz Liszt Academy Budapest Ungverjaland – Hungary

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2012    Sibelius Akatemia – Finland 

  • Lecture on realtime composition controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2012    Bristol University – England

  • Lecture and workshop on realtime compostion – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2011    Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture on realtime compostion controlled with gestures – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2010     The Nordic/Baltic Composition Network Conference – Stockholm, Sweden

  • Digital Composer: Education and Music Creation In the Digital World Today

2010    National Gallery of Iceland – Reykjavík, Iceland

  • Lecture: “Hljóð og Sjón” (Sound and Vision) – A Conference on sound and music in contemporary art in connection with the Carnegie Art Award 2010

2010    Bristol University – UK

  • Lecture: The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2009    Mozarteum í Salzburg – Austria

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2009    Royal College of Music  Sweden

  • Subject Tonsättarperspektiv-seminarierna - Research in doctoral studies in music

2008    Mozarteum – Salzburg, Austria

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition – CALMUS

2008    DIEM – Royal Academy of Music – Denmark

  • Realtime Composing System – CALMUS AUTOMATA

2008    Malmö Musikhögskola – Sweden

  • Lecture: The Composing System CALMUS

2007    Norges Musikhøgskole  OsloNorway

  • Lecture: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Musical Composition

2007      Instituto Quazar and Conservatorio Santa Cecilia – Rome, Italy

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS, an introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

2005     University of Iceland

2002      New York University – USA

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS (Calculated Music 1988- 2002) An introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS. An introduction to the programme as a teaching tool in composition.

1992          Sibelius Academy – Finland

  • Lecture in the seminar:  OVET AUKI STUDIOON .
  • Subject: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS An introduction to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

1994            EMS Stockholm – Sweden

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS, an introduction  to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

1994            AVANTI summerfestival – Porvoo, Finland

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction  to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

1994          “DATA-gruppen” Conference (Nordiska Ministerraadet) – Helsingborg, Sweden

  • Demonstration and Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme to be used as a teaching tool in composition and the music composed  with CALMUS.

1994          ICMC Conference (International Computer Music Conference– Aarhus, Denmark

  • Demonstration and Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS – An introduction to the programme to be used as a teaching tool in composition and the music composed  with CALMUS.

1994        SIBELIUS AKATEMIA – Finland

  • Lecture: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS - An introduction to the programme and the music composed with CALMUS.

1993        Reykjavík College of Music – Iceland

  • Seminar and Workshop: Algorithmic Composing System: CALMUS - An introduction to the programme and the theory behind the composing system.

1991     Reykjavik College of Music – Iceland

  • Lecture at theTheory Department
  • Subjects: 
    1. Algorithmic evaluation of chords according to tension.
    2. Comparison of chords according to colour.

1990      University of Iceland

  • The lecture was concerned with problems  in ”Object Oriented” programming technique in computer music along with introduction to Le LISP and the “Object Oriented” programming language preFORM.
  •  The second subject in this lecture was the use of Markov Chains in a computer music along with examples  of using a Markov chain in computer music by translating the Icelandic language into music .
kjartan ólafsson

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