Roles in Archive: Artist
Doug Van Nort is an experimental musician and music technology researcher whose work explores the interactive sculpting of recorded sound materials and electroacoustic improvisation, often with machine partners. His instruments are custom-built software systems with an ear towards noise, immersion, and free improvisation. Van Nort performs solo as well as in the trio Triple Point with Pauline Oliveros and Jonas Braasch. He also performs with the Composers Inside Electronics and recently with Francisco López, Chris Chafe, Al Margolis, and Judy Dunaway, among many others. His music can be found on the Deep Listening, Pogus, and Zeromoon labels, and he has written for Organised Sound and the Leonardo Music Journal. Van Nort holds advanced degrees in music technology, electronic arts, and pure mathematics, and is currently a research associate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where his main project is FILTER, alongside other related intelligent systems for improvisation.