The Francis Chagrin Award is for composers looking for that quick top-up to get them to the next step in creating new work.
Ron Herrema is a London-based composer, generative artist, and app developer. He received his PhD in Composition from Michigan State University and has a special (though not exclusive) affinity for using computer-based algorithmic techniques in his creative work. In recent years he has: developed two iPhone app/artworks; co-produced the winning entry at The Tate Modern's art hackathon; performed audiovisual free improv; composed for film; and created an interactive installation for the Tate Britain. He also studies Deep Listening practice with Pauline Oliveros and has a related interest in integrating contemplative practices with technology through creativity.
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