Member Profile: Sever Tipei
Emeritus Professor School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Director UIUC Computer Music Project, Center Affiliate National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA). DMA in Composition from University of Michigan, Diploma in Piano Performance from Bucharest Conservatory. Faculty Appointment (visiting scientist) at the Argonne National Laboratory between 1994 and 2003. Interested in Computer-assisted (algorithmic) Composition and Sound Design, uses DISSCO (Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition), developed at the Computer Music Project, Argonne National Laboratory, NCSA, and San Diego Supercomputing Center, in his works (http://http://cmp.ischool.uiuc.edu/cmp/software/dissco/index.php). Tipei regards the computer as a collaborator whose skills and abilities complement those of the human artist. He sees the composition of music both as an experimental and a speculative endeavor that delivers a particular world view.