José López MONTES (Spain)Composer, improviser, visual musician, pianist and researcher

    Composer, improviser, visual musician, pianist and researcher. His works explore the interaction between algorithmic processes, improvisation, electroacoustics and synthesis of video integrated in with instrumental composition and dance. He has been guest composer at the Zurich Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology, the Daegu International New Media Art Festival, the Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. His piece Le Ton-beau de Frank (2003) was awarded and published in Synästhesie und Farblichtmusik, a project by the Zurich University of the Arts, the Berlin University of the Arts and the Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin. Since then, his visual music has been published and documented in various books and recordings on synaesthesia and music.
    López-Montes is professor of harmony, improvisation and mathematics at the Victoria Eugenia Conservatory of Granada. Currently he is developing techniques for artificial creativity applied to composition through metaprogramming based on the evolution of musical genotypes.