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Ricardo Dal Farra

Concordia University
Associate Professor, Music
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is professor of electroacoustic music and media arts at Concordia University, Canada, and director of the Electronic Arts Research Centre (CEIArtE) at the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina.

He has been director of Hexagram, the Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Canada; researcher on electroacoustic music and media arts history for UNESCO, France; director of the Multimedia Communication national program at the Federal Ministry of Education, Argentina; coordinator of the Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage - DOCAM international research alliance, Canada; and senior consultant of Amauta - Andean Media Arts Centre in Cusco, Peru.

As an electroacoustic music composer and new media artist, his work has been presented in more than 40 countries and recordings of his pieces are published in +20 international editions (including Computer Music Journal and Leonardo Music Journal by MIT Press). Dr. Dal Farra has received prizes and commissions from the International Computer Music Association and the Sao Paulo International Arts Biennial of Brazil, among others.

Funded by The Daniel Langlois Foundation he created the largest collection publicly available of Latin American Electroacoustic Music.  Dal Farra started the Balance-Unbalance conference series focusing on how the [media] arts could play an active role in helping to solve our environmental crisis. Jointly with the humanitarian organization Red Cross Climate Centre he developed the “art! ⋈ climate” worldwide project.

He is an active member of several editorial boards: Leonardo/ISAST (MIT Press), Organised Sound (Cambridge Press), Media-N, and professional organizations: ISEA International, Electroacoustic Music Studies Network, and Earth-to-the-Earth, among others. He is also a member of the International Advisory Committee of the International Society for the Electronic Arts.