Member Profile: Sever Tipei
Professor School of Music, University of Illinois, Computer Music Project, Faculty 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 and Argonne National Laboratory, in his works (http://http://ems.music.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.