Curtis Bahn is a composer and improviser who specializes in live interactive electronic performance. Currently he is Associate Professor of Computer Music Composition/ Performance, and Director of the Integrated Electronic Arts (iEAR) Studios at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy New York. He received his Ph.D. in music composition from Princeton University. From 1986-1993 he was the Technical Director of the Center for Computer Music of the City University of New York working with composer Charles Dodge. His music has been presented internationally at venues including Lincoln Center, India International Centre - Delhi, Sadler's Wells - London, Palais Garnier - Paris, Grand Theatre de la Ville - Luxembourg, as well as numerous festivals, conferences and clubs. Curtis was the composer for a major residency project entitled "Motione," in interactive dance and graphics with Choreographer Trisha Brown and Visual Artists Paul Kaiser, Marc Downey and Shelly Eshkar hosted by the ASU Arts Media and Engineering Program. He released a solo recording of live electronic performance on his extended string bass entitled "R!g," on the EMF label, a duo recording entitled "./swank" with Dan Trueman on the cycling 74 label, and a DVD with Pauline Oliveros and Tomie Hahn on the Deep Listening label.
Roger Grice is a clinical associate professor of technical communication and interface design. He is a Fellow of the Society for Technical Communication (STC) and Assistant to the STC President for Membership. He is a senior member of IEEE and past president of IEEE’s Professional Communication Society; he currently serves on IEEE's Publication Services and Products Board. He has received STC’s Jay R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching Technical Communication and IEEE Professional Communication Society’s Alfred N. Goldsmith Award for Contributions to Engineering Communication.Roger is retired from IBM, and now conducts HCI research as a member of the Rensselaer faculty, as well as teaching on-campus and distance-education courses on human-computer interaction, communication design for the World Wide Web, information usability, and technical communication.
Tomie Hahn is a performer and ethnologist whose activities span a wide range of topics including: Japanese traditional performing arts, Monster Truck rallies, issues of identity and creative expression of multiracial individuals, and relationships of technology and culture; interactive dance/movement performance; and gestural control and extended human/computer interface in the performing arts. She holds degrees in Art History, Music Performance, and Ethnomusicology. She is a teacher/performer of shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute), and of nihon buyo (Japanese traditional dance) holding the professional stage name, Samie Tachibana.
Hahn has performed and lectured at venues including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Museum of Natural History, Japan Society, Asia Society, The Freer-Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute, MIT Media Lab, Franklin Furnace, ABC No Rio, Mobius, and Galapagos Art Space.
She has collaborated with Curtis Bahn, for several decades in the development of new experimental intermedia works and new performance technologies. Their work has been featured in the New York Times, Art Byte, and the Rensselaer magazine.