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Brief Biography ---- Chronology --------- Major Performances

Scot Gresham-Lancaster (b. Redwood City, CA USA 1954) is a composer, performer, instrument builder and educator with over three decades of professional experience. He is dedicated to research and performance using the expanding capabilities of computer networks to create new environments for musical and cross discipline expression. As a member of the HUB, he is one of the early pioneers of "computer network" music which uses the behavior of interconnected music machines to create innovative ways for performers and computers to interact. He has recently performed in a series of "co-located" performances collaborating in real time with live and distant dancers, video artists and musicians in network based performances. For over two decades, he has worked with multimedia prototyping and user interface theory and its relationship to new markets as an independent consultant and at Interval Research, SEGA-USA, and Muse Comunications.


Scot Gresham-Lancaster's Relationship to Music through Technology: A Chronology

Biographic Detail: As a student, Scot Gresham-Lancaster studied with Philip Ianni, Roy Harris, Darius Milhaud, John Chowning, Robert Ashley, Terry Riley, "Blue" Gene Tyrany, David Cope and Jack Jarret among others. He has been a composer in residence at Mills College. At STEIM in Amsterdam he has been doing ongoing work to develop new families of controllers to be used exclusively in the live performance of electroacoustic music. He is an alumnus of the Djerassi Artist Residency Program. He has toured and recorded as a member of the HUB and Room, Alvin Curran, ROVA saxophone quartet, The Club Foot Orchestra  , and the Dutch ambient group NYX.He has performed the music of  Alvin Curran, Pauline Oliveros, John Zorn, and John Cage, under their direction, and worked as a technical assistant to Lou Harrison, Iannis Xenakis, David Tudor, and among many others.

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scot projected in MarseillesHis current projects include his occasional performances as Scot Gresham-Lancaster's Hot Flaming Skull and with FuzzyBunny He has worked on the sonification of digital elevation models in the piece Terrain Broadcast with Bill Thibault. Papers about this work are found in the proceedings of the 1992 International Computer Music Conference and the Leonardo Music Journal vol. 7 for late 1997.The conceptual shamanistic lounge act is going on "now" and "now" and yes, the very important "Now" with Sam Ashley and everyone else who has ever lived.

Those interested in surround sound may find his beginners guide to surround sound mixing "Your Surrounded" in the issue of Electronic Musician supplement magazine from Fall of 2000 of interest.

He is a lecturer in Digital Audio Technology and Music at Cogswell Polytechnical College

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