Ir. Todor Todoroff
Numediart Institute - University of Mons, ESAPV (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Plastiques et Visuels), ARTeM asbl (Art, Recherche, Technologie et Musique)
- Numediart Institute
- TCTS - UMons
- Todor Todoroff
- Music (mp3)
- Dances with Viola Project (videos)
- Lungs [the breather] Installation, in collaboration with Laura Colmenares Guerra and Yacine Sebti
- Collaborations with choreographer Michèle Noiret (videos)
- Download pdf paper: capturing_gestures_for_expressive_sound_control.pdf
Excerpt from Métaboles 20' (2011), premiered at the Ars Musica Festival in March 2011 in Mons (B). This work was performed using mainly joysticks and gamepads, in the framework of the European Joystick Orchestra project. But one performer used a wired version of the Numediart sensors described in this ISEA paper to interpolate between soundfiles, granular synthesis and filters parameters.
Born in 1963, Todor Todoroff (B) received an Engineering degree at the Free University of Brussels, then a First Prize and a Higher Degree in Electroacoustic Composition in the Royal Conservatoires of Music in Brussels and in Mons.
After research in the field of speech processing at the FUB, he directed a program of Computer Music Research at the Polytechnic Faculty and the Royal Conservatoire of Music in Mons for five years. He is currently researcher on the Numediart Project at the University of Mons and teacher at the ESAPV (Ecole Supérieure des Arts Plastiques et Visuels). Since 1993 he developed in parallel interactive systems at ARTeM (Art, Recherche, Technologie et Musique).
His electroacoustic music, live or acousmatic, shows a special focus on sound spatialisation and on research into new forms of sound transformation with gestural control.
Intrigued by the dialogue between electroacoustic music and other art forms, he composes for video, film, theatre, contemporary dance, mainly through his long term collaboration with choreographer Michèle Noiret, and installations, often with other artists, amongst who Marie-Jo Lafontaine, FOAM, Fred Vaillant and Laura Colmenares Guerra.
He received commissions form the Paris Opera, IMEB, Art Zoyd, Musiques Nouvelles, Festivaal van Vlaanderen, ZKM and Musiques & Recherches.
Prize of the Audience at Noroit (France, 1991), First Prize (2007) and Mentions (2002, 2005, 2009) at the Bourges Competitions (France) and several times finalist.