[FISEA’93] Poster: Harold Fortuin – Curvaceous: Software for Exploring the Potential of the Computer as Musical Performer

Poster Statement

Harold Fortuin demonstrates “Curvaceous” the artist’s software for the computer as musical performer and for creating music straddling the borders of aural perception.

  • Harold Fortuin, born in 1964 in Mt. Clemens, Michigan (USA), has degrees from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto, Wayne State University and Michigan State University, where he was a Dean’s Recruitment Fellow. Due to an OHS award from the British government, he is continuing his computer music research and composition under Graham Hair and Stephen Arnold at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, where he held lectureship in composition and music technology in 1991-92. He has also taught composition at Olivet College, and composition, music theory and electronic and computer music at Michigan State University. His compositions encompass instrumental and vocal chamber music, orchestral and electronic work, film music, and music theater. His commercially available works include Extremities for large orchestra, released on Vienna Modern Masters (VMM #3003), Untitled #4: The Adventures of Smiley the Bullfrog for sequencer and synthesizers (Independent Music Networks “Difficult Listening Hour” sampler), and Epitaph for alto saxophone and piano (Dom Publications).