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Paul DeMarinis

Paul DeMarinis has been working as an electronic composer since 1971 and has created numerous performance works, sound and computer installations and interactive electronic inventions.

He has taught computer, video and audio art at Mills College, Wesleyan University, San Francisco State University and the New York State College of Ceramics, and has been a video game designer for Atari Inc. and Scholastic Software. He has performed internationally at The Kitchen, the Festival d'Automne á Paris, NHK Television in Tokyo, Het Apollohuis in Holland and at New Music America.

His interactive computer audio and graphics systems have been installed at the Shaffy Theatre in Amsterdam, The Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. He has been commissioned to create permanent computer audio art works for The Exploratorium, The Ontario Science Centre and The Boston Children's Museum and has been the recipient of major awards including three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships for the Visual Arts, two New York State Council on the Arts grants, a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in New Genres, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts Interarts project grant and Composers Fellowship.

Much of his recent work involves speech processed and synthesized by computers, available on the Lovely Music compact disc Music as a Second Lanugage, and the interactive installation Alien Voices. A recent series of installation works, The Edison Effect, uses optics and computers to make new sounds by scanning ancient phonograph records with lasers.

DeMarinis is currently Artist-in-Residence at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, California.


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