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Federico Reuben

  • Senior Lecturer in Music and Course Leader for BA Creative Music Technology
  • Falmouth University
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Federico's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers


My research considers recent technological advancements for their potential to rethink aspects of how music is traditionally performed, composed and presented. I am interested in how technology challenges the conventional relationships between composer, performer and audience as well as between the musician and his/her surrounding culture. My creative practice integrates elements of performance, installation, composition and improvisation and deals extensively with using different existing cultural objects (recorded music, scores, live performances, computer code, films, etc.) as material that I analyze, process and combine through digital technology to produce new works. Additionally, my research examines new strategies of collaboration that allow musicians of different backgrounds (classical, contemporary, early music, jazz, free improvisation, etc.) and traditions (western and non-western) to play together in a concert situation through interactive technologies, in spite of previously incompatible performance conventions. As composer and performer, my music has been performed and broadcast worldwide and featured at leading electroacoustic and new music festivals. As a composer, I have written instrumental, vocal and mixed media compositions for leading new music ensembles and soloists. I completed my PhD in Music Composition at Brunel University, supervised by Richard Barrett and Prof. Christopher Fox. Before my studies at Brunel University, I studied composition with Louis Andriessen, Richard Ayres, Martijn Padding and Gilius van Bergeijk at The Royal Conservatoire, The Netherlands. I studied studio-based composition, human-computer interaction and algorithmic composition at the Institute of Sonology. I have also received short-term individual tuition with composers including Steve Reich, Robert Ashley, Jonathan Harvey, Michael Jarrell and Marco Stroppa. Additionally, I am a dedicated live electronics performer in composed and improvised settings. I regularly perform with my own ensembles and I am active as a live coding laptop improviser in London’s jazz/free improvisation scene. As a sonic artist I have worked in many multidisciplinary and cross-arts collaborations having worked with artists such as Stelarc, Bruce McLean, boyleANDshaw and Elisabeth Rosenthal. I am also a founding member of squib-box, an artist-led organization and netlabel that promotes newly composed and improvised music. With squib-box, I have supervised over a dozen album releases as well as organized and performed at live events around the UK and Europe with a variety of leading London-based musicians, artists and performers from a range of disciplines.

Recent publications

  • Modularity, Immediacy and Exchange in Improvisation using SuperCollider

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  • Real-time Plunderphonics: Appropriating Keyboard Performances as they Occur

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Professional experience

Senior Lecturer in Music and Course Leader for BA Creative Music Technology

Falmouth University

February 2012 - Present




November 2006 - February 2011(4 years)


Koninklijk Conservatorium

September 2003 - January 2006(2 years)


Koninklijk Conservatorium

June 2002 - July 2003(a year)

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