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Gaudeamus Award 2019 Nominee

Scott Rubin

Scott Rubin (b.1989) is a composer and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His recent projects have involved collaborations with musicians and dancers, often making use of interactive acoustic/electronic improvisation and motion-sensitive live electronics. In these projects, he engages themes of perturbation, control, and the sublime.

Rubin’s work has been featured around the world by interdisciplinary collaborators. He has recently worked with musicians from Tenth Intervention (NYC), Thin Edge New Music Collective (Toronto), Mivos Quartet (NYC), and Ensemble Paramirabo (Montreal), with dancers Marie Albert (Paris), SanSan Kwan (San Francisco), Sarah Xiao (Hong Kong), Yuri Shimaoka (Berlin), and Diane Skerbec (NYC).

Having earned his master’s degree at McGill University with Philippe Leroux, he is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where he worked at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) with Franck Bedrossian. In 2017-18, he studied with Thierry de Mey in Paris at the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM).