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Sever Tipei was born in 1943 in Bucharest, Romania, immigrated to the
United States in 1972 and became a U.S. citizen in 1978. He holds degrees
in composition from the University of Michigan and in piano performance
from the Bucharest Conservatory (now National University of Music in
Bucharest). Sever Tipei has been teaching since 1978 at the
University of Illinois
School of Music
where he manages the
Computer Music Project .
of the UIUC
Experimental Music Studios .
Sever Tipei was also a visiting scientist at the
Argonne National Laboratory between 1993 and 2003.
his program for computer-assisted composition in use between 1973 and 1998, was the
first such program to be implemented on a supercomputer
( NCSA 's CRAY X-MP), in 1986. In
collaboration with Hans
Kaper, Senior Mathematician at Argonne, Tipei is developing an
for Music Composition (EMC), which includes software for composition, sound
synthesis, automatic music notation, and visualization of music in a virtual
DISSCO,sourceFORGE.net is part of EMC and represents a
unified approach to composition and sound synthesis.
Tipei and Kaper are also pursuing the idea of
sonification of complex scientific data.
Tipei regards the computer as a collaborator whose skills and abilities
complement those of the human artist. He sees the composition of music
both as an experimental and a speculative endeavor that delivers a particular
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