Steven Kazuo TakasugiUSAMusic2017
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Steven Kazuo Takasugi, born in Los Angeles, is a composer of electro-acoustic music. This involves the collecting and archiving of recorded, acoustic sound samples into large databases, each classifying thousands of individual, performed instances collected over decades of experimentation and research, mostly conducted in his private sound laboratory. These are then subjecting to computer-assisted, algorithmic composition, revised and adjusted until the resulting emergent sound phenomena, energies, and relationships reveal hidden meanings and contexts to the composer. Takasugi received his PhD in music composition at the University of California, San Diego. He is currently an Associate of the Harvard Music Department. His work has been performed extensively worldwide.