Interview with Keith Hamel
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Dr. Keith Hamel is a Professor in the School of Music, an Associate Researcher at the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems (ICICS), a Researcher at the Media and Graphics Interdisciplinary Centre (MAGIC) and Director of the Computer Music Studio at the University of British Columbia. He holds a B.Mus. from Queen's University (1981) and A.M. and Ph.D degrees from Harvard University (1984, 1985). His works have been performed by soloists and ensembles both in Canada and abroad. Many of his recent compositions focus on interaction between live performers and computer-controlled electronics. Hamel is author of the NoteWriter and NoteAbilityPro music engraving programs, and he has developed interactive environments for live performer and computer interaction. Dr. Keith Hamel is the Vice-President of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM), a former President of the Canadian Music Centre, and a former board member of the Canadian League of Composers.