Alex Van Gils
Ph.D. in Composition
Alex Van Gils is a composer, performer, and generative video artist, exploring the interplay between human and electronic creative agents. In his composition work he creates musical systems that explore, amplify and transform the gestures of human improvisational partners.
Alex lives in Brooklyn, NY, and his active projects include XBUCKET, a performance trio featuring live-processed violin and generative video, and also a discipline of daily audiovisual compositions uploaded to @avg.music on instagram. Alex holds a Ph. D. in Music Theory and Composition from UC Davis.
Alex is a founding member of Cutelab, where he makes Nestup with Sam Tarakajian, and is the Director of Music and Audio Technology for Musical Mentors Collaborative.
For more information, please visit alexvangils.com