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Alex Van Gils
Ph.D. in Music Composition and Theory, UC Davis

Alex Van Gils is a composer and performer, 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 holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory and Composition from UC Davis. His dissertation work included The Permanent, a concerto for improvising jazz saxophone and orchestra.

​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 compositions with Max/MSP/Jitter visuals uploaded to @avg.music on instagram.

​Alex is a founding member of Cutelab, a place for colors and sounds in NYC, and is a teaching fellow with Musical Mentors Collaborative.

For more information, please visit alexvangils.com.

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