Dr David Pirrò

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IEM (Graz)


David Pirrò (*1978 Udine, Italy), is a sound artist and researcher based in Graz, Austria. His works include interactive compositions and sound installations as well as audiovisual and electroacoustic pieces in which performative and spatial aspects are central. Departing from a radical inclusive point of view, he seeks ways of composing by which the work of art is constructed through mutual interaction of the agents involved in its performance.

He works at the IEM (Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics) in Graz, Austria as lecturer and researcher. He collaborates in various scientific and artistic research projects on sonification ("QCD-audio", "An Acoustic Interface for tremor analysis"), sound spatialisation ("The Choreography of Sound") interaction design in Computer Music ("Embodied Generative Music", "Klangräume"). He writes his dissertation Thesis in Computer Music (tutor Prof. Gerhard Eckel) "Composing Interaction".


Speculations 2: Supporting Materials



G. Eckel, M. Rumori, D. Pirrò, and R. González-Arroyo, "A framework for the choreography of sound", in Proceedings of the 38th International Computer Music Conference, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012, pp. 404–511.

G. Marentakis, D. Pirrò, and R. Kapeller, "Zwischenräume – a case study in the evaluation of interactive sound installations", in Proceedings of the Joint 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference and the 40th International Computer Music Conference, Athens, 2014, pp. 277–284.

G. Marentakis and D. Pirrò, "Exploring sound and spatialization design on speaker arrays using physical modelling", in Proceedings of the 9th Sound and Mu- sic Computing Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2012, pp. 55–60.

D. Pirrò and G. Eckel, "Physical modelling enabling enaction: An example", in Pro-ceedings of the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Oslo, 2011, pp. 461–464. 

G. Eckel and D. Pirrò, "On artistic research in the context of the project embodied generative music", in Proceedings of the 35th International Computer Music Conference, Montréal, 2009, pp. 541–544. Available: