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Carl Faia

Born: Aug 19, 1962

Birthplace: Tinker Air Force Base

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Carl Faia

Date of Birth : Aug 19, 1962
Birth Place : Tinker Air Force Base

Carl Faia is an American composer and live electronics designer and performer. Faia studied composition at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Florida State University and the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark on a Fulbright grant. Some of his past teachers include Edward Applebaum, Peter Racine Fricker, Per Norgard and Karl Aage Rasmussen. Later, he participated in masterclasses with Tristan Murail, Philippe Manoury and Harrison Birtwistle. Since 1995 he has been active as a live electronics designer working at IRCAM in Paris, at the CIRM in Nice where he has also been studio manager and a freelancer. He has collaborated with numerous composers including James Dillon, Jonathan Harvey, Harrison Birtwistle, Fausto Romitelli, Luca Francesconi, Alejandro Vinao, Philippe Leroux, as well as the National Jazz Orchestra of France. He has collaborated with artists to present new works with computer electronics in various festivals throughout Europe including Ars Musica, Holland Festival, Musica, Agora, Gaida, MaerzMusik, Lille 2004 as well as the Casa da Musica et Lille 2004 and Queen Elizabeth Hall.


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