Biography

Peter van Haaften is a composer and media artist based in Montreal. He creates live performances, interactive installations, and fixed media for speakers. His work is particularly concerned with the creative potential of the algorithm, and how chance musical processes can be discovered in ordinary objects and vibrating matter. His projects have been presented internationally at Ars Electronica (Linz), the Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo), FILE Hipersônica (São Paulo) and more. He is currently completing a master‘s in musique composition et création sonore at the Université de Montréal, and holds a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.

(from right to left) Peter van Haaften, Nien Tzu Weng, and Michael Montanaro
at Ars Electronica 2018 Error: the Art of Imperfection