Biography

Peter van Haaften is a multidisciplinary composer based in Montreal. He creates live performances, interactive installations, and fixed media for speakers. Peter’s artistic practice musically reimagines the notion of “algorithm” as a revealing process that can be observed in the vibrating behavior of ordinary objects. His projects have been presented internationally at Ars Electronica (AT), the Japan Media Arts Festival (JP), FILE Hipersônica (BR), ELEKTRA Festival (QC) and more. He has nearly completed 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