Keynote speaker: Joseph Cancellaro

Joseph Cancellaro is an active composer, film composer, sound designer and educator. He received a Bachelor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in Music Composition and Film Scoring, a Master of Music Degree in Music Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Music Composition from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Dr. Cancellaro’s music has been performed throughout the United States and Europe on the concert stage and as film score. He worked at the Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center in Poznan, Poland and taught composition and music theory at the I.M Paderewski Poznan Academy of Music, in Poznan, Poland during the mid to late 1990’s. In 1995 Cancellaro coordinated the NEXUS conference in Edinburgh, Scotland which presented research regarding the combined disciplines of architecture, music, sound, sacred geometry and mathematics, the first of its kind. He also worked at ECAT, in Scotland and for the BBC in Birmingham, England. His book Exploring Sound Design for Interactive Media is used in Europe, Asia and the United States as a textbook for studying the techniques of music and sound design in linear and non-linear immersive environments. He is the CEO of MX Foundry, a post production sound and music studio and the Chair of the Interactive Arts and Media Department at Columbia College Chicago. Currently he is writing books on non-linear music theory and design and the principles of leadership and urgency in team production.

Dr. Cancellaro’s research includes sound synthesis, team dynamics, VST application design, digital storage solutions and non-linear music composition.