1114 West Nevada St.
Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
Sever Tipei was born in Bucharest, Romania, immigrated to the
United States in 1972 and became a U.S. citizen in 1978. He holds degrees
in composition from the University of Michigan and in piano performance
from the Bucharest Conservatory (now National University of Music at
Bucharest). Sever Tipei has been teaching since 1978 at the
University of Illinois
School of Music
where he directs the
Computer Music Project .
his program for computer-assisted composition in use between 1973 and 1998, was the
first such program to be implemented on a supercomputer
( NCSA 's CRAY X-MP), in 1986.
Sever Tipei also had a Faculty Appointment (visiting scientist) at the
Argonne National Laboratory between 1994 and 2003.
In collaboration with Hans
Kaper, Senior Mathematician (now retired), at Argonne Tipei worked on
Environment for Music Composition (EMC), that included software for
composition, sound synthesis, automatic music notation, and visualization
of music in a virtual environment. Tipei and Kaper have also pursued the
sonification of complex scientific data. A more recent project,
a Digital Instrument for Sound Synthesis and Composition, available on
sourceFORGE.net represents a
unified approach to composition and sound synthesis.
Tipei regards the computer as a collaborator whose skills and abilities
complement those of the human artist. He sees the composition of music
both as an experimental and a speculative endeavor that delivers a particular
To find out more about Sever Tipei click on one of the following:
[ Experimental Music Studios | Computer Music Project | Music Composition and Scientific Sonification Project ]