Composer, improviser, and sound artist Isaac Barzso (b. 1997) strives to explore the activity of placemaking and the transfer of data and methods of communication between different mediums, aiming to create music and multimedia art that exists in the gap between.
Heavily influenced by the textures of post-rock music, the structures of literature and film, and other aspects of pop culture, his work often utilises computer-generated music and computer-assisted composition to close the gap between disparate forms of objects and media.
Recent collaborators include Longleash, JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, Mivos Quartet, and Yarn/ Wire. Isaac’s work has been featured at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, SEAMUS, NYC Electronic Music Festival, and ICMC, and as a composition fellow with the Yarn/ Wire Institute, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and the Loretto Project.
Isaac is a Ph.D. fellow in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. In 2023 he graduated with distinction from the Royal Conservatory of The Hague, studying composition with Yannis Kyriakides, Mayke Nas, Richard Barrett, and Peter Adriaansz. His former mentors include Krzysztof Wołek at the University of Louisville and and Ladislav Kubík at Florida State University.