Composer and improviser 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, and Yarn/ Wire. Isaac’s work has been featured at SEAMUS, NYC Electronic Music Festival, and ICMC, and as a fellow with the Yarn/ Wire Institute, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and the Loretto Project.
Starting in fall 2023, Isaac will join the Ph.D. in Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University. Previously based in the Netherlands, he studied at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague (M.M.), University of Louisville (M.M.), and Florida State University (B.M.). Former mentors include Yannis Kyriakides, Mayke Nas, Richard Barrett, Krzysztof Wołek, and Ladislav Kubík.