– Computer Musician, National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble

Jaime E. Oliver (Lima, 1979) is Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow in composition at Columbia University in New York. He obtained a PhD in Computer Music from the University of California, San Diego (2011) where he studied with Miller Puckette.

Oliver’s music and research explores the concept of musical instrument in electronic and computer music, designing instruments that listen, understand, remember, and respond. His open source Silent Drum and MANO controllers use computer vision techniques to continuously track and classify hand gestures.

His work has been featured in many international festivals and conferences, collaborating with several composers, improvisers and artists in a field of action that spans sound performance and installation, composing and performing music, and programming open source software. Some recognitions include a scholarship from the Fulbright Commission, composition and research residencies at ZKM and IRCAM, and prizes from FILE Prix Lux, Giga-Hertz-Preis and the Guthman Competition from the Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology.

Jaime Oliver

Jaime Oliver
Photo image by Diego Oliver