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Short Curriculum Vitae Guerino Mazzola

• Swiss citizen • 1961-66 Gymnasium Typus B • 1966-71 Diploma in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, • and Crystallography at University of Zürich • 1971 PhD in Mathematics • 1972-75 Postdoctoral Studies at Universities Paris-Sud and Rome • 1980 Habilitation in Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory • 1978-82 Lecturer at Universities of Zürich and Basel • 1980-84 Development of Mathematical Music Theory • 1981 Construction of Music Computer for Transformation Theory of Musical Patterns • 1984-86 Scientific director of the Darmstadt Symmetry-Project • 1986-89 Lecturer at University of Zürich • 1986-88 Director of SNSF-Project on Depth-EEG and Music Perception together with H. G. Wieser at Neurological University Hospital Zürich • 1988 Development of musical composition software presto jointly with Fraunhofer Gesellschaft/Arbeitsgruppe Graphische DV, Darmstadt • 1992-96 Executive director of SNSF-Project RUBATO on Computer Models of musical interpretation and performance at University of Zürich • 1996 Associate Professsor at Math. Dept. University Laval/Québec • 1997 Expert at Swiss National Science Council • Since 1998 Lecturer at ETH Zürich, Dpt. of Humanities (Abt. XII) • 1999-2003 Consultant at TU Berlin/ VW-Nachwuchsgruppe Mathematische Musiktheorie • Since 1999 Lecturer at CSD/U Zürich, Abt. XII/ETH Zürich, and Musicology Dpt./U Vienna • 2000 Winner of the Medal of the Mexican Mathematical Society • 2000-2002 Executive director of a SNF-project in scientific visualization of music data bases • Since 2000 Oberassistent at the Mulitimedia Lab of CSD/U Zürich • 1984-2002 Direction of 7 diploma, 6 PhD, and two habilitation theses in Canada, Germany, France, and Switzerland • 2002-2006 Director of ICT and SVC projects Core IT Mathematics at the CSD/U Zürich. • 2003 Habilitation in Computational Sciences at the U Zürich. • 2005 Invited professor at the Ecole normale supérieure, Paris • 2007 Full tenure professor for collaborative arts and music theory at the School of Music, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota • Member of the Grothendieck Circle • 2008 President of the Society for Music and Mathematics • 2008 Chief editor of Springer Book Series „Computational Music Science“

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Geisser and Mazzola are the Oppenheimer and Rutherford of creative improvised music. Derek Taylor, Cadence Magazine


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Album Negative Space by Mazzola

Negative Space


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Album Deep State by Mazzola

Deep State


Album Dancing the body of time by Mazzola

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