Federico Reuben is a composer, sound artist, live electronics performer and academic. His research interests include studio-based, acoustic and mixed composition; live electronic performance; music computing and interactivity; sound art; improvisation; cross-arts collaboration; contemporary music studies; music aesthetics; and critical/contextual studies of digital and sound culture.
Federico studied composition with Louis Andriessen, Richard Ayres, Gilius van Bergeijk and Martijn Padding at The Royal Conservatoire, The Netherlands. He studied human-computer interaction, digital signal processing and algorithmic composition at the Institute of Sonology. He holds a PhD from Brunel University, where he studied with Richard Barrett and Christopher Fox. Before joining the University of York, he was Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Creative Music Technology at Falmouth University.
His work has been presented, performed and broadcast worldwide and featured at leading music and art festivals. He has written instrumental, vocal and mixed media compositions for ensembles and soloists including Ensemble MAE, Ensemble Klang, Mark Knoop, Loré Lixenberg, Rei Nakamura, RIAM Percussion Ensemble, Roentgen Connection, Sarah Nicolls, and Piano Circus. As a sound artist he has experience with sound and robotic installations, internet-based work, interactive and multimedia performances, live coding, generative systems, live art, and cross-arts collaborations. He is also active as a laptop improviser and has played with improvisers such as Phil Minton, John Edwards, Tony Marsh, Steve Noble, Ingrid Laubrock, Alexander Hawkins, the London Improvisers Orchestra, Dominic Lash, Javier Carmona and Aleksander Kolkowski.
He is also a co-founder of squib-box, an artist-led organisation and netlabel that promotes avant-garde music and interdisciplinary performance. With squib-box, he has organised and performed at live events around the world with a variety of leading musicians, artists and performers from a range of disciplines.