NPhz is a new electro-acoustic duo featuring OCH and Scott Oshiro: two artist-researchers working in music and technology focusing on improvised Music and Quantum Computing (QC). Their work explores the potential advantages QC can provide for music composition. In this performance, several quantum computer music compositions will be presented and used in articulation with live acoustic instruments. NPhz will also be performing live with real quantum computers. The applications presented in this concert are published as chapters in the book “Quantum Computer Music: Foundation, Methods and Advanced Concepts” (2022). This event will also include a post-concert discussion on the potential advantages, applications, and capabilities that quantum computers may provide for music composition and music technology.
Catch Us Live @:
Nov 2-4 Splice Festival V @ Boston, USA
Sep 2 Telematic Concert [TBA]
Aug 26 Free Listening Party [TBA]
Aug 19 Free Listening Party [TBA]
Aug 12 Quantum Village (at 5pm) @ DEFCON, Las Vegas, USA
June 23 NpHz live @ private event at IBM, NYC
June 22 NpHz live @ Record Shop - Brooklyn, NY
June 21 NYCEMF, The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture, NY, USA
Live Performance Recordings
OCH is a performer, composer, and technologist, working primarily in multimedia and improvisation. His current research is on quantum computing and music composition, telematics, and multimedia. He is passionate about emerging technology, cinema, teaching, and performing new works. He earned his PhD in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology at University of California, Irvine with his research project Adventures in Quantumland (quantumland.art). He also earned his MA in Music Theory and Composition at ESMAE-IPP Portugal with his research on the relations between music and painting. In recent years, his work has been recognized with grants and awards from MSCA, Fulbright, Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, Medici, Beall Center for Art+Technology, and IBM. Currently, he is a Marie-Curie Fellow at CEIS20, University of Coimbra.
SYO (Scott Oshiro)
Scott is a Bay Area based flutist, electronic musician, music researcher and music technologist. As an African and Okinawan American, Scott’s creative and academic work incorporates musical elements from his heritage and combines them with Jazz, Hip Hop and Electronic music. He is currently a 5th year PhD student at the Center for Computer Research in Music & Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University where he researches the intersection of quantum computing, music and culture. He has received awards for his work on quantum audio signal processing algorithms with higher order states, and has been published in “Quantum Computer Music: Foundations, Methods and Advanced Concepts” (edited by Dr. Eduardo Miranda) for his work on quantum beat generation. Currently, Scott is developing a real-time quantum computer music improvisation generation system that will be used in composing music for an album (Featuring Asian Improv Arts musicians along with other BIPOC artists from the Bay Area) illustrating the connections between music and science.
Email: nphz.space (at) gmail.com