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Brian O' Reilly

Country of origin: Ireland

About Brian O' Reilly

Brian O’Reilly, audio and visual artist, is the creator of various works for moving images, electronic/noise music, mixed media assemblage/installation, and is a contrabassist, focusing on the integration of live electronics and extended playing techniques. He has worked with Eliane Radigue, Luc Ferrari, Matmos, Maryanne Amacher, Fe-Mail, Steina and Woody Vasulka, and regularly performs and collaborates on projects with Curtis Roads, Garth Knox, Stefanie L. Ku, and Zbigniew Karkowski. After attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago on a merit scholarship for sculpture, he relocated to Paris studying the composition techniques of the Greek composer and architect Iannis Xenakis. During this time he worked extensively with Xenakis' electronic music system utilizing graphic sonic synthesis— the UPIC. After a year of research at Xenakis' studio, what was then called Les Ateliers UPIC (now CCMIX), he received an appointment to become the studio's Musical Assistant. Following his time in France he pursued graduate studies in MAT (Media Arts and Technology) at the University of California, Santa