Dan Tramte

Dan Tramte (b. 1985) is an (electro)acoustic composer/artist, a teaching assistant at Harvard, a PhD candidate at the University of North Texas, a new media/music theorist, and the youtube ‘Score Follower.’  He is proficient in frequencies of .5Hz-20kHz (specializing in the upper and lower extremes), and also often works in frequencies of 400-750THz. Listeners have described his music in terms such as “noisy, intense” (CMJ 34-4), “youthful, energetic” (CMJ 35-3) “glitchy, fragmented, lots of silence”(ICMC 2011 review by John ffitch), “a medium rare filet mignon” (Elainie Lillios) “I don’t feel safe in this room anymore” (Joseph Lyszczarz), and “This makes my face feel funny” (Monica Hershberger). His music has been presented on five continents; highlights include performances at IMD (Darmstadt), N_SEME, SounDIFF, festival-futura, ISSTC, #foetexmachina, NYCEMF (x2), ACDFA (x2), CIME/ICEM (x2), SMC, EMM, ACMC, ICMC (x2), and SEAMUS (x2).

At UNT, Tramte studies computer music with Jon Christopher Nelson and Panayiotis Kokoras, musicology with Margaret Notley, and theory/phenomenology with David Schwarz.  He received his MM and BM at Bowling Green State University, where he studied composition with Elainie Lillios and Mikel Kuehn, as well as percussion with Roger Schupp.  Throughout his formative years, he took master classes and/or private lessons with Christopher Trebue Moore, David Bithell, Andrew May, Steven Takasugi, Burton Beerman, and Steven Stucky.

Tramte is currently developing tA/v\Am (the Audio/Video Analysis Machine)—an interactive a/v scrubbing engined, through which he analyses the musical and visual experiences of the video games, Limbo, Braid, and Fez.