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Dr Carl Faia Harrison
Lecturer in Digital Programmes

Gaskell Building 021


Dr Carl Faia studied composition at the University of California at Santa Barbara with Peter Racine Fricker and Edward Applebaum, and the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark, on a Fulbright grant, with Karl Aage Rasmussen and Per Norgaard.

Since 1995 he has been active as a live electronics designer and composer working at IRCAM in Paris, the CIRM in Nice then as a freelance artist. He has collaborated with numerous composers and artists to present new works with computer electronics in festivals throughout Europe and works regularly with Art Zoyd Studios in France.

Newest selected publications

Faia Harrison, C. (Accepted) 'Figures Outside a Dacha, with Snowfall, and an Abbey in the Background Maxpatch'. [Computer program].


Faia Harrison, C. and Daverson, S. (Accepted) 'Figures Outside a Dacha, with Snowfall, and an Abbey in the Background'. [WDR Funkhaus Wallrafsplatz, Köln.]


Faia, C. (2022) 'From hands – on to machine learning with AI: reflections on the RIM’s role as “interface” and practical perspectives on computer assisted composition'.Computer-Assisted Composition: Perspectives on Human-Machine Interaction. Venice, Italy.Open Access Link

Conference paper

Faia Harrison, C. (2019) 'Notating electronics'. Musica/Tecnologia, 13 (1). pp. 43 - 65. ISSN: 1974-0042 Open Access Link

Journal article

Faia Harrison, C. (2018) 'Wave Studies: Ripples'.

More publications(22)