CV
Curriculum Vitae 
                                Michèl Koenders 
 
1986 - 1987 
Studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory, the Hague (the Netherlands).
1987 - Jan.1996 
Studied Music Technology at the Utrecht School of the Arts, Faculty of Arts, Media & Technology, Utrecht (the Netherlands). Studied algorithmic composition with Paul Berg. Completed studies with Honours in Music Software Development and Computer Composition.
July 1988 
Participation at the first ‘International Summer Academy for Computers and Art’, Lugano (Switzerland). (Short courses with Joel Chadaby en Mr. Peacock).
March 1989 
TV Broadcast of the (Realtime - interactive) piano composition “Contrasten” on TV program “Qwerty”.
Jan - Mar. 1990 
Study period at the London City University, London (United Kingdom). Attended courses on Music Psychology (Eric Clarke) and Contemporary Music analysis (Simon Emerson). Together with Eric Clarke, Peter Desain and Henkjan Honing developed software for music psychology research (rhythm perception).
1992 - 1993 
Teaching assistant on computer programming (Human Interfaces and computer languages: C, Lisp and HyperCard/HyperTalk™).
July 1993 
CD recording of own works (‘Fractime’, ‘Pijl & boog’ and ‘Modus’).
Jan - Mar. 1994 
Worked for a period of three months at LIEM - CDMC at the ‘centro del arte de Reina Sofia’ Madrid, Spain. Developing compositional software. (C.A.C.)
Apr. - Jun. 1994 
Worked for a period of three months at the ‘Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie’ (ZKM), Karlsruhe Germany. Developing compositional software and working on a piano piece in combination with the use of interactive DSP (Next & ISPW), for which I developed several Max-objects.
July 1994 
Release of the CD ‘Dreams of Transformation’ : DJC CD 221 : Fractime, Bow & Arrow, Modus.
Jan.1995 
Worked for a period of one month at the ‘Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie’ (ZKM), Karlsruhe Germany to finish the piano piece: “Spear & Shield“.
1996 - 1998 
Curator and co-organizer Impakt Festival.
May / Oct. ‘96 
Participation in a composition project from the NCRV (Dutch radio) in the “Walter Maas Huis“, (Bilthoven, the Netherlands).
1996 Co-founder and first chairman of the Utrechts Composers Collective (UCC).
November 1997 
Performed several pieces of Conlon Nancarrow at the museum ‘ van Speeldoos tot Pierement’, (Utrecht, the Netherlands).
1997 - 1998 
Technical Support Hard/Software at the Faculty Art and Media Technology, Utrecht School of Arts (HKU). (Hilversum, the Netherlands).
May 1998 
Worked with Marco Blaauw on a live-performance for the Impakt Festival ‘98. Theatre Kikker (Utrecht, the Netherlands).
June 1998 
Worked with Harry de Wit for the opening of the Holland Festival ‘98. (Grand opening on the Leidscheplein, Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
July - December 1998 
Working at IRCAM (Paris, France), on the software project AudioSculpt, UDP and SVP.
April-June 1999 
Working on the co-production (Holland Festival & Zuidelijk Toneel) ‘India Song’, (dir. Ivo van Hove) Together with Harry de Wit, Sound Design and Music technology.
Jan-March 2000 
Created a composition for an exhibition (‘Bound’) of Robin Kolleman at the‘Paviljoens’ in Almere.
Dec. ‘99 - Feb 2000 
Sounddesign of the theatre piece ‘Geen Lied’ van Ramsey Nasr (Zuidelijk Toneel).
April 2000 
Worked with Harry de Wit on the DanceMovie ‘Enclosed’ for the BBC/NPS.
May 2000 
Advisor for the Electronic Composition Study at the North Netherlands Conservatory at Groningen.
March ­ June 2000 
Sounddesign, SurroundSound, Tapes, Together with Harry de Wit for the MusicTheatre production "Stalker’ a co-production Toneel Groep Amsterdam and the Holland Festival (dir. GJ.Rijnders) 

August 2000 
Worked with Harry de Wit on the DanceMovie ‘Breath Cristal’ for the NPS.
March – Jan 2001 
Sounddesign and SurroundSound (Audiodesign) for the MusicTheatre production “Stalker’ a co-production Toneel Groep Amsterdam and the Holland Festival (dir. GJ.Rijnders).
April-Oct. 2001	
Sound/Audiodesign for the MusicTheatreproduction “Oidipous” (dir. Pierre Audi)
Nov 2001 – Jan 2002  
Worked as a composer in Residence at the ZKM. Karlsruhe Germany on the Music Theatre production ‘Flatland’ (creating  real-time spatialization  software).
May – July 2003 	
Worked with the Austrian composer Jorge E. López on his “Gebirgskrieg project” (originally a co-production from the RuhrTrinale, ZKM and ÖRF)  (Sounddesign, Digital editing, Spatialisation and Mastering of the 8 channel orchestral piece with a movie).

March – May 2004
Worked as composer-in-residence at ZKM, Karlsruhe on the music theatre production of Cyclotron, developing the music software and composing the music.
October 2004 – Feb 2005
Prolonged Working at ZKM, Karlsruhe on the music theatre production of Cyclotron, developing the music software and composing the music.
Feb – June 2006
Working on the Fifth String production: computer and Stringquartet, Audio Design + composition (OP=OP, Sellout!)
June – Dec 2008
Working on the Regelmeesters production: computer and Trio, Audio Design + composition (Trias Politica)
Sept 2006 – March 2013
Teaching undergraduatecourses in Music & Informatics (Computer languages and Object Oriented program design for DSP and Music), C/C++ and Lisp at Music Technology (School for the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands)
May 2007 – Jan 2008
Teaching first years C/C++ (Computer languages and Object Oriented program design for creating Games), - Qantm College Amsterdam, The Netherlands) (http://www.qantm.nl)
Sept 2007 - June 2009
Finished his Master of Music Study at Music Technology (School for the Arts Utrecht, The Netherlands)
Sept 2009 – Feb 2010
Working on the Chorus ex Machina production: Computer and Choir, Audio Design + composition (Alogon)
March 2010 – July 2010
Working as Composer (Artist) in Residence at the ZKM, Karlsruhe on the piece ‘Ploutôn’  a 43 speaker electronic piece for the Zirkonium. (http://www.zkm.de/zirkonium). The piece  was performed for the “ARD Hörspieltagen (13 November 2010).

June - July 2010
Composers portrait at: Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Elektroakustische Musik e.V (DEGEM)
http://www.degem.de/webradio  (ZKM 1 : portrait Michel Koenders) or at:
http://biblio.zkm.de/DegemWebradio/index.html

November 2010 – February 2011 
Working on the production: Electra’s Second Life. A combined project of the UCC with the Electra Ensemble. Resulting in the composition: ‘In Search of Cohen’s Kappa.’

October 2011
Release of ‘Helmet & Sling” on the ZKM/Wergo CD Blue Dog - Marco Blaauw at Wergo (WERGO 20632).

February 2012 - 2015
Starting a PhD study at Sydney Conservatorium of Music/The University of Sydney, Australia,
(with a George Henderson Scholarship). Topics: MIR (Music Information Retrieval) and Music style learning music systems (Algorithmic Composition).

November 2012 - March 2013 
Severalcompositions are now in the (German) Database project for the Arts: www.mediaartbase.de


Pieces have been performed during the 'Nederlandse Muziek dagen' (Muziekcentrum Vredenburg) and divers concert halls such as Theatre Kikker, the IJsbreker/Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Toonzaal, Zaal de Regentes, Lantaarn de Venster, ZKM (The Qube) as well as having been broadcasted on television and radio (Netherlands and abroad (SWR/ARD - Germany, ISMEAM - Hungaria, ÖRF - Austria, Tjech republik, Canada, Australia and the USA).


Works appearing on CD: 
1994:     'Dreams of transformation' (DJC CD 221), 
2001:     Electro-acoustic music from the Netherlands 2000 (PEM CD 1)
2006:     Christin Wildboltz - Collaborations - STV/AMS and UNIT RECORDS Label.
2011:     Marco Blaauw - Blue Dog - WERGO 20632.
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