Juan Pampin
Since 2007

Juan Pampin is an Argentine composer and sound artist who lives and works in Seattle. He is Professor and Associate Director of the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington. His sound art work explores the territory delineated by the concepts of site, memory, and materiality, considering listening as an active process of self reflexion. Juan Pampin got a Masters in Computer Music from the CNSM de Lyon, France, and a DMA in Composition from Stanford University. His installations have been exhibited in the the Americas, Europe and Asia, and his music compositions have received numerous performances around the world by renown international soloists and ensembles.
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DXARTS Ph.D. program in digital and experimental arts practice

Fri Feb 08, 2013 17:00

The Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) at the University of Washington in Seattle is seeking applications for its Ph.D. program. DXARTS is an autonomous degree granting Center in the College of Arts and Sciences at the UW, its Ph.D. program embraces an expansive range of digital and experimental arts practice and research across multiple disciplines. Faculty and students in DXARTS work both in established areas of experimental arts such as Digital Video, Physical Computing, Mechatronics, Telematics, Computer Music and Sound Art, as well as pursue innovative research in emergent media and technology.

DXARTS encourages applications from all interdisciplinary fields of experimental arts practice and offers multi-year financial packages to incoming Ph.D. students, including full tuition waiver and a generous stipend. The deadline for receipt of complete applications for the Ph.D. program is February 8th, for Fall 2013 admission. International students should apply as soon as possible due to the extra administrative time needed to process these applications.

For more information about DXARTS including a complete description of the Ph.D. program, instructions for application, funding, and other particulars, please visit:


or contact: dxarts@u.washington.edu


Simultaneity: Entanglement

Thu Feb 07, 2008 00:00 - Tue Feb 05, 2008

Telematic sound installation by
Juan Pampin, Eunsu Kang, Joel S. Kollin

Feb. 7 - Mar. 1, 2008 (Wed-Sat Noon-5PM)
Opening receptions Thursday, Feb. 7th 6-9PM

911 Media Arts Center
402 9th Ave. N, Seattle

SOIL Gallery
112 Third Ave. S, Seattle

Entanglement draws a symbolic acoustic line between two distant locations, SOIL Gallery and 911 Media Arts Center in Seattle. A hyper-directional sound beam linearizes the acoustics of the two galleries creating the illusion of a single, infinite line of sound into which both sites get trapped. This fragile acoustic construction can be physically disturbed by the participants at each location. Using their body, participants can interfere with the acoustic waveguide, spilling over particles of the linear sound field into the room as they block their transit to the other site. The piece not only provokes the "entanglement" of the participants with their own sonic perception locally but also remotely, as the acoustic shadow of their bodies gets cast onto the other space. In this way, Entanglement explores the concept of "tele-absense" (rather than tele-presence), using a virtual acoustic channel to telematically project the disembodied presence of participants interacting with the acoustic waveguide.

This collaborative installation is part of the Ultrasonic Sound Beams in Media Arts research project, supported by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS), University of Washington (http://www.dxarts.washington.edu).