Cort Lippe

Cort Lippe

Cort Lippe (b. 1953) is an American electronic music composer, an associate professor of music and director of Lejaren Hiller Computer Music Studios at the University at Buffalo, New York.

Lippe studied composition and computer music with Larry Austin at the University Of South Florida in 1976-77 and followed various composition and analysis seminars with Pierre Boulez, Franco Donatoni, Klaus Huber, Olivier Messiaen, Krzysztof Penderecki, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Iannis Xenakis. In 1980-83, he studied and did research in the fields of computer and formalized music with G.M. Koenig and Paul Berg at the Instituut Voor Sonologie. Cort Lippe lived in France from 1983 to 1994, where he worked for three years at the Iannis Xenakis' Centre d'Etudes de Mathematique et Automatique Musicales (CEMAMu) and attended composer's courses on acoustics and formalized music at Sorbonne. Lippe also spent almost a decade at IRCAM, where he gave courses and worked on the original development team for Max software.

He conducted research on interactive music, granular sampling, score following, spectral processing, FFT-based spatial distribution/delay, acoustic instrument parameter mapping, instrument design, and gave over 100 presentations and lectures around the world. Lippe was a visiting professor at the Sonology Department of Kunitachi College Of Music in Japan (1992, 1999-2007, and again in 2010), as well as the Carl Nielsen Conservatory of Music in Denmark (1999-2001), and New York University (2007).

The composer commissioned works for the International Computer Music Association, the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast, the Dutch Ministry of Culture, and the Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie. He also wrote for many world-renowned musicians, including bassist Robert Black, percussionists Pedro Carneiro and Patti Cudd, tubists Mel Culbertson and Melvyn Poore, clarinetist Esther Lamneck, sho player Mayumi Miyata, harpist Masumi Nagasawa, and bass clarinetist Harry Sparnaay. Since 1993, Lippe has been performing together with Zack Settel as the Convolution Brothers duo (Miller Puckette also joined the band in 2004).

Lippe's compositions have received numerous international awards, including first prizes from the Irino Competition (Japan), the Bourges Electroacoustic Music Competition (France), El Callejon Del Ruido Competition (Mexico), USA League-ISCM Competition (USA), and the Leonie Rothschild Competition (USA), as well as honorable mentions from the Prix Ars Electronica 1993 and 1995.
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Cort Lippe Discography Tracks


CRC 2284 Sofia Asunción Claro Music For Harp And Tape (1990) Sofia Asunción Claro - Music For Harp And Tape(CD) Centaur Records CRC 2284 US 1996 Sell This Version
CMJ CD-26-4 Various Music For Bass Clarinet And Tape Various - Computer Music Journal Sound And Video Anthology Volume 26, 2002(CD) Computer Music Journal CMJ CD-26-4 US 2002 Sell This Version


LDC 278053-54 Various Music For Harp And Tape Various - Cultures Électroniques 6 - Quadrivium(2xCD, Comp) Le Chant Du Monde LDC 278053-54 France 1991 Sell This Version
CRC 2193 Various Music For Guitar And Tape (1990) Various - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 16: The Composer In The Computer Age II(CD, Comp) Centaur Records CRC 2193 US 1994 Sell This Version
CRC 2255 Various Music For Sextet And ISPW (1993) Various - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 21: The ICMA Comission Awards 1992-93(CD, Comp) Centaur Records CRC 2255 US 1995 Sell This Version
CRC 2310 Various Music For Clarinet And ISPW Various - CDCM Computer Music Series Vol. 24: The Composer In The Computer Age VII(CD, Comp) Centaur Records CRC 2310 US 1997 Sell This Version
none Various Tapewalk I Various - Out Of Nowhere: Electro-Acoustic Music From The Upstate Fringe(3xCD, Comp) Big Orbit Gallery none US 2003 Sell This Version