Azimuth is an organization for production and performance of electroacoustic music inside the Netherlands. Azimuth consists of professional musicians and sound engineers with the relevant education and experience, specialized in issues around production and performance of electroacoustic music. Azimuth provides the artistic and technical knowledge for holding electroacoustic music concerts in diverse locations in the Netherlands. These events provide a unique experience of listening to spatial (multichannel) electroacoustic music for a range of potential audience who normally does not have the possibility to have such an experience. On the other hand, knowing a large network of composers of electroacoustic music inside and outside The Netherlands, Azimuth creates the opportunity for the composers and sound artists to present their music to a large audience. In short, Azimuth is an organization for introducing and promoting electroacoustic music.
Dario started his studies in Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire of the Hague in 2010. In 2012 he began working at Studio LOOS doing the production for concert series “Ephémère”. During his final year at the Conservatoire he took part in the Sonology Electroacoustic Ensemble as the sound engineer. Shortly after came his first encounter with Ensemble Modelo62 as he accompanied them to Groningen and Apeldoorn as a technical assistant. In the spring of 2014 Dario became involved with the IOM-AIM research of Peter van Bergen and Johan van Kreij as a technical production manager. After presenting his final exam at the Royal Conservatoire in June 2014, Dario became more active within Studio LOOS and became studio manager. Alongside this function he also initiated his professional activities as a sound engineer, often combining the facilities LOOS could offer with his technical knowhow, providing both to various venues and organizations. Towards the end of 2014 he was re-engaged by Ensemble Modelo62 now filling a new role as their production manager. Dario also coaches 10-12 year olds in making Lego Robots at the “Duinoordschool” primary school in the Hague. Beyond these professional activities Dario is still investing in his own octophonic sound studio to continue the development of his own music.
Marko is a sound engineer / sound artist living in The Netherlands. He has studied Sound Engineering at the SAE institute in Milan but his interest in electro-acoustic music brought him to the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. During his studies he has developed his own composition environment in SuperCollider, focussing on generating shapes to control algorithmic processes of sound synthesis and processing, with which he has created several multichannel compositions. Since his graduation in 2013 he started working as a sound technician at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague where the Institute of Sonology is based. He is responsible for managing the Electronics Workshop, maintenance of the Sonology studios and providing support for the concerts organised at the Royal Conservatoire.
Siamak is a composer and sound artist based in the Netherlands. He is active in the field of electroacoustic music, composes multichannel pieces, makes installation works and collaborates with other artists in interdisciplinary projects. He has studied composition at the Art University of Tehran and electroacoustic music at the Institute of Sonology at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague. In his music he is often concerned with utilizing the space as a musical parameter. He works with various multichannel sound systems and loudspeaker configurations. His compositions have been performed in Iran, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland. He is currently a research associate at the Institute of Sonology as well as a PhD candidate at the Leiden University.