Peter Beyls

Category:componist, docent, hedendaagse componist
Kortrijk, 02.06.1950
Genre(s):20ste eeuw, 21ste eeuw / hedendaags


Peter Beyls is a Belgian born artist/composer working with computer media since the Seventies. He explores computer programming as a medium for artistic expression and develops generative systems in music, the visual arts and hybrid formats. He studied music and computer science at EMS, Stockholm, the Royal Music Conservatory, Brussels and University College London. Beyls was awarded a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Plymouth UK, for his research on evolutionary computing applied to real-time interactive music systems. He published extensively on various aspects of digital media, including computer assisted composition, real-time systems design, interface design, personal expert systems and, in general, the application of Artificial Intelligence for artistic purposes.

Beyls pioneered the use of cellular automata in the field of computer music while at the VUB AI-Lab. His work was widely exhibited and performed at conferences like Siggraph, ICMC, Imagina, ISCM, Generative Arts and ISEA. Beyls was guest lecturer at a.o. the University of Quebec, California Institute of the Arts, Queens University Kingston and the Osaka Arts University. He is a research professor at CITAR, Catholic University of Portugal, Porto and visiting professor of Media Art at the School of Arts, University College Ghent.

Selectieve discografie als componist

IPEM. 50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent universityIPEM. 50 years of electronic and electroacoustic music at the Ghent university (2013)
Electro-Acoustic music
Diverse uitvoerders, Louis De Meester, Lucien Goethals, Didier Gazelle, David Van De Woestijne, Stefan Beyst, Helmut Lachenmann, Boudewijn Buckinx (...)
Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4Lexicon van de muziek in West-Vlaanderen 4 (2006)
20th century
Eline Groslot, Bram Nolf, Ebony kwartet, Viviane Spanoghe, HERMESensemble, Less is more, Geert Callaert, Quintessens (...)
Elektronische productie van het I.P.E.M. - L. de Meester - P. Beyls - R. De Smet - L. GoethalsElektronische productie van het I.P.E.M. - L. de Meester - P. Beyls - R. De Smet - L. Goethals (1978)
Electro-Acoustic music, 20th century
Oswald Van Olmen, Louis De Meester, Paul De Wilde, Peter Beyls, Louis De Meester, Raoul De Smet, Lucien Goethals
Donskoy - Beyls - Lachartre - De SmetDonskoy - Beyls - Lachartre - De Smet
20th century
Peter Beyls, Raoul De Smet, Liliane Donskoy, Nicole Lachartre

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