UVM 2011


Ricardo Dal Farra, Co-director
Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Department at Concordia.

He has been serving as national Coordinator of the Multimedia Communication program at the National Ministry of Education in Argentina; Coordinator of the DOCAM research alliance, and Research/Creation Coordinator of the Hexagram consortium in Canada. He has also been consultant and researcher at The Daniel Langlois Foundation in Montreal and UNESCO's  Digi-Arts initiative in France.

Dal Farra's new media works (including interdisciplinary performances, electroacoustic pieces, installations, etc.) have been presented in over 40 countries. His music is featured in 18 international recordings.


Eldad Tsabary, Co-director
Eldad Tsabary is a composer, professor, and event organizer of electroacoustic music.  He teaches live electroacoustic composition and performance, aural perception, and music technology at Concordia University and Formation Musitechnic in Montreal. He is director of the Concordia Laptop Orchestra (CLOrk), the Canadian director of 60x60, and treasurer of the Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC). Recent artistic highlights include telematic performances, interreligious compositions, and comprovisations for large laptop orchestra.  His compositions are released on Confluencias, ERMMedia, Capstone, NAISA, Musicworks, ElektraMusic, Vibrö, VoxNovus, and JAZZIS, and published by Editions BIM. His works won prizes and mentions in WPA and Kraft Media prize, Miniaturas Electroacústicas, NAISA/CBC, Bourges, Madrid Abierto, ZKM, Harbourfront, and others. Performers of his instrumental music include the Bulgarian Philharmonic, Cygnus Ensemble, and Haim Avitsur. 

Luigi Allemano, Collaborator
Luigi Allemano is an animator, musician, composer and sound designer based in Montréal. His work has appeared in Oscar-nominated animated films, television series, Juno-Award winning commercial recordings, jingles and film soundtracks.  

Luigi’s original music and sound design can be heard in the soundtracks of many award-winning NFB animation short films including Stationery, Jaime Lo Small and Shy, The Forming Game, Tying Your Own Shoes and Dimanche.  In collaboration with Montreal DJ Kid Koala, Luigi composed original music for the Vancouver Winter Olympics of 2010.  In 2011, Luigi was commissioned to compose the score for the NFB's international advertising campaign. 

Luigi's animation work appears in commercial TV series and NFB films including International Music Day and Oscar nominees When The Day Breaks and My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts.  He is currently the mentoring director and sound designer of the NFB Animation Hothouse program.

Luigi received a Diploma in Music Performance in 1991 from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton, Alberta before attending McGill University where he played trumpet in the prestigious Jazz Ensemble 1.  Luigi earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Film Animation from the Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1997.

In 2000 and 2001, Luigi was visiting lecturer at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts where he lectured on Sound In Animated Films. Joining the faculty of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University in 2009, Luigi teaches Sound for Animation Film and courses in Animation techniques, both analog and digital.  Areas of research include visual music and the Equal Interval System of Music Composition founded by Lyle Murphy.  Luigi is currently a candidate at the Emily Carr University Master's in Applied Arts Program where his thesis project investigates the nature of improvisation in film animation and visual music.