Born in Makassar 1988, Patrick Gunawan Hartono is an Indonesian electroacoustic composer and audiovisual artist. He earned a BMus in Composition (Cum laude) from Rotterdam Conservatory with Minor Study at The Institute of Sonology, MMus in Sonic Arts from the University of London, Goldsmiths, and Live Electronic Course from IRCAM, Paris. In 2017 he won the ICMA audience award for his generative audiovisual piece "Matrix Studies" and the 1st Prize for WOCMAT 2019 International Electroacoustic Music Young Composer Award.
Patrick’s art and musical interest are to use technology and scientific approaches as creative tools. He is also interested in 3-D sound spatialisation, analog/digital synthesis, psychoacoustic, visual music. Most of his works use the sound of Indonesian traditional music instruments, computer-generated sound/images, field recordings; transformed, rearranged, modulated by mathematical rules, real-time interaction, and controlled random operations.
His music has been internationally performed at the festival, conference, and venue such as YCMF [2007, 2008, 2010], WOCMAT [2012, 2013, 2019], Sound Bridge Festival [2013, 2020], ZKM [2014, 2015, 2019], IRCAM , NYCEMF , Sines and Square , ACL, Sonorities Festival , Salihara [2016, 2017] ICMC [2014, 2016, 2017, 2021], Gaudeamus , ACMC [2020, 2021], BEAST , CCRMA , and many more.
Patrick is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Melbourne while actively involved in local and international electroacoustic/computer music communities.
2020 - 2023 PhD(c) in Interactive Composition | University of Melbourne
2017 - 2018 MMus in Sonic Arts | University of London, Goldsmiths
2013 - 2016 BMus in Composition (Electronic Music) | Rotterdam Conservatory - CODARTS
2020 - 2023 Electronic & Computer Music (minor) | Institute of Sonology, Royal Den Haag Conservatory
2014 In Vivo Electro Live (Live Electronic Music Course) with Robert Henke | IRCAM, Paris
2014 Alvin Lucier Masterclass | Sonic Act Festival at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2014 Creating filmic Narrative Through Body Gestures with Daniel Belton | Soundisland Conference – Festival, Singapore
2015 LAbO#5 with Marko Ciciliani | deSingel and the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, Belgium
Award & Scholarship
2017 International Computer Music Association Award
2017 Postgraduate Excellence Scholarship | University of London, Goldsmiths
2019 1st Prize for WOCMAT 2019 International Electroacoustic Music Young Composer Award
2020 Melbourne Research Scholarship | University of Melbourne
2021 Norman MacGeorge Scholarship (Travel and Research Grant) | University of Melbourne