Daniel Schachter


Born in Buenos Aires in 1953. Musical studies in Argentina principally with Salvador Ranieri -analysis and contemporary composing techniques- and Enrique Gerardi (concrete and electroacoustic music). Since 1989 made electroacoustic and mixed music his specialty, and worked with Enrique Belloc taking part of several real time electroacoustic and mixed music composition and performing groups.

He is Professor and Researcher at the Humanities and Arts Department at the UNLa - National University of Lanús (Buenos Aires, Argentina) where he is also Director of the CEPSA ResearchCenter for Studies in Sonic and Audiovisual Arts, and co-Artistic Director of the Acousmatic and Multimedia Festival “Sonoimágenes”. He's been also Professor at the University of Tres de Febrero (Electronic Arts Degree Career), University of Belgrano (Cinema, Radio and Television Degree Career), and also taught for many years electroacoustic composition at the "Julian Aguirre" Conservatory, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires City, where he founded the Electroacoustic Laboratory in 1998. In 1993 he worked in the carrying out of the new Laboratory of Electroacoustic Music at the National University of Rosario (Argentina). In 2002 he was invited by the University of La Serena (Chile) for a residence as Professor at the courses for educational qualification and improvement in electroacoustic music.

He attended courses and seminaries on sound generation and computer-assisted composition, at the IRCAM - Paris (computer-assisted composition through Patchwork and Chant software), and at the “LIPM” Laboratory of Research, Recoleta Cultural Center, (Buenos Aires); principally from 1995 to 2000 the courses on computer assisted sound generation and composition with Csound software by Riccardo Bianchini (Santa Caecilia Conservatory, Rome); and also in 2000 at the Buenos Aires' Alliance Française  the stage “Acousmatic Music - From Support to Space" by Francis Dhomont (University of Montreal, Canadá). In 1983 completed his Degree at the Buenos Aires University where he studied Economics and Computer Systems.  

He has been member of the Argentine Electroacoustic Music Federation and also an associated composer and researcher at the LIPM Music Research and Production Laboratory at the Recoleta Cultural Center in Buenos Aires.

Some of his works have been awarded prizes and honorary mentions, such as: Buenos Aires City Composition First Prize (biennium 1996/97) conceded by the B.A.City Government for his electroacoustic work "Intramuros II"; National Composers’ Electroacoustic Rostrum Prize, CAMU-UNESCO 1994 for "Seine sans e"; National Composers’ Rostrum Mention CAMU-UNESCO 1987 for "A la Noche II"; Ars Contemporanea Prize 1978 for "Balada".

Invited by the GRM (Groupe de Recherches Musicales) he composed three works for them: in 1993 “Seine sans e” (National Rostrum award 1994) and two commissioned works:  “Espejos Virtuales” in 1994 and "Fantasmas Urbanos" in 2006, the first   premiered in March 1996 at the Cycle Acousmatique and the second premiered at the Cycle Multiphonies in May 2006, both at the salle Olivier Messiaen, Maison de Radio France. 

In 2004 with the support of the British Academy he was invited by the Sonic Arts Network (the British Association for the Sonic Arts) to give two lectures and to present some of his works at the annual Conference and Festival "Soundcircus" organized by this Society at the De Montfort University, Leicester (United Kingdom). In that opportunity he presented Seminars at the London Metropolitan University and the London City University, in both cases in London.

He is a Founder Member of the RedASLA, Latinamerican Network for the Sonic Arts, that was launched in January 2005 at the Contemporary Music Festival organized by the University of Chile in Santiago. 

Almost all of his works have been premiered in Argentina and abroad, and he’s been invited to present them at different International Conferences, Research Centers, Festivals and Concert Series. They were performed at different editions of the International Festival “Synthèse” in Bourges, France, organized by the “Institut International de Musique Electroacoustique”; at the "Visiones Sonoras" Festival 2006 (UNAM Mexico City - CMMAS Morelia, México); at the Skinnskattenerg/Uttersberg Festival 1997 organized by the EMS Studio at Stockholm; at the XII Computer Art Festival, Padova; at different editions of the Annual Electroacoustic Music Festival at the University of Florida, Gainesville-USA; at the "Unbalanced Connection" concerts organized by the same University; at the ACMA’98 Annual Conference of the Australasian Computer Music Association (Canberra School of Music, Canberra-Australia); at the EuCuE 1998 Concerts (University of Concordia, Montreal-Canadá); at the Electroacoustic Sound Gallery within the frame of the “All Arts Festival and Composers Forum” (University of North Texas, USA) Abril 1999; at the en la III BIMESP - Sao Paulo, Brazil 2000; at the City University of New York (CUNY- Queens College) and the FIU Florida International University, Miami, USA; at the EMUFest festivals 2009, 2012 and 2014 at the Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Rome, Italy; and also at other manifestations held in Argentina, The Netherlands, Equator, Brazil, Chile, United States and the Czech Republic.  

His writings are published by the UNLa (Escritos de Audiovision and En el Limite magazines), Cambridge University Press (Organised Sound magazine), the EMS (EMS'09 Proceedings); and his music edited by the National Edowment for the Arts of Argentina, the National Music Council (CAMU), the RedASLA, the CMMAS (Morelia, Mexico), and also by the labels Cosentino Records (Buenos Aires), Pogus (New York, U.S.A.) and Elektrons (Stockholm, Sweden).

Almost all of his works have been premiered in Argentina and abroad, among others at the following venues

- Teatro Colon Buenos Aires, Salón Dorado - Argentina

- Centro Cultural Gral. San Martín, Buenos Aires - Argentina

- Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires.- Argentina

- Maison de Radio France, Salle Olivier Messiaen - Paris - France

- Sala Academica at Santa Cecilia Conservatory, Rome - Italy

- Phoenix Theatre, Leicester, United Kingdom

- Sala "Carlos Chavez" UNAM, Mexico D.F.

- CMMAS Mexican Center for Music ans Sonic Arts, Morelia, Mexico.

- Center for Performing Arts, College of Fine Arts, University of Florida - U.S.A.

- Merrill Ellis Theater, Music Building, University of North Texas – U.S.A.

- Palais Jacques Coeur - Bourges - France

- Théatre Jacques Coeur - Bourges - France

- Maison de la Culture - Bourges - France

- Prazky Salón - Nostického Paláce - Prague - Czech Republic

- Uttersberg / Skinnskatteberg Festival - Sweden

- Auditorium Delle Maddelene - Padova – Italy

- Australian Centre for the Arts and Technology – Canberra – Australia

- Oscar Peterson Concert Hall – Concordia University – Montreal - Canada

- Auditorium Faculdade Santa Marcelina - Sao Paulo - Brazil

- Teatro Vestzak, Enschede - The Nederlands.

- ICI - Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana - Spanish Cultural Center at Buenos Aires