Navid is a Montreal based media-alchemist, sound-artist, composer, and audio programmer. Navid studied music performance and composition for many years and is pursuing Electroacoustics and Computational Arts at Concordia University as well as Music Technology at McGill University. Currently he works as a sound designer and researcher at Topological Media Lab and Matralab, while pursuing his studies and various collaborations.
Navid creates real-time clouds and crystals of sound, engaging responsive sound design with composition, improvisation, philosophy and theories of embodied cognition within various environments. Often in his practice, gestures, rhythms and vibrations from everyday life are mapped dynamically to sound generation processes, resulting in augmented acoustical-poetry. Most of Navid’s creations and investigations range from acousmatic compositions, to responsive architecture, interface design, gestural sound, philosophy, theater, and performance.
Related Skills: Max/MSP, physical computing and HCI, critical listening, composition, responsive environments and media choreography, sensing/mapping/signal-proccessing
Sound-specific interests/ongoing research: Stochastic Synthesis, Ambisonics and Spatializaion, Physical Modeling, Gestural Sound, Granulization, Analysis and Machine Listening