Biography

Peter creates live performances and installation artworks, with a distinct focus on audience participation. His artistic practice musically reimagines the notion of the algorithm as a revealing process that can be observed in the behaviour of ordinary objects. In his most recent work, generative music procedures are tied to the gestural affordances of physical matter, creating a direct link between gesture, sound, and the algorithm. His projects have been presented internationally at Ars Electronica (AT), Biennale Némo (FR), the Japan Media Arts Festival (JP), ELEKTRA Festival (QC) and more. Peter holds a master‘s in musique composition et création sonore from l’Université de Montréal, and a BFA in Electroacoustic Studies from Concordia University.

(from right to left) Peter van Haaften, Nien Tzu Weng, and Michael Montanaro
at Ars Electronica 2018 Error: the Art of Imperfection