Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra (Buenos Aires, 1957) is a composer and new media artist, educator, historian and curator working in the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. He is a Professor at the Music Department of Concordia University, Canada and founder-director of the Electronic Arts Experimentation and Research Centre – CEIARTE of the National University of Tres de Febrero, Argentina.
He has been researcher and consultant on electroacoustic music and media arts history for UNESCO, France; director of the Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Canada; associated researcher of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, in the UK; senior consultant of the Amauta – Andean Media Arts Centre in Cusco, Peru; coordinator of the international research alliance DOCAM – Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage; and director of the Multimedia Communication national program at the Federal Ministry of Education, Argentina.
Dal Farra has presented his sound-art, electroacoustic and visual-music works in more than 40 countries, and recordings of his pieces are published in 23 international editions (including CDs by Computer Music Journal and Leonardo Music Journal, by MIT Press). Among others, he received awards and commissions from the Sao Paulo International Arts Biennale, Brazil; the National Endowment for the Arts, Argentina, the Concours International de Musique Electroacoustique de Bourges, France; the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale of the University of Padua, Italy; and the International Computer Music Association.
He also is an active member of several editorial boards such as Leonardo/ISAST (MIT Press, USA), Organised Sound (Cambridge Press, UK), Artnodes (UOC, Spain), and Resonancias – Musical Research Journal (Catholic University of Chile). He has served in the editorial board of Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), the Journal of Research on Music Education (ADOMU, Argentina), and the Journal of New Music Research (The Netherlands). Dal Farra is a member of the advisory board of the Fulldome Festival (Jena, Germany), a full member of Colegio Latinoamericano de Compositores de Música de Arte, and member of the board of ISEA International, formerly the International Society for the Electronic Arts.