Dr. Ricardo Dal Farra is a composer and new media artist, educator, historian, and curator. He is Associate Professor at the Music Department of Concordia University, Canada.
He has been researcher and consultant on media arts history for UNESCO, France; director of the Hexagram Centre for Research-Creation in Media Arts and Technologies, Canada; coordinator of the international research alliance DOCAM — Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage; senior consultant of the Amauta — Andean Media Arts Centre in Cusco, Peru; associated researcher of the Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, UK; founder-director of the Electronic Arts Experimentation and Research Centre of UNTREF University, Argentina; and director of the Multimedia Communication national program at the Federal Ministry of Education, Argentina.
Dal Farra has presented his electroacoustic and visual-music work in more than 40 countries, and recordings of his pieces are published in 23 international editions (e.g., Computer Music Journal; Leonardo Music Journal).
Funded by The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science and Technology of Montréal, he created the largest collection publicly available of Latin American Electroacoustic Music.
Dr. Dal Farra is founder-director of the international conference series Understanding Visual Music — UVM, and Balance-Unbalance — on how the media arts could contribute to solving the environmental crisis.