Victor Lazzarini

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Victor Lazzarini (born 1969) is a Brazilian-Irish composer[1] and computer music researcher.[2] Born in Londrina, Brazil, he studied music in the local conservatory and completed his B.Mus. (Composition) at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He received a doctorate from the University of Nottingham in 1996. Since 1998, he has been working at Maynooth University, where he is currently a Professor of Music and Dean of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy.[3]

Lazzarini is one of the leading developers of Csound[4] along with John ffitch and Steven Yi, and the author of the Sound Object (SndObj) Library. Lazzarini has contributed a number of new sound synthesis techniques such as Modified FM Synthesis,[5][6] Vector Phase Shaping,[7] Feedback AM,[8] and Adaptive Frequency Modulation.[9] He is the co-editor, with Richard Boulanger, of the Audio Programming Book.[10]

Lazzarini has composed music for films,[11][12][13] as well as electronic and instrumental works.[14][15] He was the winner of the AIC/IMRO Mostly Modern International Composer's Competition in Ireland and the Hallward Composition Prize in the UK.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Victor Lazzarini". Contemporary Music Centre, Ireland. 27 May 2016. 
  2. ^ "Google Scholar - Victor Lazzarini". 
  3. ^ "Maynooth University Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy - People". 
  4. ^ "Home - Csound Community". ,
  5. ^ "AES E-Library » Theory and Practice of Modified Frequency Modulation Synthesis". 
  6. ^ "Automatic Calibration of Modified FM Synthesis to Harmonic Sounds using Genetic Algorithms" (PDF). 
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  8. ^ Kleimola, Jari; Lazzarini, Victor; Välimäki, Vesa; Timoney, Joseph (30 December 2010). "Feedback Amplitude Modulation Synthesis". 2011 (1). doi:10.1155/2011/434378. 
  9. ^ "The Generation of Natural-Synthetic Spectra by the Means of Adaptive Frequency Modulation". 
  10. ^ "MIT Press - The Audio Programming Book". 
  11. ^ "Soneto do Desmantelo Blue". 
  12. ^ "Rapsodia para Cinema e Orquestra". 
  13. ^ "A Curva do Labirinto". 
  14. ^ Victor Lazzarini, Voices Inside, CD, Far Point Recordings
  15. ^ "Contemporary Music from Ireland, vol.5". 
  16. ^ Dignam, B., "Victor Lazzarini" in White, H. and Boydell, B, (eds.) Encyclopaedia of Music in Ireland, UCD Press 2013, ISBN 9781906359782
  17. ^ "Musicon - Guia da Música Contemporâne Brasileira". 

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