Valery Vermeulen

Independant artist, Guest Professor Erasmus University College Brussels (BE)

Dr. Valery Vermeulen is an electronic musician, music producer, mathematician, new media artist, author and visiting professor at Erasmus University College in Brussels where he teaches on multimedia art and technology. In 2001 he obtained a Phd in pure mathematics at the Ghent University (Belgium) conducting ground breaking research in the field of algebraic group theory related to theoretical physics. Between 2001 and 2005 Vermeulen worked at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM, Ghent University, BE) on a research project focusing on the link between music and emotions. Meanwhile he started writing and recording music in my his own production studio and recently finished a Master degree in Music Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (BE). Since 2003 Vermeulen has been working on various interactive multimedia projects where the interaction between man, machine and mathematics plays a central role. Topics in his work cover a broad range of disciplines including generative art, artificial intelligence, creative evolutionary systems design, algorithmic sound and image generation, (generative) sound synthesis, affective computing,  econometrics, astrophysics, data sonification and music production. Vermeulen's installations and performances have been widely shown in Belgium as well as abroad.