Sergi Jordà is coordinator of the Interactive Systems area inside the Music Technology Group of the Audiovisual institute and associate professor at the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona.
Sergi (Madrid, 1961), began his computer music activities in 1984, after graduating in physics and abandoning saxophone. Since then he has always tried to combine with the greatest flexibility and interrelation, research, theoretical thought and artistic creation.
During the eighties he works on speech synthesis and explores machine music listening and improvising computer systems, performing with the Spanish experimental group Clónicos, and also composing electronic music and soundtracks for films, videos and dance projects.
Since the beginning of the nineties, he works in wider multimedia projects, installations and performances, often collaborating with other visual and performing artists such as Konic Thr (IO-Zn and Kapsula-K), La Fura dels Baus (F@ust Music On Line and DQ), Cristina Casanova (web-DQ) and Marcel.li Antunez. With the former, he has created the pigskin robot JoAn, the Meat Man (1992), Epizoo (1994-95), an interactive performance which has been showed in more than twenty European and American countries, and Afasia (1998-99).
His main research lines are sound/image interrelation (the Video Choreographer software), computer music improvisation and collective music composition through the Internet (F@ust Music On Line).
He has written many articles, books, given workshops and lectured though Europe, Asia and America. He currently performs with the free-improvisation electronic group FMOL Trio. He has received several awards, including the Ciutat de Barcelona in multimedia category in 1999.