200-word bio:Winner of a 2021-2022 Rome Prize, Tina Tallon (b. 1990) is a sound artist, creative technologist, vocalist, educator, and arts documentarian based in Rome. Her works have been performed by such esteemed musicians as Ensemble Intercontemporain, wild Up, Talea, and the LA Philharmonic New Music Group. She has received major grants and awards from organizations such as the Harvard Radcliffe Institute, the American Academy in Rome, ASCAP, the Barlow Endowment, and NewMusicUSA. Recent commissioners include the LA Philharmonic, Guerilla Opera, and the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. Her work has been presented internationally at festivals, conferences, and workshops including IRCAM’s ManiFeste, the LA Philharmonic’s National Composers Intensive, Iceland Airwaves, MIT-Grafenegg Forum, and many others. Dr. Tallon’s research interests include algorithmic justice, AI, voice technology, and digital humanities. She holds B.S. degrees in Biological Engineering and Music from MIT, an M.F.A in Composition and Music Theory from Brandeis, and a Ph.D. in Music Composition from UC San Diego. Her primary composition teachers include Peter Child, David Rakowski, and Lei Liang, and she studied computer music with Tom Erbe and Miller Puckette. She is currently Assistant Professor of AI and the Arts at the University of Florida.
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