Dan Tramte (b. 1985) is an (electro)acoustic composer/artist, a teaching assistant at Harvard University, a new media/music theorist, and the youtube 'Score Follower.' He is proficient in frequencies of .5Hz-20kHz (specializing in the upper and lower extremes), and also often works in frequencies of 430-790THz. Listeners have described his music in terms such as "noisy, intense" (CMJ 34-4), "youthful, energetic" (CMJ 35-3) "glitchy, fragmented, lots of silence" (ICMC 2011 review by John ffitch), "medium rare filet mignon" (Elainie Lillios) "I don't feel safe in this room anymore" (Joseph Lyszczarz), and "This makes my face feel funny" (Monica Hershberger). His music has been presented on five continents; highlights include performances and research lectures at at IMD, IRCAM, Composit, festival-futura, ISSTC, #foetexmachina, NYCEMF (x3), ACDFA (x2), CIME/ICEM (x2), SMC, EMM, ACMC, ICMC (x2), and SEAMUS (x2).
At North Texas, Tramte studied computer music with Jon Christopher Nelson and Panayiotis Kokoras, musicology with Margaret Notley, and theory/phenomenology with David Schwarz. He received his MM and BM at Bowling Green State University, where he studied composition with Elainie Lillios and Mikel Kuehn, as well as percussion with Roger Schupp. Throughout his formative years, he took master classes and/or private lessons with Chaya Czernowin, Steven Takasugi, Michael Pisaro, Peter Ablinger, Pierluigi Billone, Raphaël Cendo, Christopher Trebue Moore, David Bithell, Andrew May, Burton Beerman, and Steven Stucky.
Over the past four years, Tramte has worked to develop audio/video granulation tools for analysis of independent video games, and for dance and live performance. He has presented this research at Darmstadt, Harvard, SMT (Society of Music Theory), & Perot Museum of Nature and Science.