Xo Xinh is a Vietnamese American electroacoustic/electronic music composer, performer, improviser, and educator. Most of his works aim to re-contextualize the essence of traditional instruments through spectral processing and interactive manipulation of the acoustic sound by the computer, as well as to explore the transformation of traditional music through the contemporary and experimental medium. His main interest and passion are to experiment the new sounds and new techniques that are able to merge the old with the new, the tradition with the contemporary while mending the gap between them sonically and musically.
Xo's compositions have been selected to be performed throughout the U.S., and in Europe, Australia, and South America including Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, Australasian Computer Music Conference, Electronic Music Midwest Festival, PNEM Sound Art Festival, San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, International Electroacoustic Music Festival of the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia, International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research.
Xo Xinh received an MFA in Electronic Music & Recording Media from Mills College, California, where he studied electroacoustic composition and computer music with Chris Brown, John Bischoff and Roscoe Mitchell. He was the Program Chair of Interactive Audio, Sound Arts, and Audio Technology at SAE Institute in Bay Area, California before joining Cogswell Polytechnical College as the Director of Audio and Music Technology.