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Piyawat Louilarppraesert

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Piyawat Louilarppraesert

Biography

Piyawat Louilarppraesert (b. Bangkok, Thailand) is a Thai composer studying in the United States.

Mr. Louilarppraesert is obtaining [2021] a DMA in music composition at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York where he studied with Kevin Ernste and Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri. He has obtained his bachelor’s degree in composition with Valeriy Rizayev and conducting with Pamornpan Komolpamorn at College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand in 2011-15, master’s degree in composition and conducting at Royal College of Music, London with Dai Fujikura, Jonathan Cole and Gilbert Nuono in 2017.

Louilarppraesert’s music explores possibilities of creating the amalgamation of sonic and visual arts; including integrating multimedia and music, deconstructing instruments’ s mechanism and physicality with sound production method, and involving Thai traditional music elements in new compositions.

In 2017, he was a composer in residence at KulturKontakt 2017 (AIR), Vienna, offered by the Austrian Federal Chancellery Austria. Piyawat was a music director of Thailand New Music and Art Symposium (TNMAS) 2019-20 which focused on the diversity of art, music, society and culture. Currently, he is serving as a chair for Thailand Music and Art Organisation (TMAO) and a TNMAS program curator 2021.

As a researcher, he is awarded the Don Michael Randel Research Fellowship 2021-22 to conduct his new music course: P.I.Y. (Perform it Yourself) at Cornell University, Ithaca.


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