about suby raman
Suby Raman is a composer, conductor, sound engineer, programmer and researcher, currently based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His major artistic passion is drawn from language itself: the basic aural and mental components of language, how it determines, separates and unites cultures, and its influence (or lack thereof) on our perception and expression of reality. He has studied Arabic extensively (standard Arabic as well as multiple dialects) as well as Persian (Farsi and Dari) and is currently studying Turkish, Hindi, Urdu, and Hebrew.
Among his major projects is his work with the MiND Ensemble, a new-media performance group that utilizes brain-computer interfaces to explore the mind-machine-music connection. Having conducted research on brain-computer interfaces to assist victims of ALS, he is professionally interested in the applications of BCIs as a mechanism to directly synthesize music from our own brainwaves and other physiological data patterns.
As a first-generation Indian-American composer, he is artistically drawn towards the cultural milieu that has shaped the history and culture of Indian subcontinent, from sources ranging from Arab, Iranian, Turkish, Jewish and other cultures.
He is an avid photographer, having a fascination with capturing the natural expressiveness of people in our daily lives.
His composition teachers include Paul Chihara, Kristen Kuster, Michael Daugherty, Bright Sheng, and Evan Chambers. His works are represented by BMI.
For any requests for photography, composition, recording, or any other questions, feel free to contact me.