Asher Tobin Chodos is a composer, pianist and musicologist. He has been named a fellow of the Dave Brubeck Institute, the Asian Cultural Council (for his research into China’s jazz scene), and the Ucross Foundation. He holds a degree in Classical languages from Columbia University and is a doctoral candidate in music at the University of California, San Diego. His dissertation is a quantitative critique of automated music recommendation.
Inés Thiebaut was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Music at Cal State, East Bay. She holds a PhD from the CUNY Graduate Center (New York). Her research interests primarily engage with the music of the 20th century. Her music is rooted in postmodern tradition and influenced by perceptual art and complexity. Before her move to the East Bay, Inés held a 3-year visiting assistant professor position at the University of Utah.
As our compositional careers progress, it’s good to sometimes reflect on process and productivity, and think about how we arrived at the present moment as a creative individual, composer, and musician. This presentation reflects on my compositional process and and describes how I began composing acoustic music, abandoned it for electroacoustics, and now have come to a “middle ground” where I compose both acoustic and electroacoustic music.
Acclaimed as one of the “contemporary masters of the medium” by MIT Press’s Computer Music Journal, electroacoustic composer Elainie Lillios creates works that reflect her fascination with listening, sound, space, time, immersion and anecdote. Her compositions include stereo, multi channel, and Ambisonic fixed media works, instrument(s) with live interactive electronics, collaborative experimental audio/visual animations, and installations.