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 (b. 1979) was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in music theory at the University of Utah. She holds a PhD in Composition from the CUNY Graduate Center (New York). Her research interests primarily engage with the music of the 20th century. Her dissertation is titled Symmetry and Interval Cycles in the Quartettos of Mario Davidovsky (with Joseph Straus as advisor), a portion of which was recently published under the title “Compositional Spaces in Mario Davidovsky’s Quartettos,” in Form and Process in Music, 1300–2014: An Analytic Sampler (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016).
Inés’s compositional interests also lie beyond the concert hall, as she is always eager to collaborate with other art forms. She has composed music for two productions of the Traverse City-based theatre company Parallel45, as well as several short films and dance pieces in Spain, Portugal, and the US.
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.