Composer Eric Chasalow (USA 1955) has become most recognized for works that combine traditional instruments with computer generated sound. He has been commissioned by many renowned performers and ensembles, including Guido Arbonelli, Tim Brady, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Boston Musica Viva, and Bruno Schneider. He produces the biennial BEAMS Electronic Music Marathon, recently featuring over fifty pieces, including works by Babbitt, Dashow, Davidovsky, Risset, Stockhausen, Vinao, and Xenakis among many others. His music is programmed throughout the world, with recent performances in Annecy, Australia, Bari, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Bratislava, Brno, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Padova, San Francisco, Seoul, Singapore, and Warsaw.
Eric Chasalow is Professor of Music, at Brandeis University, and Director of BEAMS, the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio (www.brandeis.edu/departments/music). He holds the D.M.A. from Columbia University where his principal teacher was Mario Davidovsky and where he studied flute with Harvey Sollberger. Among his honors are awards from the Guggenheim Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Fromm Foundation at Harvard University (two commissions), New York Foundation for the Arts, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters (awards in 1986 and 2003). His music is available from G. Schirmer, McGinnis & Marx (New York) and Edition Bim (Switzerland) and on CDs from New World Records, ICMC, Intersound Net Records, SEAMUS, and RRRecords (www.emf.org).
A new CD of chamber, electronic, and orchestral music, Left to His Own Devices, was released by New World Records in February 2003.