Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

People - Music Technology

Joel Chadabe

Joel Chadabe - composer, author, and teacher - is an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of interactive music systems. His music has been performed at HörZeit-SpielRaum 2005 (Berlin), NYU Interactive (NYC), New Mix (Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Chelsea Art Museum (NYC), Expanded Instruments Festival (Engine 27, New York City), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires), Venice Biennale, Wellington Festival (New Zealand), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), De Isbreker (Amsterdam), New Music America, Inventionen (Berlin), IRCAM (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria), Electronic Music Festival (Stockholm), New Music New York, and other venues worldwide. His music is recorded on EMF Media, Deep Listening, CDCM, Lovely Music, and other labels.

Professor Chadabe is the author of Electric Sound: A Comprehensive History Of Electronic Music. In addition, his scholarly articles have been published in leading journals and anthologized in books by MIT Press, Routledge, and other publishers. As co-founder and president of Intelligent Music, a research and development company, he was responsible for the first publications of interactive music software.

Professor Chadabe has received awards, fellowships, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, SUNY Research Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and other organizations. He has been a keynote speaker at the NIME Conference, the MIT Media Lab in Dublin, and at the International Computer Music Conference, Berlin, September 2000

Professor Chadabe is founder and president of Electronic Music Foundation.