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Alex Chechile

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Alex Chechile

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Practical Applications of Difference Tones in Electronic Music Composition and Synthesis


Alex Chechile is an artist and composer whose work develops in parallel with research in neuroscience, psychoacoustics, and the biomechanics of hearing.  His electroacoustic compositions and installations bring transparency to otherwise invisible processes in biology and technology.

His work has been shown across the United States, Europe, and Asia.  His projects have been supported by The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), Harvestworks (NYC), Issue Project Room (NYC), the Experimental Television Center (NY), the Deep Listening Institute (NY), and the American Embassy.  His work has been presented at MoMA, The 2011 New York Electronic Arts Festival, and SIGGRAPH San Diego.  Alex performs in the SideLObe chamber laptop ensemble with Ge Wang, was a founding member of Pauline Oliveros' Tintinnabulate ensemble, collaborated with Mercury Rev, and opened for Primus.

Chechile is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and holds an MFA in Electronic Art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BA in Music from Tufts University.  He currently studies with Chris Chafe and Brian Ferneyhough, and previously with Pauline Oliveros, Curtis Bahn, Maryanne Amacher, and John McDonald.