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Nolan Lem

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Nolan Lem

M.F.A., Columbia University, 2015
B.S.E.E., University of Kansas, 2012
B.M., University of Miami, 2008


Nolan Lem is an artist and researcher whose work reflects a broad range of influences and mediums. He has premiered work at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History (NYC), Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation (BK), The Wallach Gallery (NYC), Flux Fair, Riverside Park, Columbia University, Spencer Museum of Art, and the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) Conference among others. He has received commissions from the National Science Foundation (NSF), West Harlem Art Fund and the Hall Center for the Humanities. He holds degrees in saxophone performance (BM), Electrical Engineering (BSEE), and Sound Arts (MFA) where he studied at the Computer Music Center (CMC) at Columbia University. Nolan has studied composition with George E. Lewis and Brad Garton and sculpture with Rikrit Tiravanija, Douglas Repetto, and Jon Kessler. Nolan is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer-Based Music Theory and Acoustics at Stanford University where he studies at the Center for Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA).