Ted Coffey & Velourk

Composers/Performers: Kevin Davis, Erik DeLuca, Sarah O’Halloran, Chris Peck, Braxton Sherouse, Paul Turowski, Alex Wallace, and students from Coffey’s advanced seminar in laptop composition.

Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), the Korean National University of the Arts (Seoul), Muziekcentrum de Badcuyp (Amsterdam), and ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). Coffey’s electroacoustic composition has been featured at ICMC, SEAMUS, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Spark Festival, the Third Practice Festival, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, among others. His writings on the aesthetics and social politics of transmissive networks in the arts have been honored with significant awards from the Josephine De Kármán and Andrew C. Mellon Foundations. Coffey studied composition with Jon Appleton, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Paul Lansky, and others, earning degrees at Dartmouth [AB], Mills College [MFA] and Princeton [MFA, PhD]. He is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory, and pop. For more information regarding his work, please visit www.tedcoffey.com.

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