Eric Chasalow




1955 -

Composer Eric Chasalow (USA 1955) is 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. As part of the music committee of the biennial Boston CyberArts Festival, he produced the BEAMS Electronic Music Marathon, featuring over fifty pieces, including works by Babbitt, Dashow, Davidovsky, Risset, Stockhausen, Vinao, and Xenakis among many others. Recent performances of his own work have taken place in Annecy, Australia, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Bratislava, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Padova, Seoul, San Francisco, and Warsaw.

Eric Chasalow is Professor of Music, at Brandeis University, and Director of BEAMS, the Brandeis Electro-Acoustic Music Studio ( . 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 (