About Eli Fieldsteel
Eli Fieldsteel is a composer specializing in creative audio coding and music technology, with a diverse history of interdisciplinary collaboration. He is the recipient of a 2018 Klingler Electroacoustic Residency at Bowling Green State University, the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, and first prize in the 2012 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition. His music has been performed nationally and internationally by ensembles such as the Dallas Wind Symphony, the North Texas Symphony Orchestra, the Kawagoe Sohwa Wind Ensemble of Tokyo, and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble. His composition teachers have included Cindy McTee, Jon Christopher Nelson, Bruce Pennycook, Russell Pinkston, and Gerald Shapiro.
Eli’s music and research engages with the intersection between technology and performance, focusing on human-computer improvisation, musically interactive systems, and sensor-driven music. Utilizing new technologies and real-time environments, his works are highly gestural, expressive, and richly detailed. As an active collaborator, he has worked closely with dancers, choreographers, lighting designers, architects, and video artists, resulting in a variety of unique instruments and site-specific installations and performances.
Eli maintains an active teaching presence online through a well-trafficked series of YouTube video tutorials centered on the free and open-source SuperCollider audio programming language, and has also written a comprehensive tutorial and reference book titled SuperCollider for the Creative Musician: A Practical Guide, published under Oxford University Press.
BA (Music), Brown University; MM (Composition), The University of North Texas; DMA (Composition), The University of Texas at Austin