Leo Chang is an artist focusing on electro-acoustic and acoustic music based in New York. His work specializes in structured improvisational processes, the aesthetic of process, the performance of listening, and composer-performer-audience dynamics. He works with musicians with disparate backgrounds: from ensembles such as the JACK quartet, Bearthoven, and the RighteousGIRLS, to students, any close friends, or “non-musicians” who are curious enough to work with him in a creative capacity. Leo has presented his music/research at various conferences and festivals: notably the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) at National Sawdust, and Improtech. His principal teachers include Joan La Barbara, Tae Hong Park, and Christopher Stark. He is currently finishing up his Master's degree in Music Composition at New York University, and he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. He will continue his studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this fall to pursue his PhD in Electronic Arts. Leo’s music has been described as having a “dark strength” that is “compelling” (TheatreScene.net).
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