Leo Chang is an artist focusing on electro-acoustic and acoustic music based in New York. He focuses on structured improvisational processes, the aesthetic of processes, 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, children, or anyone who is curious enough to work with him in a creative capacity. Leo has presented his music/research at various conferences and festivals: notably the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF) at National Sawdust. His principal teachers include Tomie Hahn, Joan La Barbara, Tae Hong Park, and Christopher Stark. He received his Master's degree in Music Composition from New York University, and his Bachelor’s degree in Music and Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. He is pursuing his PhD in Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Leo’s music has been described as having a “dark strength” that is “compelling” (TheatreScene.net).
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