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Christopher Bailey developed an avid interest in both computers and music during his youth. He studied composition at the Eastman School of Music, discovering there the wonderful world of computer music, the exploration of which he continued to pursue at Columbia University, where he's currently finishing a DMA in composition.

David Birchfield studied composition and percussion performance at the University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music before coming to Columbia University to pursue graduate studies in composition.

Liubo Borissov is a physics student at Columbia by day and a computer musician by night. His attempts at creating alloys between art and science have been greatly influenced and inspired by the ideas of Xenakis and all those other Greeks.

Born in Nova Scotia, Canada, Cathy Cox has studied in Montreal, St Louis, Berlin and Aachen, Germany, and is currently a graduate student in music theory at Columbia University in New York City. Her areas of interest include musical multimedia and contemporary music.

R. Luke DuBois is a doctoral candidate in music composition at Columbia University, specializing in computer music. He is a teaching assistant at the Computer Music Center, where he composes and does research in interface design. He records and performs music with the Freight Elevator Quartet, whose recordings are available on Caipirinha Music.

Works by James Fei have been performed by the Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble and JŸrg Frey; his for orchestra (3.98) will also be performed by the Noord-Hollands Philharmonisch Orkest at the 2000 Gaudeamus Music Week. Recordings of his works include Solo Works (Leo Records) and eXchange: China (CRI). Fei currently lives in New York City.

The music of Jason Freeman has recently been performed at the June in Buffalo festival and has been played in reading sessions by the American Composers Orchestra and the Jacksonville Symphony. Freeman is also the recipient of a 2000 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Award.

Brad Garton is currently Director of the Computer Music Center at Columbia University, where he also serves on the composition faculty of the Music Department.

Rebecca Kim is a doctoral student in musicology at Columbia University. Her dissertation is on indeterminacy in twentieth-century music.

Johnathan F. Lee (b. 1974) received his BA and MA from Columbia University, where he is currently a DMA candidate in music composition, studying under Tristan Murail, Fred Lerdahl and Brad Garton. His works include electroacoustic, installation and instrumental projects. In addition to his efforts on various aspects of computer music, he also works on music performance and production projects.

Colby Leider is a graduate fellow in composition at Princeton University. He received a masterŐs degree in electro-acoustic music from Dartmouth College,and he studied engineering, organ, and composition at the University of Texas at Austin. Colby is Assistant Editor for the Computer Music Journal (MIT Press) and is recorded on Sonic Circuits V (Innova 114) and the International Computer Music Conference 1998 CD.

Dr. Terence Pender is the Center Manager and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Computer Music Center. Dr. Penders compositions have been played throughout the world and he performs regularly on the mandolin and guitar as a soloist, in a duo with his wife, soprano Amy Duggins Pender, and as a soloist with Minus Ted, a local New York City urban folk group.

Timothy Polashek, writing for computer-generated tape, live electronics, traditional acoustic and vocal text/sound ensembles, is a doctoral student at Columbia University and an Audio Engineer with BR Productions. Having earned the Dartmouth Electro-Acoustic Music MA, his teachers include Larry Polansky, Charles Dodge, Bradford Garton, and Fred Lerdahl. His music is performed throughout Europe, including Moscow, South America, Asia, and Canada.

Douglas Irving Repetto is an artist, performer, programmer and designer of electronic objects. His work, including installations, live electronic performances, recordings and software, has been presented internationally. He currently lives in New York City and works at the Columbia University Computer Music Center. His interests include interspecies/interkingdom communication, container gardening and dairy-free baking.

Thanassis Rikakis is the Associate Director of the Columbia University Computer Music Center, an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Music Department and the Manager of the Program of Psychoacoustics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has composed works for acoustic ensembles, computer generated tape, and music for film , theater and television. His research work concentrates on pitch perception and on applications of music in the medical field.

John Smalley is a graduate student in Historical Musicology at Columbia University. He is currently researching the works of John Cage and their relation to the visual arts in postwar America.

Dan Trueman composes and plays both the 6-string electric violin and the Norwegian Hardanger fiddle. His duo Trollstilt (with guitarist Monica Mugan) recently completed a compact disc of original tunes inspired by his activities as a traditional Hardanger fiddler. He has been active as an experimental instrument designer, and has built sensor bows, spherical speakers, and, most recently, the Bowed-Sensor-Speaker-Array.