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Alex Chechile

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Alex Chechile is a New York based artist and composer whose work explores the relationships between sound, physiology, psychoacoustics, and cognitive science. His pieces are built through analogue modular synthesis and self-constructed biofeedback systems (brain/nervous system). These systems allow the implicit physiological and cognitive experience of the creative process to directly effect how the work is perceived. Alex has been supported by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA), the American Embassy, Harvestworks, The Experimental Television Center, the Malcolm S. Morse Foundation, and the Ellis and Karin Chingos Award. He has performed at venues including the Orpheum Theatre (Boston), Issue Project Room (Brooklyn), The Stone (NYC), Eyebeam (NYC), MonkeyTown (Brooklyn), and the Free 103point9 Wave Farm (Acra, NY). His work has been presented at SIGGRAPH (San Francisco), The New American Art Union (Portland, OR), Tbilisi 6 Festival (Tbilisi, Georgia), C02penhagen Fest (DK), PhonoFemme (Vienna, AU), and Linoleum Festival (Moscow, RU). Alex is one of the founding members of Pauline Oliveros' Tintinnabulate ensemble, is a collaborator with Mercury Rev, recently opened for Primus, and formerly performed with the BVG Javanese Gamelan, and the West African drum ensemble Kiniwe. Alex holds an MFA in Electronic Arts from Rensselaer Polytechnic and a BA in Composition and Theory from Tufts University. His oeuvre consists of compositions for electronics, acoustic and electro-acoustic chamber ensembles, Internet2 telepresence distance performances, installations, videos, and interactive stop-motion animations. For more information, see www.alexchechile.com.