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Joel Chadabe, composer, author, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the development of interactive music systems. He has concertized since 1969, with Jan Williams, Bruno Sperri, and other musicians, presenting his music at venues and festivals such as Klangprojektionen 4.4 (Vienna), Ear to the Earth (New York City), Computing Music IV (Cologne), HörZeit-SpielRaum 2005 (Berlin), ISCM Festival (Miami), NYU Interactive (NYC), New Mix (Palais de Tokyo, Paris), Chelsea Art Museum (New York), Expanded Instruments Festival (Engine 27, New York City), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Buenos Aires), Venice Biennale, Wellington Festival (New Zealand), Aarhus Festival (Denmark), De Isbreker (Amsterdam), New Music America, Inventionen

(Berlin), IRCAM (Paris), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Ars Electronica (Linz, Austria),

Electronic Music Festival (Stockholm), and New Music New York. His music is recorded on EMF

Media, Deep Listening, CDCM, Centaur, Lovely Music, Opus One, CP2, and Folkways labels.


In 1977, with Roger Meyers, he co-authored The PLAY Program, the first software sequencer. As

president of Intelligent Music from 1983-1994, he was responsible for the development and

publication of a wide range of innovative and historically important software, including M and

Max, as well as a touch-sensitive computer input device. He was keynote speaker at the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) Conference in 2002 in Dublin, sponsored by the MIT Media Lab; and at the International Computer Music Conference in Berlin in 2000. He has presented papers at EMS05 (Montreal), Resonances (IRCAM, Paris), Intersens (Marseilles), ISEA98 (Liverpool), at several SEAMUS and ICMC conferences, and at many other conferences;

participated in panels at WISP (Sydney), ICMC 05 (Barcelona), and at many other conferences and symposia; and presented lectures, workshops, and demonstrations at Florida International

University, IRCAM, Zurich Conservatory, Brown University, Experience Music Project (Seattle),

University of Californa at Santa Barbara, CCMIX (Paris), University of California at San Diego,

and at many other universities and venues. He has received awards, fellowships, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Fulbright Commission, SUNY Research Foundation, New York Foundation for the Arts, and other foundations.


As author, his book 'Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music', published by

Prentice Hall in November 1996, is the first comprehensive overview of the history of electronic music. His articles on electronic music have appeared in Organized Sound, Leonardo, Computer Music Journal, Contemporary Music Review, Leonardo, Journal of New Music Research, Leonardo Music Journal, Electronic Musician, Perspectives of New Music, Electronic Music Review, Melos, Musique en Jeu, and many other journals and magazines, and several of his articles have been anthologized in books by MIT Press, Routledge, Feltrinelli, and other



Mr. Chadabe has a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.M.

degree from Yale University, where he studied composition with Elliott Carter. He is currently

Professor Emeritus at State University of New York at Albany; Director of the Computer Music

Studio at Manhattan School of Music; Visiting Faculty at New York University; and Founder and

President of Electronic Music Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that disseminates

information and materials relating to the history and current practice of electronic music and

organizes concerts and other events.


Nadine Darling A native of San Francisco, California, now residing in the greater Boston area, Nadine Darling is presently working on her first novel while simultaneously assembling a debut short story collection. In 2006, she was twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, won first prize in the Blue Earth Review flash fiction contest, and second prize in the Pint and Pen fiction contest, in addition to being an honored finalist in other competitions. Most recently, her short fiction can be found in the journals: Salt Flats Annual, Alice Blue Review, Eyeshot, Duck & Herring Pocket Field Guide, Smokelong Quarterly, Ghoti, Thieves Jargon, and Night Train. You are welcome to visit her website at


Mary Estrada lives and writes in a town where bougainvilleas bloom in December. Her Pushcart nominated stories have appeared in Cezanne's Carrot. Her story "Temperance" is featured in the 2006 Best of the Net Anthology. She is an editor for Flashquake magazine.


Muthoni Garland  is a Kenyan writer with several published short stories: “Tracking the Scent of My Mother,” from Seventh Street Alchemy (UK), was short-listed for the 2006 CAINE PRIZE. “Odour of Fate” was the 2003 Absinthe Literary Review (USA) short story of the year. “Kamau’s Finish” appeared in Memories of Sun, a HarperCollins ( USA ) anthology for children. “Eating,”appeared in Kwani? Literary Journal (Kenya). In 2007 they will also publish “The Obituary Man.”  “Wamuyu’s Cross” appeared in the Chimurenga Literary Journal (SA).The Reading Room (USA) published “The Adoration.” Muthoni is married to Wallace and they have four children. She is working on her first novel.


Alexis Levitin has published translations in over two hundred literary magazines, including Partisan Review, APR, Kenyon Review, Prairie Schooner, and Chelsea. His twenty-two books in translation include Clarice Lispector’s Soulstorm (New Directions, 1889), Forbidden Words: Selected Poetry of Eugénio de Andrade (New Directions, 2003), News from the Blockade and Other Poems by Egito Gonçalves (Guernica Editions, 2001) and Guernica and Other Poems by Carlos de Oliveira (Guernica Editions, 2004). His co-translation of Wallace Stevens’ Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction into Portuguese was published in December, 2006, by Relogio de Agua in Lisbon. His co-translation from the Bulgarian of Georgi Gospodinov’s And Other Stories will be published in July by Northwestern University Press. Grants and Fellowships include two National Endowment for the Arts Translation Awards, and support from the Witter Bynner Poetry Foundation, The Columbia University Translation Center, Wheatland Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, The Gulbenkian Foundation, The Institute of Books in Lisbon, and Translation Residencies at The Rockefeller Foundation Study Center in Bellagio, the Banff International Literary Centre and The European Translators’ Collegium.


Rosa Alice Branco is a poet, essayist and translator.  She has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and is Professor of the Theory of Perception at the Escola Superior of Arts and Design in Matosinhos and a researcher at the University of Aveiro.  She has published eight volumes of poetry, including Spelling out the Day, her collected poems.  Her two books of essays are What Prevents the World from Being a Picture  and Visual Perception in Berkeley.  Her poetry has appeared in various languages, including French, Spanish, Arabic, and English.  Close to fifty of her poems have appeared in various literary magazines in the United States.  She is the organizer of two International Poetry Festivals: “ Spoken Aloud” and “Meetings at Talabriga”, as well as various colloquia and literary publications.  She is the President of Limiar, an association of cultural affairs.


Daniel Mark Epstein is the author of seven books of poetry, including Young Men’s Gold, Spirits, The Boy in the Well,  and The Traveler’s Calendar. His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and many other magazines. For his work he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Prix de Rome, and the Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.


Rachel Hadas is Board of Governors Professor of English at the Newark campus of Rutgers University.  The most recent of her numerous books is a collection of poems, River of Forgetfulness (David Robert Books 2006). A collection of essays, Classics, is forthcoming in 2007.


Edward Hirsch Edward Hirsch’s most recent books are Lay Back the Darkness (poems) and Poet's Choice (prose).  He is president of the Guggenheim Foundation.


Harriet Levin Harriet Levin's first book of poems, The Christmas Show, (Beacon Press) was chosen by Eavan Boland for a Barnard New Women Poet's Prize.  The manuscript-in-progress received the Poetry Society of America Alice Fay diCastagnola Award. Recent work appears or is forthcoming in Iowa Review, Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly Review, Kestral, Confrontation, and Dragonfire. She is Director of the University Writing Program at Drexel University.


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