[ISEA95] Artist Statement: Joel Chadabe — After Some Songs

Artist Statement


This is a collection of short improvisational pieces for electronic sounds and percussion and (occasionally) other instruments. Several of the pieces are abstractions of jazz classics, sometimes recognizable, sometimes not. The songs provide a starting point, a way of thinking about the music, and a lyrical surface to an underlying complexity. With Jon Williams.

  • Joël Chadabe (USA) performs his music throughout the world, in concerts with Jan Williams and other musicians. His music can be heard on CDCM, Centaur, Lovely, CP2, Folkways, and other labels. He is a pioneer in the development of interactive computer music systems, President of Intelligent Music, and founder of Electronic Music He is presently on the faculty at The University at Albany and Bennington College.