Ted Coffey has worked with kids with disabilities, promoted bands for an independent record label, and earned degrees in composition from Dartmouth College, Mills College and Princeton University. He makes several different kinds of music, often combining human production of sound with electronics and computer technology. His compositions have been performed in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Playing electric guitar, live electronics, and various other instruments, he has recently performed with Melissa Madden Gray & Tim O'Dwyer, the Silk Road Project's Kojiro Umezaki and, at Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, with the Lowtones. He has also made several intermedia works—often collaborative, often performed or installed in public spaces. Coffey is currently a lecturer in music at Princeton, and an Andrew W. Mellon Research Affiliate with the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy. A new multi-media work, Music for Parabolic Speakers on Remote Controlled Boats and Shakuhachi Quintet (aka Fountain Music) will premiere in Princeton and New York City in 2005.
a brief bio of my friend dylan:
I make sound / theatre works for people and environments. When possible, my offerings are collaborative and free to the public. The often involve instruments of my own making. My approach to traditional styles and methods is intentionally naive. I aim to preserve my natural response to materials, and leave plenty of room for new ideas. In doing so, I hope to create feelings of original wonderment and general good feeling. When that is not possible, I hope to startle folks into an awareness of pain and suffering.
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