Ted Coffey makes acoustic and electronic chamber music, interactive installations, and songs. His work has been presented in concerts and festivals across North America, Europe and Asia, at such venues as Judson Church, The Knitting Factory, Symphony Space, and Lincoln Center (NYC), The Lab, New Langton Arts, Southern Exposure, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), the Walker Arts Center (MN), Wolf Trap (D.C.), Art Basel (Miami), the Korean National University of the Arts (Seoul), The Loos Foundation (The Hague), and ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). Most recently, Coffey has collaborated with celebrated dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones in the creation of Story/Time, an evening-length work which he is performing widely with the Company. Coffey’s electroacoustic composition has been featured at ICMC (2004, 2005, 2006), SEAMUS (2001, 2009, 2010, 2011), the Spark Festival (2009), the Third Practice Festival (2005, 2008, 2009), and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (2010), among others. Coffey studied composition with Jon Appleton, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, Paul Lansky, and others, earning degrees at Dartmouth (AB), Mills College (MFA) and Princeton (MFA, PhD). Recordings of his work are available on the Ellipsis Arts, Everglade, and EcoSono labels. He is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory, and pop.
Light and sound emitting parabolic dishes.