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    Lee Weisert


    Lee Weisert joined the faculty at UNC in 2011 as an Assistant Professor, and currently teaches courses in Musicianship, Music Technology, and Composition. He is a composer of instrumental and electronic music, with degrees in music composition from the University of Colorado (BM, 2000), California Institute of the Arts (MM, 2004), and Northwestern University (DM, 2010). His recent compositional interests include physical (re)modeling, recursive structures, extended techniques, and microsound. Prior to coming to UNC, he taught at Northwestern University and North Park University in Chicago.

    His instrumental music has been played by nationally recognized performers and ensembles, including Steve Schick and the red fish blue fish percussion ensemble, the Callithumpian Consort, the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the JACK string quartet. His pieces have been performed at several music festivals including the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice (SICPP, 2009 & 2011) and June in Buffalo (2008). Recently, he has written pieces for UNC faculty performers Clara Yang and Matthew McClure, as well as the UNC Percussion Ensemble.

    His electronic music, composed primarily in cSound and MAX/MSP, deals with algorithmic and chaotic structures in 4- and 8-channel spatialization. Along with composer Jonathon Kirk, he is a member of the Portable Acoustic Modification Laboratory (PAML), a collaborative sound installation team. PAML's most recent project, Cryoacoustic Orb, uses underwater microphones to capture the sounds of ice melting from within several large spheres of ice. PAML has been invited to present their sound installation work at festivals and venues across the country, including the New Interfaces for Musical Expression festival (NIME, 2009 & 2011) and the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC, 2010). For his electronic music, Lee has received two grants from the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in the Arts (2009, 2011) as well as an Illinois Arts Council Individual Performer grant (2011).

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    Lee Weisert and Jonathon Kirk, "Subaquatic Sound" at TEDx UNC

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