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Eric Lyon

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, Virginia

Eric Lyon’s work focuses on articulated noise, chaos music, spatial orchestration, and computer chamber music. His software includes FFTease and LyonPotpourri, collections of externals for Max/MSP and Pd. He authored “Designing Audio Objects for Max/MSP and Pd,” and more recently, "Automated Sound Design." His music has been recognized with a Giga-Hertz prize, MUSLAB, and at League ISCM World Music Days. In 2017, he edited two issues of the Computer Music Journal, devoted to the topic of high-density loudspeaker arrays. In 2018, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

Lyon has composed for such artists as Sarah Plum, Margaret Lancaster, The Noise Quartet, Ensemble mise-en, String Noise, The Crash Ensemble, Esther Lamneck, Kathleen Supové, Marianne Gythfeldt, and Seth Parker Woods. Lyon has taught computer music at Keio University, IAMAS, Dartmouth College, Manchester University, and Queen’s University Belfast. Lyon teaches in the School of Performing Arts at Virginia Tech, and is a faculty fellow at the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology.

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