Member Profile: Eli Fieldsteel
Eli Fieldsteel is a composer specializing in music technology with a diverse history of interdisciplinary collaboration. He is the recipient of the 2014 James E. Croft Grant for Young and Emerging Wind Band Composers, first prize in the 2012 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition, as well as awards and recognition from other organizations, including the Bandmasters’ Academic Society of Japan and the Frank Ticheli Competition. His works have been performed by the Dallas Wind Symphony, the UNC Chapel Hill Wind Ensemble, the Kawagoe Sohwa Wind Ensemble, and the principal flautist of the Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, Lena Kildahl. Fieldsteel’s music and research reflects an interest in the intersection between music technology and contemporary instrumental practice, touching on human-computer improvisation, interactivity, and algorithmic music. An active collaborator, he has worked with dancers, choreographers, lighting designers, video artists, and architects. Dr. Fieldsteel is currently an Assistant Professor of Music Theory and Composition at Ball State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Brown University, and graduate degrees in music composition from The University of North Texas and The University of Texas at Austin.