Education: Ph.D. in composition, Princeton University, M.F.A. in composition, Princeton University; M.F.A. in electronic music and recording media, Mills College; A.B. in music, Dartmouth College.
Research interests: Acoustic, electronic and mixed composition; experimental aesthetics; interactive technologies; installation; sound design; popular music; art & activism.
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 and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (SF), the Korean National University of the Arts (Seoul), The Loos Foundation (The Hague), and ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany). His writings on the aesthetics and social politics of transmissive networks in the arts have been honored with significant awards from the Josephine De Kármán and Andrew C. Mellon Foundations. Coffey studied composition with Jon Appleton, Christian Wolff, Pauline Oliveros, and Paul Lansky, and degrees in music from Dartmouth (AB), Mills College (MFA) and Princeton (MFA, PhD). Recordings of his work are available on the Ellipsis Arts, Everglade, and EcoSono labels. Coffey is currently an Associate Professor at the University of virginia, where he teaches courses in composition, music technologies, critical theory, and pop.