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Timothy Polashek

Assistant Professor of Music

Mitchell Fine Arts 27A
Transylvania University
300 North Broadway
Lexington, KY 40508-1797

Phone: (859) 233-8254
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Timothy Polashek’s compositions have been performed in Hong Kong, Brazil, Moscow, and other European countries, including international festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference, International Intermedia Festival, and the Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts.

Timothy Polashek writes in a variety of media and styles, including vocal, instrumental, electro-acoustic music, text/sound compositions, and interactive performance systems. His music has been performed in Hong Kong, Brazil, Moscow, and other European countries, including international festivals such as the International Computer Music Conference, International Intermedia Festival, and the Icelandic Festival of Electronic Arts. His work can be found on Wood and Wire, published by Albany Records, and Electric Music Collective albums Incandescence and Defiant.

His research projects in audio synthesis and text/sound music are published in the Journal of the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music of the United States and the Leonardo Music Journal, published by MIT Press. Interactive and computer music by Polashek is referenced and discussed in The Oxford History of Western Music encyclopedia published by Oxford University Press.


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Academic history

Courses taught

Areas of specialization

Academic history

  • D.M.A., Columbia University, 2002
  • M.A., Dartmouth College, 1996
  • B.A., Grinnell College, 1994

Courses taught

  • Introduction to Music Technology
  • Audio Recording Technology
  • Music Cognition
  • Interactive Music Systems
  • Computational Sound Synthesis and Digital Signal Processing
  • Music Theory
  • Music Appreciation

Areas of specialization

  • Music Technology
  • Electro-Acoustic Music
  • Composition

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