Tim Polashek

Professor of Music Program Director of Digital Arts and Media

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.

Academic History

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

Areas of Specialization

Music technology
Electro-acoustic music

Courses Taught at Transy

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