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Interview with Joshua Fineberg


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Composer and Director of the Computer Music Center at Boston University. Interviewed in Fineberg's office at Boston University's College of Fine Arts, 11 February 2010.


Joshua Fineberg began his musical studies at the age of five (violin, guitar, piano, harpsichord, conducting and composition). After studying composition at the Peabody Conservatory, he moved to Paris where he studied with Tristan Murail and at IRCAM, then worked as a freelance composer. In the Fall of 1997, he returned to the US to pursue a doctorate at Columbia University. In Fall 2000, after teaching at Columbia for a year, he went to Harvard University where he taught for seven years. In September 2007, Fineberg assumed a professorship in composition and the directorship of the electronic music studios at Boston University. Fineberg has won numerous awards, works with leading ensembles and is published by Editions Max Eschig and Gérard Billaudot Editeur. He actively collaborates with computer scientists and music psychologists to help develop tools for computer assisted composition, acoustic analysis and sound modification and in music perception research.

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