Skip to main content

Chadabe, Joel

Chadabe, Joel

Chadabe, Joel, American composer; b. N.Y., Dec. 12, 1938. He studied with Will Mason at the Univ. of N.C. at Chapel Hill (B.A., 1959) and Carter at Yale Univ. (M.M., 1962), then taught at the State Univ. of N.Y. at Albany (from 1965), served as consultant to Bennington (Vt.) Coll. (from 1971), and was president of Intelligent Computer Music Systems, Inc. (from 1986). In 1964 he held a Ford Foundation fellowship, later receiving grants, commissions, or awards from the NEA (1976, 1985, 1988), Rockefeller Foundation (1977), N.Y. Foundation for the Arts (1985), and the Fulbright Commission (travel grant, 1988). From 1978 to 1987 he was president of Composer’s Forum, Inc. In 1994, with Paul Lansky and Neil Rolnick, he founded the Electronic Music Foundation in Albany, N.Y. His articles on electronic music have appeared in various journals, including Computer Music Journal and Contemporary Music Review. He publ. the book Electric Sound: The Past and Promise of Electronic Music (Upper Saddle River, N.J., 1997). His compositions make use of a variety of electronic and computer technologies.

Works

Prelude to Naples for 4 Instruments (1965); Street Scene for English Horn, Tape, and Projections (1967); Ideas of Movement at Bolton Landing for Electronic Sounds on Tape (1971); Shadows and Lines for Electronic Sounds on Tape (1972); Flowers for Stringed Instrument and Electronic Sounds on Tape (1975); Settings for Spirituals for Singer and Computer-generated Accompaniment (1977); Solo for Computer/Synthesizer (1978; rev. 1981); Scenes from Stevens for Computer/Synthesizer System (1979); Rhythms for Computer/Synthesizer System and Percussion (1980); Variation for Piano (1983); Follow Me Softly for Computer/Synthesizer System and Percussion (1984); The Long Ago and Far Away Tango for Piano (1984); Bar Music for Computer/Synthesizer (1985); Several Views of an Elusive Lady for Soprano and Electronic Sounds on Tape (1985); Many Mornings Many Moods for Percussion, Electronics, and Orch. (1988); After Some Songs for Computer/Synthesizer and Solo Instruments (1994).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire

Cite this article
Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography.

  • MLA
  • Chicago
  • APA

"Chadabe, Joel." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. 17 Nov. 2018 <https://www.encyclopedia.com>.

"Chadabe, Joel." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Encyclopedia.com. (November 17, 2018). https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/chadabe-joel

"Chadabe, Joel." Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. . Retrieved November 17, 2018 from Encyclopedia.com: https://www.encyclopedia.com/arts/dictionaries-thesauruses-pictures-and-press-releases/chadabe-joel

Learn more about citation styles

Citation styles

Encyclopedia.com gives you the ability to cite reference entries and articles according to common styles from the Modern Language Association (MLA), The Chicago Manual of Style, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

Within the “Cite this article” tool, pick a style to see how all available information looks when formatted according to that style. Then, copy and paste the text into your bibliography or works cited list.

Because each style has its own formatting nuances that evolve over time and not all information is available for every reference entry or article, Encyclopedia.com cannot guarantee each citation it generates. Therefore, it’s best to use Encyclopedia.com citations as a starting point before checking the style against your school or publication’s requirements and the most-recent information available at these sites:

Modern Language Association

http://www.mla.org/style

The Chicago Manual of Style

http://www.chicagomanualofstyle.org/tools_citationguide.html

American Psychological Association

http://apastyle.apa.org/

Notes:
  • Most online reference entries and articles do not have page numbers. Therefore, that information is unavailable for most Encyclopedia.com content. However, the date of retrieval is often important. Refer to each style’s convention regarding the best way to format page numbers and retrieval dates.
  • In addition to the MLA, Chicago, and APA styles, your school, university, publication, or institution may have its own requirements for citations. Therefore, be sure to refer to those guidelines when editing your bibliography or works cited list.