Alex Chechile is an artist and composer whose work develops in parallel with research in neuroscience, psychoacoustics, and the biomechanics of hearing. His electroacoustic compositions and installations bring transparency to otherwise invisible processes in biology and technology.
His projects have been supported by the Mellon Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Harvestworks, Issue Project Room, the Experimental Television Center, the Deep Listening Institute, and the American Embassy. His work has been presented worldwide at festivals and venues including the Cité Internationale des Arts, MoMA, ICMC, Electronic Music Midwest, EMPAC, the New York Electronic Arts Festival, and IRCAM. Alex was a founding member of Pauline Oliveros’ Tintinnabulate ensemble, collaborated with Mercury Rev, and performed a solo opening act for Primus.
Chechile is currently a Research Fellow at Rhode Island School of Design's Studio for Research in Sound and Technology (SRST). He holds a PhD from Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), an MFA in Electronic Art from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a BA in Music from Tufts University. He studied with Chris Chafe, Jonathan Berger, Paul DeMarinis, Gerald Popelka, Brian Ferneyhough, Pauline Oliveros, Maryanne Amacher, Curtis Bahn, and John McDonald.