Jeffrey Stolet

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Professor of Music Technology
Director, Future Music Oregon
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Office: 
77 Frohnmayer Music Building
Degrees: 
PhD 1984, Music, University of Texas at Austin
MMus 1979, University of New Mexico
BMus 1977, University of New Mexico

Jeffrey Stolet is a professor of music and director of the Intermedia Music Technology at the University of Oregon.  He received a PhD in Music at the University of Texas at Austin. Stolet was among the very first individuals to be appointed to a Philip H. Knight professorship at the University of Oregon.

Stolet’s work has been presented around the world and is available on the Newport Classic, IMG Media, Cambria, SEAMUS and ICMA labels.  Presentations of Stolet’s work include major electroacoustic and new media festivals, such as the International Computer Music Conference, the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States Conference, the MusicAcoustica Festival in Beijing, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, the Kyma International Sound Symposium, the Third Practice Festival, the Annual Electroacoustic Music Festival in Santiago de Chile, the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival, SIGGRAPH, the transmediale International Media Art Festival, Boston Cyber Arts Festival, Cycle de concerts de Musique par ordinateur, the International Conference for New Interfaces for Musical Expression, the International Workshop on Computer Music and Audio Technology in Taiwan, and the International Electroacoustic Music Festival “Primavera en La Habana,” in Cuba. 

In addition, Stolet's work has been presented in such diverse venues as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the International Academy of Media Arts and Sciences in Gifu, Japan, and the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University.

Stolet’s recent work has centered on performance environments in which he uses a variety of wands, sensing devices, game controllers, and other magical things to control the sonic and videographic domains. Stolet has collaborated with the New Media Center at the University of Oregon to transform an original electronic music textbook into Electronic Music Interactive, an Internet deliverable, multimedia document containing motion animations, sound, and glossary, that has received rave reviews in the press (Electronic Musician, Keyboard magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Rolling Stone).

In 2012 Stolet completed the first book about the sound-specification programming language Kyma, entitled Kyma and the SumOfSines Disco Club that is available in English and in Chinese as Kyma Xitong Shiyong Jiqiao by Southwest Normal University Press.

More recently Stolet was inducted into China's prestigious DeTao Masters Academy which brings "eminent professionals and experts to China, where they share the tacit knowledge that brought them to world leadership in their fields with high-level Chinese colleagues." Acknowledgement of Stolet's work in China is extensive and broad as he holds honorary professorships at two important music conservatories and has received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to interactive music at Musicacoustica and for his extensive work lecturing at Chinese institutions of higher education about electroacoustic music.