Thomas Ciufo is a sound artist, composer, improviser, and researcher working at the intersections of electroacoustic performance, interactive instrument design, sonic art and emerging digital technologies. Additional research and teaching interests include audio recording and production, acoustic ecology and listening practices, and innovative approaches to teaching, learning, and career development. He also works as a freelance electronic musician and audio engineer / producer. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Music and New Media from Brown University. International festival presentations or performances include Visiones Sonoras in Mexico City, the Enaction in Arts Conference in France, the New Interfaces for Musical Expression conference (Vancouver, Genoa, Montreal and Ann Arbor) as well as numerous conference presentations for the International Computer Music Society and International Society for Improvised Music. His recent collaborative CD project, Sonic Constructions was released on the innovative pfMENTUM record label. He has taught courses at Brown University, Smith College, Goddard College, College of the Holy Cross and Towson University. Currently serving as a Faculty Innovation Hire in Digital Music and Music Entrepreneurship at Mount Holyoke College, Thomas is developing new courses in music technology, acoustic ecology, sonic arts and interdisciplinary digital / media arts. He is also a faculty affiliate in the Mount Holyoke College Makerspace.
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