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Eden Grey BiographyElectronic music composer and pianist Eden Grey (born Chelsea Bruno in Cleveland, Ohio, 1985) has been composing
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Eden Grey Biography
Electronic music composer and pianist Eden Grey (born Chelsea Bruno in Cleveland, Ohio, 1985) has been composing and releasing music since 2007. Her father is a piano technician and musician, which inspired her to compose and pursue a career in music with a growing interest about the mechanisms and technical workings of the piano.
Seven years of lessons in classical piano had a major outcome on her aesthetic regarding tonality in composition. First composing songs on the piano in her teenage years, acquiring a MIDI keyboard allowed her to begin recording electronic music in Ableton Live. She pursued an undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in visual art, poetry, and literature, attending electronic music seminar classes as electives and a semester of study abroad at the University of Leicester in 2008. It was during this time she began giving live performances her music with her laptop at various clubs, bars, art galleries and festivals around the UK.
Chelsea began her masters’ degree in Music technology at Florida International University in January of 2011. This opened her world to the history of electronic music composers and led to her first algorithmic compositions using Max/MSP. She graduated with her Masters’ degree in April 2014; her thesis focused on the history of the vocoder, Max/MSP programming, the concept of concentrated listening and the affect of music on the mind, and the basics of modular synthesis. The final composition that resulted from her thesis research consists of vocoded recordings of Buddhist poetry, chants and recordings of modular drones.
Because of her desire to build her own synthesizer, she was a recipient of the Presidents’ Innovation Award to attend the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) convention in Anaheim, California in January of 2013. It was at NAMM where she first discovered the Eurorack format of modular synthesis. She began building her own custom Eurorack in the summer of 2013, during her graduate internship with 4MS Company in Portland, Oregon.
She began her PhD in Music Composition at Royal Holloway, University of London in September 2014 and has been formally awarded her PhD in 2020. While doing her independent research on modular synthesis, the Eurorack and electronic music, she performed in London, the UK and throughout Europe, including events in Slovenia, Sweden, Paris, Hamburg and SuperBooth 2017 and 2018 in Berlin. Her thesis is titled: “A Portfolio of Compositions Exploring Modular Synthesis in Electronic Music.” She also established the CV FREQS modular meet / concert events in London during her PhD, which she now continues as an informal podcast and continue to grow the CV FREQS label until the next event can be scheduled.
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