Works performed by Earplay:


Greg D'Alessio (b. 1963) is an Assistant professor of composition at Cleveland State University, where he is also the coordinator of the electronic music studios. He has been the recipient of many awards and fellowships including a Guggenheim fellowship, an Ohio Arts Council individual artist award, the Otto Ettenger fellowship in Composition at the Tanglewood Music festival, the Board of Director's Prize for significant achievement by the Society for Electro-acoustic Music US (SEAMUS), and fellowships to the Sandpoint, Aspen, June in Buffalo festivals, Composer's Conference at Wellesley, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Virginia Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts. His music has been performed throughout the US and Europe by such groups as the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, the New Millennium Ensemble, the Phantom Arts ensemble, the Riverside Symphony, and Speculum Musicae. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin, and his Masters and Doctoral degrees in composition from Columbia University where he studied with Mario Davidovsky, Fred Lerdahl and George Edwards. Additional studies have included work with Louis Andriessen, Jacob Druckman, Andrew Imbrie, Bernard Rands, Gunther Schuller, and Chinary Ung. His work Smoke and Mirrors for Chamber Orchestra and Tape was called "a compelling creation... a work that contains cataclysm and majesty in equal proportion" by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. In addition to composing and teaching he is the co-founder and co-editor of New Modern Music, an on-line magazine dedicated to the world of contemporary music. Prior to joining the faculty of Cleveland State University he was on staff at Opcode Systems, a major producer of music software and technology.

[from program for April 16, 2001 concert]