Internationally award-winning composer Benjamin D. Whiting is perpetually seeking to find new and exciting ways in which technology can assist composers and performers by augmenting their expressive potential.
Benjamin’s music has been described as “marvelously intriguing” and “evocative” in a recent review in Fanfare magazine, and is performed often around the globe. He has had performances and given talks on his electroacoustic work at festivals including ICMC, SEAMUS, NYCEMF, N_SEME, EMM, eviMus, EMUFest, TIES, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, USF New-Music Festival, TUTTI, CMS, and MUSLAB. He also continues to compose in a completely acoustic medium, with his most recent piece, Tempus Imperfectum, receiving awards in the Busan Maru International Music Festival Composition Competition and the American Prize.
In addition to his activity as a composer, Benjamin is Co-Founder and Co-President of Null-state, Inc., an organization that strives to pave the way for the continued innovation and growth of electronic and electroacoustic music through its Chaosflöte project and research into new techniques in live coding. The organization also spreads the joy of electronically enhanced music making to all by giving lectures, workshops, and concerts at public institutions, such as the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, Eastern Florida State College, Wayne State University, and the Melrose Center. He has been the recipient of a New Music USA grant to further these goals.
Benjamin received his DMA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently on faculty at Eastern Florida State College as a lecturer of electronic music and studio recording techniques.