Seth Shafer

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Seth Shafer


Seth Shafer (b. 1983, Southern California) is a composer and researcher.

Dr. Shafer is assistant professor of music technology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds degrees from the University of North Texas and California State University, Long Beach.

Shafer's work hybridizes technology, new media, and art/science, with a specific focus on real-time notation, interactive music, and algorithmic art.

Recent performances include the 2019 SEAMUS Conference (Boston), 2019 Omaha Under the Radar Festival, Stonewall at 50 at La Mama (NY), 2018 International Computer Music Conference (Daegu, South Korea), 2018 Sound and Music Computing Conference (Limassol, Cyprus), 2017 Conference on Technologies for Music Notation and Representation (A Coruña, Spain), 2016 Sound and Music Computing Conference (Hamburg, GE), and the 2015 Shanghai Conservatory Electronic Music Week (China). His sound installations have been shown at Kaneko (Omaha), the Perot Museum of Nature and Science (Dallas), Long Beach Museum of Art’s Pacific Standard Time Exhibit, and the Long Beach Soundwalk.

As a performer, Shafer plays live electronics and tuba, founded and directed several experimental technology-centric ensembles, and played in commercial bands, including a performance on the Grammy-winning Vampire Weekend album Modern Vampires of the City.

Works for Winds


  • Seth Shafer, personal correspondence, December 2019
  • Seth Shafer website Accessed 7 December 2019