Chapel Hill, NC USA
Lee Weisert is a composer of instrumental and electronic music and an assistant professor in the Music Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has degrees in music composition from the University of Colorado (BM, 2000), CalArts (MM, 2004), and Northwestern University (DM, 2010). Some of Weisert's current compositional interests include physical modeling, recursive structures, and micro-montage. His recent music has incorporated increasingly disparate elements such as orchestral instruments, found sounds, field recordings, digital synthesis, and analog circuitry, in an attempt to find, "through experimentation, tinkering, and unconventional approaches, a ritualistic and deeply expressive world of sound" (Dan Lippel, New Focus Recordings). Along with composer Jonathon Kirk, he is a member of the Portable Acoustic Modification Laboratory (PAML), a collaborative sound installation team. "Wild Arc," his first CD of original compositions, was released by New Focus Recordings in 2014.