terry feng


Terry Feng is a musician, engineer, and creative artist challenging musicians and audiences alike to push the boundary of shared human experience. From building interactive software tools to empower creative expression or composing musical works that envelop atmospheres, musings, and non-traditional practice, he invites participation to examine and interact with that which lies around us.

His research focuses on musical engagement and co-creativity, building and working with tools for computer collaborative artistic creation. Towards this end, his work spans real-time digital signal processing (DSP), audio programming language and tool development for
ChucK, and creating accessible software and audiovisual experiences for new human-computer interaction (HCI).

Terry is a graduate from the University of California, San Diego. There he studied piano with Aleck Karis and Dimitrios Paganous-Koukakis as well as violin with Ilana Waniuk. Having performed with the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus and served as Vice President of the Symphonic Student Association, Terry is a recipient of the Dr. Milton Saier Memorial Classical Young Artist Award and Scholarship for excellence in musical performance. As a composer and produceer, his album Library of Dreams with Donald Liang has been praised as "bringing the dynamic effects of site-specific sound art together with digital-electronic groove music of the slickest, chill-est quality" (Sarah Hankins, UC San Diego Today).

Terry is currently a master's student at the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA) at Stanford University. His research is advised by Patricia Alessandrini and  Ge Wang. Terry is a member of the Stanford New Ensemble (SNE) and Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk).

In his free time, Terry enjoys learning new instruments (currently guitar and drums), collecting old ones (@collecting_pianos), and enjoying the outdoors by taking pictures.


Stanford University
M.A. Music, Science Technology - Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA)

University of California, San Diego
B.S. Computer Science - Jacobs School of Engineering
B.A. Music - Piano Performance

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terry feng and piano and pure data