Simon Fink

Art Discipline: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Jul 3, 2007 to Jul 28, 2007

A Chicago-based musician whose interests include composing chamber music, electronic music, multimedia collaborations, and rock'n'roll. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Chicago, studying with Marta Ptaszynska, Shulamit Ran, and Kotoka Suzuki. His original compositions have been performed in concerts and festivals by renowned groups, such as Eighth Blackbird, across the country and in Berlin. As a singer/songwriter and band leader, he has performed extensively in clubs, bars, and festivals in many parts of the country as well.

Simon earned a BM in Music Composition from Rice University in 2002. After graduating, Simon coordinated an NEA-funded arts education program, traveling across Texas and collaborating with the state's best traditional musicians such as Alvin Crow and Santiago Jimenez, Jr. He has collaborated on multimedia projects with the NYC arts groups Uniondocs, Counts Media, and Peter Stuyvesant's Ghost, and his works have been played on radio stations across the country.