Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of “ferociously interactive” media. Her interactive multimedia opera A King Listens, created while she was a doctoral candidate, premiered at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center and was profiled by apple.com. Her works have been performed throughout the US and beyond.
Schedel’s research focuses on gesture in music, the sustainability of technology in art, and sonification of data. She co-chaired the 2010 International Computer Music Conference and the 2011 Electro-Acoustic Music Studies Network Conference, and ran SUNY’s first Coursera Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), an introduction to computational arts. She is an associate professor of Music at Stony Brook University, where she serves as co-director of Computer Music and director of cDACT, a consortium for digital art, culture and technology.