The CHIME Studio (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) is a vital creative space in the Music Department at the University of Chicago. Directed by composer, improviser, and sound artist Sam Pluta, the studio is focused on creativity in the many realms of electronic music and its integration with other media.

Tim Page Wins SEAMUS/ASCAP Prize

May 4, 2017

Tim Page, UChicago grad composer and CHIME regular, has just been declared a winner of the 2017 SEAMUS/ASCAP Award. The prize includes a commission for an electroacoustic work that will be premiered at the Society for Electroacoustic Music Conference in the Spring of 2018.

Mark your calendars

April 21, 2017


More info here

SuperCollider jam-out

April 17, 2017

Improv session through SuperCollider and external controllers.

Featured above are Electronic Music II students: Takashi Shallow, Ire Olagbami and Fran Levitin.



April 11, 2017

Busy times for CHIME. Director Sam Pluta on tour with the Peter Evans sextet, Alican Çamcı and Igor Santos just finished performing Saariaho’s “Aer”,  and the Switch On! project is coming up.

Pictured above is a snapshot from Pierce Gradone‘s graphical cues, for his new piece Net(work), for violin, cello and piano/keyboard. The work is a collaboration between Pierce and UofC neurobiologist Dana Simmons, and will be premiered by the [Switch~ Ensemble] on May 14th, at Elastic Arts.



Five from Afar

April 3, 2017

CHIME is running electronics for Kaija Saariaho’s “Aer”, as part of UChicago Presents’ “Five from Afar” concert.

When: Sunday, April 9, 2017 – 3:00pm
Where: Performance Hall, Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
More info here


March 23, 2017

The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition, one of the sponsors for Switch On!, has officially been launched!

Read the announcement here.


Composing for [Switch~]

March 12, 2017

Alican Çamcı working on his new piece for the [Switch~] Ensemble.

Premieres May 12 @ MANA Contemporary. More info here.

New analog synthesizer

March 1, 2017

CHIME’s new Eurorack synth modules.

(pictured above is Sam Segan shredding some percussive sounds)




Electronic Music I – Class Concert

February 15, 2017

Monday, Feb 20th at 7:30 pm. Fulton Hall , Goodspeed Hall (4th floor). Free Admission.

New electronic music works by:

Maya Baumann, Logan Snodgrass, Will Myers Kiana Shin, Jan Brugger,  Hassaan Ejaz, Anshuman Pal,
Sam Segan, Rodrigo Bussad, Kim Kawczinski, Shirley Zhang,Tiffany Chen, Areknaz Khaligian, Joungbum Lee,
Jiye Park, Maria Perevedentseva, Michelle Ross, Saeri Sakai

Points Contre Champs

January 21, 2017



Mystery student loves Parmegiani