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.

Switch On! Fall meeting

December 10, 2016

Switch On! Fall meeting

Switch On! Fall meeting happening during finals week. Thanks Jason Thorpe Buchanan for Skyping in!

Referential information for participating composers can be found on this website, under Collaborations –> Switch~ On!

CHIME supports –Edge of Shelter–

November 16, 2016

CHIME is assisting on a concert of electro-acoustic works run by alumni composer Iddo Aharony and the Fused Muse Ensemble.


BUCHANAN CHAPEL (126 E. Chestnut St, behind Fourth Presbyterian Church)

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Switch On!

November 8, 2016

We are excited to announce Switch On!, an academic year-long collaboration between composition students from the University of Chicago, the University of Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio (CHIME), and the [Switch~ Ensemble], a distinguished performing ensemble consisting of both instrumentalists and sound technicians specializing in electroacoustic music. The focus of the collaboration will be a pairing of composition students with sound technicians from [Switch~], creating and realizing new compositions that incorporate electronics and multimedia. The residency takes place in spring of 2017, when [Switch~] will be in residency at the University for a week of workshops, rehearsals, TWO performances around Chi-town, and recordings of student works. Stay tuned and mark your calendars, May 09–15!

CHIME studio’s new site! Hooray!

October 31, 2016

Welcome to the brand new site!! Hot off da press!