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Get to know the passionate team behind CAMP, as well as its mission.

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CAMP Co-Founder and Vice President

Benjamin D. Whiting

His music having been described as “marvelously intriguing” and “evocative” in a Fanfare review, composer and improvisor Benjamin D. Whiting is perpetually seeking to find new and exciting ways in which technology can assist composers and performers by augmenting their expressive and creative potential.

Whiting has had performances and given talks on his electroacoustic work at festivals including ICMC, SEAMUS, NYCEMF, N_SEME, EMM, eviMus, EMUFest, TIES, Sonorities Festival of Contemporary Music, USF New-Music Festival, TUTTI, CMS, and MUSLAB. He also continues to compose and experiment in a purely acoustic medium, his most recent acoustic work being Cave Paintings of Discourse to be released on Eunmi Ko’s upcoming digital album, SPAM.

In addition to his activity as a composer, Whiting is Co-Founder of Null-state, CAMP’s resident electronic music ensemble that strives to pave the way for the continued innovation and growth of electronic and electroacoustic music through its Chaosflöte project and research into new techniques in live coding. Null-state also spreads the joy of electronically enhanced music making to all by giving lectures, workshops, and concerts at public institutions, such as the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida, Eastern Florida State College, Wayne State University, and the University of Chicago. He has been the recipient of a New Music USA grant to further these goals, and Null-state was invited to be the featured guest ensemble of PMF~ 2022 at UI South Bend.

Whiting received his A.Mus.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Recordings of his music can be found on the ABLAZE Records, University of Illinois Experimental Music Studios, Navona Records, Music From SEAMUS, Odd Pop, and Neuma Records labels. He currently serves on the faculty of the College of William & Mary’s Department of Music as Assistant Teaching Professor of Electronic Music and resides in Williamsburg, VA.