Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio

The CHIME Studio (Chicago Integrated Media Experimental Studio) is a vital creative space in the Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition and the University of Chicago’s Department of Music.

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.

Housed in the University Chicago’s Goodspeed Hall (room 210), CHIME's recording and surround-sound mixing facility supports the production of new electronic, electro-acoustic, and multimedia works, and encourages the development of new software and hardware environments for musical expression. 

In addition to its integration into events at CCCC, CHIME regularly produces concerts and engages in collaborative projects with artists from across disciplines, both on campus and across the City of Chicago.

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Founder and Director

Augusta Read Thomas

Advisory Board

Seth Brodsky
Anthony Cheung
Jennifer Iverson
Amy Iwano
Travis Jackson
Sam Pluta
Barbara Schubert


Reba Cafarelli

Director of Communications
Margo Strebig

About CCCC's creative team »


The Chicago Center for Contemporary Composition is supported in part by generous gifts from Kay Bucksbaum and Gay Stanek.

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