Eli Stine ’14

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts

Areas of Study


  • PhD and master’s in composition and computer technologies, University of Virginia (Jefferson Fellow)
  • BA in computer science and BM in technology in music and related arts, Oberlin College


Eli Stine’s work explores electroacoustic sound, multimedia technologies (often custom-built software, video projection, and multi-channel speaker systems), and collaboration between disciplines, artistic and otherwise.

Stine‘s work has been programmed at festivals and conferences including ICMC, SEAMUS, NIME, CMMR, NYCEMF, the Third Practice, Studio 300, and Threshold festivals, CubeFest, the Muestra Internacional de Música Electroacústica, the International Sound Art Festival Berlin, the Workshop on Intelligent Music Interfaces for Listening and Creation, and the International Conference on Computational Intelligence in Music, Sound, Art, and Design. He has undertaken residencies at the Stanford Music Information Retrieval Workshop, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Banff Centre, Harvestworks, Prague Film School, and Centro Mexicano para la Música y las Artes Sonoras. His research has been presented and published internationally in the proceedings of the International Symposium on Computer Music Multidisciplinary Research, Sounding Out the Space Conference, International Computer Music Conference, and the Intelligent User Interfaces Conference.

Stine’s sound design for film has been heard by more than a million people in The Amerikans web series. His sound design for the virtual-reality installation VRWandlung, a VR adaptation of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis, is touring around the world, with installation locations including Prague, Berlin, Madrid, Cairo, Oslo, Seoul, Tokyo, and Hong Kong.

In his free time, Stine enjoys exercising, making video and audio recordings, learning different electronic musics, and reading.

Editor of Journal SEAMUS, published by the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States

Fall 2022

Prin Pvt Tech: — PVST 043
Sec Pvt Tech: — PVST 093
Introduction to Electroacoustic Music — TECH 101
Sophomore Studio — TECH 291
TIMARA Apprenticeship - H — TECH 303F
TIMARA Apprenticeship - H — TECH 303H
Workshop in Music and Media Technologies — TECH 350

Spring 2023

Prin Pvt Tech: — PVST 043
Sec Pvt Tech: — PVST 093


Work by Eli Stine Featured at Finland's Sideways Festival

June 21, 2022

Music composition, programming, and sensor design by TIMARA Visiting Assistant Professor Eli Stine for MUT-AT1-0NS was installed as a Sideshow at the Sideways Festival (@sidewayshel) in Helsinki, Finland, from June 16-18. MUT-AT1-0NS is an immersive sound and light experience which allows participants the ability to coauthor a short piece of music as they move through a physical space, triggering sensors that create a composition, with sampled voices and music.


Finney on Demand

April 20, 2020

A homegrown app allows musicians everywhere to mimic the acoustics of their favorite Oberlin venues.

Sounds of Science

October 3, 2019

Electroacoustic artist Eli Stine ’14 returns to teach and create at Oberlin.