Robert J. Gluck

Electronic music scholar with expertise in interactive electronics

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Robert J. Gluck

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Music and Theatre

Electronic music; electroacoustic music; interactivity in the arts; multimedia installation art; Judaism; Jewish religion, Jewish music; jazz; Jewish history

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Robert Gluck is a composer and performer of music for piano and interactive electronics, crossing boundaries between electroacoustic and jazz traditions. His scholarly work traces cultural issues within the international history of electronic music.

Gluck studied at the Julliard, Manhattan and Crane schools of music and he holds degrees from the University at Albany, Yeshiva University's Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

His recordings include 'Stories Heard and Retold' (1998) and 'Electric Songs' (2001). He is associate professor of music and director of the Electronic Music Studio at the University at Albany and director of the Electronic Music Foundation.