Tobin Chodos is a composer and jazz pianist. He was awarded a Dave Brubeck Fellowship in 2003, graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Ancient Greek and Latin from Columbia University in 2009, and in 2013 will begin doctoral work in music at UC San Diego. His trio album, Salmon Up, was released in 2012.
One of the problems that the symphony orchestra presents to the contemporary composer is that it seems to embody the hierarchies and stratification of the aristocratic classes that it was originally devised to entertain. In Control Flow, I respond to this issue by exploring various kinds of musical control.