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Eric Smigel is Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of the Musicology Program at San Diego State University, where he teaches courses in music history, music research, and a general education course in Psychedelic Rock of the 1960s. He has published articles, reviews, and liner notes on various topics of American experimental music, including studies of John Cage, David Tudor, James Tenney, Joseph Byrd, and Lois V Vierk. Eric is currently under contract with the University of Illinois Press to write a book-length biography of Tenney, which will highlight the composer’s relationship with independent filmmaker Stan Brakhage and visual artist Carolee Schneemann. He received the M.A. degree in Music History and Ph.D. in Historical Musicology from the University of Southern California.