- Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner
(b Ithaca, NY, April 28, 1956). American composer and inventor. She studied composition with Martirano, Brün, John Melby and Scott Wyatt at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (DMA 1984); she also took the degree of Master of Computer Science at Illinois (1988) and the MM at Texas Tech University (1979). An accomplished performer, she was principal harpist of the Lubbock SO (1978–79) and the New Mexico SO (1975–77). She was appointed to the teaching staff at Illinois in 1982. In collaboration with Kurt Hebel, Scaletti developed the Kyma Sound System, a computer-based environment for musical experimentation and creation. Indeed, she is the founder and president of the Symbolic Sound Corporation, the manufacturer and distributor of the Kyma system. The recipient of several awards, the system features almost exclusively in her later works, the interaction between performer, composer and machine remaining a primary motivation. In ...