Constantin Basica is a Romanian composer currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area, whose current work explores perceptual illusions in the context of audiovisual performance. His compositions include pieces for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, and orchestra. In recent years, he has been composing multimedia works for acoustic instruments, electronics, and video, which have been performed in Europe and in the United States by artists such as Séverine Ballon, Tony Arnold, Carola Schaal, Olga Berar, Bogdan Popa, ELISION Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Liminar, Now Hear Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Spektral Quartet, and Splinter Reeds. Constantin is the Alejandro and Lida Zaffaroni graduate fellow at Stanford University, where he is working with Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Brian Ferneyhough toward a DMA in Composition. He is also studying with Mark Applebaum and Erik Ulman. His previous mentors were Georg Hajdu, Manfred Stahnke, Fredrik Schwenk, and Peter Michael Hamel during his MA and Erasmus Scholarship at the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre in Germany, as well as Dan Dediu, Nicolae Coman, Doina Rotaru, Bogdan Voda, and Cristian Brancusi during his BA studies in Composition and Conducting at the National University of Music Bucharest in Romania. In 2016, Constantin is one of the lecturers at the 2016 Sound and Music Computing Summer School in Hamburg. As a teaching assistant in the Department of Music at Stanford University, Constantin received the Department of Music Chair’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2015. Between 2008-2009, he was appointed Professor of Orchestra at the "George Enescu" National College of Music in Bucharest.