Kevin Patton is a composer, scholar, and experimental sound performer whose work explores the intersection of music, technology, and the body.The design of new musical interfaces and computer music systems for the analysis, composition, and performance of electronic, multimedia, and experimental music is at the center of his practice. Furthermore,
the integration of interactive music and machine improvisation into traditional performance contexts is a key to broadening the audience for contemporary and experimental music. Kevin often performs his own work in both instrumental improvisation and interactive chamber music and has performed in Europe, Japan, and throughout North America. His chamber music has also been performed by such ensembles as Dinosaur Annex. Kevin is a recent winner of the Rhizome 2009 commission competition with visual artist Maria del Carmen Montoya for their installation, I Sky You. His performance project, GrayCode, combines electronic instrument design, machine improvisation with experimental jazz practice in collaboration with percussionist Frederick Kennedy and clarinetist and composer Butch Rovan.Kevin's music and ideas have been presented at the Electronic Music Studies (EMS) International conference in Paris, France and Beijing, China, and the Visiones Sonoras festival in Morelia, Mexico, among many. He is also an Invited Researcher at the Sorbonne, in Paris France for the Spring of 2009. Kevin holds a Master of Music degree in jazz studies and composition from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts Degree from Brown University. He is currently a PhD Candidate in electronic music and multimedia composition at Brown University.
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