Hunter Brown

Composer | Percussionist | Music Technologist

Biography

Hunter Brown is a multimedia artist, music technologist, audio engineer, and percussionist based in Hanover, New Hampshire. Hunter's creative work encompasses various compositional mediums including interactive electro-acoustic improvisation, multimedia installation, laptop performance, music for dance, and acousmatic music. He is the current assistant audio engineer at the Marlboro Music Festival, and was previously an audio engineer at Oberlin Audio Services. As a percussionist, Hunter focuses on collaborating with composers in creating works for percussion and electronics. Hunter’s work has been presented at the following conferences: The Society of Electroacoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) National Conference, the Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) Manifeste, and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF). In 2017, he was awarded the annual Allen Strange Award at the SEAMUS National Convention. Hunter holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Percussion Performance with a Minor in Technology in Music and the Related Arts from the Oberlin Conservatory where he studied percussion with Michael Rosen and electronic music with Aurie Hsu, Joo Won Park, Peter Swendsen, and Tom Lopez. He is currently studying towards a Masters degree in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College.


Artistic Statement

My creative work is concerned with using modern technology to explore the visceral nature of sonic and visual phenomena. I strive to mold these phenomena into immersive and emotional full-body experiences for audiences. I am also interested in developing interactive performance systems and installations that allow for an eloquent and deep sonic discourse between humans and electronic media.