Hunter Brown

Composer | Percussionist | Music Technologist

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Biography

Hunter Brown is a composer, music technologist, and percussionist based in Hanover, New Hampshire. His creative interests encompass various mediums including interactive electroacoustic improvisation, mixed music, multimedia installation, and music for dance. Hunter’s work has been presented at the following conferences and festivals: 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 Composition 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 (TIMARA) from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music where he studied percussion with Michael Rosen and electronic music with Aurie Hsu and Joo Won Park. He is currently studying towards a Masters degree in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College under the tutelage of Michelle Lou, Spencer Topel, and Michael Casey.

Artist Statement

My work examines the bidirectional relationship between human and machine through the lens of performance, composition, improvisation, and computer programming. I investigate the intricacies and vulnerability of this relationship through interactive computer music, multimedia installation, and the repurposing of outdated analog electronics as creative tools. My goal is to embrace the intrinsic noise within electronic media, and use this noise as a catalyst for idiosyncratic human/machine interaction and visceral aesthetic experiences.