Todd Winkler is a composer and multimedia artist on the
faculty at Brown University,
where he is Director of MacColl Studio for Electronic Music and Chair
of the Music
Department. His work explores ways in which human actions can affect
sound and images produced by computers in dance productions, interactive
video installations, and concert pieces for computers and instruments.
He is the author of Composing Interactive Music, a book and CD-ROM about
the theory and technology of interactive music and performance, published
by MIT Press.
His recent work uses motion sensing devices to allow
dancers creative input into computer music and digital video systems. These
dance productions include: ìDark Around the Edges,î with Walter Ferrero,
presented at Carriage House Theater, Providence, Rhode Island; ìSongs for
the Body Electric,î with Gerry Girouard, presented in Minneapolis at Intermedia
Arts, and at the International Dance and Technology Conference in Tempe,
Arizona; ìHitchís Bitches,î with Cindy Cummings, at the Project Theatre
in Dublin, Ireland and the Yale University Multimedia Festival; and ìFalling
Up,î with Cindy Cummings, a commission from the Dublin Fringe Festival.
Winklerís interactive video and sound installations use
similar technology to alter digitized clips and real time video input based
on the actions of viewers within a room. His video installations include:Light
Around the Edges presented at the Kansas City Performing Arts Center, Watch
Me, an installation for children presented at Rhode Island School of Design
and Meeting Street School, Maybe...1910, a Rhode Island 2000 Commission
presented at the International Computer Music Conference and First Night
Providence, and a large-scale video installation featuring audience participation
and real-time processing, entitled, Magic Mirrors.
Winkler's concert works incorporating computers with
musicians have received international attention at festivals throughout
the US, Europe, and Asia. His music appears on recordings from Capstone
Records, Whole Sum Productions, MIT Press and CMA. He has received awards
from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Composers Forum,
the Arizona State University Center for Studies in the Arts, Meet the Composer,
First Night International, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Rhodes
Island State Council of the Arts, ASCAP, and a Fulbright Fellowship.