Alumni

Freida Abtan (2013)

Website | Freida_Abtan@brown.edu

Lecturer, Music Department, Goldsmiths University of London

Freida Abtan is a Canadian multi-disciplinary artist and composer living in London, UK. Her music falls somewhere in between musique concrete and more modern noise and experimental audio and both genres are influential to her sound. Her work has been compared to bands such as Coil, and Zoviet France, because of her use of spectral manipulation and collage.


Robbie Byron (2013)

Website | Robbie_Byron@brown.edu

Front-end software developer for Opus One Productions, Pittsburgh, PA

Robbie is a multimedia artist working with sound, painting, sculpture, cast glass, textiles, and video to create interactive installations and audiovisual art that explores the relationship between the organic and the synthetic, often through the construction of fantasy worlds and cyborg technologies. Drawing inspiration from natural forms, from molecular mechanisms to the five elements of traditional philosophy, he attempts to understand through his art the hidden structures of manifest nature.


Jacob Richman (2013)

Website | Jacob_Richman@brown.edu

Media consultant and video teacher at Providence ¡CityArts!

Jacob Richman is a multimedia composer whose work explorers the relationship between sight and sound in live performance. His pieces mix live-processed moving images (film and video), music and sound to create interactive, multimedia settings in which performers can interact. He is fascinated by what he sees as the interconnectedness of things: people with places, sounds with textures, humans with animals, plants and the natural world. He feels that exploring the relationships between sounds and images in performance is an effective way to investigate greater connections that surround us.


Matthew Warne (2013)

Website | Matthew_Warne@brown.edu

Assistant Professor, Setnor School of Music, Transmedia and Foundation Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Setnor School of Music, Transmedia and Foundation Music

Matthew’s interactive work joins the call for the composer's emergence from the studio for the realization of computer music live in cooperation with performers. His compositional work frequently focuses on the design of simple electronic or computational processes which amplify some aspect of a sound which might otherwise be considered secondary.


Lyn Goeringer (2011)

Website | Lyn_Goeringer@brown.edu

Visiting Assistant Professor, TIMARA / Music Department, Oberlin College
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

Drawing on critical theory, sound studies, and emergent media, Lyn Goeringer’s work focuses on how we are impacted by power, and in particular, how power influences our relationship to space and place in the larger context of the Everyday. Her compositional interest is one of allegory which seeks to outline and illustrate spatial power dynamics. Our bodies are the site where we engage with power within a complex theater of rules and social expectations.


Kevin Patton (2011)

Website | Kevin_Patton@brown.edu

Assistant Professor, Entertainment Technology, New York City College of Technology (City Tech)

Kevin Patton is a composer, guitarist, and experimental sound performer interested in exploring the increasingly nebulous borderlands between humans and machines in performance. The integration of interactive electronic music and machine improvisation into traditional performance contexts is at the center of his practice.


Brian Knoth (2010)

Website | Brian_Knoth@brown.edu

Assistant Professor of Multimedia, Art Department, Northern Essex Community College.
Music Composition Fellowship, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (2013)
MacColl Johnson Fellow, Rhode Island Foundation (2011)

Brian Knoth is a composer/instrumentalist and digital media artist/researcher specializing in experimental sound art/music, moving image and new interfaces. His work explores cross-sensory dynamics and computer mediated interaction. This work is realized in several formats including installation, audiovisual composition, and live performance.


Shawn Greenlee (2008)

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Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design.

Greenlee is a composer and performer of experimental music. His work centers on freestyle performance with computer systems for both sound and image. Since 1992, Greenlee has been standing at the epicenter of Providence’s panicked music scene, and is best known for his solo electronic music, under the moniker, Pleasurehorse, as well as for founding and performing in the frenetic rock group, Landed (est. 1997). Other points of reference include his membership in the band, Six Finger Satellite (1999-2001), and his role in Providence's warehouse community of the late 90s including, the art collective and venue, Fort Thunder.


Jamie Jewett (2008)

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Associate Professor Dance and New Media - NYU Tisch School of the Arts
Artistic Director at Lostwax Multimedia Dance

Jamie Jewett is the director of Lostwax Productions, a multi-media dance theater company that seeks to examine the visceral cusp between presence, embodiment, installation, performance space and narrative through the use of technology. Jewett has choreographed, performed and taught across the U.S. as well as in Asia and Europe. His works utilize interactivity and projections of still and cinematic imagery coupled with live closed-circuit video.



Thomas Ciufo (2004)

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Assistant Professor, Recording Arts & Music Technology, Towson University

Thomas Ciufo is a sound artist, composer, improviser, and researcher working at the intersections of electroacoustic performance, interactive instrument design, sonic art and emerging digital technologies. He holds a bachelor's degree in music composition from the University of Northern Colorado and a Ph.D. in Computer Music and New Media from Brown University.