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Simon Hutchinson, Ph.D.

Education

Ph.D. in Composition and Music Technology, University of Oregon

M.A. in Composition, University of California, Santa Cruz

B.A. in Music, Bates College

About

Simon Hutchinson’s work incorporates his experience in diverse musical styles from across the world. Drawing especially from jazz, the avant-garde, the Baroque, and the traditions of Japan, Korea, and Indonesia, Hutchinson creates music and intermedia art that explore themes of modernity, technology, and global community.

Hutchinson’s compositions have been performed across North America, Europe, and Asia, including at various music festivals and conferences, including both conferences for acoustic music–such as the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) Conference, the International Clarinet Association’s (ICA) ClarinetFest, and the North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference–and electronic music–such as the New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) Conference, the Kyma International Sound Symposium (KISS), the Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US (SEAMUS) Conference, and Miso Music Portugal. 

Hutchinson holds a PhD in Composition with supporting coursework in Intermedia Music Technology from the University of Oregon, where he was named the Outstanding Graduate Scholar in Music. Notable composition teachers include Jeffrey Stolet, Robert Kyr, David Crumb, Hi Kyung Kim, David Cope, and Peter Elsea. Additionally, Hutchinson spent several years in Japan studying shamisen (three-stringed lute) and Japanese Folk Music with virtuoso Sato Chouei and shakuhachi (vertical bamboo flute) with Master Sato Chikuen.

 

Research/Teaching Interests

Synthesis and Sound Design

Interactivity and Electronic Music Performance

Transcultural Composition 

Conferences, Festivals and Symposia

2015 Kyma International Sound Symposium; Montana State University, Bozeman
   Tiger and Dragon - composer, performer
“NOPera and Tiger & Dragon: Thoughts on composing for Kyma and traditional instruments” – lecture/presentation

2015 International Double-Reed Society Conference; Tokyo, Japan
   Tiger and Dragon – composer, performer

2015 International Clarinet Association, Clarinetfest2015; Madrid, Spain
   Sixteen September – composer

2015 Sound Culture Festival; Bellingham, WA
   Ewha Nabi, PulseStream, Shin no Shin, Doppelgänger – composer, performer

2015 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US National Conference; Virginia Tech
   Shin no Shin – composer, performer

2014 Musicacoustica; Beijing, China
   hatsuyuki – composer

2014 Kyma International Sound Symposium; MHL, Lübeck, Germany
   NOPera – composer, performer

2014 College Music Society, Pacific Northwest Conference; Missoula, MT
   Requiem – composer, performer

2014 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
   Sixteen September – composer

2014 Electronic Music Midwest Mini Festival; Bozeman, MT
   Shin no Shin, Requiem – composer, performer

2013 Kyma International Sound Symposium; Brussels, Belgium
   Shin no Shin – composer, performer

2013 New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference; Daejeon, South Korea
   Shin no Shin – composer, performer

2013 Manchester New Music Mini-Festival; North Manchester, IN
   bioMechanics – composer

2013 Jubilus Festival; Gainesville, FL
   bioMechanics – composer

2012 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference; Arizona State University
   bioMechanics – composer

2012 ATMI/CMS/NASM Joint National Conferences; San Diego, CA
   bioMechanics – composer

2012 GAMMA-UT Conference; University of Texas at Austin
   Doppelgänger – composer

2012 Society of Ethnomusicology Northwest Conference; University of Oregon
   “Tsugaru Jamisen” – performer, presenter, interpreter

2012 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US National Conference; Lawrence University
   bioMechanics – composer

2011 Miso Music Portugal Música Viva Festival; Lisbon, Portugal
   Left at the Lights – composer

2011 Music Today Festival; University of Oregon
   Everybody on the One, Tonbo, Suzuki’s Song – composer

2011 Society of Electro-Acoustic Music US National Conference; University of Miami
   Ewha, Nabi – composer

2010 UNC CHAT (Collaborations: Humanities, Arts & Technology) 
Digital Arts Festival; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
   Ewha, Nabi – composer

2010 Miso Music Portugal Música Viva Festival; Lisbon, Portugal
   Towa, June 1st, 2011 – composer

2010 I-Park Festival; East Haddam, CT
   Zephyr – composer

2009 Music Today Festival; University of Oregon
   An Evening with Noriaki Yuasa – composer

2009 Oregon Bach Festival Composers Symposium; Eugene, OR
   Zephyr – composer

2009 12 Nights, Electronic Arts and Music Festival; Miami, FL
   An Evening with Noriaki Yuasa – composer

2007 April in Santa Cruz; University of California, Santa Cruz
   Anamnesis and Catharsis – composer

2006 April in Santa Cruz; University of California, Santa Cruz
   Gaikyoku – composer

 

*Complete list of works can be found at http://simonhutchinson.com/

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