Simon Hutchinson, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Music, Theater, and Dance
Coordinator, Game Design and Interactive Media

Department of Music, Theater, and Dance
College of Arts and Sciences

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

Simon Hutchinson is a composer and designer of compact interactive experiences.

A voracious scholar of all aspects of music, his work synthesizes disparate ideas–European concert traditions and creative electronics; acoustic musical instruments and digital video games; East Asian folk and American jazz, rock and funk–and these combinations yield novel musical experiences, engaging with the relationships between society, technology, and the human experience.

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. Hutchinson’s studies in cross-cultural composition were supported by the Sasakawa Young Leader’s Fellowship Fund (SYLFF), and his works are now performed across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Research/Teaching Interests

Synthesis and Sound Design

Interactive and Electronic Audio


Selected Performances and Exhibitions

2019 Kyma International Sound Symposium, Busan, SOUTH KOREA

2019 IEEE Games, Entertainment, and Media Conference, Yale University, CT

2019 International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), Gwangju, SOUTH KOREA

2018 NYC Electroacoustic Music Festival, NY

2018 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music US National Conference, University of Oregon

2017 eviMUS, Saarbrücken, GERMANY

2017 Kyma International Sound Symposium, Oslo, NORWAY

2017 Audio Mostly Conference, Queen Mary University, London, UK

2017 Technologies for Musical Notation and Representation Conf., A Coruña, SPAIN

2017 Festival of Contemporary Art Music, Society of Composers, Inc. Region VIII

2016 FIVA, Festival Internacional de Videoarte, Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA

2016 11th Annual Animsfest; Athens, GREECE

2015 International Digital Media Arts Association National Conference; East Tennessee State University

2015 International Double-Reed Society Conference; Tokyo, JAPAN

2015 Sound Culture Festival; Bellingham, WA

2015 Society for Electro-Acoustic Music US National Conference; Virginia Tech

2014 Musicacoustica; Beijing, CHINA

2014 Kyma International Sound Symposium; MHL, Lübeck, GERMANY

2014 College Music Society, Pacific Northwest Conference; Missoula, MT

2014 Electronic Music Midwest Mini Festival; Bozeman, MT

2013 Kyma International Sound Symposium; Brussels, BELGIUM

2013 New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference; Daejeon, South Korea

2012 North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) Conference; Arizona State

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

2011 Miso Music Portugal Música Viva Festival; Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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