Performance and Technology
Arts & Communication: Music
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331
Kevin Patton is a musician, scholar, and technologist active in the fields of experimental music and multimedia theatre whose work explores the intersection of technology and performance. The design of new musical instruments as well as interfaces and computer systems for analysis, improvisation, and projection is at the center of his practice. Patton is also a frequent collaborator in installation, network art, and performance art projects. His work has been recognized for his collaboration with visual artist Maria del Carmen Montoya with the prestigious 2009 Rhizome commission for the piece, I Sky You, an installation that combines chemically synthesized light, video tracking, and sound design.
Patton often performs his own work in both instrumental improvisation and interactive chamber music and has performed in Europe, Japan, and throughout North America. Kevin's sound and music projects have been featured at the Boston Young Composers Festival as well as the Banff Creative and Jazz Music Workshop, the Seattle Washington Transport Series, The Hydra Series at Harvard, the State X New Forms festival in Den Haag, Holland, the Visiones Sonores Festival in Mexico City, International Computer Music Conference, and the SEAMus National Conference. His hyper-instruments and gestural controllers have been featured at the NIME conference, Spark Conference, McGill University Live at CRMMT series, International Computer Music Conference, SIGGRAPH convention, and numerous international festivals.
Patton is an assistant professor of music and performance technologies at Oregon State University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from Brown University in electronic music and multimedia composition. He also holds a Master of Music degree in jazz studies and composition from the University of North Texas. He was an Invited Researcher at the Sorbonne, University of Paris IV, for the Spring of 2009.