Scott BartonComposer, Guitarist, Recordist, Instrument Builder
Scott Barton is a composer, guitarist and recordist currently pursuing his Ph.D. in the Composition and Computer Technologies program at the University of Virginia. His current interests include: rhythmic complexity, auditory and temporal perception, musical robots, audio engineering and rock music. He is currently working on a dissertation that explores the cognitive and contextual inputs to musical discontinuity perception. He co-founded Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI), a collective focused on designing and building robotic musical instruments (www.expressivemachines.com), with Troy Rogers and Steven Kemper. He studied music and philosophy at Colgate University and received his Master of Music in Composition from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music. Important influence upon Scott's music and thought have come by way of Jonathan Schlackman, Jordan Berk, Dexter Morrill, Tania Leon, Rory Stuart, Amnon Wolman, Judith Shatin, Matthew Burtner and Ted Coffey.
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