Robert Griffin Byron
2349 Railroad St, Apt 1101, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Tel: 412.616.9585 • Email: email@example.com
PhD, Computer Music & Multimedia Art Brown University 2011 (expected)
>Thesis: Alchemy of Sound and Image (Todd Winkler & Butch Rovan/Brown, Luke Dubois/Brooklyn Experimental
Media Center, and Roger Dannenberg/CMU, directors).
MA, Creative Arts Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 2009
>Thesis: Variations on the Theme of Metamorphosis (Maggie Phillips, director).
MA, Computer Music & Multimedia Art Brown University 2008
>Thesis: Sculpting Sound & Image: Creating Digital Transmedia with Kinetic Movement (Todd Winkler, advisor).
MM, Computer Music Composition Indiana University 2006
>Thesis: Liquid Mirror, for orchestra and live electronics (Jeffrey Hass, advisor).
BMus, Music Performance Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts 1998
>Thesis: Symphony No 1, for orchestra (Brian Howard, advisor).
Honors & Awards
Creative Arts Council Grants (4) Brown University 2006-2009
Dean’s Prize (electroacoustic section) Indiana University 2005
First prize (audio section) IDEAS festival 2005
First prize (audio section) IDEAS festival 2004
Second prize Australian Harp Composition Competition 2004
Postgraduate Fellowship Fulbright Foundation 2003-2004
Composer-in-Residence Peggy Glanville-Hicks Foundation 2000
Australian Screen Music Award (student) Australian Guild of Screen Composers 1999
Young Australian of the Year, Arts Division National Australia Day Council 1998
Young Citizen of the Year, Western Australia Australia Day Council of Western Australia 1998
Young Composers Award Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1995
Soundtrack for the installation Paper House Joan Backes / McCormick Gallery, Chicago 2007
Elysium (soundtrack for dance work) Elizabeth Shea/ Blackbox Theatre, Bloomington, IN 2004
Kaleidoscope (chamber work) Ensemble Archangello 2002
Mirror Mirror (full-length orchestral ballet score)Australian Ballet 1999
Soundtrack for the art film Structures Glen Eaves / Futurist Films, Perth 1998
> Won the 1999 Australian Screen Music Award from the Australian Guild of Screen Composers.
Orlando (1-act length orchestral ballet score) Western Australia Ballet 1997
The Faun (orchestral work) Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 1995
> Won the 1995 Young Composers Award from the ABC; performed over 100 times throughout Australia.
Instructor, Studio as Compositional Tool Brown University 2009
Teaching Assistant, Digital Performance Prof. Todd Winkler / Brown University 2008
Teaching Assistant, Real-Time Audiovision Prof. Todd Winkler / Brown University 2007
Teaching Assistant, Computer Music Seminar Prof. Jeffrey Hass / Indiana University 2005
Lecturer in Theory and Harmony Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts 2002-2003
Professional Performances and Presentations (selected)
Sculpt (for wireless gestural glove system & interactive audiovisuals), Turbulence Upgrade!, Boston, 2008.
Elements (audiovision 5.1 acousmatic), Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts, Brandeis University, 2008.
Torque (interactive refracted light, imagery & sound on a glass sculpture and painted diaphanous fabric), 55 Conduit St.,
Central Falls, RI, 2008.
Neon (audiovisual 5.1 acousmatic), Grant Hall, Brown University, 2007.
Blood of a Poet (projection and sound on acrylic painting, 60 x 60 in), T. F. Green Hall, Providence, RI, 2007.
Illuminations (projection piece), projected for two weeks onto wall outside of 88 Waybossett St., Providence, RI, 2007.
Speak, Tongue, of the Glorious Body’s Mystery (audiovisual improvisation) / Staircase (interactive refracted light,
imagery & sound upon a glass sculpture), Pixilerations, Providence, RI, 2007.
Hip or Hype? (5.1 acousmatic), Pixilerations, Providence, RI, 2006.
Courant de Conscience (for piano & interactive electronics), Center for Electroacoustic and Computer Music
(recording), Bloomington, IN, 2006.
Liquid Mirror (for orchestra & interactive audiovision), Indiana Chamber Orchestra (recording), Bloomington, IN, 2006.
Elysium (for interactive audiovision & dancers), IDEAS Festival, Bloomington, IN, 2004.
HyperCube (for 10.2-channel sound diffusion), Threshold, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2004.
Wild Reeds (for piano), Fulbright Center (performed myself), New York City, 2004.
Neophilia (laptop audio improvisation), Ideas Festival, Bloomington, IN, 2003.
Le Produit Chimique / Syrinx in the Sun / Conspiracy Theories (all 5.1 acousmatics), Australian Computer Music
Conference, Perth, 2003.
Sirens (5.1 acousmatic), SPECTRUM, Perth, 2003.
Gothalogica (score for an opera), Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, 2002.
‘Metamorphosis as a Musical Algorithm’ (paper), Australian Computer Music Conference, Melbourne, 2002.
Mirror Mirror (full-length ballet), approx. 50 performances by the State Orchestras of Victoria, Queensland, New South
Wales and Tasmania, 2000-2001.
Orlando (ballet), Wester Australian Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Noel Smith), 1998.
Fire and Ice (for orchestra), Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (conducted by David Porcelijn), 1998.
Spectral Light (for chamber orchestra), West Australian Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Roger Smalley), 1997.
The Faun (symphonic fragment for orchestra), approx. 110 performances by the Melbourne, Sydney, Tasmanian,
Adelaide and Wester Australian Symphony Orchestras, 1995-1998.
Reverie for Clarinet, Singapore (performed myself), 1994.
Other relevant positions
:: Technology positions ::
Studio Proctor for the MEME studios, Music Department 2008.
CONMAG Macintosh Computer Cluster Administrator, Brown University, 2006.
MAX/MSP programmer, Speech and Hearing, Department Indiana University, 2005.
Music Library Technical Assistant, Indiana University, 2004-2006.
STC Consultant, University Information Technology Services, Indiana University, 2004-2006.
:: Web design/project-based commissions ::
Web designer for Future Directions in Biology Studies (funded by National Science Foundation), 2006.
Web designer for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, 2006.
The creation of project-based (musical orchestration series) CD-ROMs, Teaching and Learning Technologies Center,
Indiana University, 2006.
:: Musical positions ::
Musical Director, A-Cappella-Go Vocal Ensemble, 2001-2003.
Pianist, Dan Rata, Perth Western Australia 2000-2003.
Copyist & Arranger, Music Arranger’s Guild of Australia, Sydney, 2000-2002.
Composer-in-Residence, Peggy Glanville-Hicks House, Sydney, 2000.
Clarinet Teacher, Mater Dei College, 1998.
Conductor, Kelmscott Senior Highschool, 1995.
Flute and Clarinet teacher, John Walliston College, 1998.
:: Brown University ::
Seminar in Computer Music/Multimedia (Prof. Butch Rovan)
Digital Performance (Prof. Todd Winkler)
Seminar in Real-Time Performance (Prof. Todd Winkler)
Large-Scale Multimedia Projects II (Prof. Butch Rovan)
Independent Study Project: Opengl programming in Jitter
Composition Seminar in Interactive Formats (Prof. Butch Rovan)
Designing Alternative Controllers (Prof. Butch Rovan)
Large-Scale Multimedia Projects I (Prof. Todd Winkler)
Reading and Research: Audiovision and Sensing
Ancient Philosophy (Prof. Mary Louise Gill) - audited
Reading and Research: Shader programming and design in Max/MSP/Jitter
Advanced Interactivity Seminar in Max/MSP (Butch Rovan)
Seminar in Audiovision (Prof. Butch Rovan)
Sound Design (Prof. James Moses) – audited
Intermediate 3D Computer Animation (Prof. Barbara Meier) - audited
Sound/Image Composition (Prof. Dennis Miller) - audited
:: Rhode Island School of Design ::
Interdisiplinary Glass Casting/Moldmaking (Prof. Jocelyne Prince)
Introduction to Creative Programming (Prof. Catherine D'Ignazio)
The Virtual Photograph (Prof. Eva Sutton)
Painting and Digital Media Installation (Prof. Mark Milloff)
Computer Generated 3D Imagery: Maya (Prof. Dennis Hlynsky)
3D Graphics in Maya for Illustrators (Prof. Jane Kernan)
:: Indiana University ::
K503 Electronic Studio Resources I (Prof. Jess Hass)
K504 Electronic Studio Resources II (Prof. John Gibson)
K509 Seminar in Computer Music (Prof. Jess Hass)
Introduction to Interactive Media Design (Norbet Herber) – audited
History of Early Music, (Prof. Mossimo)
Duke Ellington (David Baker)
Composition Second study (David Dzubay)
Composition Second study (Sven-David Sandström)
:: Carnegie Mellon University ::
Gadgetry 1 (audited)
:: Edith Cowan University ::
MAP5105 Arts Issues (Semiotics and Artistic practices)
MAP5111 Creative Arts Research
MAP5101 Research Methods in the Arts
MAP5102 Research Preparation 1
MAP5103 Masters Thesis: Arts Research Project 1
MAP5104 Masters Thesis: Research Context 1
MAP6202 Research Preparation 2
MAP6102 Research Seminar
MAP6203 Masters Thesis: Arts Research Project 2
MAP6204 Masters Thesis: Research Context 2
:: Pittsburgh Center for the Arts ::
Circuit Building 2