ICCaT Researcher: Simon Hutchinson

Simon Hutchinson is a composer, scholar, and teacher of music and music technology. Simon 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. Simon’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. His compositions synthesize disparate ideas: European concert traditions and creative electronics; acoustic musical instruments and digital video games; East Asian folk and American jazz, rock and funk. These combinations yield novel musical experiences, engaging with the relationships between humans, technology, and society. He is currently Associate Professor of Music Technology at the University of New Haven, where is a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Teaching Excellence.