The Corwin Chair presents Brian Hansen (lecture)

Event Date: 

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Event Date Details: 

Event Location: 

  • Studio Xenakis (Room 2215)

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
Marketing and Communications Manager
UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Brian Hansen
The Corwin Chair will present a lecture by Dr. Brian Hansen on Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. in Studio Xenakis (Room 2215). In Dr. Hansen’s lecture, “Sound, Sight, Process, Interaction”, he will talk about his work as a composer and music technologist, highlighting areas of algorithmic composition, sound design, and interface design. In addition, he will showcase his recent efforts in developing tools that emphasize creativity with music and visualization.
Brian Hansen holds a PhD in Music Composition and Masters of Science in Media Arts and Technology from the University of California Santa Barbara, where he studied with Clarence Barlow, Curtis Roads, and Joel Feigin. He currently resides in Ventura, California, where he works primarily as a music technologist spanning the areas of traditional and algorithmic composition, sound design, and user interface design. He is the owner and founder of Sonimmersion LLC, a software consulting company that participates in development partnerships creating musical products. Brian has worked with numerous clients including Slate Media Technology, Apogee Electronics, and Zya, where he has helped create a variety of products in the categories of audio plug-ins, games, and pro-audio interfaces.
In 2016, Brian co-founded Echobit, an audio company focusing on unique ways to inspire creativity through audio and visual integration. Echobit has released the products Viz and Mosaic: Viz is a music visualization tool focusing on real-time generation of audio reactive graphics through a live-codling interface, and Mosaic is a sonic concatenation tool that visualizes audio as a corpus of sound grains and plays them back by matching them to an incoming audio stream in real-time.
In the spring of 2018, Brian will be a lecturer in the Department of Computational Media at UC Santa Cruz, where he will teach a course on procedural audio, algorithmic composition, and games.
Brian Hansen