Member Profile: Scott Barton
Scott Barton is an Assistant Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who composes, performs, and produces (electro)(acoustic) music. His interests include rhythm, auditory and temporal perception, musical robotics, and audio production. As a researcher, programmer, and author, he has collaborated with the Kubovy Perception Lab at U.Va. on psychological experiments involving rhythm perception. He founded and directs the Music, Perception and Robotics lab at WPI, which develops robotic musical instruments and software that enables human-robot musical interaction. He co-founded EMMI, a collective that designs, builds and performs with robotic musical instruments. He studied music and philosophy at Colgate University, received his Master of Music in Composition from the Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music, and completed his Ph.D. in the composition and computer technologies program at the University of Virginia. His music has been performed throughout the world including at ICMC; SEAMUS; SMC; CMMR and NIME.