Garth Paine

Assoc Professor
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Assoc Professor
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TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802
Assoc Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5802

Biography

Garth Paine is a composer, scholar and acoustic ecologist.  He crosses art-science boundaries with his community embedded work on environmental listening and creative place-making in addition to his environmental musical works and performances.  His research drives toward new approaches to acoustic ecology and the exploration of sound as our lived context including the application of VR in health.

In 2018 he is researcher/artist in residence in Europe at IRCAM (Centre Pompideau) and Center for Arts and Media (ZKM).

His passion for sound as an exhibitable object has given rise to interactive environments where the sonic landscape is generated through gesture, presence and behavior and several music scores for dance works using realtime video tracking and bio-sensing and musical compositions that have been performed in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA, South America, Hong Kong and New Zealand and, in 2014, Korea, Macedonia, France, and UK.

Paine's current research centers around the Listen(n) Project, on acoustic ecology project that focuses on field recording and community building. He co-directs the Acoustic Ecology Lab (AELab@ASU) with Professor Sabine Feisst, which he established in 2016.

He has a long history of composing musical works from his field recordings and engaging in environmental work through sound. Recent examples include the Site Works project at Bundanon, Australia for which he composed the work Presence in the Landscape and his work Becoming Desert for the Listen(n) Symposium concert in 2014. 

Paine is internationally regarded as an innovator in the field of interactivity in experimental music and media arts. He is an active contributor to the International NIME conference wher he was keynote speaker in 2016. He is on the editorial board of Organised Sound Journal, which he has also guest-edited on several occasions. He lead the Taxonomy of Interfaces/Instruments for Electronic Music performance (TIEM) projects with partners McGill University and the Electronic Music Foundation, resulting in on online database of current practice and opening up the discussion of a taxonomy for classification of new instruments to assist research in the field. 

He is an associate professor in interactive sound and digital media in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and associate professor of composition in the School of Music at Arizona State University.  From 2012-13, he was interim-director of the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and then associate director in 2013-14. From 2011-2104, he was undergraduate chair for the Digital Culture program. He is affiliate faculty at the Center for Biodiversity Outomes and a senior sustainability scientist with the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institue of Sustainability at ASU. 

Recent performances include:

2018

Future Perfect concert work for Ambisonic (HOA), Smartphone spatial audio and VR            
        
Cité International des Arts, Paris
        IRCAM, Centre Pompidou, Paris
        EMPAC, Troy, New York (USA)
        Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG) (Germany)
        Conservatoire de Strasbourg (France)
         Klingt Gut, Hamburg 
         Zürich University of the Arts, Switzerland 

Metal Music Musical Instrument Museum, Arizona, for B1 Ensemble, live electronics and percussion

2017

Surface Texture Prisms Contemporary Music Festival with Thomas Landschoot (Cello) for solo cello, ensemble & electronics

2016

No Stone Unturned Prisms Contemporary Music Festival, San Diego New Music Players

Becoming Desert Music and Landscape conference, Institute for Electronic Music, Graz

Oscillations Singing Bowl robots exhibited at the CHI2016 Works Gallery, San Jose, California (June 2016) http://art-chi.org

2015

Rainforest Remix – a performance project in partnership with Rainforest Partners and the UN +SocialGood climate campaign to create an immersive musical performance experience of rainforest environments for SxSW Eco (Oct/15).  Rainforest Remix will be featured at Texas Earth Day 2016 – this project seeks a broad community engagement with environmental awareness by leveraging the popularity and cultural capital of celebrity DJ’s. 

Forrest for flute and live electronics composed for the President’s Showcase (Fall 2014) and also performed at President’s Weekend (Nov’15), the at the Launch of the Biomimicy center (2015).

Oscillations Singing Bowl robots exhibited at the Shaw Centre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (June 2015) 

2015-18

49 Waltzes by John Cage – Interactive media installation around sonic place-making developed with students at Technische Hochschule Ansbach, Germany

Education

  • Ph.D., RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia 2003. Dissertation: Unencumbered Human Movement in Interactive Immersive Environments. ISBN: 978-1-4452-0457-4 (2009). Supervisor, Professor David Atkinson.
  • Graduate Certificate in IT (Software Engineering, Java and C++), Swinburne University of Technology, Australia (2002)
  • B. Mus. Performance - Flute, Conservatorium of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, Australia 1985. Professor David Cubbin, and Dr. Johannes Roose. 

Google Scholar

Research Interests

Acoustic ECology

Music and Sound composition

Interactive systems in performance

Embodiment and Agency in interactive performance

New interfaces for Musical Expression

Research Group

I direct the Acoustic Ecology Lab at ASU

Publications

Paine, G. (2017). “Acoustic Ecology 2.0”. Contemporary Music Review (15, Nov. 2017)

Paine, G. (2016). “Ecolisten at the McDowell-Sonoran Preserve,” in Field Institute Insider. Scientific Magazine of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, January 2017, co-authored with Sabine Feisst

Paine, G. (2016). “Ecologies of Listening and Presence: Perspectives from a Practitioner ”. Contemporary Music Review (October)

Paine, G. (2015). “Interaction as Material: the techno-somatic dimension”. Organised Sound, 20(1), 82-89.  This was an invited article for the twentieth anniversary edition of the Organised Sound Journal from CUP.

Paine, G., (2013) "New Musical Instrument Design Considerations," in MultiMedia, IEEE , vol.20(4), 76-84.

Lem, A., Paine, G. (2011). “Dynamic Sonification as a Free Music Improvisation Tool for Physically Disabled Adults.” Music and Medicine, 3(3), 182-188.

Please see CV for full list

 

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
MTC 323 Composition
AME 484 Internship
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
AME 590 Reading And Conference
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
MTC 323 Composition
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 294 Special Topics
MDC 311 Comp Perf Hybrid Ens
MTC 323 Composition
AME 484 Internship
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
AME 784 Internship
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 792 Research
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 493 Honors Thesis
MDC 494 Special Topics
AME 494 Special Topics
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
MDC 598 Special Topics
AME 598 Special Topics
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 294 Special Topics
MDC 311 Comp Perf Hybrid Ens
MTC 323 Composition
AME 484 Internship
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
MTC 323 Composition
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 493 Honors Thesis
AME 494 Special Topics
MDC 494 Special Topics
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
AME 590 Reading And Conference
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
MDC 598 Special Topics
AME 599 Thesis
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
MDC 311 Comp Perf Hybrid Ens
MTC 323 Composition
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 493 Honors Thesis
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 493 Honors Thesis
ART 494 Special Topics
AME 494 Special Topics
MUP 494 Special Topics
MTC 499 Individualized Instruction
AME 590 Reading And Conference
MTC 590 Reading and Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
ART 594 Conference and Workshop
AME 598 Special Topics
MUP 598 Special Topics
AME 599 Thesis
MTC 790 Reading and Conference
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
MDC 311 Comp Perf Hybrid Ens
MTC 323 Composition
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 484 Internship
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 492 Honors Directed Study
AME 493 Honors Thesis
AME 499 Individualized Instruction
MTC 523 Advanced Composition
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
MTC 723 Advanced Composition
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course Number Course Title
AME 484 Internship
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 599 Thesis
AME 684 Internship
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
AME 385 Collab Projects & Research I
AME 386 Collab Projects & Research II
AME 485 Digital Culture Capstone I
AME 486 Digital Culture Capstone II
AME 493 Honors Thesis
MDC 494 Special Topics
AME 494 Special Topics
AME 590 Reading And Conference
AME 592 Research
AME 593 Applied Project
AME 598 Special Topics
MDC 598 Special Topics
AME 599 Thesis
AME 792 Research
AME 799 Dissertation

Editorships

Editorial Board Member, Organised Sound Journal, Cambridge University Press

Professional Associations

<p><strong>Program Committee</strong>,</p> <p>The International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)</p> <p>International Computer Music Conference (ICMC)</p> <p>The Australasian Computer Music Conference (ACMC)</p> <p>The International Workshop of Movement and Computing (MOCO)</p>