Simon Hutchinson is a composer, new-media artist, and mad scientist who combines traditional music with digital technology and creative electronics, composing new music that engages with the relationships between art, technology, and society.
Plurality Spring (2017)
Plurality Spring, composed together with Paul Turowski, is a musical game piece where acoustic performers control robot avatars exploring an orb in deep space, resulting in a live, augmented reality musical performance.
Hirazumi, a cyberpunk piece for symphonic wind ensemble and electronics, was commissioned by a consortium of ten groups from across the US.
Nanbu Lullaby (2015)
Nanbu Lullaby, for clarinet choir, integrates ideas from funk, jazz, and Japanese folk music. It appears on the new Licorice Ensemble CD, Warabe-Uta REMIX.
Unwearable Functional: Akinetic Mutism (2015)
Unwearable Functional: Akinetic Mutism is an experimental animated film by Heejoo Kim with music and sound by Simon Hutchinson. The film depicts a woman in society through virtual transformed garment and states of akinetic mutism. The setting, body gestures, and symptoms of akinetic mutism convey specific emotional struggles. In comparison, the altered garments, skin, ornaments and objects seek solutions.