Simon Hutchinson is a composer and designer of compact interactive experiences.
A voracious scholar of all aspects of music, his work synthesizes disparate ideas–European concert traditions and creative electronics; acoustic musical instruments and digital video games; East Asian folk and American jazz, rock and funk–and these combinations yield novel musical experiences, engaging with the relationships between society, technology, and the human experience.
Hutchinson 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. Hutchinson’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.
Hutchinson teaches classes on a broad range of musical topics, including interactive media, composition, music technology, world music, and music theory. He has taught at the University of Oregon, University of Montana, Gordon College, and he is currently Assistant Professor of Music Technology at the University of New Haven.