Hunter Brown is a composer, improviser, and electronic musician based in Chicago, Illinois. His practice is focused on creating unpredictable, idiosyncratic, and unruly interactions with digital technology. In particular, he is interested in exploring the unstable material properties of digital systems through technological mediated listening and by pushing the physical mechanisms of digital technology to the threshold of failure.
Hunter’s work has been presented internationally at festivals, conferences, and universities such as: Big Ears Festival, Ear Taxi Festival, High Desert Soundings, Conference on AI Music Creativity, Line Upon Line Composer Festival, University of Huddersfield’s FluCoMa Plenary, New Interfaces for Musical Expression, International Workshop on Multilayer Music Representation and Processing, International Computer Music Conference, Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States National Conference, IRCAM Manifeste, and more.
In Chicago, Hunter is a freelance audio engineer who focuses primarily on recording and mixing contemporary classical music, jazz, improvised music, and electroacoustic music. He also serves as the technical director for Ensemble Dal Niente and runs the computer music focused record label Party Perfect!!! alongside collaborator Dominic Coles. He is currently a PhD Student at the University of Chicago.