Bret Battey (b. 1967)
creates electronic, acoustic, and multimedia concert works and installations, synthesizing diverse experience in music composition, computer science, graphic and web design, and electronics.
A major focus in his work has been the crafting of integrated sound and image compositions. He pursues research in areas related to algorithmic music, digital signal processing, image and sound relationship, Indian classical music, and expressive synthesis ‹ laced with a overarching fascination with feedback processes and emergent behavior. He often relates these realms aesthetically to concerns with consciousness, human destiny, and the search for meaning, seeing his artistic work as a way of evoking experiential analogs to distinctive ways, philosophically, of being in the world.
Battey completed his masters and doctoral studies in Music Composition at the University of Washington and his Bachelors of Music in Electronic and Computer Music at Oberlin Conservatory. He also served as a Research Associate for the University of Washington’s pioneering Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media. He is a Senior Lecturer with the Music, Technology, and Innovation Research Centre at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.
Details of his work, publications, and recognitions can be found at
Bret Battey is participating in
“Attarkeia Aggregatum”, video, 2005, 9 min 30 sec.