Matthew Peters Warne
Matthew Peters Warne was born on the rural plains of eastern South Dakota. Before earning a PhD in Computer Music and Multimedia Composition at Brown University he earned the MS in Digital Media at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the BA at Grinnell College with a double-major in Music and Economics. He has long had a fascination with environmental sounds and his work focuses on the design of electronic and computational processes that amplify some aspect of sounds which might otherwise be considered secondary.
Matthew creates electronic instruments and software to manipulate recordings of everyday soundcapes in live performance. His recordings are drawn primarily from Angola, in southern Africa, as part of an effort to understand the intersection between emerging, resource-rich nations and changing global cultures. He currently lives in Syracuse, New York and is Part-Time Assistant Professor in the Departments of Music, Foundation, and Transmedia at Syracuse University.