Steve Norton is a sound artist, musician, researcher and educator living in Orono, Maine. He is focused on understanding the world by listening to it. His practice has gradually shifted from music performance to field recording and soundscape composition over the last decade, tapping into his life-long interest in biology, ecology and the outdoors. His field-recorded sound is used in soundscape study, electroacoustic composition, and performance and presentation contexts.

Steve has been exhibiting, composing and performing in the United States and Canada for over thirty years, and has a dozen installations and over twenty-five recorded releases to his credit. He holds a Bachelor of Music from Berklee College of Music in Boston and a Master of Fine Arts in Intermedia from the University of Maine. He is co-founder of the Island Soundscape Project and a board member of the Bangor Land Trust in Bangor, Maine.


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