Steve Norton is a sound artist and musician. His artistic research examines electroacoustic music, improvisation as a method, the environment, modernity and society.
Steves practice is currently focused on the gathering of field-recorded sound which he utilizes in electroacoustic composition and performative contexts. His interest is to increasingly bring the outside world into his work via field recording and topical decisions which engage critical issues. This is exemplified by his recent work, Requiem, a four-channel sound composition on the topic of extinction, created using the voices of recently-extinct birds and frogs.
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 an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Maine.
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