Bradford Blackburn
Music Sound Interactive Composition
Bradford Blackburn is an Assistant Professor of Music Technology and Theory at the University of Tampa, where he directs the electronic music and recording studios.  Blackburn has also taught at Truman State University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Miami-Dade College, and the University of Miami.  As a composer, Blackburn has collaborated with choreographers and visual artists to create interactive sonification of dance movement.  As a bassoonist, he has performed with the Danville Symphony, Fredonia Chamber Players, Erie Philharmonic, Brevard Festival Orchestra, Queen City Quintet, and the Truman Faculty Woodwind Quintet.  In 2006 he received his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Blackburn also has an MM degree in Media Writing and Production from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, and a BM degree in Music Composition from SUNY Fredonia.  His primary research and creative interests are in the areas of just intonation, microtonality, and interactive computer music.  Blackburn’s composition and research have been presented in festivals and radio broadcasts around the United States.  His doctoral research explores the music of Harry Partch using replica instruments that he built following his research at the Harry Partch Instrumentarium.
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