MATRIXSYNTH: Todd Barton Performance at Wayward Music 10/28/2017

Monday, October 30, 2017

Todd Barton Performance at Wayward Music 10/28/2017

Published on Oct 30, 2017 matrixsynth

You should all be familiar with Todd Barton over the years here on MATRIXSYNTH.

[Note: Todd has an upcoming performance coming up on Monday, November 13 at the Conservatory of Music at UOP, Stockton, California. That event will feature electronic instruments designed and built by Rob Hordijk. If you are in the area, you do not want to miss it.]

The above is the full performance by Todd Barton on the BEMI Buchla Music Easel at Wayward Music, announced here. Note the performance was in quad (four channels of spatial audio around the room), however, I was only able to capture it on my iPhone 6s, so unfortunately the quality is limited here. This video is meant more for historical purposes, but do enjoy it. It was an amazing performance.

You can find Todd Barton's website at

The following bio is from the Wayward Music event page

"Todd Barton is a composer, sound designer, multimedia performer, and analog synthesist specializing in Buchla, Serge and Hordijk modular systems. After four decades of exploration Barton is still delving deeply into the ever-expanding frontiers of musical expression: from his DNA derived Genome Music to his innovative scores for plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival; from performances of Zen shakuhachi meditation music to avant-garde music for electronic synthesizers and computers; from performing with luminaries of jazz and poetry to lecturing on music and composition from the Middle Ages to the 21st Century. He gives Skype lessons and consultations in analog synthesis worldwide and is currently a trainer for Todd is fascinated and obsessed with exploring sound and its infinite manifestations. This performance will be a live improvisation which “Follows the Sound” of a Buchla Music Easel.

Presented by Nonsequitur."


  1. I sat next to you at that performance. Sorry about my cough. I had pneumonia a couple of weeks ago!

    1. Hi Rob! No worries! :)

    2. It beat the the ghosts we heard during the performance. I think Todd was secretly conjuring up the spirits!

    3. The creaking of the radiator provided some interesting percussion!



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