Professor and Chair, Music
Todd Winkler is a composer and video artist whose work over the past 30 years has explored ways in which human actions can influence sound and images produced by computers. His work encompasses multimedia dance and theater productions, interactive video installations, and concert pieces for computers and instruments. He is the author of Composing Interactive Music (MIT Press, 1998/2001), as well as numerous papers that bridge the fields of music, computer science, video art, cognitive science and dance/theater. Winkler's creative projects have received international attention at festivals and venues throughout the U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of awards from National Endowment for the Arts, American Composers Forum, ASCAP, Irish Arts Council, Fulbright Scholar Program and Meet the Composer. He is currently the chair of Brown's Music Department, a position he formerly held in 2002-05. He also served for many years as director of graduate studies for the Computer Music and Multimedia program.