Dan Hosken, D.M.A.

Brief Biography

Dan Hosken pictureDaniel Hosken's music has been performed in major world cities including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Istanbul, Edinburgh, Stuttgart, Berlin, Nürnberg, Seoul, and Melbourne. His music has also been featured on such festivals as the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), Siggraph, the International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA), the National Conference of SEAMUS (Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the US), the Florida Electro-Acoustic Music Festival, the Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the Connecticut College Art and Technology Symposium, and the National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI).

Dr. Hosken’s recent work has focused on interactive electronic performance in collaboration with the Palindrome Intermedia Performance Group. This work involves a camera-based motion tracking system coupled with a programming sound synthesis and processing environment.

He is currently Associate Dean of the Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication at California State University, Northridge. His textbooks An Introduction to Music Technology, 2nd Edition and Music Technology and the Project Studio: Synthesis and Sampling are published by Routledge.

Hosken holds a D.M.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, an M.M. in Composition with Academic Honors from New England Conservatory of Music, and a B.S. in Music and Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He studied computer music with Barry Vercoe, Tod Machover, and Robert Ceely, and composition with John Harbison, Stephen Dembski, and William Thomas McKinley.