Greg Dixon holds a Ph.D in music composition from the University of North Texas where he specialized in computer music. He currently teaches courses in Music Appreciation and Audio Engineering at Grayson County College in Denison, TX. His current compositional research focuses on electronic music and interactive music systems that explore the extension of acoustic instruments, sensor technologies, and human interface devices. He currently develops custom real-time software for both composition and live performance/ improvisation running on personal computers and mobile devices. Greg’s current interests in digital signal processing include algorithmically controlled audio effects and samplers, physical modeling, granular synthesis, and concatenative synthesis/ sonic mosaicing. He has worked for more than a dozen years as a professional sound engineer, which has greatly influenced his approach to composing electronic music utilizing the studio as an instrument. Greg’s electronic compositions often make use of his own personal field recordings exploring a wide variety of source material, acoustic spaces, social and cultural artifacts, and transduction methodologies.
While attending UNT Greg worked as a composition teaching fellow, recording engineer, and technical assistant for the Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia (CEMI). He holds a B.M. in Music Engineering Technology and an M.M. in composition from Ball State University. His music has been performed internationally at conferences including ICMC, SEAMUS, PdCon, EMM, and performed as part of ÉuCuE’s and Vox Novus’ concert series. Greg’s composition instructors include Jon Christopher Nelson, Cindy McTee, Andrew May, David Bithell, Michael Pounds, Jody Nagel, Keith Kothman, and Cleve Scott.