Todd Barton

music, composition, buchla synthesis

Performances

passages

Saturday, October 5, 2013 @ 8 p.m. Multimedia performance by Todd Barton-sonics, Bruce Bayard-images, Suzee Grilley-dance, Christine Williams-voice and Jonah Bornstein-words. Tickets and information at brucebayard.com/passages  541-482-2253 Place: The DanceSpace 280 Hersey St. No. 10 Time: 8 p.m.

Music for Betty LaDuke

Friday, July 26 at Noon. An improvisational performance of electro-acoustic music by Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard celebrating the work of internationally revered artist, Betty LaDuke. At the Schneider Museum of Art on the Southern Oregon University campus.

May 8 Eugene Performance

8 pm Thursday, May 8 at the Eugene Springfield Art Project 224 East 11th Ave. I’ll be part of an evening of improvised electronic music. I’ll be doing a solo set around 8:30 or 9 followed by a Buchla Easel duet improve with my dear friend Adam Scramstad. Hope you can make it! All best […]

May 24 Portland Performance

On Saturday, May 24 I’ll be doing a solo Buchla Music Easel set of improvised electronic music as part of the Trash Audio Synth Meet. Time and Place TBA. Click here for more about the synth meet.

May 30 Ashland performance

Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard present an improvisational electro-acoustic response to the installation Flood.Control by Avantika Bawa. The performance includes waterphone, cello and synthesizers. At the Schneider Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Oregon University at noon. For more information: http://sma.sou.edu/upcoming/

August 1 performance

Quadraphonic: Space as Metaphor Beginning Friday, August 1, Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, performing as the duet Control Voltage Therapy, present a series of concerts every First Friday at the Schneider Museum of Art. Featuring two Buchla Easel electronic music instruments, and a quadraphonic sound system, Barton and Bayard explore “Space as Metaphor.” The concerts […]

August 23 Portland Performance

I’m really looking forward to being a part of Eden Mononym’s performance at the CYMA Space in Portland on Saturday evening August 23. Performance time tba. We’ll both be improvising electronic music on BEMI Music Easels. Hope you can join us! For directions to the venue click here.

September 5 Quadraphonic performance

Quadraphonic: Space as Metaphor Beginning Friday, August 1, Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, performing as the duet Control Voltage Therapy, present a series of concerts every First Friday at the Schneider Museum of Art. Featuring two Buchla Easel electronic music instruments, and a quadraphonic sound system, Barton and Bayard explore “Space as Metaphor.” The concerts […]

October 18-19: Bridge State

Bridge State at the DanceSpace Two nights! Saturday, October 18, 2014 8pm Sunday, October 19, 2014 8pm Todd Barton, Suzee Grilley, Christine Williams, David Bithell and Bruce Bayard present two evenings of improvisational multimedia performance. The event includes quadraphonic sound, music on two Buchla Easels, dance, vocals, video projections and Max processed poem by Jonah […]

Quadraphonic: Easels in Space Nov. 7

November 7 @ 11am a rare convergence of 4 electronic musicians performing on 4 Buchla Music Easels in quadraphonic audio space at the Schneider Museum of Art! at Southern Oregon University There have not been 4 Easels in performance since the Electric Weasel Ensemble in the 1970’s. This is a rare and exciting free event! […]

Quadraphonic featuring Jason Loeffler–December 5

Quadraphonic: Space as Metaphor Beginning Friday, August 1, Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard, performing as the duet Control Voltage Therapy, presented a series of concerts every First Friday at the Schneider Museum of Art. The concerts were every First Friday, August through December beginning at 11am. This coming Friday will be the final concert in […]

Serge Modular Music Reunion–Feb. 7

I’m eager and excited to be participating in the upcoming reunion of legendary synth designer/builder Sergei Tcherepnin and the musicians, engineers, solder jockeys and devotees that started the circuits humming some 40 years ago! It will be in San Francisco on February 7 from 6-10 pm at The Lab, 2948 16th St. Also performing: Kevin […]

February 27–Noon–Quadraphonic Concert

Noon, Friday, February 27, 2015 Schneider Museum of Art free of charge Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard performing as the duet, Control Voltage Therapy, begin another concert series at the Schneider Museum of Art. The series continues their exploration of space as a compositional tool, this time, expanding the quadraphonic sound into all four galleries […]

April 18–Transmissions I

Ashland, OR — Studio A.B presents Transmissions I, a multimedia concert by the performing art ensemble of Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard and Darrell Bluhm, with poetry by Jonah Bornstein as recorded by Christine Williams. The performance takes place Saturday, April 18, 8pm at the DanceSpace located at 280 East Hersey in Ashland. Tickets are $10 […]

April 24 @ noon: Spatial Frontiers

Noon, Friday, April 24, 2015 Schneider Museum of Art With special guest Eden Mononym The next performance is Friday, April 24, noon at the Schneider Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Oregon University. Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard are joined by Eden Mononym and all three perform on the Buchla Music Easel. The […]

May 22 @ noon — Spatial Frontiers iii

Noon, Friday, May 22, 2015 Schneider Museum of Art With special guest Eden Mononym The next performance is Friday, May 22, noon at the Schneider Museum of Art on the campus of Southern Oregon University. Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard are again joined by Eden Mononym and all three perform on the Buchla Music Easel. […]

Upcoming Concerts June-October

June 27 – Saturday @ Berkeley Arts:The Bay Area Improvisers Tribute to Richard Waters. 1-10 pm. I’ll be part of the Waterphone Orchestra at 6:35 pm.  2133 University Avenue Berkeley, California. For more information: http://www.bayimproviser.com/EventView.aspx?e=12716 July 17 – Friday @ Britt Festival: Control Voltage Therapy performs an Evening of Improvised Electronic Music and Video Collage. […]

Sept. 28 Cortini-Barton-Coburn

Hello Friends!  I’m truly excited to be a part of an engaging evening of live electronic music!  And honored to be among NIN synthesist Alessandro Cortini and composer/sound artist, Dr. Robert Coburn. Friday, September 28, 2015 at the Conservatory of Music on the campus of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  Concert begins […]

October 17 — Transmissions II

Transmissions II at the DanceSpace One night only! Saturday, October 17, 2015 8pm An evening of improvisational interdisciplinary performance by Todd Barton, Bruce Bayard, Damon Honeycutt, Lawson Inada and Christine Williams. The event includes quadraphonic sound, music on two Buchla Easels, movement, video projections, poetry and voice. The DanceSpace is located at 280 E. Hersey […]

February 17–8pm Burnt Dot Quartet

Happy to announce I’ll be doing a telematic, quadraphonic gig with the Burnt Dot Quartet this coming Wednesday at 8pm at the Wild Beast Pavilion at CalArts in Valencia, CA. Burnt Dot Quartet performs improvised music for trumpets and modular synthesizers in quadraphonic space. Featuring Sarah Reid on trumpet, Ryan Gaston on Eurorack and Serge […]

Updates!

There’s a lot of recent news I’d like to share with you all. This September 2016 I’ll be at CalArts in Valencia in the studio with the Brunt Dot Quartet recording for our upcoming album. Check out this great interview with the quartet. And here is a recent video performance excerpt. . . With Prof. […]

April 22-23 Don Buchla Memorial Concerts

This coming weekend at Gray Area Foundation for the Art at 2665 Mission St. San Francisco, CA there will an amazing memorial gathering of Don Buchla’s colleagues, friends, acquaintances and fans. Performances by Morton Subotnick, Suzanne Ciani, Alessandro Cortini and many, many more luminaries! For complete information and line-up of performers and discussions click here […]