Todd Barton

music, composition, buchla synthesis



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. […]

RIP: Don Buchla 1937-2016

For me, Don Buchla fundamentally and universally changed the way we hear and listen to electronic music. His genius lives on in his instrument designs, endless . . . Here is the recent NY Times article And here the NAMM oral history site

Phantasma for Ray: CD release

I’m delighted to announce this new double CD tribute album to the genius and imagination of musical inventor, Raymond Scott.  Auralfilms conceived and produced this project by inviting composers from around the world to contribute a 1-2 minute track. 56 composers jumped on board and you can hear and purchase tracks by clicking here. I’ll […]

New Release: Buchla 200e course

I’m happy to announce that my recent video course on the Buchla 200e system, through is now available for download or streaming. In the works, is my next course on the Buchla Music Easel.

February 20th — Nurture Diversity

THANK YOU ALL who participated in this donation project!! We raised hundreds of dollars for the ACLU thanks to YOU! Join me February 20th to keep diversity nurtured! Sound is power Sound knows no borders Sound knows no religion, gender, race, class or preference Sound Is On President’s Day I am offering a “one time […]

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 […]

Tour Dates: Rome, Berlin, Vienna 2017

I’m pleased to announce a series of talks and performances over the next few months both here in the US and in Europe! Rome, Italy    September 28-30. 2-day workshop featuring Buchla electronic instruments, followed by a concert with my friend Federico Placidi.  Details Here. Berlin, Germany    October 2. An evening of Serge Modular systems talk, […]

September Performances 2018

    Tone Blur Concert at the DanceSpace, Saturday, September 8, 7:30pm Todd Barton and Bruce Bayard will be performing to a video of abstract figures that Bruce filmed at the SFMOMA during the Rauschenberg exhibit there. They will be joined by Kay Hilton for a special appearance, adding voice to the electronic soundscape.  Tickets […]

2018: Quite the Year!

This summary courtesy of David McNamee of Blue Tapes label and big thank you David for producing my album, Multum in Parvo and sharing the gig at Cafe Oto in London!!! Lots of news this week on the Todd Barton front! BBC Radio 3‘s esteemed Late Junction recently broadcast Todd’s critically-acclaimed Music and Poetry of […]

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