Stewart Blackwood is a composer, sound designer, and creative coder. He holds an MFA in Theatrical Sound Design and Technology from UC San Diego. He is currently an Audio Experience Engineer at Boomcloud360.
His work utilizes spatial & immersive audio, video game engines in unconventional ways, live coding, and interactivity in performance.
In his compositions he blends digital synthesis, studio and field recording, and effect processing to evoke original tonalities and specific emotions. He often experiments with different modalities of composing, thinking that the starting point is often the driving factor in a composition.
In his sound scores, he creates atmospheric soundscapes, interactive elements, and delicate audio spatialization. Often using bespoke software created in Max/MSP, Pure Data, or the JUCE SDK. Some of this software is free on the internet, and can be found under the tools & research tab.
Places his sound, music, creative code has been experienced: Center Theatre Group, Cleveland Play House, Island Shakespeare Festival, Cygnet Theater, Hangar Theatre, Black Lives Black Words, Kent State University, Maelstrom Collaborative Arts, Factory of Terror, Rubber City Theater, Black Squirrel Radio, UC San Diego.