Stewart Blackwood is a composer, sound designer, and creative coder.
Over the course of his career, he has composed for 20+ theatrical productions and worked on sound design for over 50.
His research interests include spatial & immersive audio, utilizing 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 designs, 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 Playhouse, 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.