Seth Cluett

Lecturer in Music, Computer Music and Sound Studies
Director, Computer Music Center
Assistant Director, Sound Art MFA Program
Office Address: 
Prentis Hall, 632 W 125th St
(212) 854-9266

Seth Cluett is a composer and visual artist who creates work that explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, examines minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and tries to understand the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. Ranging from photography and drawing to installation, concert music, and critical writing, his “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). The recipient of grants from Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Fund and Meet the Composer, his work has been presented internationally at venues such as The Whitney Museum, MoMA/PS1, Moving Image Art Fair, CONTEXT Art Miami, GRM, and STEIM. His concert work has been commissioned by ensembles ranging from the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the International Contemporary Ensemble to So Percussion, Catch Guitar Quartet, and Clogs and is documented on Line, Sedimental, Notice, and Winds Measure recordings. Cluett is the Director of the Computer Music Center and Assistant Director of the Sound Art Program at Columbia University and is Artist-in-Residence at Nokia Bell Labs where he maintains a studio and is active in research on virtual and augmented reality acoustics and multi-sensory communication.

Degrees from Other Institutions: 
Music Composition
Princeton University
Music Composition
Princeton University
Electronic Art
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Music Composition
New England Conservatory
Professional Positions: 
Nokia Bell Labs