The Department of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Seth Cluett as the Director of the Computer Music Center (CMC). After joining the Department of Music as Assistant Director of the CMC in 2018, he will begin this new role on July 1, 2022. Cluett follows Dr. Brad Garton, who held the position since 1994. To learn more about the history of the CMC as well as current events and news, click here.
Seth Cluett is a composer, visual artist, and writer. With work ranging from photography and drawing to installation, performance, 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. In addition to his position in the Computer Music Center, Cluett is a Lecturer in Music (Computer Music and Sound Studies), the Assistant Director of the Sound Art Program at Columbia University, and is Artist-in-Residence at Nokia Bell Labs.