Shawn Pinchbeck

Shawn Pinchbeck is an Edmonton, Alberta, Canada based electroacoustic music composer and media artist. Since 1984, he's been activily performing, composing, releasing recordings, curating festivals and concerts; and for many years now teaching studio engineering, electroacoustic composition, film sound design, Max/MSP/Jitter, computer interactivity and basic electronics.

Shawn started out doing noise electronics and tape pieces using found sounds, and quickly moved into sequencer laden electronic music inspired by Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk. In the later 80's his style developed and he created a niche in Edmonton's music scene performing regularly and received charting campus radio airplay across Canada and the U.S..

In the early 90's he got interested in acousmatic music composition and computer interactive art. He continued to compose ambient electronic music for CD release and many film projects. In the mid-90's he started creating computer interactive installations with sensors, audio and video.

His recent works are varied and many including interactive audio installations, collaborative dance performances with interactive audio and video, CD recordings, film soundtracks and software design. He currently is a PhD candidate at the University of Birmingham, UK. and splits his time between Canada, Estonia, and the UK.