Andrew Blanton | HyphenHub Community

Andrew Blanton is a composer, percussionist, media artist, and educator. His work is fundamentally transdisciplinary combining classical percussion, new media art, and creative coding to create realtime sonic and visual instruments. Andrew received a bachelors in percussion performance from the University of Denver (2008) where he attended on a partial scholarship studying with John Kenzie and a Master of Fine Art in New Media Art from the University of North Texas (2013) where he attended on a full scholarship studying principally with David Stout and Jenny Vogel. Andrew was the first research fellow in Roger Malina’s ArtSciLab at the University of Texas at Dallas and is currently Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art at San José State University in the CADRE media lab while also finishing his PhD in Music Composition at the University of California at Berkeley working closly with the Center for New Music and Audio Technology (CNMAT).


Andrew has performed and presented his work around the world. His work has been shown in the Google Cultural Lab in ParisThe University of BrasiliaPUC-RioOT301 Amsterdam, and McGill University Montreal as a part of the Transplanted Roots Percussion Symposium among many other venues.


His current work focuses on the emergent potential between cross-disciplinary arts and technology, building sound and visual environments for real time performance through software development, 3D sculptures through 3D printing and CNC routing, 3D environments through Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality, networked mobile development, and building scientifically accurate representations complex data sets as visual and sound compositions. Andrew has advanced expertise in percussion, creative software development, and developing projects in the confluence of art and science.

As a part of HyphenHub Salon Series, Andrew presented a new communication paradigm that he developed called ANTIPHON as well as a platform he developed in partnership with NewArt.City, a virtual gallery and exhibition toolkit for digital art and live performance. Andrew performed a percussion piece that interacted with one of his 3D designed spaces.