Courtney BrownCourtney Brown is a musician, composer/sound artist, coder, researcher, and Argentine tango dancer. Her recent areas of practice are dinosaur vocalization and hadrosaur skull musical instruments, musically interactive Argentine tango dance, and work exploring remote embodied connection and telematic music.

Her work has been featured and performed in the Americas, Asia, and Europe,  including Ars Electronica (Austria), Diapason Gallery (Brooklyn), International Computer Music Conference (South Korea, Chile), Jepson Center, Telfair Museums (Savannah), CICA Museum (South Korea), New Interfaces for Musical Expression/BEAM Festival (London), Frequency Festival (Chicago), Vox Novus’ 60X60, Itinerant Festival (NYC), Juddertone Dance (Boston), and Modified Arts Gallery (Phoenix).

She is the 2022-23 Canadian Research Chair of Arts and Humanities working on her project, Dinosaur Choir. Her previous work on dinosaurs, the interactive sound installation and musical instrument, Rawr! A Study in Sonic Skulls received an Honorary Mention from the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica and the related musical work, How to Speak Dinosaur: Courtship received the International Computer Music Conference Best Student Music Submission Award. She also received a 2013-14 Fulbright Fellowship to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she worked on her project, Interactive Tango Milonga, creating interactive Argentine tango dance.

She is an Assistant Professor at the Center of Creative Computation at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX. She holds degrees in Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance (DMA) from Arizona State University, in Electroacoustic Music (MA) from Dartmouth College, and in Music and Computer Science (BS) from Loyola University New Orleans.

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For pricing on scores and licensing, as well as for press inquiries, please contact me using the email below.

Email: browncd [at] smu [dot] edu