Stetson University

Sean Peuquet

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Arts/Digital Arts

Sean Peuquet is a composer, installation artist, software programmer and occasional music hardware tinkerer. His works have been performed at SEAMUS National Conference, ICMC, the Chosen Vale International Trumpet Seminar, Electronic Music Midwest, the Boston CyberArts Festival, the Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium and the New York City Electronic Music Festival, among others. Peuquet received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in 2005, where he studied music, psychology and astronomy. In 2007 he earned his master's degree in electro-acoustic music from Dartmouth College and wrote his thesis on discoverable composition, which is when an audience is not explicitly aware of music playing around them. Currently, he is a visiting assistant professor of digital arts at Stetson University and is finishing his doctorate in composition at the University of Florida.

Peuquet has had the privilege of studying composition and computer music with Jon Appleton, Newton Armstrong, Matthew Burtner, Charles Dodge, Paul Koonce, Larry Polansky, Paul Richards, Marina Rosenfeld, James Paul Sain, Judith Shatin and Ge Wang.

Education

  • Ph.D., (ABD), music composition, University of Florida
  • A.M., electro-acoustic music, Dartmouth College
  • B.A., music and psychology, University of Virginia

Course Topics

  • Technology for Musicians
  • Digital Audio Fundementals
  • Computer Music 1

Research Interests

  • Composition and installation as an engagement with the dialectics of space and place
  • Music hardware development: HCI using position-sensing technologies
  • Algorithmic composition: distribution models, selection algorithms, and convergent functions
  • Music as both reflective and constitutive of social interaction

Publications

  • Peuquet, S., A.S. Neal, B. O'Brien, T. Garrison. "!e Florida League for Indeterminate Performance: Idealism and Failure in Improvisatory Laptop Ensemble Performance." Symposium on Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras (SLEO) Conference Proceedings (2012).

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Faculty Expert

  • Music composition
  • Music technology
  • Computer music
  • Sound art
  • Music and place

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