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Courtney Brown

Courtney Brown

Assistant Professor, Creative Computation

Courtney Brown is a sound artist, researcher, computer engineer, and tango dancer. She creates new musical interfaces in which the act of creating sound is transformative in some way. People become dinosaurs by blowing into a hadrosaur skull, creating their own roar. Social dancers become musical ensembles.

Her work has been featured and performed in North America and Europe, including Ars Electronica (Austria), National Public Radio (NPR), Diapason Gallery (Brooklyn), International Computer Music Conference (Texas), Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) Conference (Salt Lake City), New Interfaces for Musical Expression/BEAM Festival (London), Frequency Festival (Chicago), the Telfair Museum (Savannah) and Modified Arts Gallery (Phoenix). Her interactive sound installation and musical instrument, Rawr! A Study in Sonic Skulls received an Honorary Mention from the 2015 Prix Ars Electronica. She also received a Fulbright Fellowship to Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she began work on her ongoing project, Interactive Tango Milonga, creating interactive Argentine tango dance.


D.M.A. in Interdisciplinary Digital Media and Performance, Arizona State University, 2017
M.A. in Electroacoustic Music, Dartmouth College, 2008
B.S. in Music and Computer Science, Loyola University New Orleans, 2002


New interfaces for musical expression; interactive dance; sound art; movement and computing; machine learning for creative applications; musical improvisation; Argentine tango


CRCP 1310 Creative Coding I
CRCP 3330 Artificial Intelligence and Creative Composition


Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation

Undergraduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)

Center of Creative Computation

Faculty and Staff

Student Internships & Collaborations


Film and Media Arts