Areas of Expertise
- Electronic Music
- MFA, Music Technology, California Institute of the Arts
- BM, Music Composition, Baldwin Wallace University
Steven Hixson is a DMA student in composition and a graduate teaching associate in electronic music at The Ohio State University. Hailing from Zanesville, Ohio in the southeastern part of the state, Hixson holds a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, Ohio) and an Master of Fine Arts in Music Technology from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California.
As a composer, Hixson has written music for several highly-acclaimed musicians and ensembles, including banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck, string quartet Brooklyn Rider, and clarinet/percussion duo Transient Canvas. Hixson's ethereal, otherworldly sonic creations have been showcased at venues across the United States and in Europe, including at the Museum of Craft and Design (San Francisco), the Cleveland Museum of Art (Ohio), the Conservatorio Bruno Maderna (Cesena, Italy), and Point CounterPoint (Vermont). Hixson's performative works frequently incorporate electronic elements, with a particular focus on live signal processing of physical instruments. Research topics of interest include granular synthesis, concatenative synthesis, neural synthesis, ambisonic sound, and hardware interface design.