Composer, sound designer, multimedia performer, analog synthesist. After four decades of exploration Todd Barton is still delving deeply into the ever-expanding frontiers of musical expression. His compositions have been performed by the KRONOS Quartet, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, San Jose Chamber Orchestra, Southern Oregon Repertory Singers, the Shasta Taiko, and the Rogue Valley Symphony. Over the years Todd has collaborated with a variety.
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Immersive, yet other-worldly, Ursula K Le Guin and Todd Barton's experimental record is the perfect accompaniment to the former's excellent sci-fi novel, 'The Left Hand of Darkness.
The album was recorded with Buchla synthesist Todd Barton and originally released on cassette as a soundtrack to her book Always Coming Home. The book follows a woman exploring her heritage in The Kesh, a Pacific Coast people invented by Le Guin, and also includes sections written in the style of a textbook and anthropological study. The reissue process was supervised by Le Guin, Barton and their literary agent, with the final release being approved by the author’s surviving family. The release comes with Le Guin’s illustrations from Always Coming Home printed on the jacket, a reprinting of the original lyric sheet and new liner notes from writer and a long-time friend of Le Guin, Moe Bowstern.
Le Guin wanted to hear the people she’d imagined; she embarked on an elaborate process with her friend Todd Barton to invoke their spirit and tradition.
A Cappella is a 1985 album by Todd Rundgren. The album is one of Rundgren's most unusual in that every sound is the product of the artist's voice. This approach to music making was later explored by artists such as Mike Patton and Björk.