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Travis Houldcroft is a composer, performer, music technologist, and educator. Originally hailing from Connecticut where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Music Composition from Central Connecticut State University, he earned his Master of Music degree from New York University in 2011 studying electroacoustic composition and music technology. He currently lives in Easthampton, MA with his lovely wife Ashley, their son Henry Townshend, and their cats Charlotte, Oliver, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Houldcroft writes for a variety of ensembles and instrumentations, most employing varying degrees of electronic processes and sounds, and often involving interactive processes between computers and humans. Harmonically and texturally his works run the gamut from serial/atonal styling and chance processes to the integration of folk and jazz tonal harmony, all of which often employ synthetic textures and electronic treatments. He employs a variety of tools in his works, and often writes most of these works using custom built programming and software using Cycling 74’s Max, Csound, and C/C++, as well as commercial digital audio workstations such as Ableton Live, Pro Tools and Logic Pro.
Examples of compositions, programming, and opinion can be found throughout these pages. Houldcroft is available for private lessons in guitar performance, composition, audio programming and studio production, is available for audio recording/mixing projects and writing custom music software or custom Max programming. Contact Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.