Scott Barton, Ph.D.

Founder; Director. Scott Barton is an Assistant Professor of Music at Worcester Polytechnic Institute who composes, performs, and produces (electro)(acoustic) music; conducts psychological research; and develops music technologies. His interests include rhythmic complexity in beat-based contexts, stylistic heterogeneity, perceptual organization, (dis)continuity, instrument design, machine expression, human-robot interaction, improvisation, and audio production. He founded and directs the Music, Perception and Robotics lab at WPI and co-founded Expressive Machines Musical Instruments (EMMI), a collective that designs and builds robotic musical instruments. His music has been performed throughout the world including at NIME, SMC, ICMC SEAMUS, and CMMR.