Member Profile: Seth Thorn
Seth is a composer, performer, and scholar. He has studied viola with leading teachers, including the late William Magers and Roland Vamos. In addition to his expertise in electronics and audio technologies, Seth holds advanced degrees in political theory, German, and music, and was a Fulbright scholar in the philosophy department of the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. At present he is a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Music and Multimedia at Brown University, specializing in interactive systems, digital signal processing, circuit building and bending, sound design, and electroacoustic composition. His musical works have been accepted at major international conferences, including NIME and ICMC. Seth also has expertise in the tradition of German aesthetics, in particular Kant, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Adorno. He has translated texts of contemporary German philosophers, most recently being published in Berkeley’s prestigious critical humanities journal, 'Qui Parle’.