Kevin Patrick Anthony is a music composer, electronicist, vocalist, artist, designer, and a pursuer of creative technologies. Currently seeking a music Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology, he has a passion for maintaining interdisciplinary environments which promote collaborative creativity. He has received degrees from Brigham Young University Idaho (B.M.A) and Brigham Young University (M.A). He works with talented and respected performers and artists with work recorded and performed by Nicole Mitchell, Lukas Ligeti, Anne La Berge, the Lydian Quartet, and Duo X.
His work aims to harness the creative possibilities presented by new and old technologies. He has researched and worked creatively in a great breadth of fields including digital signal processing and spectral analysis, artificial intelligence, sensor-circuitry, animation and illustration, non-verbal communication in virtual spaces, virtual reality, and motion-to-music translation. His sonic-motion installations have been featured in The Beal Center for Art and Technology.
He works to build substantial creative platforms and devices, with collaborative developmental contributions to notable projects such as Mari Kimura's Mugic device, Chris Dobrian's Max Cookbook, Lukas Ligeti's Cross Adaptive Data Processing (CADP), and the Virtual Reality Audio Workstation with Vincent Olivieri and Theresa Jean Tanenbaum.
He has served as an adjudicator and mentor for Colorado Composes, guiding and educating both composition teachers and students in their creative endeavors. As a proponent of educating young musicians in the craft of improvisational composition, he is known for encouraging students to hold to musical traditions while simultaneously pushing the boundaries they establish.
He is a Leo Freedman fellow and has been recognized by the Leo Freedman foundation as an artist who makes substantial contributions to the local arts. He is also a Claire Trevor fellow, having been recognized by the Claire Trevor School of the Arts as one who has exhibited great musical accomplishment.