Austin Franklin is a composer and sound artist based in Baton Rouge, LA. He received a Bachelor of Music degree from Lamar University, a Master of Music Composition degree from Louisiana State University, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Experimental Music & Digital Media from Louisiana State University. His interests include music involving process, such as algorithmic composition and music utilizing machine learning technologies.
As a composer, he has attended master classes and studied with a wide range of prominent composers such as Nick Rissman, David Maslanka, Yotam Haber, Jennifer Jolley, Tõnu Kõrvitz, Michael Daugherty, Dinos Constantinides, Mara Gibson, Edgar Berdahl, and Jesse Allison. In 2016, he attended the UMKC Summer Composition Workshop and worked with Christopher Biggs, Jim Mobberley, and Paul Rudy.
Austin has several pieces for percussion published through C-Alan Publications and is regularly performed throughout the United States. He is the recipient of several awards and commissions, including the Sound/Sight Art Collaboration, the First Annual LSU Composition Competition, CNME Call for Scores, the Dead Resonance Call for Aleatoric Scores, and the PARMA Winter Call for Scores. His work has also been selected at festivals and conferences such as the Red Stick FutureFest (2018), New Interfaces for Musical Expression (2019) with a research project focused on using spatialized vibrotactile sensory feedback co-authored with Edgar Berdahl and Eric Sheffield, Electric LaTex (2020), Society of Composers Incorporated (2020), and Alba Music Festival (2020).
Austin is currently instructor of record for the MUS 2745 Intro to Computer Music course at Louisiana State University which covers a wide range of topics from using digital audio workstations, electroacoustic music history, and the principles of sound design and digital audio. He is also the author of the Using Studio One video tutorial series on Youtube.
For more information, please reach out to Austin directly through his Contact page.