Dr John Coulter is a Senior Lecturer, and the Coordinator of Sonic Arts Programs at the School of Music, National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries, University of Auckland. As a teacher working in the Composition and Sonic Arts Area, he spends much of his time focused on facilitating the needs of the ‘21st-century musician’ – supporting men and women who compose, perform, fabricate, innovate, and make use of technology; who study and research the language of music and sound; and who use their individual and collective heritage as a source of musical inspiration.
John is a member of several international organisations that uphold this holistic approach to music making, and has presented both academic papers and creative works in several countries throughout the world including Australia, Canada, China, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.
His own compositions straddle a range of media including body percussion, electroacoustic technologies, visual media and classical instrumentation. He is also the founder and managing trustee of SoundDome Charitable Trust. SoundDome seek to provide continuing education and art-making opportunities for New Zealand sonic artists, largely through their purpose-built audio production facilities in the Waikato.
electroacoustic music with moving images, 11m
for 16 performing artists, 45m
electroacoustic work, 38m
for seven-piece rock band
interactive multimedia installation, 6m
for fabricated instrument (cybertree) and live electronics
for voice, electronics and film, 10m
for 16 performing artists, 26m
for violin, body percussion and live electronics, 6m
electroacoustic work with 16mm film
kinetic sculpture with tape, 7m
for Scottish pipe band