Massachusetts
Profile Type: Artist
Artist
eyeMusic Projects

“eyeMusic is my compilation of experiments utilizing musical elements and aesthetics, such as notation, texture, and listening experiences as means to derive visual works. Even in my musical works, I have always experimented with the visuals of the score while still remaining bound to the semiotic understanding that certain symbols provoke defined actions in performance. eyeMusic projects free those symbols of predefined direction, allowing for a more fluid and gestural relationship amongst the same symbols in different structures.”

Kevin Baldwin, composer/artist

Kevin Baldwin (Natick, MA) is a creator utilizing music and sound as primary material, leading to the creation of "eyeMusic". As a classically trained saxophonist and composer, Kevin started experimenting with the visuals of music notation after twisting the musical idea of the “score” on its head. He defined the “score” as anything that informs a musician's creation of sound and began using sounds as the “score” to create visual works in ink and acrylics. Kevin was further inspired by the classical music tradition of “graphic scores” by composers such as Earle Brown and Cornelius Cardew. While not all of Kevin’s visual works are directly tied to sound or music, Kevin’s continued study and international career as a saxophonist and composer shapes his larger artistic philosophies.

In recent years, Kevin has received awards and commissions including a festival participant at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, GE as a composer, which culminated in the premiere of a new work for Ensemble SurPlus. Other important commissions include body and... and... for bass flute and an untitled work for piano; both will appear on upcoming albums. Kevin received his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Music Composition from the University of Washington in 2018 and since moved to the greater Boston area. Kevin has recently held positions as lecturer at the University of Washington and Northeastern University.

Contact Information

First Name: 
Kevin
Job Title/Position: 
Artist
Mailing Address: 
37 Oxford St.
Natick, MA 01760
Physical Address: 
Natick, MA 01760
Last Name: 
Baldwin

About

Profile Type: 
Artist
Primary Discipline: 
Visual/Crafts - Illustration / Drawing
Additional Disciplines: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Jazz
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Visual/Crafts - General
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Visual/Crafts - Mixed Media
Visual/Crafts - Painting
Year Founded: 
2020
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
General Public
Nonprofits
School Groups
Teens
Institution/Business Type: 
Artist (Individual)
Activities and Services: 
Art Sales
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Curriculum Development
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Education: 
University of the Pacific (2010) B.M. Music Education & Music Composition
Manhattan School of Music (2012) M.M. Contemporary Performance
University of Washington (2018) D.M.A. Music Composition
Awards: 
International Society for Experimental Art Juried Exhibition 2020 Honorable Mention

I am a Teaching Artist

Teaching Settings: 
Arts and Cultural Center / Venue
Private Studio
School / University
Subject Areas: 
Music
Visual/Crafts
Ages Served: 
Middle School-age
High School-age
College-Age