Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. This passion has led to several interactive responsive environments
where the inhabitant generates the sonic landscape through their presence and behaviour. Garth has composed several music scores for dance
generated through video tracking of the choreography, and more recently using Bio-Sensing on the dancers body. His immersive interactive environments have been exhibited in Australia, Europe, Japan, USA, Canada, UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Garth Paine is internationally regarded as an innovator in the field of interactivity in electronic music and media arts (some papers here
). He gained his PhD in interactive immersive environments from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in 2003, and completed a Graduate Diploma in software engineering in the following year at Swinburne University. All a long way from his Bachelor of classical Flute performance from the conservatorium of Tasmania. Garth is Associate Professor in Digital Sound and Interactive Media at the School of Arts Media + Engineering
at Arizona State University in the USA. His previous post was as Associate Professor of Sound Technologies at the University of Western Sydney, where he established the Virtual, Interactive, Performance Research environment
(VIPRe) . He is often invited to run workshops on interactivity for musical performance and commissioned to develop interactive system for realtime musical composition for dance and theatre performances.