Patrick Hartono

Staff details

Electroacoustic Composer, Audiovisual Artist, Researcher in Interactive Music and Performance

Patrick's creative process integrates technology and scientific methodologies, exploring disciplines like 3-D sound spatialization, analog/digital synthesis, psychoacoustics, creative machine learning, and visual music. His compositions fuse traditional Indonesian instruments, computer-generated sounds, visuals, and field recordings, crafted through mathematical principles, real-time interactions, and controlled randomness, resulting in immersive sonic experiences.

Beyond his artistic practices, Patrick contributes to the field of computer music, serving as a board member for the International Computer Music Association (ICMA) and the Australasia Computer Music Association.

His works have been featured at international festivals and conferences worldwide, including ICMC, YCMF, WOCMAT, Sound Bridge Festival, ZKM, IRCAM, NYCEMF, Sound Image, ACL, Gaudeamus, Sonorities Festival (SARC), ACMC, BEAST, CCRMA (Stanford), KEAMSAC, NIME, iiicon (Harvard), Ars Electronica, and many more.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Interactive Composition, University of Melbourne (under final examination) 2024
  • MMus in Sonic Arts, Goldsmiths, University of London 2018
  • BMus in Composition (Electronic Music), CODARTS, Rotterdam Conservatorium of Music 2016
  • In Vivo Electro Live (Live Electronic Music Course), IRCAM, Paris, France 2014

Grants and awards

2023: Fine Arts and Music Prestigious Overseas Travel Grant

2023: IgniteLAB FFAM Award

2021: Norman Macgeorge Scholarship (Research Grant)

2021: Prix CIME (Residency)
International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music (ICEM)

2020: Melbourne Research Scholarship, University of Melbourne (PhD)

2019: WOCMAT 2019 International Electroacoustic Music Young Composer Award

2017: International Computer Music Association (ICMA) Audience Awards

Conferences and talks

2023: Instruments Interfaces Infrastructures: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Musical Media
May 11-13, 2023 | Harvard University Department of Music | Cambridge, MA

2023: International Computer Music Conference
October 15th to 20th, 2023 | School of Music, The Chinese University of Hongkong

2023: Australasian Computer Music Conference
October 9-11 October, 2023. | Sydney Campus at the University of New England, Parramatta

2022: International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
29 June – 1 July 2022. The University of Auckland, New Zealand

2022: Ars Electronica: Sonic Saturday: Medium Sonorum Concert
September 10th, 2022. Anton Bruckner Private University, Linz (AT), Vienna

Book Sections

  • Hartono, Patrick G. "Understanding Noise: A Composer’s Reflection." Negotiating Noise: 85
  • Hartono, Patrick G., Thulan Nguyen, Phyllis Toh Chze Woon, and Sanne Krogh Groth. "Future Guidelines on Noise." Negotiating Noise: 205.