I am a writer. Editor/founder of Create Digital Music, Create Digital Motion, and a freelance author on creative technology (Macworld, Keyboard, De:bug, Popular Science, Make, and others have had my byline).
I am a teacher/lecturer. Having taught at Brooklyn College and Parsons The New School for Design, I now teach music and sound and interactive design, working primarily with open source tools (Pd, Processing, Arduino, MeeBlip), and speak about the intersection of creativity and technology (Resonate, OFFF, re:publica, Campus Party and others).
I am an artist working with music and visual performance, a Classically-trained composer.
I am a technologist and co-creator of the open source MeeBlip synthesizer.
I’m based in Berlin, having moved here from New York City. I was born in Louisville, Kentucky.
PETER KIRN is an audiovisual artist, technologist, and journalist. Classically trained in composition and piano, his music and visuals meld minimalist and experimental dance music influences with a focus on texture and abstraction. He also writes about technology and creativity, primarily as the founder of widely-read daily sites Create Digital Music and Create Digital Motion. (He has also contributed to Popular Science, Make, Keyboard, Macworld, and DE:BUG, among others.) He teaches and develops free technologies for creative coding and creation, and is co-creator of the open source MeeBlip hardware synth.
Kirn’s work has been presented at venues including B-Seite (Mannheim), Live Performers Meeting (LPM, Rome, IT), Patch A/V Festival (Krakow, PL), Frequency Festival (Lincoln, UK) CommuniKey Festival (Boulder, CO), Devotion Gallery (New York), In/Out Festival (New York), InterAccess Gallery (Toronto), the Lab for Electronic Arts and Performance (LEAP, Berlin), Dance Theater Workshop (New York), Boston CyberArts Festival Ideas in Motion (Boston, MA), Vorspiel at Supermarkt (Berlin), and others. He is a PhD Candidate in Music Composition at The City University of New York Graduate Center.