Theory Coordinator, Orchestration
- Office: VSG 100D
- Phone: (775) 784-4030
Jean-Paul Perrotte is an American composer born in Washington D.C. in 1964. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in Composition at the University of Iowa where his teachers have included Professors Lawrence Fritts and David Gompper. He is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Nevada, Reno and is active composing music in his studio.
Jean-Paul's compositions include works for electronics and acoustic instruments, electronics alone and more recently, works for video. His compositions have been performed across the United States both at national conferences and university concert halls and in Europe.
As a composer Jean-Paul is interested in sound as it unfolds in our everyday life as well as sound created and sculpted in the studio. To the composer, sound of our every day environment defines our location. Rhythm, pitch and timbre of sonic events in our life gain familiarity and this familiarity helps us navigate our immediate surroundings. Just as exciting are new environments that can be created by juxtaposing disparate field recordings with synthesized sound. New and exciting worlds can be constructed that beg to be explored.