Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Kevin Corcoran
percussion & environmental sound & electronics
Kevin Corcoran works with an open interest in sound as medium as it moves through contexts of art, music, ecology, and communication.

As a drummer and percussionist he is most interested in techniques which extend the sonic possibilities of the instrument emphasizing textural sound, sympathetic vibration, sustained tones without audible attack and the use of found objects.

As a field recordist he gathers sounds in urban and rural locations. These sonic environments are presented as encountered or edited and manipulated via tape or computer, displaced from their origins with an intent to create temporary, imagined acoustic places and are often combined with or serve as inspiration to his work with percussion.

He holds a degree in Technocultural Studies from the University of California at Davis where he studied sonic arts and media theory and has performed in various cities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Taiwan and has collaborated on several live performances and published recordings both improvised and composed since 2002 while working with artists in multiple fields.