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King Britt

Computer Music

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Office: WLH 2146, by appointment

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Pew Fellowship recipient, King James Britt (his real name) is a 30+ year, producer, composer and performer in electronic music. 

His position as Assistant Teaching Professor in Computer Music carries a unique perspective, bringing a non-linear approach and knowledge to the department by focusing on various modern forms of electronic music pedagogy, while continuing to be an active force in the music industry.

As a composer and producer, his practice has lead to collaborations with the likes of De La SoulAlarm Will Sound OrchestraSaul Williams, director Michael Mann (Miami Vice) and many others, as well as being called for remixes from an eclectic list of giants, including, Meredith MonkSolange to Calvin Harris. Most recently collaborating with MacArthur FellowTyshawn Sorey for an upcoming album project.

In his role as performer, he has travelled globally playing thousands of venues and festivals, including, AfroPunk (NYC)Berghain (Berlin)MoogFest (Durham), Le Guess Who Festival (Utrecht)  and The Kitchen (NYC).  King was also the original DJ for the Grammy Award winning Digable Planets

Blacktronika : Afrofuturism In Electronic Music, is a new UC San Diego lecture course, created by King, researching and honoring the people of color, who have pioneered groundbreaking genres within the electronic music landscape. Genres span from Chicago House, Detroit Techno and Drum & Bass music. Using his position in the industry, the class has been attended by many, including QuestloveJulian Priester and Goldie.