Todd Merrell is a composer and artist working in many styles and media, exploring the relationships of art to medium and audience, and the spaces between musical elements. His work employs old and new technologies, from shortwave radio and granular synthesis to film and processing, to construct sonic environments and possible archaeologies.
Merrell studied composition and voice at Berklee College of Music, and with James Sellars of The Hartt School. A Hartford Arts & Heritage Jobs Grant recipient, Thanatopolis Noir Prize winner, New Boston Fund Individual Artist Fellow, AIRtime Fellowship resident, and free103point9 transmission artist, his work has been commissioned and performed by many artists, including Chicago A Capella, Jan Williams Percussion Ensemble, and The New York Festival of Song.
He has recorded for the Mille Plateaux / Cluster, Mode, Archive, Whirlybird, Dreamland, and Cobalt / Special labels, and contributed work to festivals, exhibitions, and venues throughout the world, including The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The New Museum, and MACBA (Barcelona). His work is chronicled in 'Transmission Arts', PAJ Publications (2011), and he serves on the 3Corners Contemporary Music Project's Advisory Board.