Hey everybody,

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

I do a lot of different things in music. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my musical activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Hey everybody,

Nick Norton in what his girlfriend refers to as "the world's least threatening rap photo"
"The world's least threatening rapper photo"

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

Pictured to the left with my dog, Dude.

I do a lot of different things in music. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my musical activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Nick Norton here, music doctor.

I do a lot of different things in music. One has to diversify to make a living as an artist in America. Fortunately I love and care deeply about all of my musical activities, because I hear and feel them all as expressions of the same passion.

As it turns out, communicating this effectively requires a whole website. You can scroll down a little to learn about what I do, scroll down a little more to learn about me, and scroll down a little past that to get in touch.

Nick Norton in what his girlfriend refers to as "the world's least threatening rap photo"
"The world's least threatening rapper photo"

Here are some ways I make music:

As a musician,

I play guitar and electronics as a solo artist under my own name, and also with bands, ensembles, and collaborators of all sorts.

Listen

As a composer,

I write and arrange music for everything from symphony orchestras to string quartets, often with electronics.

Play

As a concert producer,

I coordinate all aspects of live production for my clients, from venue booking and musician contracting to live sound and event management.

Create

As a music editor,

I do the heavy lifting when it comes to making music work with visual media and helping directors and producers realize their musical intentions.

Inquire

As a futurist,

I consult on tech planning and implementation, and specialize in high fidelity sound and reliable live performance systems.

Ask

As an artistic director,

I use any and all means at my disposal to guide listeners toward intended social and cultural experiences sensitive to the postmodern condition.

Understand

Of course this list is by no means exhaustive. If you've got a project you want to work on together, or need a hand with something musical, hit me up using the contact form at the bottom of the page.

A little bit about me

I grew up playing guitar in punk bands and saxophone in school bands and singing in choirs. I went to college — rather a lot of it — to be a composer, eventually earning my PhD from UC Santa Barbara after an MMus from King's College London and a double BA cum laude in music and political theory from UCSD.

In music making, I find live performance insanely rewarding. I perform as a guitarist and electronic musician on my own and with bands, and love to write music for other people to perform as well. I consider concert production an art form akin to composition, and artistic directing concerts for my series Equal Sound is one of my favorite things to do.

In school I got pretty into music technology and studio work, and that has enabled me to develop a rewarding and varied career in live and post production. And a life-long passion for cinema has me overjoyed to be working as a music editor on really interesting projects. I manage most of this through my company, Bathysphere Music, Inc.

One time three friends and I kayaked from Catalina Island to Los Angeles to see Rage Against the Machine and Wu Tang Clan. Maybe that's actually all you need to know?

Want to get in touch or follow my exploits?

I'm pretty easy to reach.

Use this section of the site to subscribe to my mailing list or send me a message. There are social media links down below. Thanks for visiting!

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Contacts!

  • Management

    Cassie Glazer, Bathysphere Music
    ambassador [at] bathyspheremusic.org

  • Press

    Caroline Borolla, Clarion Call Media
    caroline [at] clarioncallmedia.com

  • Publishing

    Noah Luna, BCP Music
    info [at] bcpmusic.org

  • Legal

    Grant Atkinson, Framework Law Group
    grant [at] frameworklaw.com

  • Web

    William Sullivan
    will [at] digitallythrive.com

Or just drop me a line directly.

I read most of what comes in, but for the most part only reply to messages containing clear action items. Thanks, Cal Newport!

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