Tina Tallon is a composer, interdisciplinary temporal media artist, and researcher who currently serves as an assistant professor of composition at the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. Her work examines the relationship between embodied sonic cognition and technology, with a focus on how technological mediation of the human voice has influenced our understanding of identity, agency, privilege, and authority.
As a fellow, Tallon is working on both a book and an interactive multimedia chamber opera, Shrill, which will explore the social history of voice technology and how structural bias in its development continues to influence whose stories are told and how.
Tallon’s concert music and interactive installations have been widely presented by musicians and ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Talea Ensemble, and Wild Up, in venues ranging from celebrated concert halls and museums to aquariums, subterranean tunnels, and grain silos. She has received numerous awards, commissions, and grants from such organizations as ASCAP, the Barlow Endowment for Music Composition, Guerilla Opera, the LA Phil, La Jolla Symphony & Chorus, and New Music USA. Her writings and visual media have been published by major outlets such as the Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal. Tallon holds a BS degree in biological engineering and music from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MFA in composition and music theory from Brandeis University, and she undertook her doctoral studies in composition at University of California San Diego.