Garth Paine is a composer, performer and scholar. He created interactive responsive environments where the inhabitant generates the soundfield through their presence and behavior and composed many music scores for dance works, generated through realtime video tracking and bio-sensing. He was awarded a Green Room Award for Outstanding Creativity, for Escape Velocity (Company in Space) and was a finalist for the Best new Musical Score for Dance, 2014. Recent performances in Australia, USA, Korea and Europe include works for percussion and live electronics, new techniques for sound spatialization, resonating metal instruments and Tibetan singing bowl robots. The breadth of his practice is expressed through an enquiry into sound as material.

In 2018, Garth was researcher-artist in residence at IRCAM/ZKM, developing a new performance work, Future Perfect for spatial audio, cell phones and VR.

Garth established the Virtual, Interactive, Performance Research environment (VIPRe) and is internationally regarded as an innovator in interactivity for experimental music and performance. He presented the Keynote at NIME2016 which outlined a framework for digital music instrument design and a keynote at 2014 Ecomusicologies conference on listening to place. Dr. Paine is a Professor of Digital Sound and Interactive Media at Arizona State University.