Blind Labyrinth

Blind LabyrinthBlind Labyrinth is an electroacoustic music duo comprised of Kenneth Downey and Robert Gross. 

Dr. Robert Gross holds a DMA in composition from University of Southern California, a certificate in film music from University of Southern California, an MA in Music for Film, Television and Theatre from University of Bristol (England), an MM in Music Composition from Rice University, and a BM in Music Composition from Oberlin Conservatory.  He is also currently a PhD student in music theory at University of North Texas, and was an instructor of music theory for three years at Rice University.  Publications include articles in Perspectives of New Music and Journal of Schenkerian Theory.  He is half of Blind Labyrinth, an experimental electroacoustic music duo with a current release on the Beauport Classical label.  His theater credits include music and lyrics for Yeehad! featured at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Singing Jailbirds for The Relevant Stage of South Los Angeles and featured as part of the Los Angeles Festival of New Musicals, and The One and Only for The Relevant Stage, also featured as part of the Los Angeles Festival of New Musicals.

Kenneth Downey is a self-taught electroacoustic musician and also designer of audio games for the blind.  His games include Wrecking Ball, Phrase Madness, Haywire and World of Darkness.  His games were featured on national radio (NPR’s Weekend Edition), and is also an experienced television educator in the southern California region.  He is half of Blind Labyrinth, and an independent composer of electroacoustic works.  He is both congenitally blind and has Meniere’s disease, which is an inner ear audio disorder.  Blindness and Meniere’s disease both are crucial themes on the Blasted Light release.

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