Todd received his training in classical percussion at West Virginia University, studying with Phil Faini and Dave Satterfield. While at WVU in the mid 90’s, Todd took lessons in electronic music and FM synthesis with Gil Trythall – lessons and experiences that still inform his music today. In 2008, Todd embarked on a quest to release ten solo album-length recordings in ten years. Six years and six releases later, Todd is finding an innovative and critically-acclaimed compositional voice utilizing electro-acoustic percussion, guitar, and hardware synths and effects, combined with many years spent as a touring rock drummer. Todd’s solo performances invite you to experience a predictably unpredictable foray into a sonic bricolage, incorporating masterful drumming and avant-whacked synth wizardry that holds a curious treat somewhere in the depths. Currently, Todd is assistant professor of music at Bloomsburg University, and is completing his dissertation.
John Collinge of Progression Magazine rated Campbell’s 2010 release “Translation” 12 out of 12 stars, observing that Todd’s “prolific and complex contributions on drums, cymbals and percussion lend depth and resonance to his incredible array of electronic applications,” creating “uncharted forays into sonic alchemy that probably surprised their creator as much as the listener.” John Patrick reviewed Todd’s 2011 release “Pathology,” noting that he “sounds like Sandy Nelson, Mitch Mitchell, and Art Blakey touring Sandoz laboratory, imbibing the product, then being turned loose in a studio full of synthesizers, plus acoustic and triggered percussion!”
The Indiana Electro-Music Group & the Irving Theater proudly announce the Third Midwest Electro-Music Experience (MEME) Festival being held in Historic Irvington at The Irving Theater August 1-2, 2014. MEME is also supported by Sun King Brewery, World of Vapor Indy and Wyliepalooza Ice Cream Emporium.
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MEME 2014 is bringing 38 of some of the world’s finest experimental electronic and electroacoustic musicians to Indianapolis, Indiana. They will be joined by local artists for two days of concerts, workshops, demonstrations and collaborations. Musical styles cover a broad spectrum, guaranteed to be creative and original. Live video art will accompany the concerts, for an immersive multi-media experience. The musicians employ a wide variety of electronic and acoustic instruments, from synthesizers and theremins to found objects and custom controllers. Saturday afternoon features workshops and an open collaboration stage.