Dalton Harts is a composer, producer, sound designer, and drummer based in Brooklyn, NY. His projects include music for film and multimedia, songwriting and production, recording, mixing, sound design, and post-production audio.
A multi-instrumentalist, his adolescence was filled with music in many forms: studying and performing on drums, piano and guitar, songwriting, programming synthesizers, and recording, to name a few. This experience led Harts to Boston, where he studied Electronic Production & Design on scholarship at Berklee College of Music. There, he composed scores for various shorts and a feature film, wrote and produced songs with Berklee artists, created music and sound design for theater productions, and made music of his own.
Harts was a member of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Art Institute, in which he authored several multimedia works including "Pedestrian Music," an ambience-based sound installation in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, as well as a 16-story interactive musical light installation for the ribbon cutting of Berklee's 160 Massachusetts Avenue tower. In the Summer of 2014, he was chosen to represent Berklee in Salvador, Brazil for performances at the third Bahia Biennale and in a series of workshops at the Federal University of Bahia.
During his 4 years at Berklee, Harts worked as a music instructor at Sociedad Latina, a community outreach organization in Mission Hill, Boston, MA. Through his work in the Youth Music Ambassador Program as well as in Boston Public Schools, Harts won three awards for his service at Sociedad Latina: the Berklee Urban Service Award, the Service to the Berklee Community Award, and the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative Supernova Award.
Harts has worked on film projects with Dreambear Productions, as well as directors Shannon Schnittker, Shirin Mozaffari, and 2011 LA Film Festival winner Saba Riazi. Artist collaborations include Iris Lune, Evan Nachimson, Tal y Tali, Pasado de Moda, The Western Den, Kevin & Audreal, CanvaSounds Collective, Charlotte dos Santos, and others. In late 2014, Harts relocated to Brooklyn, NY.