Dalton Harts

Composer, Sound Designer, Drummer


Dalton Harts is a composer, sound designer, and drummer based in Boston, MA. He is a recent graduate from the Electronic Production & Design program at Berklee College of Music, where he was awarded the KAO Infosystems Award in 2013. His projects are diverse and range from film score and music for various multimedia to post-production audio and sound design, as well as collaborations with various songwriters and musicians.

He was a member of the Berklee Interdisciplinary Art Institute, in which he authored several multimedia works including "Pedestrian Music," an ambience-based sound installation inside MIT’s Building 7 Dome, as well as a 16-story interactive musical light installation for the ribbon cutting of Berklee’s 160 Massachusetts Avenue tower in concert with fellow student Jason Lim and under the guidance of faculty member Neil Leonard

Harts is a frequent collaborator with CanvaSounds, a collective of contemporary classical composers founded at Berklee, and with them has premiered several electroacoustic and multi-channel pieces.

Since 2010, Harts has worked as a music instructor at Sociedad Latina, a community outreach organization in Mission Hill. Through leadership roles in the Youth Music Ambassador Program, community classes, as well as work in Boston Public Schools, Harts has won three awards for his work at Sociedad Latina, including the Berklee Urban Service Award, the Service to the Berklee Community Award, as well as the Mission Hill Youth Collaborative Supernova Award.




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This is a song I produced and co-wrote with singers Audreal & Kevin. Melody and lyrics by Kevin Erskine. The visuals were programmed in Jitter.

Here are some excerpts from a score to an upcoming feature film, "Ice Cream" by filmmaker Saba Riazi, who's recent short, "The Wind is Blowing Down My Street" was named the Best Narrative Short Film at the 2011 LA Film Festival. This project was in collaboration with Boston-based Iranian composer Bahar Royaee.

Latest drumming work with alternative folk aficionados
The Western Den.

Pedestrian Music is a musical sound installation in the lobby of Building 7 on MIT's campus in Cambridge. The idea is that it uses custom software to isolate musical tones from the incoming room noise (footsteps, conversations, doors closing, etc.), creating a strange musical texture from the ambient sound of the space. Passersby can also get closer to the microphone to sing, clap, jingle their keys, or any strange sound into it for interesting effects, which are played back through four speakers placed in the corners of the space.

It is part of Resonating MIT in conjunction with MIT's ACT department and the Berklee Interdisciplinary Art Institute with fellow students Ni Cai and Longrui Peng.


All the sounds in this one were created by processing a recording of a friend saying "Just One Sample."

Original music for the Needle 2 Square campaign with the wonderfully talented filmmaker Shannon Schnittker