Artist Bio

Walter Thompson—composer, conductor, and educator—is the creator of SoundpaintingTM, an innovative system of more than 750 gestures designed for structuring composition from improvisation. Walter has been composing professionally for 32 years, and has taught Soundpainting at leading conservatories here and abroad. He also conducts Soundpainting performances internationally in collaboration with major orchestras and The Walter Thompson Orchestra, based in New York City.