Warren Burt (born 10 October 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an Australia-based composer of American birth. He is known for composing in a wide variety of new music styles, ranging from acoustic music, electroacoustic music, sound art installations, and text-based music. Burt often employs elements of improvisation, microtonality, humor, live interaction, and lo-fi electronic techniques into his music. Warren Burt attended SUNY Albany (BA, 1971) and UC San Diego (MA, 1975) before moving to Australia in 1975.
In 1986 he won the Albert H. Maggs Composition Award.
Currently, he is a research fellow at the University of Wollongong, where he recently completed a Ph.D. thesis, "Algorithms, Microtonality, Performance: Eleven Musical Compositions".
- Bandt, Ros. Sound Sculpture: Intersections in Sound and Sculpture in Australian Artworks. Sydney: Fine Art Publishing, 2001.
- Burt, Warren. "Aardvarks IV: A Real-time Electronic Music Performance Machine." MM thesis, University of California San Diego, 1975.
- Burt, Warren. "Algorithms, Microtonality, Performance: Eleven Musical Compositions". Ph.D. thesis, University of Wollongong, 2007.
- Burt, Warren. "Interactive Improvisations With Electronic Music Systems." Sounds Australian 32 (1992): 41-44.
- Jenkins, John. 22 Contemporary Australian Composers. Melbourne: NMA Publications, 1988.
- Zurbrugg, Nicholas. Critical Vices: The Myths of Postmodern Theory. Commentary by Warren Burt. Australia: G+B Arts International, 2000.
- [http://www.warrenburt.com/ Official web site]
- [http://www.amcoz.com.au/composers/composer.asp?id=200 Australian Music Centre: Warren Burt]
- [http://www.rainerlinz.net/NMA/22CAC/burt.html Warren Burt bio] from John Jenkins, 22 Contemporary Australian Composers
- [http://chcmctapes.tumblr.com/ Audio-interview with Warren Burt] on the Clifton Hill Community Centre Tapes website