|Name Patrick Liddell|
|Music director Uptown Portrait of a Palace|
Education Northwestern University
Patrick Liddell is a composer and video artist living in Oakland, California. He has his Doctor of Music from Northwestern University, and has taught music composition and theory at DePaul University. He has worked with many ensembles within many genres, including The Zvooks (Jump Up! Records),Function Ensemble (Locust Records), Maurice (ears&eyes Records), and the University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley Javanese gamelans. His own music/video is an eclectic blend of 'art' and 'popular' styles, with strong hints of electronic, ethnic, video game, and film music. He regularly performs live and improvised video with many groups in Chicago and the bay area, as well as his own video/music/art under the moniker ontologist. His first audio/video album Arrow To The Sun was released on Canzona Records in 2009. His second album titled "The Book Of Lists" was also released on Canzona Records in 2011.
Liddell is most known for his video art experiment on YouTube "Video Room 1000" an homage to Alvin Lucier
Patrick Liddell is also known for his audio work and video collaborations on 60x60. In 2009, he created the 60x60 Video collaboration for the 60x60 2009 International Mix. In 2010 he created more than 360 one-minute videos in a collaboration with the project that included 6 hour long videos for the project's 6 different "RED" mixes. The screening of this collaboration at the Outsound Festival was hailed by Jason Victor Serinus Special to The Examiner, "Expect it to stretch whatever boundaries you may not have thought you had."