Trevor Henthorn is a trumpet player, percussionist, composer, music and network technologist currently living in San Diego, California. With a background in electrical engineering and psychology, his music explores aspects of hyper-technology and psychoacoustics. His recent explorations emphasize analog and data-driven synthesis with ’90s electronic percussion forms. He gains inspiration and ideas from new media concepts and media contradictions with characteristics of industrialized performances. He is currently teaching at the Art Institute of California, San Diego and working as a programmer within the Department of Music at the University of California, San Diego. This month, he will be performing as “Hipster Modular” and as “Medical Grade”.

Recent News:


Encuentro de Música Electrónica
November 25, 2017 at the Azteca Brewery in Tijuana
Hipster Modular, Medical Grade, Delta-Sine, AB3ND, Cinema Miramar, Sir. Fox Bizarrium, Alan. Youtube video.

  3er. Simposio de Música Electrónica en Tijuana
November 21, 2017
Invited speaker with John Noble and Marilu Salinas. FB Event page.
  Open Oscillator 19
November 15, 2017
Medical Grade. Youtube video.
  Mesa Music Festival
November 9, 2017
Show with M A L U and Hipster Modular at the Galleria and the Eiffel. Youtube video.
  Rig Rant / ElectronAztecs at the Pyramid
October 27, 2017
Show of M A L U, Hipster Modular, Medical Grade, ADMNTM, AB3ND at Porter’s Pub at the Pyramid.
  Solos, Duos, Todos
October 26, 2017
San Diego Art Institute. FB Event Page.
  Shoresh/The Ground is on Fire
October 21, 2017
Show of M A L U and Hipster Modular after the performance. La Caja Fuerte, Tijuana
  Rosarito School Festival
October, 2017
Discussion on careers in music
October 7, 2017 at the Azteca Brewery in Tijuana
M A L U, El Niño Helado, Hipster Modular, Medical Grade, AB3ND 
  Tijuana TV Promo
October, 2017 interview with the ElectronAztecs
  AMF in Tijuana
September 30, 2017 AMF performs at the Paradise.
  Visuals for M A L U
September 11, 2017 
VDMX visual performance with M A L U in Ensenada.
  Open Oscillator 17
August 23, 2017 
Extended Medical Grade set with guest M A L U at the Casbah.
  Hipster Modular
September 9, 2017 
Performance at NRMAL in Rosarito with Haydeé Jiménez and her vibracoustic lounge and with M A L U in Ensenada.
  Fern Street Circus
May – October, 2017 
Sound engineer for the Fern Street Circus. Performances include Bay Park, Pepper Park, the North Park Recreation Center, Jeremy Henwood Park, Azalea Park, Teralta Park, Colina del Sol Park, and Gomper Park.
  TrevoScrub-TxT_overview TrevoScrub-TxT
February 2017 version now available
  Hipster Modular
CD Release – Die Schlachtensee Sets
November, 2016
Hipster Modular
  News-USD-2016-04-26 Made Audible at USD
April 2016 in Electronic Music Composition
  News-AMF_Logo Percussion for AMF at Decadence in Berlin
Easter 2016 at Musik & Frieden
  News-2016-03_steim Artist Residency at the legendary STEIM! with Jeff Kaiser…
March 18-28, 2016
More details, including Max for Live patches, to come.
   Music-freunde_von_krampus_therapy Freunde von Krampus
February 22, 2016
Therapy, Spring Valley
Freunde von Krampus
   News-Open_Osc9 Medical Grade
Open Oscillator 9 – Jan 13th, 2016 – Medical Grade with Barakade
Open Oscillator – facebook.com/events/523932311116725/
Medical Grade – mdgrd.com
Barakade – banginoutbeatz.com
   Music-Hipster_Modular Hipster Modular
CD Release – The Jacumba Sets
February, 2015
Hipster Modular
   News-Media_Mixed_2015b Media Mixed 2015
Academic Event and Performance
May 22nd, 2015
Porter’s Pub, La Jolla
Photos, Audio and Video
   News-Electronic_Soapbox_V The Electronic Soapbox V
June 4, 2015
Porter’s Pub, La Jolla


Courses include: Sound for New Media, Digital Audio IV (Mastering and Surround Sound), Senior Project I, Senior Project II, Audio for Emerging Media, Audio Recording II (studio techniques), and Mastering.


Current equipment: Ableton Live, Max for Live, Push 2, Elektron (Analog Four, Analog Rytm & Octatrak) and various modular equipment.

Organizational Affiliations:

AES – Audio Engineering Society
ICMA – International Computer Music Association
ITG – The International Trumpet Guild
NASPA – National Association of Student Personnel Administrators
NAMM – National Association of Music Merchants
SMPC – Society for Music Perception & Cognition