Owen Clayton Condon (b. 1978) is an American composer and percussionist. Dr. Condon studied with Frank Epstein and Will Hudgins at the New England Conservatory. He completed his doctoral studies in music at Northwestern University, where he studied with Michael Burritt and James Ross.
Condon made his solo debut in 1996 with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra after winning the orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. In 2000, he won the New England Conservatory’s Concerto Competition, and performed with the NEC Symphony Orchestra in Jordan Hall. Condon’s acoustic and electronic works, including Fractalia, have been featured as the soundtrack to video and light installations at Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Fallingwater” and Anish Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate”, the famous sculpture (affectionately referred to as “The Bean”) in Chicago’s Millennium Park.
Dr. Condon performs with the Millennium Chamber Players, and has performed with the Chicago Civic Orchestra; the University of Chicago’s Contempo series; and has appeared as a guest artist with the Eighth Blackbird contemporary music group. Recently, he performed on behalf of Northwestern University at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He is currently working as a sound artist, having recently composed music for an interactive new media installation in Chicago called “Luminous Field at Millennium Park” with light artist Luftwerk.