Norman Fairbanks is an American electronic musician, producer, and composer for games, film and multimedia, based in Los Angeles and Berlin. In 2003, Norman started an ongoing audio concept art project with a goal to create an unbiased, neo-expressionist audio reflection of contemporary American culture by processing and blending sonic artefacts from the vast panopticon of US mass media with found noise, selected field recordings and electroacoustic elements (designed to investigate new tonalities in sound). While some of his works are done exclusively on laptop, Norman Fairbanks also had been working with a variety of hardware synthesizers and custom-built instruments, such as Glam Machines – built for the musician by David Cranmer and including a pair of circuit-bend toys and a lo-fi sampler. In 2007, Fairbanks made an album entirely on Tenori-On synthesizer without any other sound sources. Norman's albums were mostly self-released as MP3 downloads on his official website; eventually, it was shut down and redesigned in less informative form – some of the older content, as well as new 'Audio Concepts,' are currently available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.
Fairbanks co-developed an 'interactive 24 hour music generator' app Kling Klang Machine
. Norman also makes commercial soundtracks for various mobile apps and video production, such as Lifeline: Flatline
and Lifeline 2
smartphone games and Rhone Apparel's Ambassador Series – advertisement video profiles of retired athletes.