Steve Roden is a modern-day renaissance artist. He works in a variety of disciplines including drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, and performance, as well as recording. Born in Los Angeles in 1964, he received his B.F.A. from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and his M.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Roden employs a process that translates various forms of specific notation -- including words, maps, and graphs -- into musical scores. In turn, these influence the process of creating paintings, drawings, sculptures, sonic compositions, and sound installations. Though these scores are rigid in structure, they allow for intuitive actions, mistakes, and "potential left turns."