Gordon came to CalArts in 1996 with 20 years experience as an audio and video engineer. He teaches technical courses in studio techniques that incorporate analog and digital hybrid processes and oversees scheduling and maintenance of the School of Film/Video production studios and labs. He is currently involved in exploring immersive technologies, techniques, and new cinematic languages.
During his varied career he has produced animation for Time/Warner children's videos, video for government, corporate, educational and entertainment clients, mixed live audio for Ventura and Los Angeles County community and radio station events plus a thousand rock and punk bands. As a teacher Gordon has taught college courses in digital photography, multi-media, and video production. As an artist Gordon creates meditative environments and live improvisational soundscapes in solo performance and in ensembles with tenor sax, baroque recorders, theremin, electric bass and external processors. His endless quest is for “the sound never previously heard.”