Garth is particularly fascinated with sound as an experiential medium, both in musical performance and as an exhibitable object. He is internationally regarded as an innovator in the field of interactivity in experimental music and media arts. He gave the Keynote at the 2016 NIME conference
In 2018, Garth will be researcher and artist in residence at IRCAM (Paris) and ZKM (Karlsruhe). Garth's multi-disciplinary, collaborative Acoustic Ecology Project Listen(n) documents the acoustic ecologies of the US South Western Deserts and can be listened to here
He was selected as one of ten creative professionals internationally for exhibition in the 10th New York Digital Salon; DesignX Critical Reflections, and as a millennium leader of innovation by the German Keyboard Magazine in 2000. Dr Paine was awarded the Australia Council for the Arts, New Media Arts Fellowship in 2000, and The RMIT Innovation Research Award in 2002. He is a member of the advisory panel for the Electronic Music Foundation and an advisors to the UNESCO funded Symposium on the Future, which is developing a taxonomy / design space of electronic musical instruments. Recently Garth has been invited to perform at the Agora Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris, the New York Electronic Arts Festival, with recent performances in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth), Limerik Ireland, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Philadelphia, Providence and Phoenix, Arizona in the USA, Montéal and Quebec in Canada and in last year in, Korea, Macedonia, France, UK and Australia. His music has been released on a number of CD’s available on iTunes: Bowl Chant Meditation and Parallel Lines, and on Amazon amongst other retailers.