Beth Coleman (DJ Singe) is an artist mixing in sound and text. She is the co-founder and house DJ of SoundLab, the roving multi-media event. She has played for the Whitney Museum of American Art 1997 Biennial, the Impakt Festival, Netherlands, Willisau Festival, Switzterland, the International Jazz Festival Istanbul, among others. Coleman's recent work includes collboration with conductor Butch Morris and "Betty Man Takes a Stand," a spoken-word piece with Grisha Coleman of Hot Mouth. Her music releases include "Stereophonic Retina," " Right Hand Door," and the forthcoming Flav-o-Pac all on SoundLab Recordings.
A composer, multi-instrumentalist, musicologist, and digital audio specialist. Gilbert is a technician at EDC/Center for Children and Technology in NYC, a non-profit research and development organization that addresses approaches to technology and educational reform. He oversaw the functioning of the sound component of PORT, a seven week festival of online work presented simultaneously on the Internet and in the List Center for the Visual Arts at MIT; ADRIFT (with collaborators Helen Thorington and Marek Walczak), a monthly performance event initiated for the Ars Electronica Festival in 1997. He was co-creator with Nina Sobell of the online Turbulence event EBB and FLOW, in July 1998, and has participated as technical advisor and performer in several transatlantic webcasts, notably as part of the performance group ParkBench (with Sobell and Emily Hartzell). His works explore the uses of sound in networked collaborations, scavenging of sounds through the publicly licensed radio waves, and guided improvisation.
Brenda Hutchinson's work has included performance and compositions for dance, opera, film, video and radio. She has built interactive exhibits and installations. Her work makes extensive use of language, stories, ambient and sampled sounds. She often acts as a catalyst for experiences involving other people whose stories and/or performances are recorded and shared with other audiences through her work in performance and radio. Hutchinson has worked as a video producer, exhibit builder and sound consultant at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, as an engineer and instructor at Harvestworks in New York and as a sound designer for multi media companies, Convivial Design and Purple Moon in San Francisco. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, DEEP LISTENING, THE AERIAL, O.O. DISCS and Leonardo Music Magazine. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the 1960's Pauline Oliveros has influenced American Music extensively through her works and with improvisation, electronic music, teaching, myth, ritual, and meditation. She is currently artistic director of Pauline Oliveros Foundation, Darius Milhaud professor at Mills College and professor of composition at Oberlin Conservatory. As John Rockwell, New York Times, states, "On some level, music, sound, consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level."
Maggi Payne is Co-director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College where she teaches recording engineering, composition and electronic music. She has had performances of her works throughout the United States and Europe, including Sonic Circuits IV Festival of Electronic Music, the Next Wave Festival eXstatic Project in Australia, Prix Ars Electronica, OPUS415 No.3 in San Francisco, ânCue SÄries XVI, Concordia University in Montreal, SoundCulture '96, New Music Across America Festival '92, New Music America '90, '87 and '81 Festivals, Composers' Forum in NYC, Siggraph, New York Museum of Modern Art, Paris Autumn Festival, Bourges Festival in France, and the Autunno Musical at Como, Italy. Her works are available on the Lovely Music, Music and Arts, Centaur, MMC, Frogpeak, and Asphodel labels and the Mills College Anthology.
A composer and multi-instrumentalist, Parkins was the 1997 recipient of the Bessie Award for Sender, her score for choreographer Jennifer Monson. Parkins makes music for film, video and dance, and performs her own works in venues and festivals in Japan, Europe and the United States. Currently she is collaborating with video artist Jeanne Higgens in a fully interactive duo, "Artificial Eye". They performed last summer at Documenta X in Kassel, Germany and in October they will be featured at the City of Women Festival in Ljubljiana, Slovenia. Parkins' new solo record "no way back", will be released on Ataviatic this month.
Thorington is the Executive Director of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore), founder and producer of the national weekly radio series, "New American Radio" and founder and producer of the "Turbulence" website. She is a writer, sound composer, and radio producer, whose radio documentary and dramatic work has been aired nationally and internationally for the past fifteen years. She has also created compositions for film and installation that have been shown at the Berlin Film Festival and the Whitney Biennial. Her networked collaborations include the "turbulence" composition for PORT, distributed live by Real Audio to the Internet and to the List Center for the Visual Arts, February and March 1997; Adrift, a networked collaboration with Marek Walzcak and Jesse Gilbert, created for the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria in September 1997.
Jim Crawford, Morton Street
Jim Crawford is currently working in specialized film exhibition and distribution, and is a graduate student in Cinema Studies at New York University. He is interested in exploring ways in which internet-based multimedia art can reach a larger audience.
Jesse Gilbert, Morton Street (see above)
David Kwan, Mills College
David Kwan is a composer and artist whose work encompasses performance, video, and installation. His approach to sound production stems from ideas and techniques found in visual art such as collage and film montage, as well as in musique concrete, radio, and seventies dub. He is a member of the musical groups Vorticella and Circular Firing Squad, and recordings of his works are available from the Asphodel, Artifact, and Atomic Novelties labels. He is currently the Technical Director for Intermedia Arts at Mills College in Oakland, California.
Leslie Lavelanet , Harvestworks, Inc.
Leslie Lavelanet is a musician and recording artist who is currently Main Audio Engineer at Harvestworks. He has worked on several major film soundtracks with producers Callum Greene, Neil Hollander and Victoria Maldonado. In addition to recording credits, he also teaches the Music Production Workshop and tutorials in Digital Audio Recording at Harvestworks.
Carol Parkinson, Harvestworks, Inc.
Executive Director of Harvestworks since 1987, Carol Parkinson has long been involved in programming and development of the organization. Previous to that, she was employed by the DIA Art Foundation as assistant to composer LaMonte Young. During her employment at Harvestworks, Parkinson has organized panelists and participated in the review of applications to the Harvestworks Artist-In-Residence Program since its beginning in 1983. She is a founding member of TELLUS, the experimental audio series and continues to support and distribute experimental and innovative work in the digital media arts. Her primary interest is in the field of electronic media and in supporting the development of a new aesthetic with the artistic use of new technological tools. As a composer she has performed at Roulette, the Kitchen and White Columns and has done soundtracks for video artists Louis Grenier and Julie Harrison. She has been published in EAR magazine, the Village Voice and High Performance Magazine. Grants and awards include a NYSCA media grant for a collaboration with video artist Julie Harrison.
Leslie Stuck, Mills College
Leslie Stuck is Technical Director of the Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College. He has composed electronic music for the New York City Ballet, the The Paris Opera Ballet, and the Tokyo Ballet. He has done sound design for Frank Zappa, Laurie Anderson, and Heiner Goebbels, as well as constructed real-time computer environments for Jeffrey Shaw, Agnes Hegedus, and Peirre Boulez.
Lucier has worked in many mediums, including sculpture, photography, and performance, but has concentrated primarily on video and installation since 1973, producing over forty-five major pieces in that time that have been shown internationally in museums, galleries, alternative spaces and festivals and are represented in numerous public and private collections. Her newest videotape entitled Summer, or Grief was recently on view at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. in New York and is currently included in "Screens and Memes" at Harvestworks, Inc.
Lucier is presently at work on a commemorative flood commission for the North Dakota Museum of Art called Floodsongs, which will open in Grand Forks in November, 1998 and travel to the Museum of Modern Art in 1999. Her work since 1971 is the subject of a forthcoming book from Johns Hopkins University Press, to be published in conjunction with Performing Arts Journal.
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