Reembodied Sound 2024 Sound Installation Artists

KS Brewer is a transdisciplinary artist-scholar and PhD student of Electronic Arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Their work investigates technologies of resuscitation in technoscientific conceptions of present and future life, and alternative outlooks made possible from abject and queer standpoints of death and decay. Balancing theory and feeling, resulting experiments take shape through experiential art—incorporating multiple senses, mediums, and technologies in search of affective co-creative interactions. They’ve shared work through spaces like 601 Artspace, Field Projects, Amatryx Gaming Lab & Studio, PLAYA Center for Art and Science, Satellite Art Fair, the American Studies Association, and Strange Matters Journal.

John Eagle is a composer, instrument builder, and performer. His work operates within ecological frameworks involving extended instrumental systems. These works explore harmonic intonation as an environmental process. Eagle has performed and presented work internationally including the Sound/Image Festival in London, Int-Act Festival in Bangkok, Heidi Duckler Dance’s Ebb & Flow festival, UC Irvine’s The Art of Performance, Hear Now Music Festival, Thailand New Music and Arts Symposium, Göteborg Art Sounds, Co-Incidence Festival, Live Arts Exchange, and the Dog Star Orchestra festival. Recent collaborations include Sound House, a performance installation developed with Janie Gesier and Cassia Streb (which features a sixteen-channel wireless sound instrument he designed with Eric Heep); and his work with Charles Gaines as musical director and co-arranger for the Manifestos series, conducting the studio recording and premiere of Manifestos 4 (Times Square, July 2022) with upcoming performances at MoMA (NYC) and REDCAT (LA).

Jenn Grossman is a sound/experiential media artist & electronic composer based in Brooklyn, NY. She's concerned with the psycho-spatial, surreal, and affective potentials of sensory media. Her work has taken the form of sound sculpture, audiovisual installation and performance, sound collage, light/video events, public interventions, and spatial audio works. She's held residencies at I-Park Foundation and Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, and has presented audio works and research at venues and festivals such as the Black Mountain College Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, the Megapolis Audio Festival, Cistern Dreams at the Deep Listening Institute, the Global Composition Conference at Darmstadt, and many NYC venues and galleries. Recently, her work’s been presented at SARC's Sonic Lab, Roulette’s MATA festival, and the Light Matter Film Festival.

Jocelyn Ho’s artistic practice involves the exploration of the relationship between sound, bodily gesture, and culture, as well as the rethinking of the classical music genre through multimedia technologies, interdisciplinarity, and audience interactivity. She directs inter-disciplinary performance projects involving collaborators from vastly different fields. Ho is the artistic director and performer of the sold-out music-art-tech concert project Synaesthesia Playground, in which she leads fifteen composers, visual artists, technologists, and fashion designers from all around the world to create an interactive, multimedia experience. Her ongoing project Women’s Labor that interrogates domesticity through sound installations and performance has won the Hellman Fellowship and the Harvestworks Residency, and has been featured at the UCLA Art|Sci Gallery, ISEA 2020, the 2020 New Interfaces for Music Expression Conference, the 2019 Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology Conference, and CCRMA at Stanford. As a performing scholar, Ho has published and presented papers at international conferences in the area of performance analysis, embodiment theory, Debussy studies, and mathematics and music. Ho is an Assistant Professor of Performance Studies at UCLA.

With an interdisciplinary career blending classical training in cello and composition, audio data research, and innovative computational arts education, Dr. Margaret Anne Schedel transcends the boundaries of disparate fields to produce integrated work at the nexus of computation and the arts. Her diverse creative output includes multimedia operas, virtual reality experiences, sound art, video game scores, compositions for classical instruments with interactive electronics, and the development of custom interactive controllers. Honored with NIME’s Pamela Z Innovation Award, Schedel is set to release her solo CD, Signal through the Flames, in 2024.

Pascal Lund-Jensen is a Zürich-based composer, and sound and media artist. His artistic work encompasses electroacoustic compositions and performances as well as sound and video installations. His works take shape as spatial settings in which the observer becomes part of the constructed environment and is confronted with the entities, forces, and materials contained therein. He completed his BA in Sound Arts at the Bern University of the Arts and his MA in Electroacoustic Composition at the Zurich University of the Arts.

A New York City native, Matthew Ostrowski is a composer, performer, and installation artist. Using digital tools and formalist techniques to engage with quotidian materials, Ostrowski explores the liminal space between the virtual and phenomenological worlds. His work includes installations for video, multichannel sound, and robotically-controlled objects, improvisation, and multichannel compositions.

Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri is a sound artist and composer known for elegantly exploring the intersection of sound and visual art, with a focus on resonant surfaces, friction, and programming materials to behave in a lifelike manner. Papalexandri's pieces have been showcased globally at prestigious institutions, including the Museum Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich, Kunstmuseum Basel; Museum of Musical Instruments in Berlin, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Donaueschingen Musiktage/Museum Art.Plus in Germany, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Holding a PhD in Music Composition from UC San Diego, she is a Cornell University Professor of Music. Papalexandri has received accolades such as the Dan David Prize, Werkschau Award Kanton Zurich, and Aurelie Nemours Award. She's been nominated for artist residencies worldwide, including Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, EMS studio Stockholm, Villa Concordia in Bamberg, the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, the Instrument Inventors Institute in The Hague, and St. John's College at the University of Oxford.

Events and Residencies

February 2–3, 2024

EMPAC, Arts Department

Reembodied Sound 2024
February 2–3, 2024

EMPAC, Arts Department

A festival and symposium of transducer-based music and sonic art