In the Garden of Sonic Delights is a major exhibition of sound art located throughout Westchester County, NY, including work by such noted artists as Laurie Anderson, Annea Lockwood, Trimpin, and Stephen Vitiello. Sound artist Stephan Moore, the curator and artistic director of the exhibition, will discuss commissioning site-specific work while collaborating with a number of diverse cultural organizations, and the challenges and opportunities that sound-oriented artwork faces in outdoor venues. The talk will include a detailed look at several of the artworks, insights into the curatorial process, and a preview of the 2015 exhibition.
When: Wednesday, Apr. 22nd, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenter: Stephan Moore
About Stephan Moore
Stephan Moore is a composer, improviser, audio artist, sound designer, teacher, and curator. His creative work currently manifests as electronic studio compositions, solo and group improvisations, sound installation works, scores for collaborative performance pieces, and sound designs for unusual circumstances. Evidence, his long-standing project with Scott Smallwood, has performed widely and released several recordings over the past decade. He also performs with the improvisation quartets Bumpr and Volume(n), and is a frequent collaborator with the performance groups The Nerve Tank and a canary torsi. His company, Isobel Audio, produces unique Hemisphere speakers. Since receiving an Electronic Arts MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2003, where he studied with Pauline Oliveros and Curtis Bahn, he has created custom music software for a number of composers and artists, and taught workshops and numerous college-level courses in composition, programming, sound art and electronic music. He is the president of the American Society for Acoustic Ecology, and the curator and artistic director of In The Garden of Sonic Delights at the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, a recurring 5-month exhibition of outdoor sound art across Westchester County started in 2014. From late 2004 to mid-2010, he performed over 250 concerts with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, serving as a touring musician, sound engineer, and music coordinator. He recently completed his Ph.D. in Electronic Music and Multimedia the MEME program at Brown University, and will begin a teaching position at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL in the fall.