- Keynote Artist Talk: Towards an Eco-logical Mode of Musicking
Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 12:30-1:30pm (Pearsons Hall: Moore Lounge)
- Performance: Sounding Beloit
Saturday, February 23, 2019, 7:30pm (Wright Museum: Courtyard)
Suzanne Thorpe is a sound installation artist, scholar, flutist, and improviser. Her Keynote Talk on acoustic ecology discusses her process of composing in relation to a place. The weeklong residency culminates in her performance among a constellation of sound installations by Beloit students.
Suzanne Thorpe is a composer, performer, scholar and educator. She creates site-oriented sound compositions that use a variety of media and technology, and performs on the electroacoustic flute, expanded with digital and analog tools. She is also a Deep Listening instructor, having studied in depth with American Composer and Deep Listening Founder Pauline Oliveros. Thorpe’s compositions draws upon traditions of acoustic ecology, soundscape, land art, and improvisation, and her research intersects with new materialism, systems theory, and environmental ethics.
She has performed and exhibited her work internationally, and has been awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in technology, along with grants from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, New Music USA, and the MAP Fund. Having earned her MFA at Mills College in Electronic Music & Media, Thorpe is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at University California, San Diego, and co-founder and director of TECHNE, an education organization whose goal is to close the gender gap in technology oriented endeavors. www.suzannethorpe.com/