Known equally as a composer of large-scale performances and an experimental turntablist working with hand-crafted dub plates, New York-based Marina Rosenfeld has been a leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music. She has created chamber and choral works, including the performances Teenage Lontano, Cannons and roygbiv&b; a series of acclaimed “orchestras” for floor-bound electric guitars and other quasi-sculptural scenarios; works notated in video, including WHITE LINES and My red, red blood; and since 2008, a series of installation/performance works, often mounted in monumental spaces, such as the Park Avenue Armory in New York and Western Australia’s Midland Railway Workshops, deploying complexes of unamplified live performers and custom loudspeaker installations.
Rosenfeld’s work has been widely presented throughout Europe, North America and Australia, including recent solo projects for the Museum of Modern Art in New York; SPOR, Ultima, Wien Modern and Holland Festivals; the Whitney, Liverpool and PERFORMA Biennials; and many others. Recent collaborative projects include her duo with George Lewis (Sour Mash) and, forthcoming on the Room40 label in spring 2013, a new album featuring the collaboration of legendary Jamaican vocalist Warrior Queen, as well as long-time collaborator, cellist Okkyung Lee.
Rosenfeld received her BA in Music from Harvard and an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, where she studied with composer Morton Subotnik and conceptual artist Michael Asher, among others. She joined the faculty of Bard College’s MFA program in 2003 and has co-chaired its department of Music/Sound since 2007. Rosenfeld is a 2011 recipient of both a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists award and an Artist Residency from the Headlands Center for the Arts. Previous awards include grants and honors from the New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Park Avenue Armory, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, Experimental Television Center, and Austria’s Ars Electronica competition in digital musics.
appearance at Tuned City
Brussels / P.A. for solo performer / 27. June 2013