Sound Colloquium: Olivia Block

 

Wednesday, April 2, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., room 522

Olivia Block creates original sound compositions for concerts, site-specific multispeaker installations, live cinema, and performance. In a recent feature article in the April 2011 issue of The Wire magazine, Julian Cowley describes Block's compositions as "finely nuanced textures of environmental material and occasional surges of sonic power blended with an elegant instrumental architecture." Her compositions often include field recordings, musical scores, and electronic textures. Additionally, she performs her own partially improvised compositions recorded inside of a piano using other objects.