HEAR BELOW 2021: My Pedway Soundwalk
Live Streaming: May 17-21, 2021
If you would like to participate and live stream your My Pedway Soundwalk, please contact NON:op at non [at] nonopera [dot] org. NON:op will be on site to provide technology and assistance so that you can share your soundwalk in real time to multiple platforms with the rest of the world.
|MONDAY, May 17, 1 pm – 2 pm||Andy Slater||YouTube – Facebook|
|TUESDAY, May 18, 10 am – 11 am||Christophe Preissing and Carrie Sandahl||YouTube – Facebook|
|WEDNESDAY, May 19, 10 am – 11 am||Erica Miller||YouTube – Facebook|
|THURSDAY, May 20, 12 pm – 1 pm||Billie Howard||YouTube – Facebook|
|FRIDAY, May 21, 12 pm – 1 pm||Allen Moore||YouTube – Facebook|
Listen to the Soundwalks (coming soon!)
Andy Slater, sound artist & teaching artist, Hear Below
Andy Slater is a Chicago based media artist and disability advocate. Founder of the Society of Visually Impaired Sound Artists and director of the Sound as Sight accessible field recording project, his current work features the sounds of antiquated assistive technology, field recordings, spatial audio design for virtual and augmented reality, video games, and film. Andy has a Masters in Sound Arts and Industries from Northwestern University and a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has performed and exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, University of Chicago, Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco, Ian Potter Museum of Art Melbourne, Australia, Critical Distance Toronto, Flux Factory New York City, Art Institute of Chicago, Experimental Sound Studios, and others. Andy was a 2018 3Arts/Bodies of Work fellow at the university of Illinois Chicago and High Concept Labs artist in residence 2016-2020.
Christophe Preissing, NON:op artistic director, composer, sound artist
Christophe has a 30-year practice in sound, intermedia, and music composition with fellowships and support from the Pritzker Foundation, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Meet the Composer, American Music Center, Beloit College, Indiana University‘s Latin American Music Center, VCCA/VCCA France, Ragdale, Millay Colony, PLAYA, Djerassi, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Recent work includes sound in Samuel Beckett’s radio play, Cascando (2018), is SI ng, a performance with artist Matt Bodett at Victory Gardens (2017), sound for Journeying La Divina Commedia, the University of Notre Dame’s adaptation of Dante’s Divine Comedia (2016), the opera-installation Thunder, Perfect Mind (2015), and sound installations SUS: the long thin wire (Harold Washington Public Library, 2017), Street Sheets (National Museum of Mexican Art, Columbia University, NY, 2017), Blood Lines: remembering the 1919 Chicago race riot (Augustana Lutheran Church, 2019).
Erica Miller, multidisciplinary artist, cellist, producer, sound artist and designer
Erica Miller (she/they) holds a degree in Audio Arts & Acoustics from Columbia College. She creates music that is often improvised and embodies a relationship between natural and artificial sound, movement of the body, meditation and consciousness. Their work is an exploration of sonic landscapes using an interweave of extended cello technique, drones, prepared instrumentation, field recordings, and electronic effects. Erica has performed at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Berkley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, along with other notable venues, and has toured with Emmy Award winning performance collective, Manual Cinema.
Billie Howard, pianist, violinist, violist, educator
Billie Howard performs and records regularly as Akosuen and released the solo violin recording At Sea in October 2019. Billie was the founding violinist of the experimental improvisation group NbN Trio, contemporary music collective a.pe.ri.od.ic, and the Hyalite String Quartet. She holds music degrees in violin and piano performance from Montana State University and Northwestern University. In addition to classical music, she writes and performs with her band The Paver and plays keyboards and violin with the legendary Bobby Conn. She resides in Logan Square with her husband and their dog.
Allen Moore, Interdisciplinary Painter, Experimental Sound Artist, Educator, Youth Mentor, Curator
Allen Moore is a Black American Artist born and raised in the Historic Village of Robbins Illinois. His work examines both visual and experimental music, emphasizing the importance of nurturing the Black Imagination with social representation and converses with the signifiers of African American and popular culture, bringing to view the underlying themes of racial, emotional and socioeconomic conditions. Moore has exhibited and performed across Chicago and the greater Midwest, including exhibitions Experimental Sound Studio, Elastic Arts, Threewalls, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Science and Industry Chicago. His work is featured in the Netflix Original Series “Easy” Seasons 1 and 2