Visiting Practitioners Series: Gascia Ouzounian
Thursday 21 February | London College of Communication (Lecture Theatre B)
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email email@example.com to book a place]
As a musicologist and violinist Gascia Ouzounian’s work is focused on experimental music and sound art. Her current book project examines concepts of acoustic space since the early 1800s, including binaural audition, auditory perspective, early stereophonic technologies, wartime listening devices, multichannel electroacoustic composition, and acoustic mapping. As a violinist specialising in music of the 20th century, and as a composer, Ouzounian has performed and presented her work at venues including Carnegie Hall, Dream House (NYC), Modern Art Oxford, STEIM (Amsterdam), BEAM Festival (London), and Green Man Festival (Wales). She has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, Sinfonia Toronto (as a soloist), and the Biomuse Trio (an ensemble that performs with bio-sensors). Gascia’s current research projects include ‘Hearing Trouble’, an investigation of sound art in post-conflict cities, and ‘Pet Sounds’, which develops new technologies for collaborative composition via social media. She is co-director of Recomposing the City, a research group that brings together sound artists, composers, architects and planners in rethinking the design and planning of urban space through an acoustic perspective. Gascia is Artistic Director of Optophono, a label that publishes interactive music and sound art.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.