A noted composer of large-scale performances and an experimental turntablist working with hand-crafted dub plates, New York-based Marina Rosenfeld is considered a leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music.
Rosenfeld, who joined the faculty of Bard College’s MFA program in 2003 and has co-chaired its department of Music/Sound since 2007, will present a talk on Thursday, March 19, at 6:00 pm in the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, room 220, on the Vanderbilt campus.
Rosenfeld has created chamber and choral works, including the performances Teenage Lontano (2008), roygbiv&b (2011), and Free Exercise (2014); a series of conceptual 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.
Widely presented throughout Europe, North America and Australia, her work includes recent solo projects for the Museum of Modern Art in New York; SPOR, Ultima, Wien Modern and Holland Festivals; and the Whitney, Liverpool and PERFORMA Biennials; among others. Recent collaborative projects include her duo with George Lewis (Sour Mash) and an album featuring the collaboration of legendary Jamaican vocalist Warrior Queen, as well as long-time collaborator, cellist Okkyung Lee.
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, New York Foundation for the Arts, Park Avenue Armory, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts, Experimental Television Center, and Austria’s Ars Electronica competition in digital musics.
Rosenfeld’s talk is sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Chair in the Humanities, the Department of Art, and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. The event is free and open to the public. The E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center is located at 25th Avenue South and Garland Avenue on the Vanderbilt campus. For more information, call the Department of History of Art (615.322.2831) or the Department of Art (615-343-7241).
*Marina Rosenfeld, Brisbane Powerhouse, Australia, 2011