Author Archives: Ann Warde

Interactive Sound Installation

October 4-7 Hidden Encounters

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Visual Music

The Line Theater (1984) is an analog, physical mechanism for making visual music. Made of a black fabric screen framed by wooden two-by-fours, with the help of hooks and other metal hardware, differently sized ropes and threads are manipulated, mostly … Continue reading

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Hidden Encounters – 24/25 July – Nicosia, Cyprus

An interactive sound installation exploring the voices of animals living in Cyprus, at the Meres Bookstore, 33 Pentadaktylou, 1016 Nicosia.  Special thanks to the people at this beautiful and insightful resource.              Read more

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VCCA 2018

As a composer, sound artist, and researcher, I’m interested in sounds we perceive as “inside” or “outside” performance, and in the ambiguities that may arise at boundaries between them. I’m  exploring this idea in a set of pieces for solo … Continue reading

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VCCA 2017

Last year at the VCCA, along with field recording in the Blue Mountains, an overnight autonomous recording (through an open window) unexpectedly captured coyote voices. And during preparation for a performance, just-audible links appeared between John Cage’s Sonatas 14 & … Continue reading

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Experimental Music & D’Arcy Thompson’s On Growth and Form

On Growth and Form 100 October 2017 Dundee and St. Andrews, Scotland This conference celebrated the centennial of the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s seminal book On Growth and Form. Its focus on formal similarities across biological and geological phenomena has … Continue reading

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Amplified Silence @ Ithaca Porchfest

Last year the performance of Cartridge Music (John Cage, 1960) was postponed. Look for it another year in September — See you then!

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Beautiful Sounds . . .

in Ithaca NY at the 2016 Porchfest . . . John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes, for prepared piano, composed in 1948, create unexpectedly inviting, gentle buzzes, bells, resonant gongs, and extended piano sonorities. In-between the piano’s strings are pieces of … Continue reading

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Spaces of Animal Voices

In 2015-16 I worked at the Contemporary Music Research Centre, at the University of York (in the UK), investigating ways to listen to spatial interactions among animal sounds, and to how sound changes as it travels through air and water. … Continue reading

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“My God! What has sound got to do with music?”

Gesture and relationship as compositional materials in two pieces by Christian Wolff Christian Wolff Study Days September 2015 Orpheus Institute, Ghent, Belgium This event explored Wolff’s music via paper presentations, performances of solo and chamber works, and an interview with … Continue reading

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