Suzanne Thorpe + Bonnie Jones
Wednesday, February 19th, 2014 @ 8pm
Grant Recital Hall @ Brown University
SUZANNE THORPE is a musician/composer who works in a spectrum of modalities, fixed and improvised, installed and recorded. She plays electro-acoustic flute through an ever-evolving array of analog and digital effects, incorporating laptop upon whim. Her way is to listen for just-the-right sounds and timbres, and the right moments to introduce them to each other. Thorpe has been the recipient of residencies and fellowships from Harvestworks Digital Media Foundation, Meet the Composer, NYFA and was awarded the Frog Peak Collective Award for innovative research in the electronic music field. Currently, she is pursuing a PhD in Music/Integrative Studies at University of California San Diego.
BONNIE JONES is a Korean-American writer, improvising musician, and performer working primarily with electronic music and text. Jones creates improvised and composed text-sound performances that explore the fluidity and function of electronic noise (field recordings, circuit bending) and text (poetry, found, spoken). She is interested in how people perceive, “read” and interact with these sounds and texts given our current technological moment. Jones has received several awards and recognitions including a Fulbright Fellowship, grants from Meet the Composer, and artist residencies at AIR Krems (Austria), STEIM (Amsterdam, NL) and Q02 (Brussels, BE.) She has been a visiting artist at Wesleyan College, University of Maryland, Dartington College at the University of Falmouth (UK), and has conducted workshops on electronic music, improvisation, and technology. She was also the curator and co-founder of the Transmodern Festival, and curator / organizer of the Los Solos Series (a performance series presenting solo works of female artists). Jones received her MFA from the Milton Avery School for the Arts at Bard College.