Saturday, November 1
6 PM - Midnight
Eardrums is about feeling sound with your hands instead of (or in
addition to) hearing it with your ears. In this piece, the balloon functions
as a transmitter for sound to your hands. The balloon allows you to "hear"
things with your hands that you might not normally notice with your ears.
1990, Judy Dunaway has composed over forty compositions for balloons as
instruments, and has also made this her main instrument for improvisation.
She has presented her compositions and improvisations throughout North
America and Europe at many well-known venues and festivals including Lincoln
Center Out-of-Doors, the SoHo Arts Festival, the Alternative Museum, the
Knitting Factory, P.S. 122, Roulette, Experimental Intermedia, the New
Museum of Contemporary Art, the Bang On A Can Festival, the Guelph Jazz
Festival, Podewil, ZKM and Sˇance Ecoute.
CRI/Composers Recordings Inc. released a full CD of her works for balloons entitled "Balloon Music" in 1998. A CD of her noise-rock trio "Shar" (in which the balloon replaces the electric guitar) was recently released on Outer Realm records. Her discography also includes appearances on John Zorn's "Cobra" from Knitting Factory Works.
Awards include a commission from the American Composers Forum's Composers Commissioning Fund, an artist/researcher-in-residency at Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie, a recording residency at Harvestworks/Studio Pass, and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Meet the Composer and the Kalliste Foundation.
Ms. Dunaway has a B.S. in Music Education from Hunter College (New York City) and a M.A. in Music Composition from Wesleyan University (Connecticut) where she studied with composer Alvin Lucier. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in composition at State University of New York at Stony Brook.