Balance-Unbalance 2015 Keynote: Annea Lockwood & Char Miller

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Annea Lockwood is known for her explorations of the rich world of natural acoustic sounds and environments, in works ranging from sound art and installations and performance art to concert music. Her music has been performed in many venues and festivals and extensively recorded.

She has created several sound maps of famous rivers including the Danube, Hudson, and the Housatonic. See some of the press on her work here. Wild Energy, in collaboration with Bob Bielecki – a site-specific installation based largely on geophysical and atmospheric infra and ultra sound, was presented in the Caramoor Festival’s exhibition, In The Garden of Sonic Delights in 2014 and one of her three sound maps of rivers, A Sound Map of the Housatonic River is currently running at Apex Art, New York in the sound art show Foot Notes: On the Sensations of Tone.

During the 1960s she collaborated frequently with sound-poets, choreographers and visual artists, and created a number of works which she herself performed, such as the Glass Concert (1967), later published in Source: Music of the Avant-Garde, and recorded on Tangent Records, then on What Next CDs. In this work a variety of complex sounds were drawn from industrial glass shards and glass tubing, and presented as an audio-visual theater piece. In synchronous homage to Christian Barnard’s pioneering heart transplants, Lockwood created the Piano TranspIants (1969-72), in which old, defunct pianos were variously burned, “drowned” in a shallow pond in Amarillo, Texas, and partially buried in an English garden.

She is an emerita professor of Vassar College where she taught for many years and has been interviewed by many publications including the Wire

Here work can be found at http://www.annealockwood.com

Char Miller is a renowned and award-winning environmental historian who specializes in
U.S. environmental history, urban history, politics and policy, water issues, federal public-lands management, and cultural history. He is the director of the Environmental Analysis Program and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College.

He is a prolific writer who published twenty books and edited volumes.

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