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Amy Knoles

Soundscapes Lecture Series

March 6, 2006, 6:00 pm   » 

Department of Design | Media Arts presents:

Global Experimental SOUNDSCAPES Now

Sound is everywhere, Noise is everywhere, Music is here and there...
Experimental Soundscapes bridge these worlds and connect worldwide via
online networks, cell phones, sensors and even image. Global Experimental
SOUNDSCAPES Now takes a broad survey of the experimental sound art around
the globe presented by sound artists Cindy Bernard (Los Angeles scene);
David Cotner (USA scene); Ken Fields (China / Asia scene); Goran Vejvoda
(France / Europe scene) and Jorge Verdin (Mexico scene). In addition to
overviews of world scenes, sound artist pioneer Bill Fontana and Amy Knoles,
director of the California E.A.R. unit will present their work.

Amy Knoles, currently touring the program WASTELAND, is an artist who tours globally performing computer assisted live electronic music with percussion controllers and linear/interactive video. Her work has been described as being of "frightening beauty, fascinating, complex" -N.P.R. A "Los Angeles' new music Luminary, infinitely variable, infinitely fascinating" - Los Angeles Times. Amy is the recipient of the 2005 American Composers Forum Subito Grant 2005, the Durfee Grant - 2003, "UNESCO International Prize for the Performing Arts - 2000", the 1999-2000 "Individual Artist Fellowship" Award from C.O.L.A., the 2001 Lester Horton Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for Dance", and she was the 1996 ASCAP Foundation " Composer-in-Residence at the Music Center of Los Angeles", recently created a sound environment for the J. Paul Getty Museums' walking tour, and is the composer for Collage Dance Theater.

Amy has been the Executive Director of the California E.A.R. Unit for twenty-four years (recently awarded the "Letter of distinction" from the American Music Center), which had been the Ensemble in Residence at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art for nineteen years, now moved their series to REDCAT. She has also worked with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, Kronos Quartet, Pierre Boulez, Rachel Rosenthal, NatPlast, Squint, Ensemble Modern of Frankfurt, The Bang On A Can All Stars, The Paul Dresher Ensemble, Collage Dance Theater, Basso Bongo, and Squint performing with live electronics and interactive video. And has worked with John Cage, Elliott Carter, Morton Feldman, Louis Andriessen, Don Preston, Frank Zappa, Morton Subotnick, Steve Reich, Tod Machover, Flea, Quincy Jones, and many others.

Amy has recorded nearly 30 CD's of new music and is proud to announce the release of her solo recordings "Men in the Cities" and 2 x 10 x 10 x 10 + 1", on the Echograph Label.


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