Brenda Hutchinson (San Francisco)

PERFORMANCE, Friday, July 25, 1997, 7pm, Tacoma Art Museum.

Brenda Hutchinson's work as a sound artist has included performance and compositions for dance, opera, film, video and radio. She has built interactive exhibits and installations. Her work makes extensive use of language, stories, ambient and sampled sounds. Brenda has worked as a video producer, exhibit builder and sound consultant at The Exploratorium in San Francisco, as an engineer and instructor at Harvestworks in New York and as Senior Sound Designer for multi media company, Convivial Design in San Francisco. Recordings of her work are available through TELLUS, DEEP LISTENING -Oliveros Foundation, THE AERIAL, and Leonardo Music Magazine. She was bon in Trenton, New Jersey, on June 15, 1954.

ARTIST STATEMENT: It is important to me that the activities of playing with and listening to sounds are an integral part of daily experience and that this experience is accessible to anyone who is interested in participating. The voice, found objects and the ambient sound environment provide free, ever present, readily available source material that anyone can use to make something interesting. I also prefer to work with vocal, found, and ambient sounds (as opposed to abstract electronic or instrumental sounds) because of their associative properties, which provide another layer of context in addition to the sounds themselves.

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