Annea Lockwood

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Annea Lockwood is known for her explorations in the rich world of natural acoustic sounds and environments, in works ranging from sound art and installations, through text-sound and performance art to concert music. Her music has been performed in many venues and festivals including: the American Century:1950 – 2000 exhibition at the Whitney Museum, De Ijsbreker, Amsterdam, the Other Minds Festival, San Francisco, the Walker Art Center, Cincinatti, the Los Angeles County Museum, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room, London, the Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Cologne, the Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, CNMAT, Berkeley, the Asia-Pacific Festival, Wellington, and the 7th Totally Huge New Music Festival and Ruined Piano Convergence, Perth, Australia. In 2005 she completed A Sound Map of the Danube, a four-year project, a sound installation that was premiered in the Donau Festival in Krems a.d. Donau, Austria, in April, 2005. This is a sound map of the entire Danube River (in surround sound), incorporating a wide variety of water, animal and underwater insect sounds, rocks from the riverbed and the voices of those whose lives are intimately connected to the river. Other recent projects include Bow Falls, a collaboration with video artist Paul Ryan; Ceci n'est pas un piano, for piano, video and electronics commissioned by Jennifer Hymer; Vortex, for the Bang on a Can All-Stars ensemble and Luminescence, for Thomas Buckner and the SEM Ensemble. Since 1970 her music has been issued on British, American and Australasian record labels and has been published by Schirmers, Waiteata Press (New Zealand), Smith Publications and in European and American journals. She is Professor Emeritus of Vassar College and has an Honorary Doctorate from Clark University, Massachusetts. She has received awards and fellowships from the Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Council of Great Britain, National Endowment for the Arts, CAPS, Djerassi Foundation, and Arts International.