Beau Kenyon – Residency

Artist Residency, Concert, Performance, Public Art, Residency

Beau Kenyon – Residency

Wed, Aug 01, 2018-Sun, May 19, 2019 All day event Northeastern Center for the Arts
Artist Residency, Concert, Performance, Public Art, Residency Wed, Aug 01, 2018-Sun, May 19, 2019
All day event Northeastern Center for the Arts

“Bostonians of all ages share stories of success and hope, and Beau Kenyon is turning them into public art.” – Bree Edwards, Director Northeastern Center for the Arts

Composer and sound artist, Beau Kenyon will be an Artist in Residence (AIR) with the Northeastern Center for the Arts for the 2018-19 academic year.

Please see the history of our AIR program here. This year-long residency with Mr. Kenyon will include a multi-disciplinary series of performances designed for public space, the development of a dynamic resource guide for creating performance-based artworks in the public realm, and working with students and faculty from the College of Arts, Media and Design.

Kenyon has created this series of multi-disciplinary performances for Boston’s public park system, The Emerald Necklace and the performances will include live musicians, dancers, sound art and custom designed costumes. the SOUND [if trees were water], has been commissioned by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, in response to the fog-art installations of Fujiko Nakaya, curated by Jen Mergel

the SOUND [if trees were water] has been produced in collaboration with newly immigrated high school seniors, participating in writing programs at 826 Boston and the Boston Newcomers Academy, and with Bostonians of various ages and cultural backgrounds at the Boston Public Library. Kenyon recorded personal stories of success and hope across generations, cultures, and countries and these samples of audio culture will be woven into Kenyon’s public performances. This community-based performance series has been developed through a Creative City grant from the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA).

Beau Kenyon has been Composer in Residence with Boston Public Library, at Tufts in Talloires in France and with the Turkish Cypriot Friends of Music Association in Cyprus. He has a B.M. Piano and Composition from Berklee College of Music and M.A. Composition from Tufts University. Currently, Kenyon is a Lecturer in Arts Administration at Northeastern College of Arts, Media and Design and his biography can be found here.

Location

Northeastern Center for the Arts