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Sam Auinger + Bruce Odland: Residency

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Oct 05, 2015
Oct 09, 2015

Sam Auinger + Bruce Odland: Residency: Oct 2- 15

During this residency, renowned composers, designer and sound artists Sam Auinger & Bruce Odland will work with CAMD Design & Architecture students on mapping the sonic commons of the Ruggles MBTA station. The design research and community engagement conducted during this residency will lead to the creation of a public sound sculpture for the Ruggles MBTA station, which will be included in an upcoming exhibition at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

Sam Auinger is a composer and sound-artist who often collaborates with city planners and architects. Sam Auinger has received numerous prizes and awards for his work. In 1997 he was awarded the Berlin Artist-in-Residence DAAD fellowship and in 2002 he received the Kultur Preis der Stadt Linz to honor his body of work. In 2007 he won the SKE Publicity Prize. In 2009 he was a scholarship holder of the atelier Berlin at Cité International des Arts in Paris, in 2010 he was awarded city sound artist of the year in Bonn and in 2011 he was a featured artist at the Austrian Ars Electronica Festival. 

Bruce Odland is an artist who thinks with his ears. Over the years, Odland has lent his ears to many collaborative projects in film, dance, museum installation and theatre with artists such as Laurie Anderson, The Wooster Group, Peter Sellars, JoAnne Akalaitis, Wallace Shawn, Andre Gregory, Peter Erskine, Tony Oursler, Dan Graham, Robert Woodruff, Bill Morrison, Stacey Steers, Ron Miles and many others. Recently he co-directed a major outdoor sound installation with Laurie Anderson for Novartis in Basel, Switzerland. He has received artist grants and awards from NYSCA, Foundation for Performing Arts, Bermont Foundation, the DAAD Fellowship, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute residency, Golden Muse, Helen Hayes, Golden Reel, and Focus awards, and a Prix Ars Electronica. 

This residency will culminate in a new sound-based public artwork produced in collaboration with the Northeastern Center for the Arts, Goethe Institut Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Northeastern MFA Information Design and Visualization.