Where Vibration and Sound Meet
March 23, 2022 (Wednesday) — 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Penn Music Building
201 S. 34th Street, Room 101
Liz Phillips, a pioneer of sound art, will engage the audience in her exploration of the environment through sound. She uses sensors, potential energy, analog and hybrid synthesis and processing. Phillips will discuss open systems, sound structures and how interactive sound installations exist in the art and music and acoustic ecology world.
Queens-based artist Liz Phillips has been making interactive multi-media installations for the past 50 years, which combine audio and visual forms with new technologies to create an interactive experience. Born in New Jersey in 1951, Phillips received a B.A. from Bennington College in 1973. In 1981, she co-founded Parabola Arts Foundation, a not-for-profit organization created by five media artists from varied disciplines (music, sculpture, film, video) which provides funding for art-related projects. In 1987 Phillips received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a 2019 NYFA fellowship, grants from the David Bermant Foundation, The Agnes Gund Foundation, NYSCA Commissions (2007, 2004, 2000,1988,1986,1984) NEA Grants and Commissions (1987,1984, 1985,1983, 1981,1976). Phillips has exhibited interactive installations at numerous art museums, alternative spaces, festivals, and public spaces. These include multiple installations at the Queens Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, Lincoln Center, The Milwaukee Art Museum, the Spoleto Festival USA, the Walker Art Museum, Ars Electronica, The Kitchen, and Creative Time. She has also shown her work at Jacob’s Pillow, The Stedelijk Museum, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Galerie René Block, Fredrieke Taylor Gallery, White Box, The Jewish Museum, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Capp Street Project. Phillips has also collaborated with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company and Nam June Paik, Simone Forti, Alison Knowles, Yoshimasa Wada, Heidi Howard, Earl Howard, Cynthia Koppe and Nitin Mukul. Her work was presented in unusual public locations by Bronx Frontier Development Corporation (using a wind turbine), the Cleveland Orchestra, IBM Japan, and the World Financial Center.