Annie Gosfield is an American composer whose work examines the relationships between notated and improvised music, electronic and acoustic music, and refined tambres and noise. She is inspired by the sounds of machines, destroyed pianos, warped 78 rpm records and jammed radio signals, which she works into large-scale works such as operas, orchestral work, chamber music, as well as video and dance performances. Gosfield works closely with individual performers or groups such as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the JACK Quartet, and Bang on a Can All-Stars. Gosfield’s collaborators are not only musicians: she has composed site-specific installation work with Manuel Ocampo, and has worked with choreographers Pam Tanowitz, Karole Armitage, and Susan Marshall. Since 1998, Gosfield has released five albums. Gosfield has performed at The Kitchen twice: once in 2011 as a part of “Annie Gosfield: Daughters of the Industrial Revolution,” and again in 2013 as a part of “Synth Nights: Curated by Laurie Anderson.” For more information, visit http://www.anniegosfield.com/.
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