In preparation for Marina Rosenfeld's GIDEST seminar, please read the short paper at the link below and listen to her recent performance at the Vancouver New Music Festival, available here
Surface Species - Playback and the Object
Marina Rosenfeld is an artist and composer who lives and works in New York. Her works include compositions for choir, orchestra and complexes of loudspeakers; a series of conceptual electric-guitar orchestras (Sheer Frost Orchestra); and since 2008, a custom sound-system (P.A.) that she has composed for and deployed in monumental sites including New York’s Park Avenue Armory and Western Australia’s Midland Railway Workshops. Rosenfeld has also performed as an experimental turntablist since the late '90s, working with an ever-expanding palette of hand-crafted dub plates, alongside collaborators from Christian Marclay to Warrior Queen to Ralph Lemon, to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.
Rosenfeld’s work has been presented at numerous biennials, festivals, and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum (including Whitney Biennials 2002 and 2008), the Holland Festival, Tate Modern, the Secession, and Wien Modern, among many others.
Upcoming projects in 2016 include collaborations with choreographer Maria Hassabi at the Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center, and solo pieces at the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and Mexico City's House of Gaga. She teaches in the MFA program at Bard College, where she co-chairs the department of Music/Sound.