Ellen Band

Ellen Band is a sound artist, composer, and founder-director of Audible Visions concert series. She creates imagistic, mnemonic, and diverse works for performance, sound installation, and sound sculpture. Her solo and collaborative works are released on XI (90% Post Consumer Sound), Pogus Productions (Two Ships with David Lee Myers), Tzadik (as a vocalist on Noah Creshevsky’s disc Twilight of the Gods), and on compilations such as Cabinet magazine, White Fungus, The Aerial, and Across Oceans. Her work has received worldwide airplay, reviews, and critical acclaim in publications such as Playboy Magazine, WIRED, and Il Manifesto. In 2003, as part of their public art program Vita Brevis, The Institute Of Contemporary Art in Boston commissioned Ms. Band to create Portal Of Prayer, the first completely audio-based work ever commissioned by the ICA. This work was installed at Boston’s Logan International Airport and The Boston Public Library from March – June of 2004. The work received extensive reviews in the Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, The Boston Phoenix, and Art New England, as well as interviews and airplay on Morning Edition on WBUR (NPR Boston) and WNYC’s The Next Big Thing (NPR New York City and 100 national affiliates). Her work appears in venues and festivals such as: The Stone, NYC; Experimental Intermedia, NYC; The Music Gallery, Toronto; Zimmer, Tel Aviv; Pet Sounds, Cologne; Diapason, NYC; Miami Sub Tropics Festival; Sound Culture96, Bay Area; The Sound Symposium, St, John’s, NFLD; and the Annual John Donald Robb Composers Symposium, UNM, Albuquerque. Her work appears in venues and festivals such as: The Stone, NYC; Experimental Intermedia, NYC; The Music Gallery, Toronto; Zimmer, Tel Aviv; Pet Sounds, Cologne; Diapason, NYC; Miami Sub Tropics Festival; Sound Culture96, Bay Area; The Sound Symposium, St, John’s, NFLD; and the Annual John Donald Robb Composers Symposium, UNM, Albuquerque.

Somerville, United States