Annea Lockwood

Born in New Zealand in 1939, Annea Lockwood moved to England in 1961, studied composition at the Royal College of Music, London, and completed her studies in Cologne and Holland, taking courses in electronic music with Gottfried Michael Koenig. In 1973, invited by composer Ruth Anderson to teach at Hunter College, CUNY, she moved to the US and settled in Crompond, NY. She is an Emerita Professor at Vassar College. During the 1970s and '80s, she turned her attention to performance works focused on environmental sounds and life-narratives, often using low-tech devices such as her Sound Ball, containing six small speakers and a receiver, designed by Robert Bielecki for Three Short Stories and an Apotheosis, in which the ball is rolled, swung on a long cord and passed around the audience. World Rhythms, A Sound Map of the Hudson River and Delta Run, built around a conversation she recorded with the sculptor Walter Wincha, were widely presented in the US, Europe and in New Zealand.

Malaman: Words for ‘Sound’ from Several Languages

Malaman is a chanting of words for ‘sound’ from several languages. They are chanted with the intention of releasing their inherent sound-energy and are neither words for music nor for sound-as-noise. These are words for sound, one of the world’s …

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