Saturday, October 21, 2006

Artist Profile: Erik DeLuca

Erik Deluca (Charlottesville, VA)

Erik DeLuca is an interdisciplinary artist that's specifically fond of natural sound phenomena (e.g. magnifying the unbelievable sound language of Japanese Koi, better known as gold fish.) He writes and performs improvisitory electroacoustic music, improvises, teaches, and is an aspiring community art builder. He was awarded a Masters in Music from Florida International University where he studied with Paula Matthusen and Kristine Burns. He recently attended residencies with Alvin Lucier, David Dunn, George Lewis, and Natasha Barrett. In 2009, a few of his pieces were programmed for Art Basel Miami, Wet Sounds (an underwater sound art gallery touring the UK,) SEAMUS in Fort Wayne, and ICMC in Montreal, QC, among others. Erik was recently awarded a grant from the city of Miami to produce The Deep Seascape: The Sonic Sea, a composition exploring Miami's underwater sound environment. Erik has an ever-developing aesthetic that he wants to push beyond boundaries that he cannot yet see or hear, but looks forward to exploring.

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