Anastasia Clarke

electronic arts, music, & performance

Curriculum Vitae

(abridged)


Education

2018, Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Electronic Music & Recording Media, Mills College, Oakland, CA
Studies with Pauline Oliveros, Maggi Payne, Laetitia Sonami, Zeena Parkins, John Bischoff, James Fei

2010, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
Studies with Nicholas Brooke, Milford Graves


Awards, Honors, and Residencies

2018, Watershed Residency at Mount Tremper Arts (with Boom Bat Gesture), Mount Tremper, NY
2018, Self/Work awarded Elizabeth Mills Crothers Award for oustanding musical composition, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2018, Self/Work’s Therapy Games: Scene for a Human-Sized Interface Controller demo presentation selected for conference proceedings at New Interfaces for Musical Expression, Blacksburg, VA
2017, Self/Work selected for exhibition at Slide Space 123, Oakland, CA
2017, Women in Computer Music Scholarship for SuperCollider summer intensive, Stanford University, CA
2017, Tri-Tryagain Studio/Maker Space Residency, Queens, NY
2016 & 2017, Krell Music Lesson Scholarship, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2016, Fixed media composition for Radio Drone commissioned by Wave Farm, Acra, NY
2015, Salem Art Works Residency (with Boom Bat Gesture), Salem, NY
2013, Short Form Residency at Incubator Arts Project (with Boom Bat Gesture), New York, NY
2012, Cthulhu’s House of Z selected for Summer Sublet at HERE Arts (with Boom Bat Gesture), New York, NY
2010, Student Endowment for the Arts Grant Recipient, Bennington College, Bennington, VT
2008 & 2010, Field Work Term Grant Recipient, Bennington College, Bennington, VT


Selected Compositions

Date ranges indicate the time period during which a given title is a part of active performance repertoire.

Self/Work (2017– ), for two performers on voice, movement, crystal singing bowls, and electronics in 4 speakers. Sound design, script, and interactive instrument programming by Anastasia Clarke; performed by Anastasia Clarke & Jennifer Gerry. Premiered March 8, 2018 at Littlefield Concert Hall, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Your Special Day (2017– ), theatrical performance for two performers on acoustic voice, movement, electronics. Composed and directed by Anastasia Clarke; performed by Anastasia Clarke & Jennifer Gerry. Premiered September 2017, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Crushed Matrices (2017– ), for crystal singing bowls, shards, and electronics. Versions for 2, 4, and 8 channel speaker arrays. Composed and performed by Anastasia Clarke. Premiered March 2017, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Nodes of You (2017), for two performers on movement and electronics. Versions for 2- and 7-channel speaker arrays. Sound design & script by Anastasia Clarke; performed by Anastasia Clarke & Jennifer Gerry. Premiered May 2017, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Openings (2016–2017), solo real-time media performance. Versions for 2- and 8-channel speaker arrays. Sound design, script, choreography, interactive instrument programming, and performance by Anastasia Clarke. Premiered July 2017, Confetti Machine Real-Time Media Festival, Outpost Artist Resources, Ridgewood, NY.

Bells of Nothing, Bells of Offering (2014–2015), for solo voice and electronics. Composed and performed by Anastasia Clarke. Premiered January 2015 (with dancer Tyler Rai) at Trans Pecos, Ridgewood, NY.

Hieros Gamos (2014–2015), for voice and electronics. Composed collaboratively and performed by Anastasia Clarke and Jackson Randall. Premiered March 2015, Film Society of Lincoln Center, New York, NY.

RES/URU/SER (2013–2015), three movements for voice, electric guitar, electric bass, and percussion. Composed by Anastasia Clarke; performed by Anastasia Clarke, Sandy Gordon, and Russ Alderson. Premiered July 2013, Prospect Range, Brooklyn, NY.


Sound Design/Music for Theater and Dance

Self(-)iterative (2017), by Jennifer Gerry.
Fixed media composition. Little Lisser/Bookstore Theater at Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Volcanic Winter (2016), by Mechanism Dance Theater.
Live sound score. Student Union at Mills College, Oakland, CA.

Blankland! (2015–2016), by Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group
Sound design. Triskelion Arts, New York, NY.

Screen Eyed Baby Ice (2013-2014), by Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group.
Musical direction; live sound score for ten episodes of serial work. Multiple venues, New York, NY.

ZOOM Thousand Time (2013), by Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group.
Sound design, live sound score. Incubator Arts Project, New York, NY.

Cthulhu’s House of Z (2012–2013), by Boom Bat Gesture Performance Group.
Sound design, live sound score. HERE Arts, New York, NY.


Performances

See https://anastasiaclarke.info/calendar for list of performances 2009–2018.


Released Recordings

“Crushed Matrices #2” (2017), track on forthcoming Fabrica Records compilation
“Nodes of You” (2017), track on Thursday Night Records Signal Flow compilation
“Infinitudes” (2016), track on NODAPL Noise: Chthonic Streams compilation
“Unreeled” (2016), track on You Are Welcome Here: Fabrica Records compilation
“Feelin’ Unreal” (2015), track on Domestic Losers: International Winners compilation
Mirror Medicine (2016), Middle Grey album on Cryptic Carousel Recordings
Total Development Cost (2016), Anastasia Clarke & Sandy Gordon album on Gnerations Unlimited
Surrounding the Dragon (2015), Silent Isle album on Valerian Recordings
RES/URU/SER (2015), Silent Isle trio (Russ Alderson, Anastasia Clarke, and Sandy Gordon) album on ((Cave)) Recordings
Sylvan Pass (2013), Silent Isle solo album on Gilded Throne Recordings
Scales of Erosion (2011), Silent Isle solo album on Valerian Recordings


Radio Appearances

2017, Live Presence on Know-Wave Radio, New York, NY. Live performance and interview with Kayla Guthrie: http://listen.know-wave.com/episode/live-presence-w-anastasia-clarke

2017, The Thursday Afternoon Show on WGXC 90.7 FM, Hudson, NY. Interview with Tom DiPietro and Ellen Thurston: https://wavefarm.org/archive/6dba31

2016, Frequency Modulation Radio on KPFA 94.1 FM, Berkeley, CA. Live performances with Middle Grey, Thomas Dimuzio and Blevin Blectum.

2016, Everything Is Stories Episode #18: “These Executions” on eisradio.org, New York, NY. Music of Silent Isle appears in audio documentary. Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray: http://eisradio.org/item/018/


Teaching Experience

2017–2018, Graduate Teaching Assistant in Electronic Arts, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2017, Graduate Teaching Assistant at Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College, Oakland, CA
2010, Apprentice Teacher, Composition, Songwriting & Sound Art, The Putney School, Putney, VT