Anastasia Clarke

electronic arts, music, and performance


Photo: Peter Ross


about


Anastasia Clarke is a New York-based composer, performer, and audio technologist working in live embodied electronic music performance. Her sprawling custom instrument-interfaces and deliberately-confusing sound performing systems make theatre out of human-instrument interaction; therapy out of earnest sound exploration; and jokes out of the impossibility of ever understanding exactly what is going on. In addition to custom electronics, monologues, movement, and the destruction and repurposing of sound-generating materials figure heavily into Anastasia's whimsical sonic textures, guiding performers and audiences into complex plays of attention without any hand-holding.

Anastasia's work is performed in galleries, concert halls, DIY venues and unsuspecting community spaces across the United States. Anastasia has also engaged audiences through speaking and pedagogy, most recently at Cycling ’74's Expo ’74, NIME 2018, The School for Poetic Computation, and various colleges and universities. Anastasia earned an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College in 2018, and has received support for subsequent work and research from the Queens Arts Fund, EMS (Stockholm), CCRMA, and a 2020 Van Lier Fellowship at Roulette.


offerings


original sound and movement performance works

workshops, talks, and private instruction in electronic music composition

composition / sound design for live performance, film, games

archives and media preservation






Anastasia Clarke performing at Confetti Machine Festival, Outpost Artists Resources, Ridgewood, NY. Photographs: Verónica Puche