Amy Knowles heldur fyrirlestur og verður með vinnustofu um rafmögnuð slagverkshljóðfæri föstudaginn 26. maí, kl. 13-14:40. Fyrirlesturinn verður í Sölvhóli og er öllum opinn.
Amy Knowles, Director of the Electronic Percussion Studios and Interim Head of Percussion at California Institute of the Arts, has headlined on major festivals throughout the world. Her music has been described as being of: „frightening beauty, fascinating, complex“ by National Public Radio and she is described as „Los Angeles’ new music Luminary, infinitely variable, infinitely fascinating“ by the Los Angeles Times.
Amy is a recipient of: the ASCAP Foundation „Composer-in-Residence at the Music Center of Los Angeles“, the Meet the Composer „Commissioning Music USA“ award to create Sacred Cow with Butoh dancer Michael Sakamoto for premiere on the NOW Festival at REDCAT, the American Composers Forum Subito Grant, the Durfee A.R.C., the Lester Horton Award for „Outstanding Achievement in Original Music for Dance“, the „UNESCO International Prize for the Performing Arts-2000“, the „Individual Artist Fellowship Award“ from C.O.L.A., to create her Multimedia piece 2 x 10 x 10 x 10 + 1, the „Composer in Residence“ Grant from the American Composers Forum, among many other awards.
Amy is an artist that stretches the limits of expression with electronics, devoting a practiced technique, which effortlessly glides from evocation of exotic analog instruments, homemade sensors to state-of-the-art electronic percussion controllers and interactive video technologies; performing the newest music „the old fashioned way-with interpretive passion supported by controlled technique…“[L.A. Times].