Dr. Gascia Ouzounian at matralab
Dr Gascia Ouzounian, Lecturer in the School of Creative Arts at Queen’s University Belfast, was a Guest Researcher at Matralab in August 2013. During her time at Matralab Gascia met with collaborators forOptophono, a label for interactive music and sound art she founded in 2013. She designed the Web sitewww.recomposingthecity.org, which documents the work of a research group she co-directs with architect Dr Sarah Lappin at Queen’s. Finally, Gascia took advantage of the unique library at Matralab to complete the first chapter for a book on the poetics and politics of space in experimental music and sound art after 1950. She presented this chapter at NYU’s Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) following her visit to Matralab.
Gascia is grateful to Professor Sandeep Bhagwati and Jen Reimer for their support of her visit. She hopes to return to Montréal in 2014 to launch her projects Long For This World, an interactive composition created in collaboration with Matralab researcher Julian Stein and composer Christopher Haworth, and EDEN EDEN EDEN, a 6.5-hour recording engineered by Matralab’s Jen Reimer.