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date: 20 August 2019

Hutchinson, Brendalocked

  • Elizabeth Hinkle-Turner

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(b Trenton, NY, June 15, 1954). American composer. She studied under Oliveros, Roger Reynolds, Rands and Erickson at the University of California, San Diego (MM 1979), and received additional instruction in electronic and computer music from John Chowning and Allen Strange. She has served as artist-in-residence at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, at Mills College in Oakland and at Harvestworks, New York, and has worked as an engineer and adviser on a series of recordings for Harvestworks-Tellus. Hutchinson became interested in sound and electronics from an early age. Much of her work focusses on the development of sound-altering instruments, among them the ‘long tube’, her own creation on which she performs with the improvisation group Vorticella. Her output encompasses a variety of media with emphasis on vocal performance, pre-recorded sounds and stories, and invented instruments. She is the co-writer of the soundtrack for the film Liquid Sky...

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