Artist Talks & Open Studio- Dec 19th

Thursday, December 19th, 7:30pm
Macaulay House (Princess and 7th)

Join our current Artists in Residence Sonia Paço-Rocchia and Andrea Kastner for an informal evening of show and tell! Each Artist will give a brief talk and then you can mingle in the studio and see what they’ve been up to!

Left: Andrea Kastner,  Tower and Rubble, oil on canvas, 75″X39″, 2018.
Right: Sonia Paço-Rocchia at work

Andrea Kastner is a Canadian painter based in Binghamton, NY whose work focuses on the overlooked corners of urban spaces and the sacred nature of rejected things. She holds a BFA from Mount Allison University (2006) and an MFA from the University of Alberta (2012). She currently teaches at Binghamton University (SUNY).

Sonia Paço-Rocchia is an composer, sound installation artist, improviser, maker, creative coder, live electronics musician. Her work has been presented all over North America and Europe. 

Sonia Paço-Rocchia’s research is about sounds, timbres and forms. Composing, she broaden the variety of sonic possibilities either using new techniques, live electronics, invented instruments, found instruments or automated instruments. As for her work on the form, most of her work have visual elements as well as choices given to the players, or, in this case, to the automatons. Coder/Maker/Inventor, she makes automatons, web art, interfaces, digital instruments. Talented improviser, she uses a myriad of sound-makers, invented and automated instruments, voice and mostly bassoon, along with live electronics.

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