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CHLOE ALEXANDRA THOMPSON

Audio Programming / Spatialization / Voice

Thompson is a Cree, Canadian, interdisciplinary artist and sound designer. Thompson approaches sound as a mode of connection—embracing the kinesthetic agency of sound to compose abstract feats of spatialized audio recording and synthesis. Her work engages tactics of material minimalism to create site-specific installations that sculpt droning, maximalist experiences out of space and sound. Using audio programming software, computational processing, and acoustic instruments, Thompson’s work seeks to create connection by guiding audience participants through these augmented experiences.


In January 2021, Cycling ‘74, announced Thompson as one of the first Max Certified Trainers. Her sound design has been featured in the works of artists across the fields of music, performance, TV and film. 


She is presently part of the Working Consortium in developing First Nations Performing Arts.

 
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Thompson’s work, often utilizing multi-channel audio or high-density loudspeaker arrays, has previously been presented by CTM Berlin, and Hellerau (DE), MUTEK Montreal, Send + Receive Festival, and Quiet City (Canada); British Council Arts and Somerset House for Amplify DIA, Arebyte, and Hervisions  (UK) ; Qubit (NY); On the Boards, and Wayward Concert Series (WA); Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium - PICA, Unity Gain: High Density Loudspeaker Array, Disjecta, Yale Union, and Variform Gallery (OR), among others. She has presented collaborative works for The Kitchen, Danspace, and Lincoln Center (NY); The Cube at Virginia Tech (VA); Krannert Arts Center (IL); NYU Abu Dhabi (UAE); The Wiltern (CA); Out of Sight (WA); Converge45, Disjecta, SIX for Subharmonic, and PICA T:BA Festival 2016 and 2017 (OR). 


Thompson has participated in residencies at Pioneer Works (NY); HERVISIONS x Arebyte AOS residency (UK), and Amplify residency in collaboration with Somerset House and MUTEK (UK). She has been awarded funding from the Canada Council for the Arts for her AI project in collaboration with the Metacreation Lab at Simon Fraser University.

 

Thompson has lectured and facilitated workshops as a part of the Time Based Art Festival (PICA with Tanya Tagaq), NYU ITP, NYU Abu Dhabi, Carnegie Mellon, U Penn, MCCC, Subharmonic: Sonic Arts Symposium (PICA with France Jobin), PNCA, PSU, Open Signal, and home school (OR), among others. Her technological pedagogy is motivated by the experimental possibilities of digital audio processing and computation, as well as a dedication to collaborative exploration of new acousmatic environments and experiences. 

In 2021 Cycling ‘74 announced Thompson as one of the first Max Certified Trainers. She has hosted international meetups with Music Hackspace, develops online education curriculum for institutions, and has designed and run workshop series with collaborators.

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Working with ambisonics, Wave Field Synthesis, and composition Thompson has collaborated with artists to present work at The Cube 148 channel HDLA, a 196 channel Wave Field Synthesis Array, and various other multi-channel setups. 


Thompson has also worked with firms for fabrication and install of multi-channel arrays for corporate offices and events.


Images of multichannel / electro-acoustic sound design for performance below.

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